Monthly archive for September 2015

Congratulations Allen Frear PTA

“The PTA at Allen Frear is the embodiment of the PTA values of collaboration, commitment, diversity, respect and accountability,” Hodges said. “The officers of Allen Frear PTA represent their school proudly at every state leadership training, state convention and state legislative day. They are extremely involved at the state level with Delaware PTA, and each year they grow stronger and stronger. They have truly set the standard for PTA units throughout the state.” Dr. Terri Hodges, Delaware PTA State President Picture this: 700 elementary school students laughing as they race around outside, playing games that promote fitness and reinforce what

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Three Delaware Schools earn 2015 National Blue Ribbon Distinction

Three Delaware schools are among 335 schools that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized today as 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools, based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in improving student academic achievement. Cape Henlopen School District’s Cape Henlopen High School, Lake Forest Elementary’s Lake Forest East Elementary School and Caesar Rodney School District’s W. B. Simpson Elementary School are among the 285 public and 50 private schools that will be honored at an awards ceremony November 9 to 10 in Washington, D.C. The schools’ principals — Brian Donahue (Cape Henlopen High School), Susan Piavis and James

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There is still time to learn about Delaware PTA’s Reflection Arts Program – Webinar Schedule for October!!

The arts and Delaware PTA Reflections support student success and serve as a valuable tool for engaging families and building strong partnerships in the school community.  Founded in 1969, Reflections engages nearly 300,000 students and their families in arts education activities each year by encouraging students to explore the arts for fun and recognition. REFLECT on the theme, CREATE art.  BE RECOGNIED Pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students are encouraged to submit original works of art in one or more of the following categories: Literature Musical Composition Film Production Photography Visual Arts Dance Choreography   Students with disabilities may receive special accommodations by

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Important Dates – Action Required

PTA Members, We have two very important dates coming up which require your immediate attention. The first date is Tuesday 9/22 for the Board of Managers meeting. Although many units have registered, there are still units that have not registered. As a reminder, every local unit President ( or their appointed designee) must attend Board of Managers. If your unit is not registered please use the link below to register today. You can also find out more information on Board of Managers on our website. Register for Board of Managers http://www.123contactform.com/form-700656/September-2015-BOM-RSVP The second event is the Annual State Convention on

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Delaware PTA Opposes Regulation 103

Because Congressional action on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) is stalled, the US Department of Education offered states, on a rolling application basis, ESEA Flexibility through a conditional waiver process. The Obama administration is utilizing statutory authority to grant conditional provisional waivers in exchange for state development and implementation of key reform strategies pertaining to: College- and career-ready academic standards; Differentiated accountability systems; and Teacher/leader evaluation systems based on student growth/achievement. The public education system must be transparent and accountable to teachers, principals, students, families, and communities. We believe that our families, communities and schools deserve

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Learn more about the new Membership Card Distribution & Membership Reporting Process

School has started and most units are busy with Back to School Membership Drives. We know that building and maintaining your membership base is crucial to the viability of your unit and we are here to support you and ensure the success of your unit. As we continue to refine the process for the distribution of membership cards and submitting monthly membership reports, we will be holding a state wide conference call on Tuesday October 6th at 7pm. The call is open to all Membership Chairs and/or any Board Member interested in understanding the process. We suggest that at minimum,

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Congratulations Gallaher PTA

Congratulations Deanna Rolland, Treasurer of Gallaher PTA for successful completion of the Treasurer’s E Learning Course. Gallaher PTA is one step closer to winning $100 in the E Learning Challenge. To find out more and see how your unit can win visithttp://delawarepta.org/e-learning-challenge/

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