Monthly archive for December 2016

Lowes Toolbox for Education Grant

PTA Leaders: The Lowes Toolbox for Education Spring grant application is now available (http://www.toolboxforeducation.com/). The application period officially closes on 2/9/17 but if they receive more than 1,500 applications, they may close earlier. For more than 65 years, Lowe’s has supported the communities they call home. At a time when schools are struggling to support the basic needs of their students, the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation recognizes the importance of financial support. This year LCEF is seeking ways to provide the tools to help educators and parent groups through educational challenges by providing the greatest impact, with basic necessities

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2018 Call for Nominations for Delaware PTA Officers

Are you interested or know someone who is interested in serving as a state leader on the Delaware PTA Leadership team? Delaware PTA’s Nominating Committee is seeking candidates to stand for election in April 2018 to serve a 2-year term. The following state leadership positions are open for election: President First Vice President (pending approval of proposed bylaws change) VP of Membership ( pending approval of proposed bylaws change) VP of Leadership (pending approval of proposed bylaws change)     Roles and responsibilities of each position can be found on the Delaware PTA website at http://delawarepta.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/DPTARoleResponsibilities.pdf Delaware PTA elections are

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14 SCHOOLS FROM ACROSS STATE RECOGNIZTED FOR THEIR STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS

Fourteen schools have won honors for their students’ academic achievements. For 2016, the state is recognizing two National Title I Distinguished School awardees, two Reward Schools and nine Recognition Schools. Each school will receive an $8,000 award. Funding for the awards comes from the state’s School Improvement funds. Additionally, there is one School of Continued Excellence that was honored as a Recognition School last year and had outstanding performance again this year but is not eligible for a financial award again until 2017.   “These schools are being honored because of their students’ exceptional performance and/or the significant growth they have made,

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SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR DELAWARE STUDENTS

Each year, the Delaware Department of Education awards millions in college scholarships, grants and aid to students across the state. In 2016, more than $3.14 million was given to students in need based and merit scholarships and incentive loans, including the B. Bradford Barnes, Charles L. Hebner, and Herman M. Holloway, Sr. memorial scholarships. These full scholarship offers pay tuition, fees, room and board, and books for students enrolled full-time in 12 or more credit hours each semester. Last year, Sheena Stevenson, a 2016 graduate of Sussex Central High School in the Indian River School District, applied for scholarships on

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