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Timeline Tuesdays – Data snapshot – Lead Poisoning

On February 16th 2021 from 1:00-2:00 pm, please join in the conversation. In a new webinar series, “Timeline Tuesdays,” KIDS COUNT in Delaware will bring together leaders from across the state to engage in conversations – both grounded in data and informed by those working in the field – to advance collaboration towards positive outcomes for children and families. The goal of this series is to translate research and policy from the past 25 years into effective action steps in partnership with stakeholders Register Today! The COVID-19 pandemic and recent civil unrest resulting from racial injustice have intensified the need to

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2019-2020 Delaware Reflections Winners

Delaware PTA is excited to announce the 2019-20 Reflections Winners and Honorees. This year’s art theme was ‘‘Look Within’.  The winner in each category will be competing at the National PTA level.   National PTA winners will be announced on May 1, 2019.  You may see the complete list at PTA.org/Reflections in the “Gallery and Awards” section on that date.  Winners and honorable mention participants will be recognized at an awards ceremony at the Delaware PTA Convention on Saturday, May 2nd at Delcastle Technical High School (1417 Newport Rd, Wilmington, DE 19804). 2019-20 Reflections State Results

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National PTA Launches Notes from the Backpack Podcast for Parents

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Sept. 19, 2019)—National PTA announced today the launch of Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast. The podcast features real conversations with real parents, experts and educators who offer real-life advice, ideas and strategies parents can use to help their children succeed in and out of school. National PTA is launching the podcast in conjunction with its Back-to-School Week. “As parents, we all want the best for our children, and we want for them to get the best education possible. So, we always want to be ‘in-the-know’ and ahead of the curve,” said Leslie Boggs, president of National PTA. “National PTA is

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Announcing the 2019 Delaware PTA Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Delaware PTA scholarships! They have each received a $500 scholarship. Brendan Chellew is a 2019 graduate of St. George’s Technical HS, where he studied Technical Drafting. He played Varsity Lacrosse for four years and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is a Boy Scout with Troop 301 and recently finished his Eagle Scout project which entailed replacing a fence in Historic Odessa. During his senior year he completed a 6 month co-op job at Dixon Valve in Chestertown, MD as a drafting assistant. He’s excited to become a Hokie at

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Adding/Removing Officers from the Bank Account

              With local elections being held at your end of year meeting this month, many units will have a change in leadership. In addition to reporting new officers to Delaware PTA, the new officers (usually the President & Treasurer) will need to be added to the bank account and the outgoing officers will need to be removed from the bank account. This is just a reminder that the banks require a copy of the meeting minutes indicating which officers should be removed from the account and which officers should be added. Outgoing officers MUST

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National PTA Honors Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week for Being “Out of this World”

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (May 6, 2019)—Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day, and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. National PTA has designated May 5-11 Teacher Appreciation Week to celebrate and thank teachers for their “Out of this World” efforts that make a difference in children’s well-being and long-term success. “Teachers do so much more than teach. They inspire a lifelong love of learning and discovery, help guide children’s futures and provide children the help and support they need to thrive—in the classroom and beyond,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “It’s important that we

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