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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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Upcoming Local Unit Elections

Its that time of year where local units are holding elections to bring on new officers for next year’s board.  We have received a few questions on the election and nominating process at the local level. Delaware PTA is here to provide guidance and assistance for all local units. Just as a reminder, Article Vi, Sections 2-4 of the local unit bylaws outline the local unit election cycle, term limits, and requirements for running for an elected position. Article VI, Section 7 outlines the process and timeline for establishing a Nominating Committee to promote open positions and prepare a slate

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Check here to see if we have your unit’s 2018-2019 Officers List!

Did you know that local units must report their Officers to Delaware PTA each year, even if the person fulfilling the role has not changed, in order to stay in good standing?  The best time to do this is in May, immediately after elections. Specifically, we need to know the name and contact information for each Officer as well as your Membership, Legislative, Reflections and/or Programs chairs where applicable so that we can make sure to direct necessary communication to the correct people in a timely manner. Here is the list of units for whom we have their list of

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National PTA Urges Congress and the Administration to Halt Zero-Tolerance Policy Separating Undocumented Children and Families

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 20, 2018)–National PTA urges Congress and the administration to immediately stop the zero-tolerance policy that is resulting in harmful separation of undocumented children from their parents and family members. Our association also seeks immediate reunification of families presently separated under current enforcement policy. “The separation of a child from their parent creates emotional stress and trauma that can adversely impact every aspect of their life,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “Keeping families together and ensuring that undocumented children—and all children—are treated with dignity and respect, are adequately cared for, and have the opportunity to reach their

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Announcing the 2018 Delaware PTA Scholarship Recipient

    Emma Brown, 2018 Graduate of Charter School of Wilmington received a $1000.00 scholarship from the Delaware PTA Betty Lewis Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is awarded to graduating Delaware students planning to pursue a career in Education or Early Childhood Education. Brown is a member of the Charter School of Wilmington Volley Ball team and the Crew Team where she has serve as team captain. In addition to her extra-curricular activities at school, Emma Brown volunteers her time tutoring other students and is involved with several community organizations including Coastal Cleanup, Love of Christ Church and Project 10:27. Emma will be

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