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The 2021-22 National PTA Reflections Theme Search Is On!

The search is on to find the 2021-2022 National PTA Reflections Theme. One exceptional concept will be chosen to inspire thousands of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to create original works of art in dance, film, literature, music, photography and visual arts. The National PTA Theme Search Contest Winner receives $100 and recognition at the Annual National PTA Convention. (You can visit  https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections/awards for information about this award and last year’s theme search winner.) As a PTA, you should distribute the contest form and list of prior themes to your students and collect the responses and

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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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Delaware Students Among National Reflections Award Recipients

Congratulations are in order!! Two of our state Reflections winners were recognized at the National level! Troy Hernandez (HB duPont Middle School PTA) received an Award of Merit for his piece titled “Father and Son” in the Middle School Grade Division for Literature. Sareena Modi (HB duPont Middle School PTA) received an Award of Excellence for her piece titled “Gandhi: A Hero for our World” in the Middle School Grade Division for Photography. Congratulations Troy and Sareena and Congratulations to all of the National Reflections Award Recipients that were announced today! Click here to see the entire list of Reflections

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REMINDER! Register for Mandatory Spring Board of Managers Meeting – March 5, 2019

What: Spring 2019 Delaware PTA Board of Managers Meeting When : Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm Where: Shue-Medill Middle School, 1500 Capitol Trail, Newark, DE 19711    map Pizza will be served. Please mark your calendars and click HERE to register for the spring Board of Managers meeting. Registration is required. Please register for each attendee individually. As part of your local unit compliance, every local unit President or their duly appointed alternate is required to attend the Board of Managers meeting. VIP unit members are also invited to attend. All registered attendees will receive a link

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Local Unit Leadership Training Sessions – Sept 17th & Oct 2nd

We currently have two sessions on the calendar for our Local Unit Leader Training. All PTA officers that will be serving for the 2018-2019 school year must attend Leadership Training. Please join us on Monday, September 17th at the Newark Free Library, located at 750 Library Ave, Newark, DE 19711. The training will run from 6:00 – 8:30pm.  Please RSVP HERE. Please join us on Tuesday, October 2nd at the Bear Free Library, located at 101 Governors Pl, Bear, DE 19701. The training will run from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. Please RSVP HERE Note: If your unit is interested in hosting a Leadership Training at your

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