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Attention Delaware PTA Units: DPTA State Grants Now Available

        We are excited to announce that DPTA will be awarding grants to local units that are in good standing (up to $250 per unit).  The total amount that will be granted for the 2017-18 school year is $2,500. Why??  DPTA wants to support units that are promoting PTA programs.  These programs are: Student and School Success (Family Engagement) (e.g., school events for families, advocacy) Health and Safety (e.g., after-prom, walk-a-thons) Arts in Education (e.g., Reflections, after school art program) Not sure what these programs are?  Information is at the top of the application.  Or log onto

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PTA FINANCES: What EVERY Board Member MUST Know

The Delaware PTA Finance Guide contains information, templates and resources on every aspect of 501(c)(3) financial guidelines and best practices. The guide covers everything from field trips, taxes, banking, insurance and to fundraising and lobbying. We recommend that you keep this guide handy.

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Watch the ONLINE DUES WEBINAR via Cheddar UP

  This on-demand webinar is available when you are! Watch it now to learn how to get started with Cheddar Up’s new collecting platform, created with custom tools exclusively for Delaware PTAs — your local unit can move all payments and forms online in minutes. WATCH AND LEARN! http://bit.ly/2yLGVKv  

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Every Child in Focus: LBGTQ History Month

In October, National PTA’s Every Child in Focus campaign centers on LBGTQ History Month. Using the PTA National Standard for Family-School Partnerships, we will explore ways PTAs can welcome and support the families of LBGTQ children in the school community. Negative attitudes toward lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students puts them at an increased risk for violence and bullying.  Negative attitudes also impact a student’s ability to learn at school.  Get the facts on the challenges facing LGBT students here. We have created information and resources on the unique challenges LGBTQ children face and ways PTAs can better support LGBTQ families in achieving student success.   How

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HB Dupont National PTA School of Excellence Designee

      Congratulations to H.B. duPont Middle School PTA for being 1 of 141 local PTA  units across the country earning the 2017-2019 School of Excellence designation from the National PTA School of Excellence Program! This recognition celebrates the recipient’s year-long commitment to engage families in the school improvement process. The School of Excellence Program supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to engage more families in student success and school improvements, while creating stronger family-school-community connections. We are so proud of the work H.B. duPont PTA is doing. Earlier this year we reported several other national and

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Updates: Deadlines Approaching

Here are some important dates to promote the PTA programs and advocacy efforts within your school community Aug 28 – State Reflection Leaders call at 2 pm EST1-888-585-9008 and the passcode is 243-697-9008 Aug 31 – Deadline for elementary PTAs to submit a STEM + Families grant application for $1,000. Encourage this wonderful opportunity Sept 29 – Our Advocacy at work – Encourage members and adults to sign the petition – #StopCutstoClassroom Oct 1 – Deadline for local units to register for the School of Excellence award Back to School Kit – (BTSK) Officers with every local unit should register.

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Upcoming Leadership Training

Leadership Development in order to be a unit in “Good Standing”, all officers are required to participate in leadership training! This is our annual unit level training for ALL 2017-2018 leaders. If you missed the training in the Spring, your team needs to attend Fall Sessions. TWO SESSION COMING UP IN AUGUST 1. Wednesday, August 9th – 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm /Brandywine Hundred Library, 1300 Foulk Rd, Wilmington – 19810 2. Monday, August 14th – 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm / Castle Hills Elementary, 502 Moores Lane, New Castle – 19720 Whether a new or returning leader, this required training has new information, more in-depth reviews of

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