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National PTA Announces Take Your Family to School Week Grant Program

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Oct. 30, 2017)—National PTA announced today that $55,000 in funding will be awarded to PTAs across the country to promote family engagement in education during Take Your Family to School Week, Feb. 11-17, 2018. Through an application process, 55 local PTAs will be selected to receive grants of $1,000 each. “Family engagement in education is proven to positively impact student, school and community outcomes,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “National PTA is excited to equip PTAs with resources to get more families involved in their child’s education, particularly as part of Take Your Family to School

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AIM Insurance Rate Changes

We want to make sure that all of our local units are aware of upcoming rate changes with AIM insurance. You will receive additional communications from AIM within the next several weeks. Here is the updated insurance application Delaware PTA Application 2018 AIM Insurance Application Below is a list of coverages currently available to local units: (We have noted any limits or lines of coverage experiencing an increase in cost and will take effect 1/1/2018.) General Liability $1,000,000 limit Option -Cost increase from $75 annually to $85 Medical Payments increased limits No change Media Liability No change Fidelity Bond $10,000 Limit

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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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FREE COLLEGE APPLICATIONS, MORE OFFERED DURING DELAWARE’S COLLEGE APPLICATION MONTH Students receive school-day help to apply to college as part of broader campaign to expand access to higher education

Delaware high school students can apply to select colleges and universities for free in October and November in celebration of the state’s fifth annual College Application Month, which began this week and runs through Nov. 17. Application fees to all Delaware colleges and universities as well as Cabrini University in Radnor, Pa., are waived during the two months. Application fees to Salisbury University in Salisbury, Md., are waived through the end of October. Application fee waivers for additional schools also are available for income-qualified students. As part of the state’s College Application Month, Delaware schools provide seniors computer lab time

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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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