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End of Year Checklist for Units

PTA Leaders – As you begin to wrap up your fiscal year, please remember to do the following in your final PTA Board and Membership meetings and before your board members transition: *Hold elections! Go to https://delawarepta.org/running…/local-unit-resource-guides/ for information on how to do this. * Vote and approve a summer budget that covers expected income and expenses between July 1st and your first PTA meeting (when your membership approves next year’s operating budget). You can’t spend money unless its in a budget approved by your members! *Pay any remaining outstanding membership dues. You can easily check if you have a balance due

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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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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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National PTA and North Carolina PTA Stand with Families, Schools and Communities Impacted by Hurricane Florence

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Sept. 19, 2018)—National PTA President Jim Accomando and North Carolina PTA President Virginia Jicha issued the following statement regarding Hurricane Florence: “Families, schools and communities across North Carolina have been profoundly impacted by flooding, wind damage and power outages from Hurricane Florence. National PTA and North Carolina PTA join the nation in concern for the safety and well-being of those impacted by this powerful storm. Our thoughts and hearts go out to everyone affected. “As the nation’s and state’s oldest and largest child advocacy association, it is our duty to support families and school communities in their efforts

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National PTA Kicks Off 50th Year of Reflections Arts Program with National Arts in Education Week

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Sept. 12, 2018)—In celebration of National Arts in Education Week, National PTA is kicking off its 2018-2019 Reflections® student art awards program. This school year marks the 50th anniversary of the program, which has inspired and engaged millions of students to explore their talents and express their ideas by creating works of art for fun and recognition. “Participation in the arts builds students’ confidence, teamwork and sense of accomplishment. Involvement in the arts is also closely associated with students’ academic achievement, social and emotional development, and civic engagement,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “National PTA is thrilled to celebrate

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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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National PTA Board of Directors Adopts Position Statement on Safe and Supportive Schools

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (August 7, 2018)—As schools across the country are increasingly impacted by violence and natural disasters, National PTA’s board of directors adopted a new position statement on safe and supportive schools during its August board meeting. The statement calls for a multi-faceted approach to address school safety that involves all stakeholders, especially students, parents and families. “School safety is a critical priority for all parents, families, educators, students and community members that cannot be taken for granted. Every child has a right to learn and grow in a safe and supportive environment,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “National PTA recognizes

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