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John R. Downes Elementary School and Downes Elementary PTA Recognized Nationally as a School of Excellence

National PTA has recognized John R. Downes Elementary School and Downes Elementary PTA as a 2018-2020 School of Excellence for their commitment to building an inclusive and welcoming school community where all families contribute to enriching the educational experience and overall well-being for all students. “Research shows that when families and schools work together, students do better in school and schools improve,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “John R. Downes Elementary School and Downes Elementary PTA have worked hard to strengthen their family-school partnership and create an environment where all families feel welcomed and empowered to support student

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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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Local Leaders: Beware of Email Scam

As an FYI, we want to make you aware of an email scam aimed at PTA associations. These emails are hitting both state and local PTA, so everyone should be vigilant of these types of email scams. The person(s) hacking the account sent a message under the cover of the PTA president requesting that the treasurer initiate a wire transfer for the purpose of procuring equipment for the school. Thankfully, due to well written out and established business processes, the treasurers in these PTAs were able to identify the email as a deliberate act to commit fraud and were able to

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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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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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