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Christina Families: FOCSD Referendum Meeting Reminder

Just a friendly reminder that FOCSD will meet on Monday, April 27, at 7:00 in the Downes cafeteria to discuss the upcoming referendum and ways FOCSD can help support it. In response to public input, the district has revised its list of proposed cuts in the event that the ref. FAILS ($9.5 million in cuts required) or passes ($1.8 million in cuts still necessary, due to the reduced referendum request in comparison to February’s). You can find that revised list and much additional info at www.CSDWeAllWin.org.

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2015 Youth Leadership Submit Postponed

Hi all,  Thank you all for your support over these last few months in trying to organize this Spring DPTA 2015 Youth Summit. Even though we know that our marketing efforts were seen throughout the community and that many of our PTA units and schools buildings supported our efforts by printing off the posters themselves and hanging them in their buildings, distributing postcards this last week, and sharing the information across their networks these last 6 weeks, unfortunately this has not translated into strong registration numbers.As of today, we simply do not have enough attendees even registered to have the

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Plan Now for Teacher Appreciation Week

Join us as we celebrate the hard work of outstanding teachers during National PTA’s Teacher Appreciation Week,May 4-8. Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to personally thank your students’ teachers for making a positive impact on their education and lives. To help you plan for the week, we’ve created a Teacher Appreciation Week Promotional Toolkit with ideas and resources you can use to honor teachers: Send a Thank You Card Get ideas from our Pinterest Board Download Social Media Images Use our sample tweets We also encourage you to celebrate a former teachers and tell them what you’ve accomplished because of their influence. Use #ThankATeacher to join the conversation

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Delaware PTA’s Response to Press Release on SBAC and DE Higher Ed Institutions

  In a statement made today by Governor Markell, Delaware PTA learned that the four colleges; Wilmington University, University of Delaware, Delaware Technical and Community College and Delaware State University have all agreed that the outcomes of the 11th grade Smarter Balanced Assessments is a good indicator of college readiness. In addition, these institutions have all agreed to accept the assessment in lieu of other placement exams. At a time when there is so much turbulence in our public education system, we are disheartened to learn that the conversations that proceeded this major conclusion did not include input from any

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Local Unit Elections

We are approaching election time for local PTA units in Delaware. Once your PTA has held elections, please submit an updated officers’ roster ASAP. You can submit the roster online using our electronic submission form or download the pdf and send it into the state office. Both options are available under the forms library on our website at http://delawarepta.org/running-your-pta-4/running-your-pta-2/ Please Note: If your PTA’s officers are continuing a two year term, you still must submit the Officers & Chairs Report. Questions? Contact Delaware PTA at de_office@pta.org

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This email is being sent on behalf of Marques Ivey, Chair, National PTA Bylaws and Policy Committee

  The National PTA Board of Directors has approved the proposed bylaws revision submitted by the Bylaws and Policy Committee. The proposed bylaws document and additional supporting materials can be found athttp://www.pta.org/bylaws. Included on the site are the following materials: Current National PTA Bylaws Proposed National PTA Bylaws Revision Proposed Amendments to National PTA’s Articles of Incorporation Cross Reference Document that highlights the Proposed Bylaws changes Image Highlighting the Alignment of National PTA’s Governing Documents Please feel free to share the materials with your membership and use this video at your state PTA Conventions or state Board meetings. Download the video here: http://tbf.me/a/ByEoNq. Additional documents

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