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Announcing the 2019 Delaware PTA Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 Delaware PTA scholarships! They have each received a $500 scholarship. Brendan Chellew is a 2019 graduate of St. George’s Technical HS, where he studied Technical Drafting. He played Varsity Lacrosse for four years and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is a Boy Scout with Troop 301 and recently finished his Eagle Scout project which entailed replacing a fence in Historic Odessa. During his senior year he completed a 6 month co-op job at Dixon Valve in Chestertown, MD as a drafting assistant. He’s excited to become a Hokie at

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Adding/Removing Officers from the Bank Account

              With local elections being held at your end of year meeting this month, many units will have a change in leadership. In addition to reporting new officers to Delaware PTA, the new officers (usually the President & Treasurer) will need to be added to the bank account and the outgoing officers will need to be removed from the bank account. This is just a reminder that the banks require a copy of the meeting minutes indicating which officers should be removed from the account and which officers should be added. Outgoing officers MUST

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National PTA Honors Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week for Being “Out of this World”

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (May 6, 2019)—Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day, and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. National PTA has designated May 5-11 Teacher Appreciation Week to celebrate and thank teachers for their “Out of this World” efforts that make a difference in children’s well-being and long-term success. “Teachers do so much more than teach. They inspire a lifelong love of learning and discovery, help guide children’s futures and provide children the help and support they need to thrive—in the classroom and beyond,” said Jim Accomando, president of National PTA. “It’s important that we

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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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