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The 2021-22 National PTA Reflections Theme Search Is On!

The search is on to find the 2021-2022 National PTA Reflections Theme. One exceptional concept will be chosen to inspire thousands of students across the nation and in American schools overseas to create original works of art in dance, film, literature, music, photography and visual arts. The National PTA Theme Search Contest Winner receives $100 and recognition at the Annual National PTA Convention. (You can visit  https://www.pta.org/home/programs/reflections/awards for information about this award and last year’s theme search winner.) As a PTA, you should distribute the contest form and list of prior themes to your students and collect the responses and

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Calling all Reflections Chairs!

It’s that time of year again for local units to start organizing their Reflections programs with their schools. This year’s theme is “Look Within”. Delaware PTA has important information, including dates and submission deadlines, to get out to all of the units however we do not have the names of Reflections Chairs in most of your Memberhub Accounts. Please go into your Memberhub Account and add your Reflection Chair contact information with your officers listing. (Note: Information will also be sent to Unit Presidents). In the meantime, check out our Reflections page for more information and our Reflections Toolkit for

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National PTA Launches Notes from the Backpack Podcast for Parents

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (Sept. 19, 2019)—National PTA announced today the launch of Notes from the Backpack: A PTA Podcast. The podcast features real conversations with real parents, experts and educators who offer real-life advice, ideas and strategies parents can use to help their children succeed in and out of school. National PTA is launching the podcast in conjunction with its Back-to-School Week. “As parents, we all want the best for our children, and we want for them to get the best education possible. So, we always want to be ‘in-the-know’ and ahead of the curve,” said Leslie Boggs, president of National PTA. “National PTA is

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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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