Current News and Info
PTA Reflections Contest - "Within Reach"
Do you enjoy art, music, and dance or do you have an interest in writing, producing films, or taking photos? Then join us and have fun unleashing your inner artist with PTA Reflections contest! This year's theme, "Within Reach" calls for your unique interpretation through the arts. Submission guidelines and entry forms can be found on the PTA website under Programs. Submit your entries to the main office by January 4, 2018. For inspiration and to learn more about prizes and scholarships, visit the Reflections National Art Gallery here.
Stewards of Children: Recognizing and Preventing Child Abuse - Tues Nov 28th, 6 - 8pm
Delaware PTA is excited to partner with the Beau Biden Foundation to offer to the Light’s Stewards of Children program to our members. This essential training is designed to educate adults on how to prevent, recognize and respond responsibly to child sexual abuse. The session will also focus on mandatory reporting laws in Delaware.
This session is open to all PTA members. Attending educators will receive a certificate for completion of Evidence Informed Training. Please join us on Tuesday November 28th from 6:00 -8:00pm at Stanton Middle School. All training materials will be provided for attendees. Please RSVP no later than 11/24/17
A founding purpose of National PTA and Delaware PTA is to promote safety for children and youth. We all share a responsibility in advocating for the protection of children who cannot protect themselves from abuse, neglect and exploitation. The public must be informed about the causes, prevention and reporting of child abuse.
“We have seen the progress that can be made when society commits to shining a bright light on a crime like domestic violence, and we are seeing the beginning of what can be accomplished if we continue shining that bright light on child abuse. As adults, we have a legal and moral obligation to stand up and speak out for children who are being abused.These children cannot speak for themselves.”
Sign up for Stewards of Children program here.
Save the Date:10/19/18, yes, 2018!
HB PTA will be hosting it's first ever Empty Bowls Dinner to benefit a local organization that feeds the hungry.
The Empty Bowls Dinner is a project designed to raise awareness of hunger and food insecurity in our community. Through HB's amazing Art program, students and families will make bowls that will be sold at the event. We will serve a simple meal of donated soup and bread from local restaurants. This will be a community wide event, showcasing HB's Art program and the entire HB/Hockessin community!
Stay tuned for more details on how you can be involved with this event!
OPSPARC - Optimus Prime Spinoff Promotion & Research Challenge
This contest is open to 3-12th graders and begins in October.
How the challenge works?
Students will investigate NASA technology and Spinoff technology. To display their research and ideas, students will use a combination of text, images and videos to create a Glogster Multimedia Poster. This poster will be submitted and the student(s) ideas will be shared with NASA.
This is not a PTA sponsored program however, one of our PTA representatives was told about this exciting challenge and wanted to share this info with our HB duPont families.
Please go to the website for more info https://nasaopsparc.com/
Contact Opspark at https://nasaopsparc.com/contact-us/
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HB DuPont Middle School PTA recognized as a National PTA School of Excellence
Congratulations to H.B. duPont Middle School PTA for being 1 of 141 local PTAunits across the country earning the 2017-2019 School of Excellence designation from the National PTA School of Excellence Program! This recognition celebrates the recipient’s year-long commitment to engage families in the school improvement process. The School of Excellence Program supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to engage more families in student success and school improvements, while creating stronger family-school-community connections.
We are so proud of the work H.B. duPont PTA is doing. Earlier this year we reported several other national and state awards that H.B. duPont PTA received.
This is the first time Delaware has ever had a PTA unit earn multiple awards/grants within the same school year. The fact that H.B.duPont has achieved this incredible accomplishment is indicative of their ongoing commitment to the mission and vision of PTA in serving their students and school community. Each program that H.B. applied for is designed to enhance family engagement, stronger schools and an increased focus on Arts appreciation in the schools.
HB and our PTA will be recognized at the October Red Clay School Board meeting 7 PM, October 18th at Cab Calloway School of the Arts Auditorium. Please come support HB!
Great things happen when you are a part of HB’s PTA!!!
HB Spirit Wear
The HB Spirit Wear online store is open!!
Front Marquee Sign Update:
The sign is finished and functioning! Make sure to check it for important school information.
Breakfast Vending Machines
The Nutrition Department is pleased to announce the arrival of a brand new breakfast vending machine! This vending machine will be located at the main doors in the back of the building and will dispense full breakfasts at no charge to the students. The students simply enter their birthday and student ID number and then select which breakfast they desire, then can enjoy it in their first class. We are really counting on the students to be responsible and careful to clean up any mess they may make while eating, and not to eat near their Chromebooks or other electronic equipment.
Of course, the students can still come to the cafeteria and select their breakfast, this is just another way that HB is making breakfast available to everyone. Cash is not accepted in this machine, and only one breakfast per day per student will be dispensed. We are also urging all students with a food allergy to continue to come to the cafeteria and get their lunch from the staff so that they can ensure they are eating foods that are safe for them.
'Reflections' 2017/18 Theme "Within Reach"
Reflections 2016/17 Winners:
Olivia Ormsby (2 entries)
Sareena was also the winner of the Theme Search contest at the State level. Her entry has been submitted to the National Level for judging.
Congratulations to all of you for your winning Reflections Entries. Good luck at the state level. The State PTA will be contacting you if your entry is chosen to move on to the national level.