To refresh your memories, DA points are earned as follows:
Posting Weekly ~ 5 pts. each week (60 total)
Communicating with your spoilee weekly ~ 5pts. each week (60 total)
Completing the handmade portion by July 2nd. ~ 10 pts.
Mailing your package early - by July 11th. ~ 20 pts.
Sending all that is required in the package ~ 10 pts.
Sending more than one package ~ 5 pts.
Sending an e-card to your Spoilee ~ 5 pts. (you only get credit once)
The deadline has already passed but if you posted the HSKS5 logo to your blog, that's another 5 pts.
As the Headmistress mentioned in a previous daily prophet, we're not counting
"Including something specific to your pals likes in their package ~ 10 pts."
because it's really subjective.
Updated (for the last time) points levels for each badge:
The maximum amount of points you can earn for DA is 175, so the old numbers were too low. Under the old system you could earn an Outstanding without even fulfilling the requirements to blog weekly and contact your spoilee weekly! Badges should only go to swappers who fulfill all the requirements of the swap, with Os and Es going to people who really go above and beyond the basic requirements. Therefore,
Acceptable = 110 - 125 pts.
Exceeds Expectations = 130 - 145 pts.
Outstanding = 150 pts or more
If you blog weekly and contact your spoilee weekly, you will easily earn an A. For an E, you'll need to do a little something extra besides, and to earn and O you will need to earn most of the DA points. It's a little harder to earn the badges, but when you get one it will truly reflect that you put a lot of effort into your swaps.
As it stands right now the most points you can possibly have is 125, because there are 5 weeks left to the swap. 5 weeks of blogging points plus 5 weeks of contact points = 50 pts, and 175 - 50 = 125. Therefore, the following levels reflect the badge you will earn if you blog and contact your spoilee weekly for the rest of the swap. A's have 60 points or more (110-50), E's 80 or higher (130-50) and O's 100 or more (50-50).
On their way to an Acceptable Badge...
Penelope of Flitwick
Antonio dela Weasley
Madam Ferula Finnegan
Chrysta the Cursed
Ingrid ze Insightful
Lily of Flitwick
Madam Ferula McGonagall
On their way to an Exceeds Expectations Badge...
Lady Felula the Forgetful
Laeita Khandylle Haxloeffen-Barnoell
Electra the Enchanting
Kaaelana Lassanda Allianda
On their way to an Outstanding Badge...
Any questions, especially if you think I got your points wrong, please email lavackerly at gmail dot com.
ETA: 6 or 7 people have had their badges changed so don't worry if you're not listed yet!