President’s Message

I hope everyone has settled back in to their routines with school and PTA after a very busy holiday season. It’s hard to believe that half of the school year has already passed! I have been so excited to see our PTA Memberships increasing in our schools and the number of PTAs we are starting to re-organize. February looks to be another busy month to help other PTAs get started back up.

National PTA Founder’s Day is February 17th when we celebrate the work of our founders Alice McLellan Birney, Selena Sloan Butler and Phoebe Apperson Hearst who wanted to better the lives of every child in education, safety and health. This day is a time to reflect and take pride in our achievements and renew our commitment to be a powerful voice for ALL children, be a relevant resource for parents and also be a strong advocate for public education. There are some great YouTube videos on National PTA’s website on Founder’s Day. Please join us at our next General Meeting on Tuesday, February 22nd when DCCPTA will recognize our past presidents in the celebration of Founder’s Day.

Applications are now open for Duval County families and School Choice. School Choice allows families to consider schools in our district based on many educational options that are available to our students and allows them to attend a school outside of their zone. All applications must be completed by Monday, February 28th.

We are trying to ensure that our communications are reaching you and need your input. We would like to hear from you whether you prefer emails, posting on our Facebook Page, Twitter or Instagram as a means of communicating with you. You can email me at so that I can share this information with the DCCPTA Board Members.

Kay Hawkins
Local PTA's Start Planning...

Elect your Nominating Committee for your next school year PTA Board. Your elections should take place at your May board meeting.

Visit HERE to learn more.
2021-2022 General Meeting Schedule

  • Tuesday February 22nd
  • Tuesday March 22nd**
  • Tuesday April 26th

Virtual until further notice
9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

**Lunch & Learn following the meeting 12:30-1:30

The Duval County Council of PTAs and PTSAs is proud to announce...

The winners of the 2021-2022 Reflections Art Program for Duval County. Visit DCCPTA for more details
Duval and Florida PTA Scholarship opportunities for graduating Seniors who are PTA members. Visit DCCPTA Scholarship Page for more information.

*Deadline March, 22nd*
Let your voice be heard! Suggestions on how to advocate for your community can be found here on the Florida PTA website.

Sign up for Voter Voice legislative alerts (Florida PTA’s Take Action Network) and take action here.

DEI Committee News
  • Black History Month resources available HERE.
  • Please email for more information. We welcome all stakeholders, including students, who would like to see changes made.
Florida PTA Leadership Convention
July 21-24, 2022
Reservations are now open. Click this link for PTA special pricing.
*stay tuned for more details and information*
The Jacksonville Public Education Fund (JPEF) has announced a community-wide goal to better recruit and retain diverse male teachers in Duval County.
DCCPTA Member Benefits
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2021-2022 Duval County Council Board Members

President - Kay Hawkins
1st VP Programs - Tiffany Graham
2nd VP Local Units - Leisa Potter
3rd VP Leadership -
Treasurer - Doreen Abbott
Recording Secretary - Deepika Ancha
Corresponding Secretary - Billie Alston