See you Tuesday at the Presidents' & Principals' Luncheon!!
May 2016
The Duval County Council PTA Dispatch!

  PTA Presidents:
this email to your entire Board!

  We can't wait to see you all at the
Vendors Fair 
Presidents' & Principals' Luncheon
THIS Tuesday at UNF !

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Adam W. Herbert University Center
12000 Alumni Drive
University  of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL 32211

If you ordered your tickets by mail, you may pick up
your ticket order at the "Will Call" table .
NO tickets will be mailed.


We are PTA!
Every Child...One Voice  

BEFORE the Luncheon,
Be sure to visit the  Vendors' Fair
featuring more than 30 businesses
that can help you with your fundraising 
and programming needs  next year.

The Vendors' Fair opens at 9:00 am

Arrive by 10:15 am to be entered into our
DOOR PRIZE drawing!
As of Thursday, May 12, DCCPTA had still not received a single application
for our Scholarship to the Florida PTA Convention and Leadership
at Innisbrook in July!

Please consider applying - this is an invaluable experience!
Click HERE for the application.

Celita Wilson will be at the Presidents' & Principals' Luncheon
if you would like to drop off your application.

Get off on the Right Foot Right Away!

Once you've had your Election for next year's Executive Board Officers - click on the logo above on Florida PTA's website to register your new officers.
DCCPTA will also be sending a Constant Contact email to THIS YEAR'S Presidents asking for you to send us the name and email of your President and Treasurer for next year.

We will have our required DCCPTA President and Treasurer Training sessions in June, July and August. Sign up at a date and time convenient for you!

ALL Training sessions will take place in the Cline Auditorium of the DCPS School Board Building.



Wear Orange Day, June 2nd, is a national program to bring awareness of gun violence.  Wear the color Orange, snap pictures and upload them to Facebook and Twitter with the hashtags #WearOrange #PTA

For more information on #WearOrange go to:    

If you would like to participate in a local event as well as our social media event, Click Here

For more information about DCCPTA regarding “Wear Orange Day” Click Here .

Follow us on our Facebook page:

Transition Checklist

DCCPTA has developed a checklist for your PTA to use to smooth the transition from this year's Board to next year's.

Many PTAs have a "Hand-Off Meeting" at the end of the year so that procedure books and verbal hints and tips can be transferred. It doesn't take long and your new officers and chair people will be immensely grateful!  

Click HERE to download a copy.

You may call or email Karen Nuland or Jenifer Morgan over the summer - or post your question on the Presidents & Treasurers Facebook blog.

DCPS Celebration of the Arts

Join DCPS families from all over town at the first annual Celebration of the Arts this Wednesday, May 18th at 7 pm at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts. 

Lobby doors will open at 6 pm for a special art exhibit, and theater doors will open at 6:30 pm. 

Over 450 visual and performing arts students from our elementary, middle, and high schools will be featured at this special event. The entire community is invited and tickets are available at Ticketmaster locations or at the door for only $15. 

Gently used instruments will also be collected for our Instruments for Change campaign. 

Visit for more information. 

Thanks and we will see you at the show!

If you, or someone you know,
would like information about how to start a PTA
at YOUR school, contact DCCPTA's
VP for Local Units, Victor Melone.

Is YOUR Local Unit in Good Standing?

See link below to connect to the Good Standing Requirements on our website.

99 Units are in Good Standing)! Thank you!
16 Units only have ONE missing requirement.  

Please contact Victor Melone at  or  if you need help or have questions.


ESE Parent Survey
Every year, the Florida Department of Education surveys the parents of students with an Individual Education Plan (IEP). (Students in the gifted program are not included in this survey unless they have an IEP for another special need.)

The last day to complete the survey is May 31.

You can complete the survey HERE, or request a paper copy from your school. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

  The Teacher Supply Depot needs volunteers YEAR 'ROUND!
  High School students are welcome all summer long -- except Memorial Day and July 4th.
 Students who need creative hours for the IB program are also welcome.    
Please wear comfortable work clothes that could get dirty (we may be painting).  
I will need an emergency contact phone number for anyone
under 18 who is not accompanied by an adult.
Give Chris Buckley a call or email at the Depot:
The Teacher Supply Depot is located at 3108 Lenox Avenue.


We hope to be able to publish the calendar of next year's DCCPTA General Meetings in 4 weeks or so...

National PTA Convention  
June 30 – July 3, 2016
Walt Disney World
Swan & Dolphin Resort

Orlando, Florida

Click HERE for complete information.

Florida PTA Convention and Leadership
July  14-17, 2016
Innisbrook Resort
Palm Harbor, FL

Click  HERE  for complete information.

Is YOUR PTA in Good Standing? 
  Duval County Council PTA
P.O. Box 5397
Jacksonville, FL  32247