Happy Fall Ya’ll!
It’s hard to believe that Fall is here! The night air is starting to have that crisp cool feeling. Board Member Jones visited with us and announced that starting around October 12th, volunteers will be able to be back in the schools in areas where they would not have contact with the students. Visit the DCPS website and complete your Volunteer Application for your background screening.

At our first Lunch and Learn for this year, Florida PTA President Elect Carolyn Nelson-Goedhert shared some great information regarding our Florida PTA Board and the Florida PTA policies and procedures. Her presentation is available for those who would like to see it.
Don’t forget to register for LegCon (1/30-2/1) starting October 6th. Some great speakers regarding Advocacy will be there and learn about important bills that will be presented this coming year. See the link below in the newsletter for more information.

We are in need of Business Partners for DCCPTA. If you have a business or know of someone who does that would be interested in becoming a business partner, please have them contact me at president@dccpta.org.

Our Scholarship and Student Leadership Academy Funds are very low this year so when paying your DCCPTA dues, please consider contributing to one or both of these very important programs we offer.
Lastly, we voted to increase our Local Unit Dues to $50 beginning November 2, 2021. If you pay your Local Unit Dues by November 1st, you will still be able to pay the $35. After doing a survey of other county councils in Florida, I found that our Local Unit Dues were the lowest in the state and due to a decrease in business partners and not being able to have our in person Vendor’s Fair during our President’s and Principal’s Luncheon the past two years has had a major effect on our funds.
I hope you all have a great October and I can’t wait to see all of the pictures you are once again able to take of your great programs in your schools!

Kay Hawkins
President, DCCPTA
2022 Florida Legislative Conference
January 30th -February 1st

2021-2022 General Meeting Schedule

Virtual until further notice
9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
  • Thursday September 23rd**
  • Tuesday October 26th
  • Tuesday November 30th
  • Tuesday January 25th
  • Tuesday February 22nd
  • Tuesday March 22nd**
  • Tuesday April 26th

**Lunch & Learn following the meeting 12:30-1:30
What is a Lunch and Learn?

"Lunch and Learns" are meetings, training sessions, or presentations that take place during lunch. We'll bring together people from across our country in an informal atmosphere to collaborate, network and learn. The presentations will vary each month and will be held generally after a scheduled General Meeting.

Please feel free to Grab Your Lunch and Come Learn With Us!
Be in the know...

Be prepared for the 2021-2022 School Year with information here

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.

Check out our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee’s “Let’s Talk About It” monthly education posts. Visit our DEI page to learn more.
Is your PTA in Compliance?
Last month we provided a checklist for compliance. Use the link to refer to the DCCPTA compliance checklist.
The National PTA Reflections Art Program
2021-2022 Reflections Submissions Due 12/2/21

Learn about PTA Reflections program, and encourage students to enter in any of the 6 categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.


Starting Fall 2021 The Right Foot Award is now completely online! Nominations are due November 1st.

In addition to the online form you MUST also email Awards@DCCPTA.org, and copy your principal on the email, a copy of your audit, current board roster with contact information, and your budget and meeting minutes from the general meeting where your budget was passed. 

Review this guide to make the application process easier for your PTA/PTSA.

Member Benefits
Interested in partnering with the
Duval County Council? 

New Business Partners

The Jacksonville Sheriff Office has a number of ways you and your family can get involved in your community. Explore the options below!

Become a School Crossing Guard today!
Applications available through the JSO website.
Historian Message
Dear Historians, 

The year is moving right along and the wonderful happenings at your school are as well. Capture them as you go and start on your physical or digital historian book if you have not already.  Be sure to include Who, What, When and Where.  If you were unable to attend the Historian Session during the Fall Workshop don’t worry, we are happy to help you.  Feel free to reach out historian@dccpta.org  with any questions.  

Jimminda Thompson
DCC Historian
Student Perspective
Julius Graham, DCCPTA Student Representative
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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