including PTA/PTSA meeting/election guidance
*President's Message*
*General Membership Meeting Info, Schedule, and Hospitality*
NEWS: * Scholarships! *Awards
*New DCCPTA Diversity Committee * P&P Luncheon

Membership, Treasurer, Bylaws:
* Membership * Member Benefits (updated)

etc: DCC PTA Wellness, Voter Voice, House Bill 1079,
Committee on Education, Florida PTA's 2020 Legislative Priorities.
SAVE THE DATE: Florida PTA Leadership Convention
Life Membership
Dear PTA Advocates of Duval County:

Leading through challenges may not be fun, but I promise those that do it and come out the other side are better for the experience. You are being thrown for a loop! As you reschedule and cancel events while the Coronavirus and its effects on our families and community bring our options to a minimum, please do not neglect your duty to share information. The bonus of living in the digital age is that we can stay in contact with each other. Please utilize your email blasts/social media/etc. and continue the important work of your PTA in whatever way you can. It may not look the way you thought it would, but, with a little flexibility and a little ingenuity, we can keep building a bridge together.


Sincerely,
Theresa Rogers
President, Duval County Council of PTAs and PTSAs


Our General Meeting, originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 24 has been POSTPONED. We did not take this decision lightly as this is our Annual Meeting when we hold our election of officers. We will reschedule this meeting as soon as possible. We know that all of you are facing these same decisions. Please know we are a resource and you can reach out to us with any PTA questions you have during this uncertain time.
General Membership Meeting Schedule

March 24 (postponed)
April 21

General Meetings are open to ALL PTA Members.
Every local unit is entitled to two voting delegates,
though anyone is welcome to attend.  

Cline Auditorium, DCPS School Board Building
1701 Prudential Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32205
 
Hospitality begins at 9:00 am
Meeting begins at 9:30 am 

AWARDS: Changes for submission
We will be doing online submission for all awards including history books.
 
Please closely follow instructions for awards submissions:
 
Scan completed awards applications including supporting documents to a pdf and email to both: Awards@dccpta.org and Web@dccpta.org. If you do not have a scanner, consider downloading the app "Tiny Scanner"
You will receive a “receipt of submission” from Awards Chair, Linda Vinson. If you believe you have submitted an award and did not receive a response, please contact Awards@dccpta.org.
The Awards Chair will not check your submissions for errors so please remember to look over everything several times to make sure your information is correct and that you have included everything requested. Please note we are waving the requirement of a signature from your principal.
 
All historian books need to be uploaded to this Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CoOYe4PGwuBeHGpeki71e_uldmPh-nY9?usp=sharing
or a link sent (to Historian@dccpta.org) for the share site if applicable. 
If submitting physical book, please take pictures of each page and upload. 
You will receive a "receipt of submission" from History Chair, Becca Sinyard.  If you believe you have submitted your book and did not receive a response, please contact Historian@dccpta.org.
If you are having any issues with submitting your history book in this way, please email the History Chair.
Please make sure you double check your submission to ensure you have included all requested items.
 
 ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE EMAILED/SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN 12:00 NOON TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2020.
This is a one-week extension of the deadline to accommodate these changes.
 
Please contact Awards@dccpta.org for any questions regarding awards submissions. 
Please contact Historian@dccpta.org for any questions regarding history book submissions.
 
To find award applications for DCCPTA awards: https://www.dccpta.org/2016/07/06/awards/
Award applications for Florida PTA awards: https://floridapta.org/awards-forms/
 
From Communications:

Most of our emails are RESENT 3-4 days after the initial distribution to anyone who has not already opened the email.

If you receive an email with REMINDER in the subject line, please note that the information is now 3-4 days old. We will work harder to clarify dates in the original email so that there is no confusion.

If you have any questions, as always please reach out to communications@dccpta.org.
NEWS
  • Reflections County-wide Ceremony
  • DCCPTA March General Meeting
  • Mental Health Symposium
  • “Out of the Cloud” Vaping Symposium
  • Morning of Service at Feeding NE FL
  • Spring Workshop

**We will always update you as we are able.**
Application deadline has been extended to Monday April 6, 2020

PLEASE share these scholarship opportunities with your membership!!

DCCPTA Scholarship
The Duval County Council of PTAs is pleased to offer six (6) $500 scholarships to students graduating from Duval County schools in 2020. This is a one-time (non-renewable) award of $500. 
Application deadline is March 31, 2020. 
For more information:



New DCCPTA Diversity Committee 
Our New DCCPTA Diversity Committee is seeking to build its inaugural committee with members from all backgrounds and all areas of Duval County to come together and work to develop some common ideas and goals that can improve representation and educational awareness within DCPS, particularly in the areas of bias, equity and accessibility.

All interested parties, please contact
Whitney Touchton at diversity@dccpta.org
MEMBERSHIP - TREASURER - BYLAWS
Need a refresher on your Nominating Committee?
Are you continuing to GROW your membership?
Please make sure you are paying your membership dues monthly to Florida PTA through MemberHub or mail to Florida PTA (form: https://floridapta.org/media/2019/09/2019-2020-Membership-Dues-Payment-Form.pdf)  
UPDATED 2/15/2020, CHECK IT OUT!
CLICK HERE for the UPDATED Member Benefit Flyer.
NEW National PTA Partners offering discounts for ALL PTA Members

If you know of a business that would like to partner with DCC PTA,
please contact Christina Cummings at BusPart@dccpta.org
etc.
During these unprecedented times, social distancing can take a toll on the mental wellbeing of all ages. The CDC has shared some tips for us to use.

  • Be sure to check out and follow the DCC PTA Wellness Instagram account @dcc_pta_wellness for inspiration, motivation, tips, and more!
  • POSTPONED: DCC PTA sponsored Mental Health Symposium
-Florida PTA Leadership Convention, July 16-19
For more info go to: 
Do you know someone that has gone above and beyond advocating for our children and youth? Give them the gift of a Lifetime! The Honorary State Life Membership is the perfect gift to honor someone for outstanding service to our children and youth. In addition to a certificate, pin and ID card, the proceeds help support the Florida PTA Scholarship Program.

Contact Vicki Drake for more information.
Thank you!!!