April 2018      DCC PTA Newsletter        Vol. VIII
Reminder, our next general meeting is April 24 at 9:30 am

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

General Meetings are open to ALL PTA Members.
Click HERE for DCCPTA's entire
2017-2018 General Meeting schedule.
2017-2018 DCCPTA Officers
President:  Felita Tutt
1st VP – Programs:  Theresa Rogers
2nd VP – Local Units:  — OPEN —
3rd VP – Leadership: Anna-Maria Charles
Recording Secretary : Ann Gipalo
Corresponding Secretary: Kim Alvarez
Treasurer: Cathy Guiler

Did your local unit meet the challenge this year to add one more program than you had originally planned on? 

If so, we want to hear about it! Email programs@dccpta.org .

Proposed Resolution from the Duval County Council PTA

Your DCC PTA Board voted to present local units with a Resolution On Arming Teachers . We are fulfilling our mission as a child advocacy organization and need your help. Please review the resolution with your general membership and hold a vote. We will then do the same at our April General Meeting (4/24) where you can let your local unit’s voice be heard. If the resolution passes, it will be presented to the DCPS School Board at their May meeting. Please contact us with any questions.

Melissa Daniel, DCC PTA

The Vendor’s Fair will run from 9:00 am – 11:30 am.

The luncheon will begin at 11:30 am.

Tickets will be sold at every General Meeting from January through April. You may also mail the order form below with your check, but tickets must be picked up at a General Meeting – or at UNF the day of the Luncheon.
No tickets will be mailed to local units.

Click here for the P & P Ticket Order Form 2018

Mark Your Calendars NOW for our Annual Vendors Fair!

Every year, the Duval County Council PTA hosts a Vendors Fair for local area PTAs to meet and explore many many fundraising opportunities for the next school year and learn about great deals on products and services.

This event is FREE and open to the public! So if you are affiliated with a sports team, scouting group, or other non-profit community organization,

You may also forward this information to anyone you know who may be interested in exploring these companies.

The Duval County Council PTA Annual Vendors Fair will be held on:
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
UNF University Center
12000 Alumni Drive, 32211
9:00 am – 11:30 am
For more information, please email 
Christina Cummings  at   BusPart@dccpta.org .

 An Honorary Life Membership is a nice way to honor someone who has been supportive of your PTA. If you would like to have this presented at the P&P Luncheon, follow the directions below. This will have the Life Membership sent to me so I can include it on the script for the luncheon. If you would like to present the membership at an event at your school, you can follow the same directions EXCEPT....you will want to use your name and address under applicant information.

1. Go to FloridaPTA.org.
2 .Click on Leaders and then in the drop down box. Click on Awards.
3. Click on Florida Awards
4. Near top of page click on the words "Click here for all PTA Awards'"
6. Click on Honorary Life Memberships.
7. Where is says applicant information, use this:

Presentation Date: May 15, 2018

Vicki Drake
17305 Eagle Bend Blvd.
Jax FL 32226

If your honoree already has an honorary Life Membership, you could choose to give them a "brick" which will be placed in the courtyard at the FPTA office, or you could give them a National PTA Lifetime Achievement Award. The brick is found under Awards and it is titled "History Walk of Fame." The National Award is found by clicking on National Awards. Again, if you want it presented at the luncheon, just use my address. If you have questions, please feel free to call or email me.

If you will send me an email when you mail your application, I will be on the lookout for it to arrive. And I will send you an email when I do receive it so you can mark it off of your to-to list.

We cannot present Awards that are handed to us the day of the luncheon. We need to have them beforehand so we can get them in the script and make sure that no one is overlooked. Getting these in the mail as soon as possible, ensures that they come back in a timely manner. Thanks!

Please remember that PTA is a noncommercial, nonsectarian, and nonpartisan association. Board and membership rosters should be used for  PTA purposes only.  If you choose to participate in any campaign as an individual, do not use your PTA affiliation in conjunction with the activity.

Once again we will be collecting donations for the Eyeglass Fund. Don't forget to being cash or check to make your donation at the P & P Luncheon.

NEW FOR THIS YEAR, we will also be collecting old/unused eyeglasses at the P & P Luncheon.

Bylaws Reminder
   Please check the front page of your PTA bylaws for approval date. Bylaws are valid for 3 years from that date. To renew your bylaws, download the 2017-2018 form from the  Florida PTA . Fill it out, get proper signatures, and fax to Florida PTA for approval. (407 240-9577) or scan and email to compliance@floridapta.org . Be sure to fill out the bylaws submission form as well.

Remember, any amendments need the vote of the membership following a 30 day notice. Otherwise, simple notification of the membership is all that is required. If you have any questions, contact Betty Marty at  bylaws@dccpta.org .
Compliance Requirements Are:
1) PTA officers must be registered on the Florida PTA website
2) The financial audit for the previous year must be completed and turned in to the bookkeeper at the school and sent to treasurer@dccpta.org and to  audit@floridapta.org,
3) The appropriate 990 form must be filed with the IRS and a copy of the  acceptance sent to  treasurer@dccpta.or and to 990@floridapta.org,
4) Bylaws must be current They are valid for 3 years from date of approval
5) Council dues must be paid by November 1st
6) State and National portion of membership dues collected must be sent to Florida PTA.
Betty Marty


For more information AND to register go to:


Receive $1.00 off admission
with your PTA card.
2017-2018 Business Partners
Please make sure to check the  DCC PTA website for new partners added throughout the year. 

Office Depot has not provided me with a card for members to use for their personal purchases. I will update once (if) it is ever received. I have a discount card that can be used by school staff and teachers and a discount card that can be used by PTA members for school purchases. They are the same for all schools and can be sent and used electronically. Please let me know if you need a copy emailed to your group. 

Please get in touch with any questions.

Christina Cummings