Reminder, our next general meeting is September 25 at 9:30 am
(Lunch and Learn immediately following, see below for details)

 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
2018-2019 General Meeting schedule.

DCC PTA invites you to a

Lunch & Learn - Suicide Prevention


Please join us for a presentation by the North FL chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Suicide is increasingly a part of teen culture. Our speaker will discuss mental health, suicide prevention and how parents and PTAs can be more proactive in identifying and protecting youth in crisis.


September 25, 2018
12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.
immediately following our General Meeting


REMINDER. . . .

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.

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 2018-2019 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:
All PTAs are required to file a 990 form with the IRS annually. If your PTA has not filed the required 990 form with the IRS, please do so now. After filing, wait about 10 minutes to get the “accepted” receipt. Print this receipt, write “Duval” and the name of your PTA on it, scan it, and send to  tax@floridapta.org  and to  treasurer@dccpta.org . This will complete one of the six requirements for Good Standing.

 
Betty Marty
compliance@dccpta.org
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS!

Please make sure to check the   DCC PTA website  for new partners added throughout the year. 

Coming soon!!

We are adding two additional Membership Business Partners:

1.) JcPenney
In-store: Save 60% off regular price and an additional 30% off Sale price and Clearance.
Online: Save up to 65% off using online code

2.) Student Futures
15% off any purchase in the Student Success Shop  www.studentfutures.org  

More information about how to access these discounts will be coming soon.

I am continuing to work with Office Depot/Office Max to have a Parent/Student discount account created. This account will allow you to access savings online or in stores. 


Please get in touch with any questions.

Christina Cummings 
904-504-8028
2018-2019 Business Partners
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4-YEAR FLORIDA PREPAID SCHOLARSHIP
 (deadline October 15, 2018)

Once again, Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott have invited all Florida students to participate in the annual Hispanic Heritage Month art and essay contests, which will be centered around the theme, “A Celebration of Innovative Hispanic-American Leaders.” Students in grades K-3 have a chance to win a cash prize by submitting artwork, and students in grades 4-12 can earn a 4-YEAR FLORIDA PREPAID SCHOLARSHIP through the essay contest. 

The prizes could transform the lives of a student in your class or school. We hope that you will encourage all of your students to take full advantage of this opportunity to enhance their appreciation for Hispanic-American History  and  prepare financially for their own future education aspirations.      
 
Additionally, students, parents, teachers and principals are invited to nominate full-time educators in elementary, middle and high schools for the Hispanic Heritage Month Excellence in Education Award. 
 
All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Monday, October 15, 2018.
 
To learn more about Florida’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration and contests, visit  www.FloridaHispanicHeritage.com .

You can also access promotional materials to share with your students and their families at  http://www.fldoe.org/newsroom/hhm.stml .
Reflections 2018-2019


The Duval County Council deadline
is December 5, 2018,
from 9:00 am until noon
in room 613 at the DCPS Building.