Our next General Meeting is
February 26 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
Special Speaker: Mr. Bob Rooks, Director
Daniel Kids
Florida’s Adoption Information Center

General Meetings are open to ALL PTA Members.
 Click HERE for DCCPTA's entire 2018-2019 General Meeting schedule
Celebrating Founders’ Day * News From Florida PTA * DCC PTA Scholarship

Teacher Supply Depot Hours * P&P Luncheon Info * Life Memberships

News You Can Use: Common Core, LegCon, Take Action

Bylaws Reminder * Compliance * Member Business Partners
Celebrating Founders’ Day
Founders’ Day (February 17) is when we celebrate the legacy and work of our founders—Alice McLellan Birney, Phoebe Apperson Hearst and Selena Sloan Butler—to better the lives of every child in education, health and safety. It is a time to reflect and take pride in our achievements, and renew our commitment to be a:

  • powerful voice for all children;
  • relevant resource for parents; and
  • strong advocate for public education.

Our founders represented women of imagination and courage. They had a simple idea—to improve the lives and future of all children. They understood the power of individual action, worked beyond the accepted barriers of their day, and took action to change the world for all children.


A message from Graham Guiler

Scholarship Chair
Duval County Council of PTAs/PTSAs
I am very pleased to share with you some changes this year (2019) to our Scholarship Program, and we hope you will find them advantageous for your students. Please make sure your seniors are aware of this special opportunity!

  • SIX (6) $500 scholarships to students graduating from Duval County schools in 2019, an increase from the five scholarships we offered last year.
  • Several changes to the application. This year there are four (4) scholarship categories: University & Fine Arts, Community College, Vocational-Technical and Adversity/Opportunity*, each with specific GPA requirements. *The Adversity/Opportunity scholarship is offered for a student who has an extenuating hardship situation that they are working to overcome. 
  • Our scholarships are available to students who are attending out of state schools, an option that was not available last year. 

As always, our scholarships are available to Duval County high school students who are members of their PTA/PTSAs.  If you do not have a PTSA or your school's PTSA is not in good standing, the applicant may join another schools PTSA or the Sunshine State PTA. 

Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2019
PTA Presidents or their delegate are welcome to shop at
any Tuesday or Thursday that
the Depot is open from 9a - 3p.

**Remember shopping is not for personal use.

*Please bring PTA badge*

4880 Bulls Bay Hwy
Jacksonville, FL. 32219
Presidents’ & Principals’ Luncheon

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Vendor’s Fair 9:00 am – 11:30 am
**Luncheon 11:30 am**

A nice way to make those people who are special to your PTA feel extra-special is to award them their Florida PTA Life Membership at the Presidents' and Principals' Luncheon in May. This is super easy to do.

We are also happy to award Florida PTA Bricks and the National PTA Life Achievement Award using the same procedure.

For more information, please visit our website (scroll down the page)
OR contact:
News You Can Use
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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 . 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 .
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  and to . This will complete one of the six requirements for Good Standing.

Betty Marty
Member Business Partners

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

Christina Cummings