School of Excellence deadline extended to 10/15, TODAY. 
For info, please visit:
OR see below for local assistance**.
*President's Message*
**School of Excellence assistance
*General Membership Meeting Info, Schedule, and Hospitality*
* Duval PTAs Have Heart! *Proposed Resolutions

NEWS: *DCCPTA Fall Workshop * Reflections
*New DCCPTA Diversity Committee

Membership, Treasurer, Bylaws:
* MemberHub * Member Benefits
* From the Treasurer * Bylaws

etc: * UPCOMING Parent Academy Courses
*RSVP for  Backpack Full of Cash screening (October 29, 2019)
Dear PTA Advocates of Duval County:

I love FALL – the F ood, the F ragrances, F amily, F un. There’s also that other “F”… 
I’m talking about F IDUCIARY as in our fiduciary responsibilities as PTA leaders. Take stock today and make sure your local unit has taken care of everything necessary to be in good standing. Then take a well-deserved bow, tell yourselves how awesome you are, and get back to the wonderful things I know you are all accomplishing in your school communities! 

Sincerely,
Theresa Rogers
President, Duval County Council of PTAs and PTSAs
** Our three PTAs who were recently honored with the National School of Excellence distinction are happy to answer any questions you have about the process.
Bartram Springs PTA, Wendy Perry ( ptapresidentbse@gmail.com )
Douglas Anderson SOTA PTSA, Nidhi Every ( nidhievery@gmail.com
Stanton College Prep PTSA, Cassia Brunner ( stantonptsapresident@gmail.com )

COMING UP
at the next GM Meeting on October 22, 2019:
In observance of October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, please wear PINK to our general meeting. We’ll be taking a group picture.

Words of Welcome
The Honorable Daryll Willie

Programs
Tiffanie Graham, President
Alfred I. duPont Middle PTSA
"Vote for Your Dance Theme"

Guest Speaker
Family Network on Disabilities
General Membership Meeting Schedule

October 22
November 19
January 28
February 25
March 24
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 
H O S P I T A L I T Y

If your local unit would like to provide hospitality at one of our general meetings please contact the Hospitality Chair: 

*Still need to fill November, March, and April!  
Please feel free to stay after the general meeting for an
Informal Q & A
at approximately 11:30 am.
Each month we are collecting items at our general meetings to work in partnership with our local units and bring attention to the many needs of our community. 
Please bring to the 10/22 DCCPTA General Meeting in the
Cline Auditorium at the DCPS School Board Building.
O C T O B E R collection to benefit:










Items we are collecting:

FOOD ITEMS
Cases of Water
Tea Bags
Individually Packaged
Breakfast Cereal and
Breakfast Bars

KITCHEN ITEMS
Paper Cups, Bowls and Plates
Plastic Forks
Blender
Aluminum Pans- All Sizes
Vinegar
Large Plastic/Styrofoam Cups
Large Plastic Containers & Lids
1 & 2-Gallon Ziploc Bags
Quart Size Ziploc Bags
Small Cutting Boards
Hand Mixer
Set of Pots

FOOD ITEMS
Cases of Water
Tea Bags
Individually Packaged
Breakfast Cereal and
Breakfast Bars


KITCHEN ITEMS
Paper Cups, Bowls and Plates
Plastic Forks
Blender
Aluminum Pans- All Sizes
Vinegar
Large Plastic/Styrofoam Cups
Large Plastic Containers & Lids
1 & 2-Gallon Ziploc Bags
Quart Size Ziploc Bags
Small Cutting Boards
Hand Mixer
Set of Pots

HOUSEHOLD ITEMS
Liquid Laundry Detergent
Fabric Softener Sheets
Paper Towels
Single Bottles of
Liquid Hand Soap
Disinfectant Wipes
Spray Bleach
Soft Scrub w/Bleach
Swiffer Sweeper Dry Pad Refills
Magic Erasers

GIFT CARDS
Gas Cards
Walmart Gift Cards
Target Gift Cards
Grocery Store Gift Cards
Lowe’s Gift Cards
Home Depot Gift Cards
Pre-Paid Long Distance
Phone Cards (International -
especially to Caribbean)

OTHER ITEMS
Lip Balm
Travel Size Toiletry Items
CLICK BELOW TO PRINT
DON'T FORGET to take PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS I & II  to your general membership to vote on whether your local unit supports this. 
We will vote as a county at our October 22, 2019, General Meeting.

We are also participating in a postcard advocacy campaign. Local Unit Presidents and Delegates were given postcards to share.  Put pen to paper and use your voice!  There will be more postcards available at the October meeting. 
Contact information for our local legislators:

Jacksonville City Council:   https://www.coj.net/city-council.aspx

If you have any questions, please reach out.
NEWS
DCC PTA Fall Workshop

RESCHEDULED FOR
SATURDAY
OCTOBER 19, 2019

T he following courses will be offered:
  • President's Training - Theresa Rogers
  • Treasurer's Training - Graham Guiler
  • Reflections Round Table Discussion & Idea Share -Kay Hawkins
  • How Does Your Membership Grow? - Sara Gittens
  • So Many Programs to Choose From - Cathy Guiler
  • Legislative: Be an Advocate for our Children - Melissa Daniel
  • Communications 101 - Debbie Okenica & Doreen Abbott

TO RSVP FOR FALL WORKSHOP :




Reflections 2019-2020


Register your PTA today to participate in this national arts program: 

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 904-502-3288 or  cwtouch@bellsouth.net
MEMBERSHIP - TREASURER - BYLAWS
MemberHub
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Please reach out to someone on Duval County Council if you have questions or need assistance. 
Please make sure you are paying your membership dues monthly to Florida PTA. If you are paying through “WePay” on MemberHub please confirm with your bank the first time you make a dues payment to Florida PTA. If you do not, the transaction could reverse. Double check to make sure your payments have been properly sent. For more information:

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
--CURRENT (2018/19) MEMBER BENEFITS expired 9/30/2019--
Duval County Council Local Unit Dues are due on or before 1 November 2019.

Audits were due 31 August. If you have not completed your audit yet,and need help, contact Treasurer@dccpta.org for assistance. Then forward to Treasurer@dccpta.org and audit@floridapta.org .
Once the audit is completed it is time to prepare the IRS 990 informational tax return. Even though the deadline for filing the 990 with the IRS is 15 November, it is a simple process. If you need help, we can send you the User Guide to your 990. Once you receive your acceptance notification from the IRS, send a copy of your acceptance notification to 990@floridapta.org and Treasurer@dccpta.org . Insure your confirmation states your 990 is accepted, not just pending.
Bylaws
PTA bylaws are valid for 3 years from the approval date on the first page. When renewing your bylaws, carefully compare your present bylaws to the new form which contains significant changes.Even if you do not make any changes to the optional sections, you must notify your membership of those changes which are now required on the form.

For questions, contact Betty Marty at Bylaws@dccpta.org .   
etc.
P A R E N T A C A D E M Y C L A S S E S
*at the DCPS School Board Building - 1701 Prudential Drive, Jax 32207

7:00 PM – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2019
Sun-Ray Cinema-1028 Park St., Jacksonville, FL 32204
There will be a brief discussion immediately following the film.
Concessions will be available for purchase.
You must have a ticket to attend and seating is limited, reserve your seat early.
Tickets can be reserved in advance by purchasing a food/beverage voucher for $5.00 at Sun-Ray Cinema box office or online at www.sunraycinema.com*

Tickets can also be reserved by signing up at
These tickets must be picked up and paid for (cash only) at the October 22 nd DCCPTA general meeting.

Voucher amount can be applied to any food/beverage purchase on the day of the show
*there is a $2.00 service fee for online purchases