August 2017               DCCPTA Newsletter              Vol. I
Reminder, our next general meeting is 8/29 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.

President's Report

Gearing Up for the 2017-2018 PTA Year
Summer is slipping away and the new school year will be here before we know it!  Our first Council Meeting of the year will be held on August 29th at 9:30 AM in the Cline Auditorium of the School Board building, 1701 Prudential Drive.  We hope that you can join us!

We've put together an action list for all of our local PTA units so that you are ready to go in the new school year:

  • Be sure that you have registered your 2017-2018 new or returning officers on the Florida PTA website,  This is required before you can receive your Kit of Materials and your membership cards.


  • Verify that the previous officers have filed the audit of the 2016-2017 PTA books with the bookkeeper and emailed a copy to and to  Change the signatures on the PTA bank account to this year’s signers.


  • The IRS requires that all PTAs file an annual 990 form.  Please don’t delay.  If the gross income last year was less than $50,000, the 990N should be filed electronically.  For income between $50,000 and $200,000, the 990EZ and appropriate schedules must be filed.


  • Gear up for a successful membership drive.  Be sure to send the invitation to join PTA home with the students with the initial packet of paperwork that is sent home by the school.  Also, get your faculty members to join at the welcome back breakfast provided by the PTA.


  • Lastly, attend workshops and trainings which will help your PTA run smoothly.


Contact your Council Board members if you have questions or need assistance.
Felita Tutt, DCCPTA President
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

Register now with Florida PTA
New and returning officers must visit to register for the 2017-2018 school year.  Membership Cards and the Florida PTA Kit of Materials will be sent to each local unit upon receipt of this completed form.

click here to register
Duval County Council President and Treasurer Training

LAST CHANCE to  sign up for the required PTA

President and Treasurer Training.  Final session on

August 24, 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am.

click here to register

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). 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

2017-2018 Reflections