Dear PTA Advocates of Duval County:

Many of us will gather this month and celebrate the traditions of gratitude. Our loved ones may be far away this season and the circumstances of a global pandemic have definitely worn us down, but there is still so much to be thankful for. 

It’s a good time to think about those with whom we can share our abundance. Whether we can do a little or do a lot… giving, donating and volunteering helps make our communities better and sets an example for our children that will go forward with them and spread into more communities. 

I hope for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving for all of you, our Duval community and beyond as we keep up the good work to build a bridge together.

Sincerely,
Theresa Rogers
President, Duval County Council of PTAs and PTSAs
COMING UP:
General Meeting Info
Thursday, November 19
9:30am via Zoom


Programs Speaker: 
Florida PTA: Data for Good Presentation

***Register in advance for this meeting***
Please Note: Registrations can only be approved though 6 pm, 11/18
Register here: 11/19 GM Meeting
*After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join.
** IMPORTANT LINKS**
PRESIDENTS, if you have not already, please fill out google form with president and voting delegate info: 

If you are sending an alternate for either the president or the other voting delegate, please email that information to Registration@dccpta.org at least two days prior to the meeting the alternate(s) will be attending.
 

Join us for a virtual evening program Thursday, December 3 at 6pm presented by Wolfson Children’s Hospital on Covid-19 and children including complications related to vaping. 

To register: CLICK HERE

NEWS: *Reflections *President and Treasurers' Training *Duval PTAs Have Heart

Membership, Treasurer, Bylaws: * Compliance Check
*Right Foot Award WINNERS

etc: *DCPS Covid-19 Dashboard *Healthy Lifestyles Month

Quick Links: *Additional information and resources

Member Benefits, Business Partners
NEWS


Submissions for winning artwork to be judged at the county level are due November 30. 
Find our virtual submission instructions : HERE



For resources and more information:


PRESIDENTS AND TREASURERS:
Have you completed the required Presidents and Treasurers’ trainings are virtual this year? Presidents must do both trainings and treasurers need to complete treasurers training. Go to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/iAdvocateForKids
  
Following the training you will be asked to submit a google form- 

This initiative was put on “pause” this year due to our being virtual. However, we would like to announce a project for our County Council and Duval PTAs during this holiday season. We will be supporting the Hubbard House Toy Store which provides toys to children living in a shelter and may be their only opportunity to receive a present. 
Participation is voluntary but we would like to encourage anyone interested in helping to support this cause. Please go here: https://www.hubbardhouse.org/toystore for requested gift items, drop off locations and dates. 

In addition, remember there are so many wonderful charities supporting children. Here are a few to keep in mind during this season and beyond including some spotlighted and supported last year through the Duval PTAs Have Heart Initiative--
Feeding Northeast Florida: https://www.feedingnefl.org/
Family Support Services: https://www.fssjax.org/make-an-impact/
Ronald McDonald House Charities: https://rmhcjacksonville.org/
Hunger Fight: https://hungerfight.org/
MEMBERSHIP - TREASURER - BYLAWS
Compliance Check!
Is your local unit in good standing (compliance)?
Have You…
1. Registered officers with Florida PTA:  https://floridapta.org/new-or-returning-officers-form/ 
2. Completed audit and sent a copy to the bookkeeper at your school AND  Treasurer@dccpta.org AND  audit@floridapta.org
3. Filed 990 (due to IRS 11/15) and forwarded a copy of receipt (by 11/30) to: Treasurer@dccpta.org AND  990@floridapta.org
4. Paid membership dues to FPTA through MemberHub or by check:   https://floridapta.org/media/2020/06/2020-2021-Membership-Dues-Payment-Form.pdf
5. Paid DCCPTA $35 dues. Form HERE or pay via MemberHub here:   https://duvalccpta.new.memberhub.store/store
6. Ensured bylaws are current. Email Localunits@dccpta.org with questions. More about bylaws: https://floridapta.org/bylaws/ 
Congrats to the schools who received the DCCPTA Right Foot Award for the 2020-2021 school year! These schools have made sure they are off to a great start this school year by staying in compliance with DCCPTA, attending monthly meeting and keeping up-to-date on officer trainings. 
etc.
New and improved DCPS Covid-19 Dashboard: 


November is
PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month
Get ideas HERE.
Quick Links (click the icons/buttons)
Follow the DCCPTA Wellness Instagram Page: @dcc_pta_wellness
MEMBER BENEFITS - BUSINESS PARTNERS
Member Benefits
Visit our website DCCPTA MEMBER BENEFITS 
to see 2020-2021 Member Benefits! Keep checking back for updates.

DCCPTA thanks its 2020-2021 Business Partners! Check out our partners here: https://www.dccpta.org/resources-for-families/dccpta-business-partners/


Interested in partnering with the Duval County Council?