including PTA/PTSA meeting/election guidance
*President's Message*
*ZOOM Meeting Info*
*From Florida PTA: Meeting During the Pandemic, Awards*
*Resources for COVID-19
NEWS: * 1/2 cent tax update
*New DCCPTA Diversity Committee

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

etc: *DCC PTA Wellness,
*SAVE THE DATE: Florida PTA Leadership Convention
Dear PTA Advocates of Duval County:

 Whew! What a year. I think most of us have experienced every emotion in the book. So many of our children now stand at the edge of their public-school journey, ready to plunge into their next adventure, but anxious about exactly what the future will look like for them. We’re lucky in PTA world in the sense that even though we don’t know what the future holds, our mission remains firm. How we’ll go about it might continue to evolve, but I have been so amazed at how flexible, adaptable, and innovative your PTAs have been during this crisis. As our year closes, I know we’re all looking ahead with big plans but please stop and celebrate that YOU DID IT!! 
 
Duval County has amazing PTAs and PTSAs! We’re looking forward to celebrating that with you soon and taking a quick breath before we get back to building a bridge together.

Sincerely,
Theresa Rogers
President, Duval County Council of PTAs and PTSAs

Your Duval County Council of PTAs/PTSAs will be holding its election of officers at an electronic meeting  via Zoom Friday, 5/22, 3:30pm.
Please register to attend.
 
  • You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
  • When: May 22, 2020 03:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  • Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


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For any local unit PTA/PTSA Presidents who have not already submitted names and information for voting delegates:
Per the DCCPTA bylaws our voting body is made up of the president of each local unit (or their alternate) and a designated delegate (or their alternate). Please click the link below to the Google Form and list the names and email addresses of the two voting delegates who would be able to attend our electronic meeting on 5/22.



Resources for COVID-19

- Florida PTA Covid-19 resources page:    

- Duval Homeroom:  

- Kids Hope Alliance pulled together some great resources for families:     http://kidshopealliance.org/4983-2/

- Florida Department of Health's Covid-19 site:   

- Florida Department of Education Coronavirus page:    

- CDC Coronavirus information:    

- Florida Department of Education free resources for families:  

- U.S. Dept. of Labor, COVID-19 Workplace Info: 

- Joy For All Project (great idea for children to help spread kindness):   https://www.joy4all.ca/



NEWS
The ½ cent tax referendum will be on the November 3, 2020 ballot and voters will decide whether to provide funding to repair and renovate our schools, improve campus safety, reduce portables, improve technology, and build new schools in areas of growth.

Please share this information with your members and help advocate for this needed funding to help improve our schools!

To learn more, visit https://www.ourduvalschools.org/

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

Please email  treasurer@dccpta.org   with any questions about wrapping up your end of year business.  
UPDATED 2/15/2020, CHECK IT OUT!
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
etc.
MAY IS
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH💚

This month AND all year long we recognize that mental health awareness is critical for our school community. Even more so critical during these unprecedented times when stress, anxiety, and uncertainty are likely. Be sure to follow us on Instagram for tips, inspiration, and more.

@dcc_pta_wellness



-Florida PTA Leadership Convention,  July 16-19
For more info go to: 
Thank you!!!