February 2017        Official Newsletter of the DCCPTA         Volume VI
Please join us for our next general meeting, February 28, 2017.
  Did you know the DCCPTA offers a Legislative Grant for a local unit?

This grant is intended to aid a local DCCPTA unit to attend the Florida PTA Legislative Conference in Tallahassee, FL. It will provide $450 to fund two members, which includes registration, accommodations, and gas    2017 Local Legislative Grant Application.
DCCPTA High School Scholarship Application
DCCPTA awards five scholarships every year to graduating Duval County high school seniors. This year’s scholarship application is now available. Applications are DUE April 15, 2017.

Students awarded the scholarships will be invited to our Presidents’ and Principals’ Luncheon on May 16, 2017 at UNF. Good luck!
Honorary PTA Life Memberships

Giving an Honorary PTA Life Membership to that special person who has done so much for your PTA is such a special way to make them know how important they are to you.  Having it awarded to them at the Presidents’ and Principals’ Luncheon in May in front of a room full of other PTAs and their Principals is an even more outstanding way to make them feel extra special.  And, following their presentation, they can have their picture taken by a professional photographer to preserve that wonderful moment.

If you would like to have your Life Memberships presented at the P&P Luncheon on May 16, 2017.  When you fill out the application just fill in my name and address in the return section.  I will be collecting all the Life Memberships and preparing them for presentation at the luncheon.  If you will let me know you have done this, I will be happy to let you know when I receive them so you are assured your Life Membership will be ready for presentation at the luncheon.

Please mail to: Vicki Drake, 17305 Eagle Bend Blvd. Jacksonville, FL. 32226

Email: vickiLdrake@gmail.com, Phone: 251-3429

The Duval County Council of PTA is offering a new award based on PTA Unit participation in the PTA Leadership Workshop

Criteria for Award: 3 ITEMS must be met in order to qualify.
  • PTA/PTSA has a minimum of 5 members from their local unit each attend 3 hours of the county leadership workshop classes.
  • Must be a PTA in good standing: 
  • Submitted to the DCCPTA Awards Chair.
P&P Luncheon Slideshow

Please email submission form and 3-4 pictures from this year to historian@dccpta.org
by April 3, 2017

If you have any questions please contact : Kim Alvarez (904) 718-2301

P&P Talent Search

The Duval County Council PTA is looking for school student groups to perform at the Annual Presidents’ and Principals’ Luncheon on May 16th, 2017 at UNF. 

PTAs in good standing must submit an electronic application  by 
April 3rd, 2017,
  by email to Paige Santa Lucia at   PandP@dccpta.org ,
along with a 3-5 minute long performance video.

To fill out an application, visit: dccpta.org

Tools for Success:
Families with Special Needs Conference

February 16th, 7:30am-3:15pm

University of North Florida,
Adam W. Herbert University Center
12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, Fl 32224 

For more details, visit dccpta.org
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 2016-2017 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  bylaws@dccpta.org