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Tools for Success Family With Special Needs Conference

Here is a great educational opportunity Tools for Success Family With Special Needs Conference.

Military Family Life Counselors Resource

School Liaison Officer, NS Mayport

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Sharon Kasica
sharon.kasica@navy.mil
(904) 270-6289 X1305
SLO NS Mayport
http://www.navymwrmayport.com/programs/1d36c82b-6a14-4712-bde6-c8b1e2945140

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School Liaison Officer, NAS Jax

(904) 778-2236
SLO NAS JAX
http://www.navymwrjacksonville.com/programs/671587d7-a1c5-4e85-8764-16c154bf65bc

 

Through collaboration with The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, Duval County Public Schools, Naval Station Mayport and Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Military Family Life Counselors (MFLC’s) have been provided to 14 Duval County Public Schools. The counselors’ services are designed to offer extra support to assist with the unique challenges which military families’ experience.

The primary focus of the Military & Family Life Counseling Program is prevention, education, and counseling support. The services are provided confidentially and no case records or documentation is kept. The consultants do not assess or diagnose, and when they encounter more in depth issues/diagnoses, they offer to connect military families with other helping agencies available on the installation or in the community. While meeting with children, MFLC’s always remain in line of sight of a teacher, staff member, or a parent.

The consultants are licensed clinicians who have demonstrated expertise in working with children. They can provide short-term non-medical counseling support in a variety of different ways: individual meetings with children, presentations about life skills issues, skill-building group discussions, and meetings with parents and families at the family’s request for additional counseling/coaching support.

Some of the common issues that MFLCs help with include the following:

  • stress management and coping skills
  • anger management/conflict resolution
  • deployment and reintegration issues
  • feelings associated with separation and divorce
  • grief and loss reactions
  • self-esteem and confidence
  • communication skills
  • leadership skills

MFLC’s have been assigned to work in the following schools,

Alimacani ES Fletcher HS New Berlin ES San Mateo ES
Chimney Lakes ES Jax Beach ES Neptune Beach ES Sheffield ES
Enterprise ES John Stockton ES Oceanway EM Venetia ES
Finegan ES Mayport ES Oceanway MS
First Coast HS Mayport MS Sabal Palm ES

The school program model is designed to provide an informal context in which children can access a behavioral consultant in a non-threatening and supportive environment. MFLCs circulate throughout the school facility making themselves available in classrooms, libraries, staff lounges, athletic events and other areas as identified. By virtue of these efforts to become integrated into the day to day fabric of the school, the consultant becomes the friendly face on the playground, the compassionate listener in the lunchroom, and an objective resource to teachers and staff alike.

All military families will be given the opportunity to consent for their children to participate in this free service or to opt-out. For more information about MFLC services, contact your school to request the direct number for the MFLC on campus.  Or you can contact the School Liaison Officer for either base using the information at the top of the page.

Naval Station Mayport School Liaison Officer flyer August 2016

 

STOMP Workshop Mayport Flyer

Jacksonville Public Library Resources

The Jacksonville Public Library will launch its NEW website! Take a look!  Parents and teachers: Your library helps your students succeed!Coj libary

For starters, the library is partnering with DCPS and expanding its Student Card initiative to ensure every DCPS student in K – 12th grade has a special student library card to check out materials and gain access to digital resources.
Students also can take advantage of  live, expert tutoring in any subject, including AP—free with their library card. That’s just one feature of Brainfuse HelpNow. Check it out and make sure your kids bookmark the site.

How To Start A PTA?

If you, or someone you know,would like information about how to start a PTA at YOUR school, contact DCCPTA’s VP for Local Units, Jenifer Morgan, email: LocalUnits@DCCPTA.org.

When Families Read Together, Learning Happens!

To find out more information and how to register for this event Click Here.  (Note you may need to register on the National PTA Back To School Kit Registration to get access.)

In March 2017, thousands of schools will transform their National Reading Month event into a PTA Family Reading Experience – an interactive event that engages the whole family in reading activities.

Parents take part in the fun with their kids and leave the event with a deeper understanding of the simple ways they can support the core skills of literacy.

Parents will learn how to support these core skills of literacy:

Hearing Phonological Awareness Sight Fluency Books Vocabulary
Speak Phonics Question Comprehension

Exceptional, Disabled, Handicapped, Student Information

 

Exceptional Student Education Advisory Committee (ESEAC)

Exceptional Education and Student Services (EESS)

Disability Awareness Weeks

The Battle to Improve Special Education

 

 

Parent Resources

Links for Parents

DCPS Resources

DCPS Calendars

School Choice Guide

Exceptional, Disabled, Handicapped, Student Information

Parent Academy

Military Family Life Consultants (MFLC)

Other Links

A Parent’s Role in ESSA Implementation   Jul 27, 2016

Jacksonville Library System

JAXPEF report on when and why parents move a student out of their neighborhood school and how they decide on a new school.

Low Cost Internet Access If your child receives free or reduced price school lunches, you may quality for Internet Essentials from Comcast. Call 1-855-846-8376

Alliance for Excellent Educationhttp://all4ed.org great site for the latest information and resources about Common Core, Digital Learning, and Advancements in Education New.

Jacksonville Children’s Commission (JCC) is an autonomous entity of the City of Jacksonville serving the needs of children and their families throughoutChilderns Commition Duval County. We partner with local non-profit organizations and sponsor a continuum of research-based programs to help ensure children from birth to age 18 have stable, nurturing families; are prepared to enter kindergarten and succeed in school; have support and guidance after-school and in the summer; and receive special help when they need it. The Commission works hand-in-hand with local nonprofit organizations, carefully tracking each program¹s effectiveness and outcomes.

Real$ense Jacksonville – Offering workshops on money matter FREE. Check out their website for the latest offerings.

MySchoolBucks.com – School Payments Made Easy. Pay for school meals and more, anytime, anywhere from your computer or smartphone.  Create your FREE account to get started.

School Facts Jax, a free tool created by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, to make public school information easily accessible to parents and citizens.

Real Talk Podcasts Duval Public School podcasts on various topics, including: Bullying, Assessments, Attendance, and many more

Health and Well Being Links will provide contacts for addiction options.

Health and Well Being Links:

Websites
 AddictionResource
 provides valuable and verifiable information on substances abuse, addiction recovery, as well as motivational success stories to help you beat or avoid addiction.
ParnershipFor Drug Free
works to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens.
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Quitsmokingcommunity
volunteers who are passionate about ending smoking around the world.

Resources

PARENTS

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Florida PTA Officers Newsletter

2017 Florida PTA Officers Newsletter February    

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2017 Florida PTA Legislative Conference

Florida PTA has an amazing legacy of advocacy. This year’s “LegCon” attendees will celebrate the dedication of thousands of child advocates across Florida whose efforts work to make every child’s potential a reality. The 2017 Florida PTA LegCon will feature workshops on key education issues facing the Legislature, with discussions and trainings on how PTA advocates can shape public policy at home and in Tallahassee in 2017 and in the years to come. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to celebrate with PTA members statewide! Registration Fee:  $55 per adult; $25 per student. For more information, click here. When: Sunday March 26, 2017

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NEW – PTA / PTSA Leadership Workshop Award

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: See all SIX requirements on our website, http://www.dccpta.org/pta-units/running-your-pta/what-does-in-good-standing-mean/ Submitted to the DCCPTA Awards Chair: DEADLINE: ON OR BEFORE Noon, the day of the April DCCPTA General Meeting (check DCCPTA.org website for exact date). Location: Duval County School Board Building,

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November General Meeting Minutes

General Meeting November 2016

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17 Ways To Grow Your Membership

Looking for ways to increase your PTA Membership?  Here are 17 ideas that may help your PTA grow. 17 Ways To Grow Your Membership Link

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Webinar: A Look Ahead to Florida Education 2017 Legislative Session

Learn about the education priorities of key statewide organizations and policymakers, the budget outlook and the latest from Tallahassee in this free one-hour webinar.

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No Duval County Council PTA eNewsletter? – Sign up Here

If you are not receiving the Duval County Council PTA e Newsletter from your PTA Units Presidents, and would like to receive it, please complete this form.

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Duval County Public School Representative Answered Questions at PTA Meeting

Dr. Dana Kriznar, Duval County Public School Chief of Staff addressed questions that were asked at the Duval County Council PTA General Membership Meeting held January 24, 2017. 1.      The Choice applications are due before Magnet letters are mailed out.  Frequently parents want to select Choice options if they do not get into a Magnet, but at that point, it is too late to submit an application.  Have we thought about changing the timing of the deadlines for applications and/or notification of seats? The Choice application process begins on April 15th, but does not end until May 15th.  Letters for

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Workshop Idea Application For Florida State Leadership Convention?

  Do you have a workshop idea you would like to teach in July at the Florida State Leadership Convention?  If so complete this form and submit by February 3, 2017.  

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Public School Recess Information: Florida House of Representatives HB 67

Florida House of Representatives – HB 67 – Public School Recess    

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PTA Member Benefits

If you own or manage a business that would like to offer a PTA Membership Benefit – please contact our Business Partners Coordinator, Teri Davis at BusPart@dccpta.org.

UPDATED: September 19, 2016

Please feel free to use this PDF file in your member promotion, newsletter and website.

Download the PDF File Membership Benefits Duval PTA 09-19-16

Business Partners Welcomed

 

 

Other Available PTA Benefit Flyers

Mathnasium Flyer

RPM Automotive Rewards Program Flyer

 

 

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General Meetings:

General DCCPTA Meeting, Tuesday, February 28, hospitality 9:00 -9:30 a.m. meeting 9:30 am. Make sure your PTA/PTSA has a representative. Join us at:
Duval County Public Schools
School Board Bldg
Cline Auditorium, 1st floor
1701 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, Florida 32207

PTA – Applications – Forms – Spreadsheets – Samples

Mailing Address:

DCC PTA
P.O. Box 5397
Jacksonville, FL 32247
Email DCC President
Email Local Unit Team