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2019-2020 Slate of Officers

DCC PTA is proud to announce the slate of officers nominated for next year’s executive board: President: Theresa Rogers 1st VP Programs: Cathy Guiler 2nd VP Local Units: Santhea Hicks-Brown 3rd VP Leadership: Kay Hawkins Recording Secretary: Jimminda Thompson Corresponding Secretary: Priscilla Maass Treasurer: Graham Guiler

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Monique Burr Foundation Presentation

Did you miss our Lunch & Learn about Raising Your Kid in the Digital World? The Monique Burr Foundation gave us so much information! Read through the attachment below to see some of the startling statistics and problems facing our young “digital natives.” DCCPTA Real World Safety

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2018-2019 Florida Reflections winners from Duval

Congratulations to the following 18 Duval County students who won a Reflections award at the State level for their artwork!  Award of Excellence winners will continue on to the national competition. Visual Arts Savannah H. Alimicani Merit Ever M-F GRASP Academy Excellence Rex F. Pine Forest Merit Ashley N. Stanton College Prep Merit Micole A. Sandalwood High School Merit Dance Choreography Reece W. Douglas Anderson SOTA Excellence Amanda T. Douglas Anderson SOTA Merit Film Production Elizabeth A. Douglas Anderson SOTA Merit Ethan E. Douglas Anderson SOTA Merit Literature Leila Jane D. Julia Landon Middle Merit Gabrielle K. Sandalwood High School

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Florida PTA’s Position on Gov. DeSantis & Common Core

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1, 2019 Contact Information: Linda Kearschner, President president@floridapta.org 407-855-7604 FAX 407-240-9577 www.floridapta.org Florida PTA is committed to ensuring all children receive a high quality education aligned to benchmarked standards, providing clear expectations of the skills students need for success in college and/or career. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS), adopted by Florida in 2010, was a joint effort led by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers from 48 states to develop a common core of K-12 standards in English language arts and Mathematics. The goal of this initiative

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DCCPTA Reflections Winners

  Congratulations to all of the schools and students that participated in this year’s Reflections program, “Heroes Around Me”! Here is the list of winners at the County level. Duval County Winners 2018-2019 For each grade division, three entries were given the Award of Excellence; these entries have been forwarded to the State Reflections program for judging at the state level. We will keep you apprised if any entries advance to National PTA for judging in the late Spring.

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DCCPTA High School Scholarship Application

The Duval County Council of PTAs is pleased to offer six (6) $500 scholarships to students graduating from Duval County schools in 2019.  This is a one-time (non-renewable) award of $500. There are several changes to the application.  This year there are four scholarship categories:  University & Fine Arts, Community College, Vocational-Technical and Adversity/Opportunity, each with specific GPA requirements.  The Adversity/Opportunity scholarship is for a student who has an extenuating hardship situation that they are working to overcome.  Additionally, these scholarships are available to students who are attending out of state schools, an option that was not available last year.

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2019 Florida Legislative Session

Florida’s legislative session begins on March 5, 2019.  Your voice is your most powerful tool!  PTA encourages you to call or write your elected officials and let them know how you feel about legislation and policies that impact your child’s education. Sign up for Florida PTA’s Take Action Network to learn more about legislative issues affecting families, schools, and communities and to stay informed on the latest updates from Tallahassee. Duval County Public Schools Legislative Platform for 2019 Florida PTA’s Legislative Priorities for 2019 Bills to watch: SB7030 – School Safety and Security aims to arm teachers – opposed by

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Legislative Update: Action Needed!

At the end of the 2018 Legislative Session, the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program was created with the passage of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act. Currently, there is $58 million left in the Guardian Program fund that will go unused if it is not reallocated. Governor Scott has asked each member of the Joint Legislative Budget Commission to shift these unused funds to ensure Florida schools can get the funding they need to protect our kids this year. The members of the Joint Legislative Budget Commission are scheduled to meet this Friday, September 14, however the shifting of

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Proposed Resolution from the Duval County Council PTA

Proposed Resolution from the Duval County Council PTA Dear Local Units, Your DCC PTA Board voted to present local units with the following Resolution On Arming Teachers. We are fulfilling our mission as a child advocacy organization and need your help. Please review the resolution with your general membership and hold a vote. We will then do the same at our April General Meeting (4/24) where you can let your local unit’s voice be heard. If the resolution passes, it will be presented to the DCPS School Board at their May meeting. Please contact us with any questions. Melissa Daniel,

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Florida State Reflections 2018 winners announced!

Congratulations to the 26 students from Duval County who won an award from the State PTA.  Only one student in each age/art category wins an Award of Excellence throughout the entire state.  Only six students win an Award of Merit from each age/art category.  We are so proud to be well-represented by the talented students of Duval County! Awards of Excellence: Dance Choreography – Benjamin Peralta – Douglas Anderson Ptsa Literature – Nicolle Alexandra Bahamon – Julia Landon College Prep PTSA Photography – Elsa Kang – Douglas Anderson SOTA Photography – Ava MacDowell – Hendricks Ave Elementary Visual Arts – Cory

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General Meetings:

General DCCPTA Meetings
are above and run from 9:30 am - 11:30 am, 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 Building
Cline Auditorium, 1st floor
1701 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, Florida 32207

PTA – Applications – Forms – Spreadsheets – Samples

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 5397
Jacksonville, FL 32247
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