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Build The Best Tower Team Activity

By: Richard Godke DCCPTA rgodke@yahoo.com 904-693-3501 Objectives of Educational Workshop:  Students will be able to identify 5 different factors that can affect the accomplishments of a team by the end of the workshop. Team Goals: Build the best tower. Group Size:  From 4-8 participants per team that are random assigned. Time requirement: 45 minutes is what the activity was designed for.  It can be adjusted for as little as 15 and as long as 1 hour and 15 minutes. Materials required:  Each team (4-8 per team) will need a closed container that includes different and an unequal amount of building supplies.  Make sure one is obviously more deficient then the others.  Here are some of the possible building supplies: Paper

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DCCPTA Training Schedule

All in coming DCCPTA unit presidents & treasurers are required to attend one of the following training meetings: July 31, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30  PM, Location Cline Auditorium, DCPS School Board Building, 1701 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207. August 24, 2017, 9:30-11:30 AM, Location Cline Auditorium, DCPS School Board Building, 1701 Prudential Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32207.. Please put these dates on your calendar if you will be serving as presidents & treasurers the coming year. Please register at least three days before the meeting by Clicking Here.

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Important PTA End of Year Audit Questions

By:  DCCPTA Treasurer Treasurer@dccpta.org May 21, 2016   Question??? Who should be on the audit committee? Answer— Three non-check signers must be on the audit committee.   Question??? When can our annual PTA audit be conducted? Answer— Audits must be completed after June 30 when your fiscal year ends.  Complete your audit by September 30, although much earlier is preferred.  No financial activity can occur from July 1 until after the audit is completed. Question??? What annual PTA audit form should I use? Answer— DCPS has a newly revised audit form that Florida PTA will accept DCPS Annual Audit Report Form.  So you can use this form for the state and DCPS bookkeeper. Florida PTA does have its own form

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Preparing To Submit Photos for P&P Slide Show

Presidents’ & Principals’ Luncheon Slide Show CLICK HERE to view the “2016 Presidents’ & Principals’ Luncheon Slide Show” CLICK HERE to view the “2015 Presidents’ & Principals’ Luncheon Slide Show” Start Planning At the Beginning of the School Year Local PTAs and PTSAs should be collecting electronic action photos of events and activates your PTAs /PTSAs are doing to make a difference in the school and or community.  The 4 or 5 photos from each unit will be edited into a slide show at the annual Presidents’ & Principals’ Luncheon held in May.  The dead line will be the April 15 of that year.  At the beginning of the year the president should assign a person that reviews these instructions,

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The Top Mental Health Challenges Facing Students

  This guide helps to identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for students and where and when to seek help. Left untreated, these issues can become debilitating for students, so whether you feel you are experiencing these issues or find yourself concerned for a friend or peer, it is important to take action now. For complete article information Click Here.      

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The Battle to Improve Special Education

It’s been 40 years since the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act went into effect, and school districts across the country are still working to ensure that students with physical or cognitive impairments have access to educational opportunities that address their needs. In some places, lawsuits have forced districts to do more. In Part I of this report on special education in Los Angeles, we saw the impact of a 20-year class-action lawsuit, which has led to significant improvements for students with disabilities in the nation’s second largest school district. In the past 3 years the district has focused more intently on inclusion, moving many students out of dedicated special education centers and into their regular neighborhood schools. While many see

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