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2014-15 Reflections Winners

2014-2015 Reflections Program Theme: “The World Would Be a Better Place If…” Duval County Council of PTAs Winning Entries Reflections is a nationwide arts appreciation and recognition program for students in grades PK-12. The program allows students to express themselves artistically based on a common theme. The theme for the 2014-2015 school year was “The world would be a better place if…” Entries were judged on Interpretation of Theme, Artistic Merit, Creativity, and Mastery of Medium. Each entry was accompanied by an artist statement to describe the student’s interpretation on the theme. In Duval County, we had 20 PTAs participating in this year’s Program. 680 entries were judged and recognized at the school PTA level. Of that, 242 entries were judged

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Smart Snacks Implementation Materials

As a reminder, the Smart Snacks policy became effective July 1, 2015. Please review the following documents for information on how your local unit will need to consider the food items you may choose to sell and what times during the day and evening that will be allowed on DCPS property. This information has also been distributed to all school principals. 4-7-2015 DCPS Board Agenda Item – Adoption of Smart Snack Food Regulations Smart Snacks Rule – FAQ – updated 4-8-15 UDSA Competitive Food Regs (Smart Snack) and Florida Rule (FDACS 5p-1 003) – Summary of Changes 6-1-2015          

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Military Family Life Consultants (MFLC)

Through a collaboration with The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, Duval County Public Schools, and NS Mayport and NAS Jacksonville, Military Family Life Consultants (MFLC’s) have been provided to 12 Duval County Public Schools. The consultants’ 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

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