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Participants Needed for the 2016 Adoption Process Secondary ELA and Social Studies Committee

We are beginning the adoption process for 9-12 ELA, and 6-12 Social Studies. The adoption committee will convene two days for ELA and two days for Social Studies the week of December 12th. Each committee will consist of 30-50 randomly selected teachers, community members, and parents. TDE will be provided for all teachers who participate. If you are interested in participating, please complete the table below and email to Mason Davis and Liz Cutrona no later than Friday, December 2nd. Selected members will be notified by Tuesday, December 6th. Name Teacher, Parent, or Community Member School/Organization Grade Level Subject Area Email Address If you have any questions, please contact Mason Davis at davisw2@duvalschools.org, or Liz Cutrona at cutronae1@duvakschools.org.

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National PTA Family Reading Experience

Reading Together In Favorite Places Juliet sits down with her child, Kakii to talk about learning how to read and their favorite place to read at home.  National PTA and Kindle celebrate the Family Reading Experience – a campaign that inspires families to keep learning alive by reading great books together. National PTA empowers families with tips and activities that encourage ongoing reading, while challenging them to share photos, videos and memories that demonstrate how and why reading together is a fun and treasured family activity. Find out more about how your PTA can bring this national program to your school http://www.PTA.org/Reading  #FamiliesRead

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Electronic PTA Meeting Planning Committee

At the September DCCPTA General Meeting there were several people interested in learning more about holding an electronic PTA meeting or committee meeting.  If you are interested in helping prepare for an electronic PTA meeting Please send your email address to web@dccpta.org to get involved.  Our first online meeting will be Saturday Nov 5 11:00 am.

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Before-School Running and Walking Program – Holiday Hill Elementary

Before-School Running and Walking Program Brings Multiple Benefits to Holiday Hill Elementary As schools across Florida reduce time devoted to recess and physical education, the rates of childhood obesity1, attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)2, and other health concerns increase annually. Allowing time for exercise and unstructured activity is one treatment, among others, that is commonly recommended. At Holiday Hill Elementary, we offer a before-school running and walking program to help all students add more activity to their day. Holiday Hill is in the Southside between Beach and Atlantic near University. We are a K through 5 with an enrollment of about 650, and 71% economically disadvantaged. Our PTA membership is about 300. In fall 2014 I worked with our PTA

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Share Your Successful PTA Programs

Duval County is constantly starting and reactivating new PTAs that are looking for programing ideas.  Has your PTA/PTSA had a successful program that you think others PTA’s might want to implement? I would like to share these programs on the DCCPTA website. Here is a link to share your program.   

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Review of Social Media and Websites Links

2016 DCCPTA Fall Leadership Workshop Richard Godke DCCPTA Technology Chair rgodke@yahoo.com   Duval PTA Social Media Experts Celita Wilson leadership@dccpta.org Marla Bryant marlabryant@bellsouth.net Sign up for: National PTA Back-to-School Kit 2016-2017 PTAkit.org For PTA technology and communication information go to: http://www.ptakit.org/Communications/index.aspx The National PTA Kit includes:  Communications, Communicating with Members and Stakeholders, PTA Branding, Newsletters, Website, Social Media, Our Children Magazine, Marketing and Media Relations, Photography and Videography, and Additional Resources PTA Branding and Logo Use Communication PTA Branding Source and Logo Use Technology Award Application for Creative Communication through Technology Submit Photos for P&P Slideshow Prepare To Submit Photos for 2017 P&P Slideshow 2016 for P&P Slideshow Choosing a PTA Website Platform Click Here 2 Volunteer Writing an E-blast

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Fall Leadership Workshops Presentation Summaries 10-01-2016

Here is a list of workshop; PowerPoint, summaries, and web-links to subjects that were covered at the worksheet Fall Leadership Workshops Presentations References 10-01-2016. Review of Social Media and Website Links  10-01-2016      (Rick Godke)  Tech DCCPTA web link:  http://www.dccpta.org/2016/07/13/webmaster-chair/ How to work with all people   (Celita Wilson, Santhea Hicks-Brown)  DCCPTA web link:  http://www.dccpta.org/2016/07/13/training-and-workshops/ How to obtain Business Partners   (Teri Davis) DCCPTA web link:  http://www.dccpta.org/2016/07/14/pta-member-benefits/ Preparing For The PTA Reflections Art Contest    (Anita Edwards) Reflections DCCPTA web link: http://www.dccpta.org/2016/08/23/reflections/ PTA History Book Hints (Kim Alvarez) Reflections DCCPTA web link: http://www.dccpta.org/2016/07/26/historian-chair/ Building you PTA Membership   (Shawn Toya Glover)  DCCPTA web link:  http://www.dccpta.org/2016/06/29/4230/ Maximizing PTA Effectiveness Using Time Management/Leadership Skills (Juliann Gaus-Graeser)  DCCPTA web link:  http://www.dccpta.org/2016/07/13/training-and-workshops/ How To Apply For

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Writing an E-blast People Will Read

1.Keep it short:  Weekly better than monthly – use links 2.Skip the intro:  Get to the facts fast 3.Focus on headlines:  Use action grabbing headlines, place 3 most important articles first 4.Keep the best information on top: who, what, when, where, how 5.Link back to website 6.Place images to the left: especially of people

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Sources of Free Images For PTA

Microsoft Word™ – Go to Microsoft Word menu: Insert/Outline Pictures/Office.com clip art/ type in Image you want/Enter Google Image – https://images.google.com/ Flickr Creative Commons https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/editors_choice/ Flickr Creative Commons agreement requires you to use: author, copyright, and back link to Flickr photo.  Used this hyperlink on “Paxon Clean Cut Day” to back link https://www.flickr.com/photos/101517127@N08/14006156830/in/photostream  Paxon Clean Cut Day © By Rick Godke<a data-flickr-embed=”true” href=”https://www.flickr.com/photos/101517127@N08/14006156830/in/photostream” title=”Paxon Clean Cut Day”>

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Stepping Up: Florida’s Civil Citation Efforts 2016 Report

Contact Information: Ms. Cindy Gerhardt, President, president@floridapta.org,407-855-7604, FAX 407-240-9577, www.floridapta.org September 14, 2016 PTA is the oldest and largest child advocacy group in the nation. PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality, by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.  “All children” includes those who are displaced, are in foster care or who find themselves in the Juvenile Justice system. PTA has long advocated for policies that would protect the rights of children and youth who come into contact with the Juvenile Justice System. Beginning in 1899, PTA was one of the first associations to encourage federal and state lawmakers to create a safe and rehabilitative justice system for children by establishing separate courts

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