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.

  1. PTA/PTSA has a minimum of 5 members from their local unit each attend 3 hours of the county leadership workshop classes.
  2. 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/
  3. Submitted to the DCCPTA Awards Chair:
  4. 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, Cline Auditorium, 1701 Prudential Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32207 (bring ID)
    OR
    Mail Application to: Attn: Awards Chair, DCCPTA, P.O. Box 5397, Jacksonville, FL 32247-5397.

Click here for the Leadership Workshop Application.

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

e-Newsletters Or e-Blasts Samples

emailMany PTAs are trying to improve the number of people that actually read their PTA/PTSA e-Newsletters Or e-Blasts.   Industry surveys have shown, in order to get read, the email information must be:

  • Most Important information first. The more scrolling down the less reading.
  • Article must be direct and to the point (who,what, when, were, and how) with a link to more information for people that want more.
  • Graphics to the left draw interest to the article.
  • A shorter email more often is more effective than a longer email sent less often.

Here is a format I used on an every other week cycle.  Example eBlast

If you have a format that is successful please share it with other PTA/PTSAs. email link to web@dccpta.org.

 

DCCPTA Training Schedule

All in coming DCCPTA unit presidents & treasurers are required to attend one of the following training meetings:Training

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.