DCCPTA

2022 Right Foot Award Nominations Now Open!

About The Right Foot Award A special award is presented to PTAs that complete important tasks to get your PTA off to a good start. Nominations for the Right Foot Award are now open and are due November 1st! Documents Needed To Complete Your Nomination A completed Right Foot Award application A copy of your audit Current board roster including contact information A copy of your budget Meeting minutes from the meeting where your budget was passed Your application can not be considered complete unless all documents are submitted via email by the November 1st deadline. Please email Awards@DCCPTA.org with any questions you might have. Not sure what questions are on the Right Foot Award? Here’s a quick reference guide to make the application process easier for your PTA/PTSA. These

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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. PTA/PTSA has a minimum of 5 members from their local unit each attend 3 hours of the county leadership workshop classes. 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/ Submitted to the DCCPTA Awards Chair: 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

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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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e-Newsletters Or e-Blasts Samples

Many 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

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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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