PTA/PTSA Websites and Web Masters Info Needed

DCCPTA is complying a list of all the local PTA/PTSA websites and web masters.  If you sign up your group you will have additional technical information and training.  Please  sign up.

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

committeeWe 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, or Liz Cutrona at

Review of Social Media and Websites Links

2016 DCCPTA Fall Leadership Workshop
Richard Godketech pic
DCCPTA Technology Chair


  1. Duval PTA Social Media Experts
    Celita Wilson
    Marla Bryant
  2. Sign up for: National PTA Back-to-School Kit 2016-2017
  3. For PTA technology and communication information go to:
    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
  4. PTA Branding and Logo Use Communication PTA Branding Source and Logo Use
  5. Technology Award Application for Creative Communication through Technology
  6. Submit Photos for P&P Slideshow
    Prepare To Submit Photos for 2017 P&P Slideshow
    2016 for P&P Slideshow
  7. Choosing a PTA Website Platform Click Here 2 Volunteer
  8. Writing an E-blast People Will Read Writing an E-blast People Will Read
  9. Use of Children’s Images Here is a link to an example of a PTA membership form with an image permission statement: Membership Sample Form With Image Permission 100116
  10. Photograph Hints PTA Photo Communication Tips January 2016
  11. Sources of Free Images Sources of Free Images For PTA
  12. Video Conferencing Meeting Collaboration Website join, me
  13. Links To Sponsor Website – IRS Consideration DCCPTA has appointed a committee to explore this issue. The committee’s findings will be announced soon.
  14. Important DCCPTA Website Information for Technology Users LEADERSHIP/PTA Committee Information LEADERSHIP/PTA Committee Information/communication – Chair LEADERSHIP/PTA Committee Information/Technology – Chair LEADERSHIP/Training and Workshops

ONE by ONE: Student Voice

jpublic-ed-fundWhat does success look like for our youth?
Hear from them directly!
What does success look like for our youth?

Hear from them directly!

Too often, crucial public education decisions are made without the group that is the most affected by these changes: students. The Jacksonville Public Education Fund in collaboration with several local organizations welcome the nonprofit community, public school parents, teachers, administrators, community members and organizations working directly with our students into the conversation about how Jacksonville might look if all of our students had access to the resources they need to achieve their goals.

Please join Jacksonville Public Education Fund and our student presenters at one of our three regional events as we uncover ways to help our students achieve success ONE by ONE. Your perspective is needed!

Student Service Opportunitiesone-by-one-student-voice

Too often, crucial public education decisions are made without the group that is the most affected by these changes: STUDENTS! So we have created an opportunity for the community to learn what you need to be successful so that together, we can make it happen! What can you do to make sure student voices are heard?

  1. Serve as a student speaker at an event and share your definition of success. (6 service hours)
  2. Assist one of our adult facilitators in leading discussions around what the community can do to support students to be successful. (6 service hours)
  3. Come to the event and speak with important community members about how they can support student success. (3 service hours)

Event is free, but registration is required at  Participating in any of the events counts toward your volunteer/community service hours if you attend the event with a tracking sheet from your school. Contact Joan Leslie at to sign up!

Saturday, September 24

Riverside Baptist Church

2650 Park Street

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thursday, October 27

Johnson Family YMCA

5700 Cleveland Rd.

5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, January 28

FSCJ Wilson Arts Center

11901 Beach Blvd.

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Event is free and open to the public, but registration is required at

If none of these dates works for you, please reach out to Joan Leslie at to explore hosting a conversation at your house or job place. We will send a trained facilitator for it.

If you need To print flyers here are the files:

ONE by ONE: Student Voice General Flyer

ONE by ONE: Student Voice Student Flyer

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


Parent Resources

Links for Parents

DCPS Resources

DCPS Calendars

School Choice Guide

Exceptional, Disabled, Handicapped, Student Information

Parent Academy

Military Family Life Consultants (MFLC)

Other Links

A Parent’s Role in ESSA Implementation   Jul 27, 2016

Jacksonville Library System

JAXPEF report on when and why parents move a student out of their neighborhood school and how they decide on a new school.

Low Cost Internet Access If your child receives free or reduced price school lunches, you may quality for Internet Essentials from Comcast. Call 1-855-846-8376

Alliance for Excellent Education great site for the latest information and resources about Common Core, Digital Learning, and Advancements in Education New.

United Way of Northeast Florida – Resources for students and families. – School Payments Made Easy. Pay for school meals and more, anytime, anywhere from your computer or smartphone.  Create your FREE account to get started.

School Facts Jax, a free tool created by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund, to make public school information easily accessible to parents and citizens.

Health and Well Being Links will provide contacts for addiction options.

Health and Well Being Links:

 provides valuable and verifiable information on substances abuse, addiction recovery, as well as motivational success stories to help you beat or avoid addiction.
ParnershipFor Drug Free
works to reduce substance abuse among adolescents by supporting families and engaging with teens.
volunteers who are passionate about ending smoking around the world.