Congratulations to all of the schools and students that participated in this year’s Reflections program, “Heroes Around Me”!
Here is the list of winners at the County level.
Duval County Winners 2018-2019
For each grade division, three entries were given the Award of Excellence; these entries have been forwarded to the State Reflections program for judging at the state level. We will keep you apprised if any entries advance to National PTA for judging in the late Spring.
The Duval County Council of PTAs is pleased to offer six (6) $500 scholarships to students graduating from Duval County schools in 2019. This is a one-time (non-renewable) award of $500.
There are several changes to the application. This year there are four scholarship categories: University & Fine Arts, Community College, Vocational-Technical and Adversity/Opportunity, each with specific GPA requirements. The Adversity/Opportunity scholarship is for a student who has an extenuating hardship situation that they are working to overcome. Additionally, these scholarships are available to students who are attending out of state schools, an option that was not available last year.
The scholarships are available to Duval County high school students who are members of their PTA/PTSAs or the Sunshine State PTA. Student’s full-time enrollment for 2019-2020 must be at an accredited postsecondary institution. See https://ope.ed.gov/accreditation for the Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs. Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2019. The deadline has been extended to April 15, 2019!
We look forward to reviewing the applications. For more information, contact Scholarship@dccpta.org.
Florida PTA also offers multiple scholarships of $2000. For more information on how to apply for a Florida PTA scholarship visit FloridaPTA
Congratulations to the 26 students from Duval County who won an award from the State PTA. Only one student in each age/art category wins an Award of Excellence throughout the entire state. Only six students win an Award of Merit from each age/art category. We are so proud to be well-represented by the talented students of Duval County!
Awards of Excellence:
Dance Choreography – Benjamin Peralta – Douglas Anderson Ptsa
Literature – Nicolle Alexandra Bahamon – Julia Landon College Prep PTSA
Photography – Elsa Kang – Douglas Anderson SOTA
Photography – Ava MacDowell – Hendricks Ave Elementary
Visual Arts – Cory Kreisel – Douglas Anderson SOTA
Awards of Merit:
Matthew Sommers – Douglas Anderson
Sydney Connor – Douglas Anderson
Isabella Gantt – Pine Forest Elementary
Ashley Kramer – Douglas Anderson
Brady Bunker – Stanton
Luke Glocker – Jacksonville Beach Elementary
Annelisa O’Neal – Stanton
Hanhah Overfield – Douglas Anderson
Emma Lee – Hendricks Avenue Elementary
Saniya Kylkarni – James Weldon Johnson
Kashvi Arunprakash – Jacksonville Beach Elementary
Courtney Dantzler – Stanton
Katherine Chase – Jacksonville Beach Elementary
Darvin Nelson – Douglas Anderson
Ava Touchton – Jacksonville Beach Elementary
Jackson Sellers – Kirby Smith Middle
Luke Glocker- Jacksonville Beach Elementary
Kelsey Kiernan – Hendricks Avenue Elementary
Sarah Samrout – Kernan Middle
Ryne Newman – New Berlin Elementary
Savannah Hawkins – Alimacani Elementary
Congratulations to the winners of the Duval County Council’s Reflections program! Awards of Excellence will continue on to compete at the State level. Winners of both Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit will be celebrated at the County Reflections Award Ceremony on April 13, 2018 at Atlantic Coast High School.
To see a complete list of winners click here: County Winners Announced 2018
2017 Florida PTA Conference Scholarship
Needs based scholarships are available from the Duval County Council of PTAs/PTSAs to support the attendance of 2016-2017 PTA leaders, who will be officers/chairs at their local unit, at the Florida State Leadership Conference and Convention. Recipients are to be selected by the Executive Committee of the Duval County Council of PTAs/PTSAs. The scholarship will provide for one standard hotel room with 2-person occupancy, $75.00 gas allowance, and 2 registration fees. Only one scholarship per unit allowed. The Local Unit will be required to write a check to the Council in the amount of $250. The Council treasurer will hold the check and it will be deposited only in the case that the local unit fails to attend the event. Deadline May 22, 2017.
For complete requirements and application click on the following link: Florida PTA Convention Scholarship App 2017
These leadership courses are designed specifically for local PTA leaders. All of the courses in this section will help new and experienced local leaders improve their leadership skills, and illuminate areas of running a local PTA that new leaders may not currently be aware of. View the course list. To access our eLearning courses, you will need an online National PTA profile. For assistance with creating a profile or registering for a course, please read the eLearning registration guide.
Check out the list of Florida PTA Reflections winners from Duval County. Thirty-one students placed at the state level. Four of those will continue on to the national-level competition.
We have a few different formats that we can use for a Chefs 2 Schools visit. The most common is our more interactive visit, in which our Chef and dietician prepare a sample of a healthy dish utilizing a fruit or vegetable that is our food focus of the month. We typically try to tie this back in to something that is offered on our menus. This is our most popular version of the Chefs 2 School event. Typically, we host around 30-50 students at these visits. Students get the opportunity to see the chef in action, the chef uses a few student volunteers to assist him, the dietician reviews nutrition education facts regarding the dish, and students get to take home a recipe card.
We can also provide a Chefs 2 School event for the whole school, set during lunch service. This is less interactive, and really focuses on the students simply sampling the item and taking a recipe card home.
Our third option, is called Food Art Friday. During this event, one of our chefs will provide the selected students with fresh fruits/vegetables, and allow them to create artwork with it. We usually reserve this for younger elementary students. They are able to touch, taste, and learn about healthy fruits/veggies. This is typically around 30-40 students due to the interactive nature of the visit.
For more information contact Louisa Alderson, Chartwells Marketing & Communication Manager, Office phone: 904-732-5117, Louisa.Alderson@compass-usa.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved. Our first online meeting will be Saturday Nov 5 11:00 am.