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Florida Education and Youth Legislation Links

This group of links provides a wide range of information related to national and Florida education and youth legislation.  This information can be used to keep up with the rapidly changing legislation.  Please keep informed and present your views to your legislators.

Link to:

The Legislative Priorities Brochure  http://floridapta.org/advocacy/legislation/advocacy-tool-kit?task=document.viewdoc&id=2431

Stepping Up: Florida’s Top Juvenile Civil Citation Efforts 2016  http://floridapta.org/component/edocman/?task=document.viewdoc&id=2424&Itemid=0

FSBA – Florida School Board Association  http://fsba.org/

Register for Voter Voice Legislative Alerts   http://floridapta.org/advocacy/advocacy/capwiz-legislative-alerts

National PTA Advocacy page for Federal Updates  http://www.pta.org/advocacy/

Florida Department of Juvenile Justice “Roadmap to System Excellence” Reports  http://www.djj.state.fl.us/roadmap-to-system-excellence

Florida Children’s Council  http://flchildrenscouncil.org/

 

Celita Wilson
leadership@dccpta.org

Florida Education Legislation Information

This group of documents provides information related to Florida education legislation.  This information can be used to support your views when contacting your legislators.

 

Resources – Grants and Donations

1.     Community Grant Program 2016 money
Sponsor: Walmart Foundation
Award: $250 to $2,500
Eligibility:  Nonprofit organizations, government entities, and K-12 schools
Deadline:  The 2016 grant cycle began Feb. 1, 2016 and will end Dec. 31, 2016. Submit applications anytime during this time period.
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have identified four core areas of giving: Hunger Relief & Healthy Eating, Sustainability, Women’s Economic Empowerment and Career Opportunity. The proposed use of the grant funds should fit within one of these areas of giving. Programs that do not align with these areas may also be given consideration. These include programs that are geared toward strengthening the local communities, for example: local organizations providing health and dental screenings, support for local police and fire departments and local school-based initiatives.
 2.     Youth Garden Grants
Eligibility: K-12
Award: (a $500 gift card* to The Home Depot and a $500 gift card to the Gardening with Kids catalog and educational materials from NGA
NGA awards Youth Garden Grants to schools and community organizations with child-centered garden programs. In evaluating grant applications, priority will be given to programs that emphasize one or more of these elements:
·         educational focus or curricular/program integration
·         nutrition or plant-to-food connections
·         environmental awareness/education
·         entrepreneurship
·         social aspects of gardening such as leadership development, team building, community support, or service-learning.
 3.     Free Books for Read Across America Day
Eligibility: PreK – 2 (Reading Resource Project) and PreK-K (Spanish)
Award:  $5,000
The Literacy Empowerment Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, invites your school or other literacy project to apply for FREE books for Read Across America Day. During the past year, LEF has distributed over 3,000,000 books to schools all across the country for Read Across America Day and other literacy projects. Resources are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
 

4.     Science/Technology

Three grants will be awarded to K-12 schools in the United States that best demonstrate the ability to innovatively incorporate computer and video games into their curriculum. All schools wanting to utilize computers and video games to strengthen their current curricular offerings or create new learning experiences for their students are encouraged to apply. Please note that proposals are not limited to STEM classes and programs.
Deadline: April 6, 2012
Maximum Grant: $40,00

Jessica Martinez

904-962-0886

Advocacy Resources

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Federal law requires equal opportunities for all children.  But with only 3 of the federal budget dedicated to education, the reality is that too many students go without.

PTA is committed to ensuring that parents have a seat at the table whenever decisions are made that impact our children-at local school boards, in local and state government and in the halls of Congress. PTA fights for your child and every child.

There is power in our voices.

Links to organizations that are related to education in government.  DCCPTA provides these resources to give you different political points of view and does not necessarily support or endorse there opinions.

Alliance for Excellent Education

Education Week

Jacksonville Public Education Fund

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 Educationhttp://all4ed.org great site for the latest information and resources about Common Core, Digital Learning, and Advancements in Education New.

Jacksonville Children’s Commission (JCC) is an autonomous entity of the City of Jacksonville serving the needs of children and their families throughoutChilderns Commition Duval County. We partner with local non-profit organizations and sponsor a continuum of research-based programs to help ensure children from birth to age 18 have stable, nurturing families; are prepared to enter kindergarten and succeed in school; have support and guidance after-school and in the summer; and receive special help when they need it. The Commission works hand-in-hand with local nonprofit organizations, carefully tracking each program¹s effectiveness and outcomes.

Real$ense Jacksonville – Offering workshops on money matter FREE. Check out their website for the latest offerings.

MySchoolBucks.com – 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.

Real Talk Podcasts Duval Public School podcasts on various topics, including: Bullying, Assessments, Attendance, and many more

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

Health and Well Being Links:

Websites
 AddictionResource
 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.
drug-danger-logo
Quitsmokingcommunity
volunteers who are passionate about ending smoking around the world.

Resources

OneView – DCPS

OneViewOneView is a communication, collaboration, and content management tool designed to empower members of the Duval County Public Schools community by providing personalized access to important data, resources, and services.  DCPS teachers, students, administrators, and staff access OneView using their district username/password.  Parents/Guardians & Community Partners must create a DCPS account if they have not already done so.  CLICK HERE to create an account.  CLICK HERE to access OneView!  OneView Frequently Asked Questions .

 

 

School, Community, Health & Safety, Resources and Links

Child Safety

Bullying – Duval County Public Schools, Contact–Heather Watson, watsonh@duvalschools.org ,  904-390-2215, September 2014

ID A Kid—-Amber Alerts, Contact—Matt Campbell, Matt.campbell@prudential.com,  September 2014

Self Defense, Michael & David, zolondek@gmail.com , VI Garage, Mike and Kristellys Zolondek, 11855 North Main Street, Suite 3, Jacksonville, FL 32218 September 2014

The Players–Safe Kids, Lesley Seaton, Lesley.seaton@bmcjax.com, September 2014

Walk Safe, Contact–Lisa Wright, wrightfarm@bellsouth.net, 904-396-9549, September 2014

Community Education

Jacksonville Zoo

Cummer Museum

Jacksonville Public Library

General Children Links

Family Resources  National Standards for Family-School Partnerships

Jacksonville Children’s Commission (JCC) is an autonomous entity of the City of Jacksonville serving the needs of children and their families throughoutChilderns Commition Duval County. We partner with local non-profit organizations and sponsor a continuum of research-based programs to help ensure children from birth to age 18 have stable, nurturing families; are prepared to enter kindergarten and succeed in school; have support and guidance after-school and in the summer; and receive special help when they need it. The Commission works hand-in-hand with local nonprofit organizations, carefully tracking each program¹s effectiveness and outcomes.

Financial Links

Real$ense Jacksonville – Offering workshops on money matter FREE.

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

School Related Links

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

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

Real Talk Podcasts Duval Public School podcasts on various topics, including: Bullying, Assessments, Attendance, and many more

School Lunches, Snacks, and Nutrition

MySchoolBucks.com – School Payments Made Easy. Pay for school meals and more, anytime, anywhere from your computer or smartphone.  Create your FREE account to get started.

Smart Snacks for PTA Activities

Take a look at this video from DCPS’ School Lunch food service provider, Chartwell’s, about their Farm to Table program.  February 10, 2015

Daily food guide from the US Department of Agriculture at www.choosemyplate.gov.  There are daily tips, recipes, cookbooks and menus, resources for teachers and educators, graphics, links to other resources and partners, etc. Many features are available in Spanish too.  October 31, 2014

Whole Foods–San Jose Blvd., Donation—Cereal Bars and Coupons, Jennifer Johnston, 10601 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, Fl. 32257, 288-1100, johnston@wholefoods.com

Mental Health & Addiction Links:

Drug Addiction Bonding-and-Addictions PowerPoint

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7

United Way 2-1-1 Phone System Offers Community Access to Health, Social and Human Services.  United Way 2-1-1 is nationally accredited by the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems (AIRS), the highest regarded information and referral accreditation program in the United States. United Way 2-1-1 is also nationally accredited by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS) and certified statewide by the Florida Alliance of Information and Referral Services (FLAIRS).

Community Asthma Partnership at Wolfson Hospital, http://www.communityasthmajax.org/, Lesley Seaton, Lesley.seaton@bmcjax.com,  September 2014

  AddictionResource
 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.
drug-danger-logo
 Quitsmokingcommunity
http://www.tobaccofreeflorida.com/, Kick tobacco with help.
https://quitsmokingcommunity.org , volunteers who are passionate about ending smoking around the world.
Drug Free Duval’s January Lunch ‘n’ Learn on the Bonding-and-Addictions. February 3, 2015

From Drug Free Duval , Susan Pitman, presented Drug Free Duval Presentation on Parent Engagement    at our October 2014.

Underage Drinking Drug Free Duval Teen Alcohol Booklet  order copies for your school from Sally Finn at Sally@drugfreeduval.org.

 JPEF Mental Health Resources  The Jacksonville Public Education Fund has graciously allowed us to share with our members the attached information flyer of Mental Health Resources available in Jacksonville. Please feel free to post on your own school and/or PTA websites and distribute to your school’s families.   August 21, 2015

Tobacco-Free Jacksonville Coalition, http://www.tobaccofreejacksonville.org/ , Dr. Robert Thomas, Robert.thomas@flhealth.gov, Florida Department of Health in Duval, Division of Nutrition and Chronic Disease, Chair—Harry Reagan – harry.reagan@comcast.net, September 2014

Physical Health

DCPS Vision Services Program by Dot Mathias June 2015  DCPS Vision Screening Program History by Dot Mathias June 12, 2015

Florida KidCare – Insurance, http://www.floridakidcare.org/, Lesley Seaton, Lesley.Seaton@bmcjax.com , 904-202-4052, September 2014

Chiropractor – Sports Heath, Dr. Jake Marshall, Marshall Family Chiropractic, http://maximizedlivingdrmarshall.com/ , mfc.jacksonville@gmail.com, September 2014

General Meetings:

General DCCPTA Meeting, Tuesday, August 29th @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am, hospitality 9:00 -9:30 a.m. meeting 9:30 am. Make sure your PTA/PTSA has a representative. Join us at:
Duval County Public Schools
School Board Building
Cline Auditorium, 1st floor
1701 Prudential Dr
Jacksonville, Florida 32207

PTA – Applications – Forms – Spreadsheets – Samples

Mailing Address:

DCC PTA
P.O. Box 5397
Jacksonville, FL 32247
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