DCCPTA’s President’s Newsletter February 2024

DCCPTA’s President’s Newsletter February 2024

Hello Advocates,

As we recognize the critical role that parents and teachers play in shaping the future of our society, I want to take the time to commend all local PTAs and PTSAs for your dedication to creating a positive learning environment for all children. We encourage you to continue your efforts in developing strong partnerships between parents, community stakeholders and educators, advocating for the needs of our schools, and promoting the well-being of our learners. Your work is instrumental in creating a wonderful educational experience for all students, and I am confident that together, we are making lasting impact on the future of our nation.

This month we will celebrating Founders Day at our General meeting on February 27th.

“DID YOU KNOW?” Historically PTA Has Been Instrumental In:

  • Seat Belts
  • Kindergarten
  • Polio Vaccines
  • Bicycle Helmets
  • Child Labor Laws
  • School Bus Safety
  • Public Health Services
  • Enacting A Juvenile Justice System
  • Promoting The Dangers of Smoking
  • Supporting The Family & Medical Leave Act
  • Developing Content Based TV Ratings System
  • Working For Increased Public School Funding
  • Creating Hot Lunch Programs in Public Schools
  • Standardizing School Checkups & Immunization Program
  • And so much more! https://floridapta.org/what-we-stand-for/

Information from Florida PTA

Florida PTA Leadership Convention

Call for Workshops! Do you have an idea for an interesting and engaging workshop for

Leadership Convention? Please fill out this form by March 15th!

Call for Volunteers! We depend on our volunteers to make Leadership Convention an exciting experience. Whether you have volunteered with us before, or this will be your first time, we welcome you to the hive. Volunteers will be provided a complimentary registration for Leadership Convention. Don’t delay, SIGN UP TODAY!

Graduating Seniors
Each year, Florida PTA offers graduating High School Seniors scholarship opportunities.

Florida PTA raises funds at our events, solicits donations, as well as monies from the Honorary State Life Memberships, to support the Scholarship Fund.  Donations can be made at any time. The Deadline is February 29, 2024

Please click here for detailed information and to apply.

Local Units
Local units who have not submitted officers for the 2023-24 year please do so:


Have you had elections yet?


If you have already submitted officers for 2023-24 and just need to make a change:


Updates from National PTA

February (all month long!)

In honor of Black History Month, learn about the history of the month and find out how to observe in your community.

February 28th

Register to join Walmart at 7:30 p.m. EST on Zoom to learn about the free one-year
Walmart Business+ membership for PTAs available until March 31 and resources to
help PTAs celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week.

We translated our Healthy Minds materials into Spanish, Tagalog, Somali and Mandarin! Which language are you excited about or which language do you hope to see us add to the list? Find multilingual resources.

Together Everyone Achieves More.

Tiffanie Graham
Duval County Council of PTAs and PTSAs

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