President's Message

Dear JCDS Families,

Whether you are an existing family or a family that is new to JCDS, now is a great time to get involved. The PA has volunteer opportunities available for everyone.

Here are a just a few of the ways you can get involved:

Participate in our classroom volunteer program. This program provides many opportunities for your direct involvement in your child's classroom, before and after school music programs, and even helping with the arts and sciences!

You may also volunteer for various fundraising and social events that the PA sponsors throughout the year such as the Gala, the Book Fair, and the Fall Carnival. And, in May, we will honor our wonderful faculty and staff with our teacher/staff appreciation luncheon.

We hope you will also plan to attend our family-oriented events during the year such as the Back to School Carnival and our spring event. The PA is a great way to get involved, make friends, support the school, and to get to know your JCDS family a little better.

Here’s to an amazing school year!

Jennifer Brown
President, JCDS Parents' Association
Shark Weekly Submissions
Please send any notices, event announcements, or other items you would like included in the Shark Weekly — our weekly school-wide email newsletter — to Parents' Association President, Jennifer Brown.  Please email the information no later than noon of the Wednesday before it is to be published. Thank you.

Meetings and Events

The Jacksonville Country Day School Parents' Association (PA) meets regularly and holds several events during the school year. All parents are welcome to attend PA meetings and all families are invited to PA events (although the Gala is a parents-only evening). Please mark your calendars and stay involved!

2017-18 Parents' Association Meetings
Below is a list of dates for the Parents' Association meetings for the 2017-18 school year. All meetings will be held in the Smith Center conference room A at the listed times. All JCDS families are welcome and encouraged to attend the PA meetings.
  • Tuesday, January 9 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, February 13 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 6 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 10 at 8:30 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 8 at 8:30 a.m.
2017-18 Parents' Association Events
  • Back to School Carnival: September 15
  • Parent Volunteer Training: September 7 & January 12
  • School Pictures: September 12-13, October 18
  • Vision Screening: November 2
  • Book Fair: March 8-9
  • PA Ladies Night: March 14
  • Gala: April 7
  • Field Day: April 13
  • Spring Fling: May 4
  • Uniform Re-sale: May 18

*Teacher Appreciation Fall, Winter, and April Luncheons: TBD
Please note that all Parent Volunteer training sessions will be held in the library unless otherwise noted.
Located In Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Country Day is a Private School for Grades Pre-K - 6. JCDS is dedicated to academic excellence, as well as developing character and healthy lifestyles.