President's Message

Greetings JCDS parents!

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, I know we can all agree that we had a strange and unpredictable ending to the spring semester! Together, we all adapted to our new normal: our faculty and administration worked tirelessly to transition us to remote learning, our children met the challenge of adjusting to new routines, and we parents added “teacher” to our new responsibilities at home. I’m sure I am speaking for most of you when I express my renewed appreciation for our wonderful teachers and gratitude for all that JCDS provides for our children on a daily basis! Everything from Art, Music, Spanish, STEM, PE, Library, Dance, Band, Chorus, various enrichment activities, and school-wide family events all contribute to the JCDS experience we all value. 

As we start the 60th Anniversary year of JCDS, your Parents’ Association is planning (with some modifications) the upcoming year’s calendar of events. Of course, the health and safety of our students and families will always be our top priority, so we’ve created a flexible schedule that can easily adapt to any new developments and recommendations set forth by state and local authorities. Although things may look a bit different at the start of the school year, the most important things will remain the same: our commitment to providing the best education for our children in a safe, nurturing environment, while creating a strong community in our school for the families that belong to it.

We would love to have you involved in any way, big or small. All help is appreciated! Additionally, I hope you will plan to attend our PA meetings during the school year. We meet once a month, beginning in August, to discuss planned events and hear updates from faculty and administration on a range of topics.  Please watch the PA News for updated information.

Best Regards and Go Sharks!
 

Holly Kobrin
PA President 2020-2021
 
Newsletter Submissions
Please send any notices, event announcements, or other items you would like included in the PA weekly e-newsletter to Parents' Association President Holly Kobrin. Please email the information no later than noon of the Monday 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. Please mark your calendars and stay involved!

2020 - 2021 Parents' Association Meetings
Below is a list of dates for the Parents' Association meetings for the 2020-2021 school year. All JCDS families are welcome and encouraged to attend the PA meetings.
 
2020-2021 Meetings
  • Tuesday, August 18 at Noon (Zoom)
  • Tuesday, September 22
  • Tuesday, October 20
  • Tuesday, November 17
  • Tuesday, January 12
  • Tuesday, February 9
  • Tuesday, March 16
  • Tuesday, April 20
  • Tuesday, May 18
 
2020-2021 Parents' Association Events
Please watch the PA News and The Shark Weekly for updates regarding all events!

Parent Volunteer Training August 21 (8:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.) (Zoom)
October 9 (8:15 a.m.)
January 15 (8:15 a.m.)
 
School Pictures September 15 – 16, October 13
 
Fall Family Nights (various dates, watch for Zoom invites!)
 
Book Fair March 4 - 5

JCDS 60th Anniversary Celebration March 27
 
Field Day April 1 - 2
 
Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon April 16

Spring Fling May 7
 
Uniform Resale May 21
 

* Please note that all Parent Volunteer training session locations, and or Zoom links, will be announced in The Shark Weekly.
 
Located In Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Country Day School is a private school for Pre-K 3 through 6th grade. JCDS prepares students for a healthy and productive lifetime of intellectual exploration, character development, and social responsibility.