President's Message

Dear JCDS Families,
Welcome to the JCDS Parents' Association! As a parent of a JCDS student, you are automatically members of the Parents' Association.  We hope that you will partner with us as we strive to build community and support the mission of our school.
We have a lot in store for the 2019-2020 school year.
  • The Fall Family Roundup, Book Fair, and Spring Fling will provide fun-filled community-building events for the entire family. Our committee chairs will need many volunteers to plan as well as help the day of the events to ensure they run smoothly.
  • School Picture Day, Vision Screening, Field Day, Teacher Appreciation, and the Uniform Re-sale are other events where we will be looking for volunteers to help plan, as well as work the days of the events.
  • The Yearbook Committee needs people who like taking pictures to help document activities and events at JCDS.
  • We have expanded opportunities to volunteer to help our teachers. You can volunteer to serve as a Homeroom Parent, help in the library, or assist in our fine arts or athletics departments. 
  • Finally, we hope you will consider helping out with “Celebrate JCDS,” our largest event and only fundraiser of the year.  This year the event will be held at JCDS as we kick off the celebration of our 60th anniversary as a school. We will need a lot of parent volunteers to help make it a success.
    I hope you will join us at PA meetings this year.  There are many ways, big and small, to get involved in the PA and we hope you find one that works for you. Most importantly, I hope that the events we plan are fun and meaningful for your students, your family, and the school.
    I am looking forward to a fantastic school year! If you have any questions about the PA, please do not hesitate to contact me.  

    Paige Terry
    President, JCDS Parents' Association
    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 Paige Terry. 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!

    2019-2020 Parents' Association Meetings
    Below is a list of dates for the Parents' Association meetings for the 2019-2020 school year. All JCDS families are welcome and encouraged to attend the PA meetings.
    • Tuesday, August 20 at 8:30 a.m. in the Kelly Fine Arts Center
    • Tuesday, September 24 at 8:15 a.m.
    • Tuesday, November 5 at 8:15 a.m.
    • Tuesday, January 14 at 8:15 a.m.
    • Tuesday, February 11 at 8:15 a.m.
    • Tuesday, March 10 at 8:15 a.m.
    • Tuesday, April 21 at 8:15 a.m.
    • Tuesday, May 12 at 8:15 a.m.
    2019-2020 Parents' Association Events
    • PA Boohoo-Yahoo Coffee & Volunteer Fair: August 14 (7:45 to 9:45 a.m.)
    • Parent Volunteer Training: August 22 (8:15 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.), January 10 (8:15 a.m.)
    • School Pictures: September 17–18, October 15
    • Fall Family Round-Up: October 25
    • Vision Screening: November 12
    • Book Fair: March 5-6
    • Celebrate JCDS: March 28
    • Field Day: April 9-10
    • Teacher Appreciation: April 17
    • Spring Fling: May 8
    • Uniform Re-sale: May 15
    * Please note that all Parent Volunteer training session locations 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.