Parent Action Committee

Volunteerism & Community Engagement

News & Updates

Purpose & Overview

Engagement Opportunities

Additional Information

News & Updates

An Update from the PAC Transition Team

Last Updated: Friday, July 29, 2022 at 10:20 AM

Dear City Garden Families,

We hope you all are enjoying your summer vacations! As many may know, City Garden Montessori School works in collaboration with the Parent Action Committee (PAC), whose mission is to support City Garden Montessori School through volunteering, committee work, and community engagement.

Over the last two years, COVID-19 has imposed tremendous challenges on our school community. In fact, the very nature and existence of PAC had to be put on pause, or entirely reimagined, as City Garden navigated life through the pandemic.

As we excitingly enter this new school year, we hope to support a PAC “reset” by electing a new PAC Leadership Committee and garnering interest in committee roles. See our timeline below.

1. Parents/guardians may submit PAC Leadership Committee nominations online via this  PAC Leadership Committee Nomination Form between now and August 15 at 5:00 PM. There you can also read more about the positions.

2. All nominees must then fill out the PAC Election Candidate Bio Form between August 15 and August 19 at 5:00 PM (which will be shared later), the results of which will be shared with the parent community ahead of final voting. Think of this as a means of telling your story and sharing your platform!

3. Electronic voting will open on Monday, August 22 and close on Friday, August 26 at 5:00 PM, and the elected board will be announced in the Principal Newsletters on Sunday, August 28 at 3:00 PM.

Are you interested in serving on a committee, as a member, co-chair, or chair? Visit this PAC Committee Interest Form to learn more and indicate your interest! Once elected, the PAC Leadership Committee will help to get folks placed in roles.

Join us for Zoom Happy Hours to chat more about PAC, ask questions, and get to know other interested parents and guardians. Register here to access dates and Zoom links!

Please let us know if you have any questions, and thank you for your time!

In partnership,

The PAC Transition Team

Current Parent

Paige McClellan
paigemcclellan@gmail.com

Karlynnta Oredugba
koredugba@gmail.com

Brianne Serdar
brianne.serdar@gmail.com

Adriano Udani
udania@umsl.edu

Alumni Parents

Kim Dixon
kimbotstl@gmail.com

Nyree Thomas
MACSQUEEN@yahoo.com

Purpose & Overview

Mission

The mission of the Parent Action Committee is to support City Garden Montessori School through volunteering, committee work, and community engagement.

Membership & Structure

All parents and legal guardians of children attending City Garden Montessori School are automatically members of the Parent Action Committee (PAC). All levels of involvement are appreciated!

PAC is then comprised of the following,  committees:

1. Leadership Committee
2. Anti-Bias, Antiracism (ABAR) Committee
3. Arts Committee
4. Athletics Committee
5. Classroom and Guide Committee
6. Outdoor Space Committee
7. Social Engagement Committee

Engagement Opportunities

Leadership Committee

The mission of the PAC LC is to provide organizational leadership, support the needs of committees, and facilitate collaboration and communication between families and City Garden staff. This committee is comprised of the following individuals (please click the positions to learn more).
1. President
2. Vice President
3. Secretary
4. Treasurer
5. Committee Chairs & Co-Chairs
6. Immediate Past President  

To read more about the PAC Leadership Committee, please click here.

To nominate yourself for a PAC Leadership Committee position, please click here!

Anti-Bias, Antiracism (ABAR) Committee

The mission of the Anti-Bias, Anti-Racism (ABAR) Committee is to support City Garden in fulfilling its commitments to creating an anti-biased school culture, fostering involvement of all parents and guardians, and implementing programming that increases cultural awareness, knowledge, and competence. The goal is to build a welcoming, inclusive climate that promotes and affirms the diversity of our school and community.

To express interest in an Anti-Bias, Antiracism (ABAR) Committee position, please click here!

Arts Committee

The mission of the Arts Committee is to bring more art of all forms to the students at City Garden. This includes but is not limited to dance, music, visual arts, literature, film, design, fashion, hair styling etc.

To express interest in an Arts Committee position, please click here!

Athletics Committee

The mission of the Sports Committee is to support the Athletic Director in our new expanding Sports Program for the students.

To express interest in an Athletics Committee position, please click here!

Classroom and Guide Support Committee

The mission of the committee is to support specific classroom needs determined by each guide. The room parents for each classroom work in conjunction with the guides to communicate these needs to all parents in the classroom through emails and/or Sign Up Genius.  All room parents are automatically on this committee. Parents, grandparents, and outside volunteer groups support this committee. The committee is also responsible for organizing appreciation days for the guides and support staff. Meetings take place on an as needed basis throughout the school year.

To express interest in a Classroom and Guide Support Committee position, please click here!

Outdoor Space Committee

The mission of the Outdoor Space Committee is to support the maintenance of our gardens and grounds.

To express interest in a Outdoor Space Committee position, please click here!

Social Engagement Committee

The mission of the Social Engagement committee is to build community through social events throughout the year. They aim to develop and maintain relationships between individuals and families in our school community. The committee puts on several events for the school and its families. These events are free to attend. Chairs meet with social event chairs throughout the year on an as needed basis.

To express interest in a Social Engagement Committee position, please click here!

Additional Information

The History of the PAC Leadership Committee

Click below to learn about the The History of the PAC Leadership Committee.

The History of the PAC Leadership Committee

End of Year PAC-LEC Committee Report

Click below to read the End of Year PAC-LEC Committee Report.

End of Year PAC-LC Committee Report

Meeting Minutes

Please click the buttons below to access the most recent PAC Leadership Committee Minutes.

PAC-LC Mtg Minutes 9.14.20
PAC-LC Mtg Minutes 6.22.20
PAC-LC Mtg Minutes 3.9.20
PAC-LC Mtg Minutes 2.10.20
PAC-LC Mtg Minutes 1.13.20
PAC-LC Mtg Minutes 12.9.19
PAC-LC Mtg Minutes 11.11.19
PAC-LC Mtg Minutes 10.7.19