Parent Action Committee

Volunteering, Committee Work, & Community Engagement

Bylaws & Information

Committee Opportunities

Executive Officers

Meeting Minutes

Bylaws & Information

Mission

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

PAC 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.

Committees

There are currently 5 PAC subcommittees; the PAC ABAR Subcommittee, the Arts Committee, the Classroom and Guide Committee, the Social Engagement Committee, as well as the PAC Leadership Committee.  Each committee has an acting chair or co-chairs. Committees each have a school liaison for support and guidance with committee work.

Committee Opportunities

PAC ABAR (Anti-Bias, Antiracism) 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.

Learn more about the ABAR Committee!

PAC 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.

Learn more about the Arts Committee!

PAC 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.

Learn more about the Arts Committee!

PAC 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.

Learn more about the Social Engagement Committee!

PAC Leadership Committee
(PAC-LC)

The PAC LC consists of the elected PAC officers, the subcommittee chairs, the past president and the member at large. The school principal acts as the school liaison to the PAC-Leadership Committee.  This committee has regularly scheduled monthly PAC Leadership Committee business meetings during the school year. The meetings are open to all parents to attend. The first 15 minutes of every PAC-Leadership Committee business meeting is open to public comment (unless in closed session). The remainder of the meeting is agenda specific. Parents are welcome to the business part of the meeting but may not take part in the discussions or voting. The purpose of the PAC-Leadership Committee is to make our PAC volunteer group stronger and support the Administration, Teachers, and Families of City Garden Montessori School.  Chairs report out committee work at our meetings, share resources, work with the school to assess areas that might need volunteer work, and communicate our actions to the parent body in the PAC newsletters and quarterly All Parent PAC Meetings and/or Socials.

Learn more about the Leadership Committee!

Executive Officers

President

The President shall:

1. Preside over all general meetings of the PAC and the monthly PAC-LC Business meetings
2. Meet regularly with the PAC-Leadership Committee liaison, the school principal, to discuss ways in which the PAC can help support the school
3. Prepare each meeting’s agenda
4. Ensure there is a chair for each PAC subcommittee at the beginning of the school year
5. Appoint a PAC member to fill any vacancies that occur on the Leadership Committee  
6. Submit PAC-Leadership Committee school calendar submissions and updates for the PAC section of the school website
7. Appoint Special Subcommittees as needed

Vice President

The Vice President shall:

1. Perform the duties of the President in his/her absence, resignation, or inability to serve
2. Meet regularly with the President to discuss the PAC-Leadership Committee work
3. Review the By-laws annually and propose changes to the general membership for voting with input from the PAC-Leadership Committee

Secretary

The Secretary shall:

1. Take minutes of the PAC-Leadership Committee business meetings
2. Provide meeting minutes to the school administrative liaison for publication on the school website
3. Compile the monthly PAC-Leadership Committee newsletter/minutes.
4. Be responsible for maintaining an electronic file of PAC-Leadership Committee business meeting agendas, business meeting minutes, committee flyers, and all other essential records, including By-laws, which shall be transferred to the succeeding Secretary
5. Post notice of upcoming meetings & agenda

Treasurer

The Treasurer shall:

1. Collect and audit all expenses from each PAC subcommittee
2. Report out the year to date PAC expenses each month at the PAC Leadership business meeting
3. Reconcile any PAC committee expense report discrepancies with the school accountant
4. Create the yearly PAC budget for the following school year with the input from the PAC-Leadership Committee
5. Submit any monies collected by PAC to the appropriate party

* All executive officers are encouraged to participate in ABAR training prior to, or during their term in office.  Officers should have a commitment to the ABAR work and mission of the school.

It is the responsibility of all out going officers to meet with and train incoming officers on the basic operations of the volunteer position before the end of the year.

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-LEC Committee Report

Leadership Encouragements & Expectations

All executive officers are encouraged to participate in ABAR training prior to, or during their term in office.  Officers should have a commitment to the ABAR work and mission of the school.

It is the responsibility of all out going officers to meet with and train incoming officers on the basic operations of the volunteer position before the end of the year.

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