What is the PAC?
The Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is made up of all of the parents/guardians with children attending the school. With a child attending the school you are automatically in the PAC. That means you are welcome and encouraged to share your ideas by attending PAC meetings, volunteering, or contacting anyone on the PAC contact list.
The PAC is involved in fund raising, safety programs, and generally enriching the school experience for students.
While working closely with the school principal and teachers, the PAC is an independent committee of volunteer parents.
What is the PAC’s goal?
The PAC’s goal is to communicate and cooperate with the School, the School Board, and Parents to advance the education of the students at school. For example: organize activities and events for the benefit of the school community. The following are just a few of the activities that parents help organize:
- Fruit & Veggie Program
- Traffic & Safety Volunteers
- Field Trips
- Gym Nights
- Sports Box Organization
- Special Performances for the Kids
See the PAC Activities list to get a better idea of the activities the parent volunteers make happen.
When does the PAC meet?
PAC meetings are held according to the following schedule. All PAC meetings will take place online via Zoom (a link will be sent 2-5 days prior to the meeting).
General Meeting durations depend on the topics on the agenda, typically meetings are approximately 1 hour in duration. Please feel free to email any agenda item suggestions to the Sperling PAC Chair at email@example.com
Who attends PAC meetings?
The PAC Executive are the core volunteers (they have specific roles i.e. Treasurer), the school principal, interested parents, guest presenters, and sometimes teachers.
5 Good Reasons to Volunteer
- You want to be “in-the-know” regarding your child’s education
- You want to be an influence on the school community that influences your child/children
- You want to get to know more people at the school
- You want to know more about the school
- You want to make a difference
PAC Member Info
Handouts that were presented by the District PAC. Please click on the link to read more:
Does parent fund raising contribute to the School’s budget?
No, funds raised by the PAC are held separately and used to support parent run programs and to buy equipment and supplies for the library, music room, playground, and class rooms. PAC fundraising allows the PAC to buy supplies and equipment for the emergency kits stored through the school. PAC fund raising also allows the PAC to bring in outside speakers for special presentations to parents and students. The PAC maintains its own budget and the PAC decides on how the money is used.
What is the purpose of the PAC web site?
This website is a source of information for the École Sperling School community. We post information about upcoming events, minutes from PAC meetings and more.
Is the PAC website the same as the School District website?
No, the PAC website is independent of the School District website. The PAC website is maintained by a parent volunteer.
How often is the PAC website updated?
The PAC website is maintained by a parent volunteer who’s goal is to keep it as up to date as possible. New material is usually added the same day as it is received. Please excuse any delays, and understand it will be attended to as soon as time permits. Feel free to check back frequently for new information.
How do I make a suggestion or comment on the Sperling PAC website?
Please feel free to send any suggestions or comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org