What is the PAC?
The Willows Parent Advisory Council (PAC) consists of any and all parents with a child enrolled at Willows. There is no limit to the role this group can play in the context of this learning community. Our goal is to have an adequately resourced, equipped and engaged school community so as to enhance the educational, physical and emotional development of our children. We listen, discuss, advise, inform, support, serve, contribute, and engage in many aspects of school life.
- Willows PAC is a fundraising-free zone. Instead we operate a PAC Contribution program, which has yearly raised $10,000 – 14,000 with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the school. This has saved countless hours of volunteer and teacher time, and has restricted the commercialization of our school.
- Willows PAC supports each classroom with a yearly allotment of funds to make purchases to support classroom learning at the teacher’s discretion. Each child is also allotted a dollar amount to defray field trip costs.
- We also fund: the computerized call back system, home reading books, library books, Fine Arts performances, playground leadership training, author talks, the music program, outdoor play equipment, bike safety initiatives and student recognition.
- We aim to have every parent connected in some aspect of the learning community of their child. These opportunities benefit greatly the long term achievement of all our children. Community building at every level is a PAC priority.
The PAC Constitution and Bylaws is available here: