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5th Grade Hyalite Canyon hike supported by Color Run fitness funds


The Hyalite Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is an organization run by parents and guardians who work to partner with our school and community to enrich and enhance our children’s educational experience at Hyalite Elementary School. 

To accomplish these goals, the Hyalite PAC seeks volunteer support from community and families as well as conducts fundraisers with proceeds to be spent on:

  • Classroom enrichment grants including field trips, unique experiences, and classroom materials.

  • Community building through free and low-cost family events and programming such as family movie night

  • Parent education, outreach, and speaker presentations through monthly newsletters and Community PAC Meetings

  • School improvement in the form of both curriculum enhancement like art, language and STEAM programs and facilities improvement like playground equipment, sculptures and more.

  • Outreach to families in need through food drives, snack milk donations and more.

To see what we accomplished last year including our fundraising and budget goals, check out our annual report

What are we working on this year?

Implementing consistent art education, bringing Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS) lessons into classrooms, building a new playground web and shade structure

Check out our newsletters from 2021/22:

Our current Board members and PAC positions are listed below.  THANK YOU to these parents for all they have done and are doing to help us reach our goals:

Volunteer Board

President: Abby Turner

Vice President: Stephanie Spencer

Secretary: Tracie Weiss

Treasurer: Becca Ritter

Trustees: Jen Sonnichsen, Sarah Steward, 

Whitney Miller

Committee Chairs

Fun Run: Alyssa Herbst

Hiker Weekend: Becca Ritter

Square1 Art Fundraiser: Jen Sonnichsen

Apparel: Julie Parseghian

Lip Sync for Literacy: Abby Turner

Arts: Megan Hansen

Movie Night: Tracie Weiss

STEAM Club: Becca Ritter

Staff Appreciation: Jen Sonnichsen

Holiday Decorating: Jen Sonnichsen

Any parent is welcome at any board meeting at any time and do not need to hold a position to participate.  In fact, all of the above committee chairs would love your help if you see something you might be interested in doing!  Please check the calendar for our next work session or membership meeting, sign up to volunteer or reach out with your concerns and ideas.

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