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

The Hyalite PAC or parent advisory council is an organization formed by parents, for parents to work in partnering 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 conducts fundraisers and solicits funding and support from community and families 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 Fall Festival and family movie night

  • Parent education and outreach through monthly meetings and speaker presentations on Common Core Math, school safety and more.

  • 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. 

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:

Managing Board

President: Julie Tollefson

Co-President: Beth Casebolt

Secretary: Jennie Card

Treasurer: Craig Johson

Trustees: Greg Lozano, Kirsten Daniels, Abby Turner

Committee Chairs


Color Run:  Ashley Henigman, Greg Lozano

Fun Run: Ashley Henigman, Alyssa Herbst

Box Tops for Education Fundraiser: Ross Lehmann

Square1 Art Fundraiser: Amity Ivy

Logo Apparel: Betsy Pufahl

Lip Sync for Literacy: Jodi Murray, Greg Lozano

Lifetime Photos: Jennie Card

Art Show: Amity Ivy

Missoula Children's Theater: Ally Pitts, Beth Casebolt

Movie Night: Kirsten Daniels

Community Events and Standing Committees

Community Outreach: Libby Hansen, Thrive/Parent Liasion

Staff Appreciation: Anika Damon, Jennifer Sonnichsen

Holiday Decorating: Anika Damon, Jennifer 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.