5th Grade Hyalite Canyon hike supported by Fun Run Fundraising
WHAT IS THE PAC?
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 funding for field trips, unique experiences, and classroom materials.
Community building through free and low-cost family events and programs such as family movie night
Parent education, outreach, and speaker presentations through newsletters and Parent 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, gift cards, snack donations and more.
To see what we accomplished last year including our fundraising and spending, check out our 2022-23 annual report.
What are we working on this year?
Implementing consistent art education, bringing Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS) and Montana Science Center lessons into classrooms, building a new playground structure, appreciating our teachers, welcoming new students and families, and more ...
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:
President: Stephanie Spencer
Vice President: Whitney Miller
Secretary: Sarah Steward
Treasurer: Becca Ritter
Trustees: Sam Pierce, Krista Pancich,
Fun Run: Becca Ritter
Hiker Weekend: Becca Ritter
Apparel: Julie Parseghian
Lip Sync for Literacy: OPEN
Movie Night: Tracie Weiss
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.