PAC

What is the PAC?

PAC stands for Parent Advisory Council. Every parent or guardian of a child registered in a school has a right, under the School Act, to belong to the PAC. The PAC has an elected executive and numerous committees, who report to the rest of the parents. Chilliwack Middle School Parent Advisory Council is NOT a forum for the discussion of personnel, students, parents or other individual members of the school community.

The purpose is to advise the principal and staff on parent views on any matter relating to the school-programs, policies or other matters, to direct parents towards resources available for concerns and/or complaints. In other words, the true role of our PAC is that of an advisor to the school and a vehicle for ensuring effective two-way communication between the school and the parent community.

This PAC does not do fundraising. All funds distributed by this PAC currently come from Provincial Gaming Funds.

The PAC is for parent's support, for communication between the teachers, parents and the students. It has been shown that students that parents that are involved in their child's education achieve higher grades and have better homework and study skills. The principal, liaison, students and community members may be invited to attend meetings.

The PAC enabled under the School Act, provides a venue for parents to advise the school on any matter. Parents that get involved find out what is happening in their school and are able to provide input to ensure that the school meets the needs, not only of their child, but all children.

PAC Executive for the 2015-2016 School Year

  • President:  Christine Byers
  • Vice President:  Karen Derksen
  • Secretary:  Gord Byers
  • Treasurer:  Tonya Waldock
     
  • Why should I come to a PAC meeting?

  • To find out what is going on in your child's school and to have some input.
  • To socialize with other parents and staff.
  • To feel connected to the school as a whole, not just to your child's class or teachers.
  • To help enhance your child's educational experience.

How often are PAC meetings held?

The PAC meets on the second Wednesday of every month. All PAC meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the CMS Library.  Remember, anyone can attend the monthly PAC meetings – you don’t need to have a position on the PAC to attend. New faces and ideas are always welcome.

The PAC has supported CMS students by:

  • Purchasing computers for classrooms
  • Purchasing outdoor sports equipment for lunch time use
  • Purchasing additional library books to support the school goal of literacy
  • Purchased uniforms for sport teams
  • Purchased canopies to use at sporting events
  • Purchased camping equipment for the Outdoor Club to use
  • Purchased a digital camera for the school

 

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Chilliwack Middle School PAC 

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