involvement continues to be welcomed and visible on daily basis at Black
Mountain School. Parents help with in-class learning activities, special events
and field trips on a regular basis. Our PAC is actively
involved in supporting school programs and special events via a wealth of
fundraising initiatives. Over the years, the PAC funding have supported so far our school agendas, the gr. 5's hoodies purchase, more books for the classrooms, and teacher funds for class projects.
PAC volunteers run a very successful weekly hot lunch
program, Fruit and Veggie program, and One to One Reading program. Our Parent Advisory Council meets on a monthly
basis and supports school programs and special
trips. At Black Mountain Elementary
we are all about making 'home' connections, and embracing 'school' connections
for the whole family. In our school learning community, we pride ourselves with
a caring, and safe classroom environment, where we all work collaboratively
with the students' best interest in mind. Parents support our teamwork and
leadership initiatives by attending monthly PAC meeting, executive PAC meeting, and
COPAC meetings. Further, they volunteer at
our Terry Fox Run, Community events, Apple Bowl, and PlayDays. They play a
critical role in helping set our goals, working with the school, and specifically supporting our literacy goal by volunteering their
time and energy in operating our book fair, and aiding in classroom reading
sessions. They assist with our kindergarten orientation program. Further, they
support our initiatives for promoting healthy schools (eg. Fruit and Vegetable
Programs, 'Choose Most' menu items for hot lunch days, and the Milk program).
It is hoped that we continue to encourage and motivate the less active parents
to play an integral part in our school culture, and to educate all our
community members about our growth goals at Black Mountain Elementary.