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Black Mountain Elementary
Leading with our heart, hands, and head!
Parents
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Parent 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. This 2016-2017 school year, the PAC funding has supported so far our school agendas, the gr. 5's hoodies purchase, technology for our new portable, fun furniture for our Learning Commons' maker space, more books for the classrooms, and parent/teacher educational workshops. PAC volunteers run a very successful weekly hot lunch program, Fruit and Veggie program, One to One Reading program, and Gr. 5 Fundraiser for the year end celebration. 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, Picnic Lunch,Spring Fling, Muffin Welcome Back, Apple Bowl, and the Bike Rodeo. 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.