PAC: Parent Advisory Committee
History: City Garden Parent Involvement
In January 2006, parents of City Garden Montessori preschool students began looking for higher-quality public education in the city. They were highly satisfied with the education their children had received in the preschool years and with the sense of community that they enjoyed there. A Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) was formed to explore the possibility of establishing a charter elementary school that would build upon the strong foundation and the educational approach of CGMS’s preschool in a fully public and inclusive model.
Currently, all parent planning, concerns, and comments should be entrusted to the Parent Advisory Committee, and presented to the Board of Directors by the PAC.
All parents and legal guardians of children attending City Garden Montessori Charter School are members of the Parent Advisory Committee.
PAC Mission Statement
We, as members of the PAC, strive to ensure the continued growth and effectiveness of City Garden through:
-ADVOCACY – Building positive relations with the entire target community, both public and private.
-FUNDRAISING – Supporting CGMS financially, through fundraising efforts, allowing for continuing outstanding Montessori educational experiences.
-COMMUNICATION – Fostering communication between parents, guardians, City Garden staff, administration, and the Board of Directors.