CONFEDERATION OF PARENT ADVISORY COUNCILS OF SAANICH (C.O.P.A.C.S.)

Brentwood Elementary PAC is a member of COPACS, whose mission is to involve parents/guardians at all levels of the Saanich School District. COPACS members believe that:

Parents/guardians are a valuable resource in education decision-making
Parent / guardian involvement in the child’s education is crucial to the child’s success
Parent / guardian participation is essential to the future of
public education.

PARENTS ADVISORY COUNCIL (P.A.C.)

The Saanich School District welcomes parent and community involvement in District schools. In order to provide guidance and assistance to schools, a representative committee developed a set of District guidelines, which include the following:

• The Parents Advisory Council of a school must be involved in the development and review of guidelines and procedures related to students and the relationships between parents and the school. The review of the guidelines and procedures should occur on a regular basis.

The Brentwood School PAC functions in an advisory capacity to promote effective home / school communication. The PAC works to provide a forum for discussion of school-related matters and encourages parents/guardians of Brentwood students to participate in educational activities and decision-making. The PAC also sponsors guest speakers on various topics of interest to parents and engages in fund raising activities to support students at Brentwood Elementary.
Parents/guardians of children registered at the school are automatically members of the PAC (see our PAC Constitution for a detailed description of PAC bylaws and regulations). The best way to find out what’s happening at the school and add your voice to conversations about our children’s education is to attend PAC meetings. Meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month, alternating between mornings (8:40 a.m.) and evenings (7 p.m.). Be sure to drop in from time to time, even if you can only stay for a while. Preschoolers welcome! Minutes and agendas of PAC meetings are posted on the PAC bulletin board in the front foyer of the school, and in its’ own newsletter (produced as needed).

BRENTWOOD P.A.C. EXECUTIVE 2012-13
President - Christena Beaulac
Vice- President - Kelly Hoffmann
Treasurer - Stephen Clinton
Correspondence Secretary - Sarita Taylor
Recording Secretary - Vacant
COPACS Rep - Rima Munro
Member at Large - Mike Walters, Dana Uhl-Griffiths/Victoria Barr
School Planning Council Representative - Julie Ethier
Past President - Renee Johansson
Safe Arrival Program - Angela Turnbull

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