• Parent Advisory Council Meeting Minutes 10-20-17

    West Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting

    Present:  Carol Best—principal, Alice Finch—3rd grade parent, Vaishali Kukreja—2nd and 5th grade parent, Erik Viafore—kindergarten and 4th grade parent, Jennifer Crespi—kindergarten and 2nd grade parent, Robin Farrish—PTSA representative and 4th grade parent, Tracy Drinkwater MI School Board

    • Reviewed purpose of PAC
    • Agreed on annual Norms of Operation and By-Laws (slight change to By-Laws: Article V.C.1 change ten working days to 1 week)
    • Agreed that emails can be published on school website to allow for ease of communication with community
    • Reviewed and discussed school data and how it reflects on School Improvement Plan for SY 16-17
    • Discussed ideas for areas that can be improved upon for School Improvement Plan for SY 17-18
      • Consider adding a Facebook page to increase the communication of efforts the school is undertaking to promote equity and inclusiveness
    • Discussed walk/bus zones for West Mercer (particularly those that involve West Mercer Way and the on-going construction project)
    • Discussed plans for new family engagement opportunities
      • Parent Playground
      • Family Literacy Night
    • Discussed concerns regarding volunteer training that must be completed prior to parents joining the Parent Playground activity
    • Additional discussion items (brought forward by PAC members):
      • 2nd grade parents concern re: Homework Choice Board
      • Interest in Family Math Night

    Calendar for remaining meetings (all to be held on Friday’s from 10-11, the remaining to immediately follow Principal’s Coffee to be held at 9:30:

    • Friday, 12/8 from 10-11
    • Friday, 3/23 from 10-11
    • Friday, 5/18 from 10-11



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