Parent Advisory Committee
The Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) at The Portland Montessori School includes parents of students in our school, teachers and other staff representatives. The PAC’s role is to assist the school in fulfilling its vision and mission. It does this by:
- Supporting and supplementing the operation of the school through fundraising
- Promoting and coordinating our parent volunteer program
- Planning social events and outreach activities
- Recommending initiatives to the Board of Directors
- Assisting with our Annual School Auction
- Organizing and promoting school events
PAC meetings are held monthly (see calendar for dates) at 6:30pm during the school year (September 2016-May 2017). Interested in participating, please email Andrea for available Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) positions at firstname.lastname@example.org
"I have taught in public schools for the past ten years, including six years in kindergarten, and I can attest that Montessori is different, special, and provides an optimum setting for children's growth and development."
"Our son's vocabulary, spelling, reading and social skills have grown by leaps and bounds under the Montessori method."
"Yesterday my second grader added 61 plus 61 in her head and she's zipping through the Harry Potter series. So while the school doesn’t measure her progress with test scores, I can see how much she has learned, but more importantly, I can see and feel her excitement about learning."
"When our son started kindergarten at The Portland Montessori School, his behavior problems stopped almost immediately. That’s because he had interesting, engaging work to do. He’s so proud to show us the work he’s done when we pick him up after school."
"As parents, our ultimate goal is for our child to make independent, healthy and confident choices so he can be a happy and productive person wherever he is in life. We are thankful he is with Miss Jennifer's elementary class and The Portland Montessori School community, where he is developing those traits."