Welcome From Your Smith PAC

The Smith School Parent Advisory Council (PAC) membership includes every parent/guardian in our school community.  The PAC strengthens the partnership between the school staff and our families by:

•acting as a bridge to enhance communication between school and home
•helping all of our families feel comfortable and welcome
•providing additional enrichment resources to advance student learning

Officers

Co-Presidents

Denise Hanas
Jennifer Piscitello

Treasurer

Janice Rinella

Secretary

Kristen Poto

Cultural Enrichment Directors

Jamie Brogna
Janice Rinella

DEEP Representative

Richard Stoney

PAC Contact Information:

smithschoolpac@gmail.com

 

Goals

Goal: Continue to Promote Health & Fitness

  • Host Family Health & Fitness Night again this spring.
  • Schedule another “Bike to School Day” this year.
  • Encourage healthy snack and lunch choices and incorporate “Healthy Snack Days.”

Goal: Continue to Promote Recycling and “Going Green”

  • Decrease paper use and increase use of email.
  • Encourage student’s environmental awareness and involvement in “going green.”
  • Explore other ways the school community could become “greener.”

Goal: Continue to Support Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

  • Encourage anti-bullying at school, at home, and throughout the community.

Goal: Continue to Promote Smith School pride and spirit

  • Provide each incoming Kindergarten and all new students with a stuffed Smith School bulldog and offer them to the rest of the school community.
  • Offer apparel sales at multiple times during the school year and expand items available.
  • Strengthen school pride and spirit with “Pride Day(s),” where students and faculty wear school colors and/or apparel.
Meeting Dates and Minutes 2016-2017
Cultural Enrichment

It is the tradition of the Parent Advisory Council to sponsor the school’s Cultural Enrichment Program. A significant portion of the funds raised by the PAC is dedicated to this important endeavor.

Once a month, our children will be exposed to meaning- ful and enriching cultural programs through a variety of performances in the areas of music, art, storytelling, dance, drama, history, science & nature, and much more. Our Cultural Enrichment Programs enhance the educational experience, exposing our children to other cultures and helping them to be more tolerant and open to learn- ing more about other cultures. They will also learn to ex- press themselves creatively, improve their self confidence, and promote further engagement in school.

This year we have again made an effort to provide each grade with an opportunity to experience a grade-specific, curriculum-related enrichment program in addition to the monthly programs. Presentations to a smaller number of children gives each child better access to the performer or presenter for questions and discussions.

CONTACT:

Jamie Brogna (781) 592-2965
jamie_brogna@verizon.net

Janice Rinella (617) 584-7794
rinella.j@comcast.net

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