Cultural Enrichment Director
PAC Contact Information:
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.
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.