During the month of February, newly formed geographically based PAC meetings were held in 4 locations. The geographical boundaries for these groups are based on the Board of Education Districts. There will be 4 PACs with this designation, BOE 1, BOE 2, BOE 3&5, BOE 4&6. PACS increase parent and family involvement in their children's education through effective communication and leadership development while empowering and advocating for all families. These groups will elect/select representatives to serve on the District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC). From those attending these meetings a working group was formed to do the planning for future meetings and to begin to work on the Charter, which is a working agreement between the group and MPS.
This month the groups will meet and begin to plan for the April Family and Community Meeting. If you would like to be involved in a working group, let us know and we will share your contact information with the Community Liaison supporting that group.
There will be opportunities to form new advisory councils beginning next fall. These will be affinity groups that support academic and social-emotional success for our students. Start talking with your friends and brainstorm ideas. If you go to the webpage about starting a new PAC, you will find more information.
Learning About Each Other
Our Mission Improve Native Student achievement and graduation rates through academically rigorous culturally responsive instruction, family and student engagement and collaborative partnerships with schools and community.
Our Vision All American Indian students are empowered as lifelong learners to become fully engaged leaders, stewards and citizens.
Connecting Parents to Educational Opportunities (CPEO)
CPEO is a program designed for parents that brings schools, parents, and the community together as equal partners in the education of students. CPEO provides a framework for the creation of a community in which parents and teachers collaborate to transform students' educational environment, both at home and at school, so that all students can achieve their greatest academic potential.
Program runs for a total of 7 weeks with classes occurring one evening each week. Dinner and childcare are provided.
Available for parents of students in the elementary, middle, and high school age ranges.
Program instruction is available in English, Hmong, Spanish, and Somali. Parents are taught in the language of their choice and the facilitators of the program are ethnic and language specific.
Additional CPEO Program available for Native American Families.