Parent Advisory Council

About Us

PAC Mission

Our mission is to support the efforts of Morning Star Staff by volunteering time and raising funds in order to provide materials, equipment and / or experiences that enhance the educational opportunities provided by the Bozeman School District.

2017-18 Meeting Dates (times vary)

Coffee Chat September 7 (8-9:30, location TBD)

PAC Meetings October 10 (12-1 pm) January 9 (include Kids' Movie Night, 6-7:30 pm) April 24 (8-9 am)

PAC Parent/Kids Movie Nights November 7 @ 6:00-7:30 (math focus) March 27 @ 6:00-7:30 (tech use @ school)


Recent Accomplishments

During the 2016-2017 school year, PAC raised approximately $60,000, which, along with 302 PAC volunteers, enabled:

  •  Library remodel
  • Art integration for all grades
  • New bottle filler/drinking fountain 
  • STEM Days & STEM Expo
  • Holiday Program
  • Winter Ice Rink set up and maintenance
    • Snow blower and firehose 
  • Cultural Celebration
  • In-class programming from outside experts like MOSS and Artsplot
  • Carnival
  • Field trips to Bohart Ranch, Bridger Bowl, Bozeman Opera, Bozeman Symphony, MT Grizzly Encounter, Virginia City, Lewis & Clark Caverns, State Capitol in Helena & more!

Volunteer Opportunities
How to Get Involved

  1. Attend PAC Meetings and PAC Parent Nights
  2. Lead / volunteer at school events
  3. Serve as a PAC officer or committee member

Key Volunteer Opportunities 
PAC Open Leadership Roles for 2017-2018:
Cultural Celebration April 20, 2018 – 1-2 Chairs plus 5 committee members with the following responsibilities:
o Assembly Coordinator: 1 person to coordinate booking an act (like Yamama) for the assembly. Timing: booking before winter break.
o Passport Coordinator: 1 person to oversee the printing of the passports at the printer, and assembly by a team of student leaders / volunteers. Timing: printing takes place on Black Friday; assembly in Spring.
o Registration Coordinator: 1 person to coordinate registration – preparing the registration templates & food templates, and distributing them to parents / coordinator with teachers. Timing: Spring 2018.
o Community Coordinator: 1 person to reach out to various community partners (MSU, other) to encourage exhibits from adults / professionals who have lived in various countries. Timing: Fall 2017.

•Yearbook (throughout year) 
o Photograph Coordinator – 1 person to (a) set up an online folder for event photographers to drop photos into, and (b) follow-up with event photographers before & after the event to ensure photos get taken & posted in a timely manner. (We will add an event photographer in Sign-Up Genius for each event / major field trip).
 o Chair-in-Training – this could be the same person as the Yearbook Photograph Coordinator or it could be a different person, but someone to work alongside Jen Schultz on coordination with the Yearbook vendor, photo selection, and production of the Yearbook.

• After-School STEAM Program (throughout the year)
For the past few years, Laurie White has overseen Crazy 8’s Math, Innovation Station, and Active Imagination classes that take place at Morning Star after-school. Looking for a volunteer (or two) to take Laurie’s place overseeing these programs:
o Handling program registration o Coordinating class instructors & classroom space
o Materials supply / curriculum

• Carnival Chair: 1-2 people to oversee the end-of-school Carnival June 1, 2018 from 5-7pm; could also use committee members with the following responsibilities:
o Game organization & layout o Prize ordering & distribution o Volunteer coordination
o Outside vendor coordination (food trucks, photo booth, etc.)

NOTE: If volunteers are NOT found for the above programs, they WILL NOT run.
Email sara.e.schwerin@gmail.com, s_brechbuhler@msn.com, or kama.werner@gmail.com to learn more.

 
Morning Star PAC Governance (Policies, By-Laws, Procedures)
 
Morning Star PAC Meeting Agendas and Minutes
Contact Us
Name Title Role Email
Sara Schwerin Co-President Manages the PAC  sara.e.schwerin@gmail.com
Sarah Brechbuhler Co-President Manages the PAC  s_brechbuhler@msn.com
Stephen Schultz Treasurer Manages PAC finances  schultzemail@gmail.com
Christina Price
Enrichment Chair
Coordinates enrichment activities
cms1515@hotmail.com
Mollie Pugh
Cultural Enrichment Chair Coordinates cultural activities worldexplorersbozeman@gmail.com
Kama Werner 
Volunteer Coordinator
Coordinates all volunteers
  kama.werner@gmail.com
Andrea Fick
Communications Chair Manages PAC communications
fickx007@umn.edu






Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2017 West Corporation. All rights reserved.