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 (6-7 pm) April 24 (8-9 am)

PAC Parent/Kids Movie Nights November 7 (math focus) March 27 (tech use @ school)

Recent Accomplishments

During the 2016-2017 school year, PAC raised approximately $60,000, which, along with 30 2PAC volunteers, enabled:

  • 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

  • Fun Run (Sept)
  • Staff Appreciation & Teacher Conferences (Fall & Spring)
  • Holiday Program (Dec)
  • STEM Expo (Jan)
  • STEM Days (September, January & May)
  • Cultural Celebration (April)
  • Carnival (June)
  • Yearbook (throughout)
  • Spiritwear (throughout)
 
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
Kelly Darnell Co-President Manages the PAC  kelly.darnell@charter.net
Stephen Schultz Treasurer Manages PAC finances  schultzemail@gmail.com
Colleen O'Quinn Secretary Maintains PAC minutes  colleen@americawestmt.com
Ashley Bickerstaff Enrichment Chair Coordinates enrichment activities  bickerstaff@bresnan.net
Mollie Pugh Cultural Enrichment Chair Coordinates cultural activities  worldexplorersbozeman@gmail.com
Anne Gibson Volunteer Coordinator Coordinates all volunteers  magnoliacottage.ag@gmail.com
Gerri Lewis Communications Chair Manages PAC communications  gerri.lewis@outlook.com

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