WELCOME TO BHS AND PAC
Dear Parents and Guardians,
Welcome to Boulder High’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC)*!
Every Boulder High School parent and guardian is automatically a member of PAC. Contributions of parents and guardians enrich our students’ experiences beyond what the state and district offer—significantly enhancing our faculty’s ability to deliver quality curricula. We are organized in a similar way to a PTA. Your enthusiastic support of PAC-sponsored activity reflects the remarkable spirit of our outstanding high school.
Our key objectives are to:
- Augment the ability of faculty and staff to deliver programs and initiatives that inspire and encourage our students to succeed, and
- Facilitate productive communication among Boulder High parents, administration, and teachers.
PAC Supports Key Programs and Initiatives the BHS Budget is Unable to Fund
Examples of PAC’s reach include:
- Online Student Directory – PAC sponsors an on-line student directory that gives you secure access to student information. Families have the opportunity to sign up for this directory during the student check-in process.
- PAC Grants – Each year, through PAC grants, we fund important items like books, calculators, microscopes, software, hardware, and other equipment to support many classroom, club, and schoolwide initiatives. View the complete list of last year’s grant awards here: 2015-2016 Parent Advisory Council Grant Awards.
- E-News – This electronic newsletter, published weekly in both English and Spanish, reaches all BHS families via email, and highlights current and upcoming events at Boulder High.
- Grocery Card Program – When you purchase groceries at participating local stores, including King Soopers, Safeway, Alfalfa’s, and Lucky’s, Boulder High earns 5-7% of proceeds (percentage depends on store). Pick up your grocery card at student check-in, back-to-school night, or at the school’s security desk.
- Staff Appreciation – Meals are provided in acknowledgement of faculty and staff during the fall and spring parent-teacher conferences as well as for special events throughout the year.
- After-prom – This event provides a safe place for students of Boulder and Fairview High Schools to celebrate after their prom.
- Beautify Boulder High – We place great value on the continuing effort to maintain and improve the physical appearance and usability of the school grounds.
- SAC and DAC – Parents and guardians represent Boulder High at regular meetings of the Boulder Valley School District Accountability Committee (DAC) and School Accountability Committee (SAC).
- Reality Check – A panel discussion series is held throughout the year with experts who help educate parents about their students’ lives and experiences.
You can donate using PayPal by clicking the button at right, or by making checks payable to BHS PAC and mailing to: BHS PAC, 1604 Arapahoe, Boulder, CO 80302.
We welcome questions, comments, suggestions… and volunteers.
Again, we wish you an enjoyable summer, and extend our sincerest appreciation for all that our Boulder High School Parents and guardians do.
2016-17 PAC co-chairs, Kate Gardner and Visda Carson
*The BHS Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is a 501(c)3 organization.