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Parent Managed Cohorts- PMCs
• Parent Managed Cohorts (PMCs) are groups (cohorts) that are the organizational engines of our school, running under the Parent Advisory Council (PMC). Parents with similar interests and skills are grouped into cohorts that manage most of the school’s non-administrative functions. If you are interested in joining a PMC, please contact the chairperson via email.
Kerry De La Rionda email@example.com
Sabrina Monney firstname.lastname@example.org
The Community Outreach PMC focuses on Community Engagement through Participation in activities that promote BRIDGES to the local Conejo Valley and surrounding areas at large, including community events, Parent Information Meetings and Classroom/Campus Tours during the Open Application period. This PMC also communicates information about BRIDGES via various Public Relations mediums (print media, radio, e-newsletters, etc.).
The Community Outreach PMC additionally strives to optimize connections within BRIDGES' own learning community through social events and fun-draisers.
The Green Team Silvana Zucca email@example.com
Mission statement: The Green Team PMC will help make BRIDGES a clean, healthy, safe, and happy place through recycling and sustainability awareness, homemade cleaning supplies, and many sustainable habits and products used on campus and at home.
We have 23 members, however, only a core group of 5 are coming to meetings, accomplishing tasks, etc. So if there are others who are truly interested, we would love to have them on our team!
Garden Marie McClain firstname.lastname@example.org
In our school garden classroom, our goal is to be an environmentally sustainable garden that teaches students to grow, harvest, prepare and eat vegetables from the garden. Working in the garden helps kids become more engaged in healthy eating, exercising more and connecting with their environment and each other.
We need a “Garden Team” to plan and develop our new garden space, fundraise and write grants, deliver donated materials to the school, share your experience with tools and construction, teach kids in the garden during class time, sign up for weekend and summer maintenance and many more opportunities that will be ongoing throughout the school year.
Sign up to be a part of BRIDGES Garden PMC!
Catherine Hackney (free money rewards) - email@example.com
Cindy Morrow (general school fundraising/events) - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fundraising PMC organizes all fundraising hosted by the PAC. PAC has a goal to raise a minimum of $40,000 for the next school year. Fundraising PMC needs members! Please contact Cindy Morrow to join!
Food Melissa Brisbois email@example.com
Meetings are held on a regular basis to facilitate activities that support the school's Healthy Food Agreement.
We are always looking for new members. If you are unable to attend the meetings, but would like to be involved in our PMC, please contact Melissa via email.
Grant Writing - LEADER NEEDED
Do you have an interest in bringing more money to our school? Do you like to work with numbers or write creatively or technically? Does the idea that Bridges’ could leverage dollars from foundations both nationally and locally sound like something you’d like to be a part of? Do you have an hour or two you could volunteer each week at home on your own time? If so……please consider joining the Grant Writing PMC!
The Grant Writing PMC’s main purpose is to research and write grants to help maximize local and national resources as well as finding additional funding for supporting long-range programs for the community of BRIDGES Charter School.
To do this we are in need of additional help! It is not necessary to know how to write grants. Help is needed to research available grants, collect data to support our ideas and then finally write the grant proposal in preparation for submission.
Additionally, if you work for a company that has a charitable foundation or a matching program, please let us know. Your knowledge and contacts may prove to be invaluable in securing grants.
We would be most appreciative of your gift of time. As the saying goes, "Many hands make light work." There are so many things we would like to accomplish, please consider helping us. Thank you!
Performing Arts - Laura Rank firstname.lastname@example.org
The Performing Arts PMC has been established to ensure that all students at BRIDGES have an opportunity to develop and enhance their creative skills through various performing art forms including music, drama, singing, dancing and more. The PMC will help coordinate Performing Arts activities such as Talent Nights, Winter and Spring Music Concerts, plays, and All District Choir and Band Concerts.
We meet the first Wednesday of every month at 8am in room 11. If you or your child is interested in the Performing Arts please join us!
Library - Cassie Moungey email@example.com
The BRIDGES Library PMC handles classroom and library books and other instructional media, in concert with BRIDGES faculty and staff. We have three main goals:
1. To obtain selected books/media for BRIDGES' classrooms.
2. To hold book/media-related sales to benefit BRIDGES.
3. To supplement and enhance the existing collections of the BRIDGES Charter School Library to benefit all pupils on the BRIDGES campus.
Art - Berkeley Gray firstname.lastname@example.org
Join our ART PMC! Are creativity and kids your thing? We want YOU! Our PMC is the place where you can get hands on with kids' creative learning processes, support our Art Specialist in classroom activity, and participate in school-wide art projects!
We will also be offering a series of ART CLUB workshops, where we get together to learn about, discuss and make cool stuff with our kids. Just for FUN. Dates and further information TBA. We will have a monthly meeting, also TBA.
Recreation Facilities - PMC LEADER NEEDED
Work with parents to develop a list of potential recreation facilities, both passive and active, and develop a master plan for siting these facilities, while further establishing a flexible program for implementation of the master plan. Work with the Grant Writing PMC and other resources to identify potential funding sources. Provide information, data, and plans to the Grant Writing PMC with the intent of enabling the Grant Writing PMC to write grants requesting funding from various potential sources for these facilities. Manage the use of funds and construction of the facilities.
Yard Duty Maria Heximer - email@example.com
Assuring safety and harmony on a playground with kindergarteners through middle schoolers requires many hands. If you enjoy being outside and working actively with kids for a 30 minute block of time, this is the PMC for you. Other perks: you get to wear a bright green fluorescent vest and have a walkie-talkie! It's a fun and important job. Consider Yard Duty for your PMC volunteering.