PARENTS

The Mandarin Immersion Advisory Council was founded by RCSD at the start of the program to guide the development and growth of the MI program. Parent volunteer committees and school administrators meet monthly to organize and manage events and activities that advance academic and Chinese cultural learning at the school. Committees include: Cultural Enrichment, Community Building, Academic Development, Recruitment, Fundraising and Communications. 

 

Parents also play an active role in several other campus-wide groups:
 

  • Starship Parent Teacher Organization raises funds for enrichment classes and organizes various community building events for both Mandarin Immersion and Orion Alternative programs.
     

  • English Learners Advisory Committee (ELAC) is responsible for advising the principal and staff on programs and services for English learners and the School Site Council on the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).
     

  • School Site Council develops and implements the SPSA plan based upon assessed needs and monitors the effectiveness of the plan.


 

John Gill parents play an active role in the school, by:
 

  • Volunteering in the classroom and at school events
     

  • Participating in different parent-school leadership roles:
     

    • MI Advisory Committee - The purpose of the MI Advisory Committee is to provide input in strengthening of the MI program in Cultural Enrichment, Community Building, Academic Development, Recruitment, Fundraising and Communications. 
       

    • Parent Teacher Organization raises funds for students and teachers.
       

    • English Learners Advisory Committee- ELAC is responsible for advising the principal and staff on programs and services for English learners and the School Site Council on the development of the Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA).
       

    • School Site Council-Develops and implements a plan based upon assessed needs and monitor the effectiveness of the plan.
       

  • Actively communicating with the teacher. They stop by school, call the school or send an E-mail to the teacher when they have questions or concerns.