African American Black and Caribbean (ABC) Family Group
District 65's African American, Black and Caribbean Family Group is designed to create community and a space where parents, guardians and staff, can come together to discuss policy, create change and learn about the initiatives in District 65.
Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC)The Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) supports emergent bilingual families in District 65’s learning community. If you are the parent or legal guardian of an English Learner in D65, you are invited to participate in the Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee.
What is BPAC?BPAC works to enhance and enrich achievement for all English learners by promoting educational and cultural resources and empowering parents and caregivers to actively participate in the educational process for their children. Working together to support learning for your child will help them succeed not just in school, but throughout life.BPAC's current leadership team includes parents and community leaders in the bilingual community who volunteer to support and develop programs for the community. The leadership team works closely with D65's Director of Multilingual Services and participates in the planning and evaluation of the TWI and ESL programs, along with offering quarterly workshops relating to education, the district, and our community. The leadership team meets throughout the school year and over the summer and helps influence the wonderful opportunities for all bilingual parents and students. To learn more about BPAC, please contact Tania Margonza, BPAC President, at (847) 859-8053.
BPAC is a committee required for public school districts that have bilingual programs and adheres to the requirements of Section 14C-10 of the School Code ([105 ILCS 5/14C-10]).
The BPAC committee shall:
- meet at least four times per year
- Be a liaison between the school district, the parents, and the community
- Review the TWI and ESL programs and offer suggestions to better serve students
- Participate and assist in the organization of workshops for parents about bilingual education
- maintain meeting minutes on file with the school district
- review the district’s annual program application to the State Superintendent of Education
Event DATES for 2021-2022
- August 15, 2021 - Back to School Ice Cream Social
- October 14, 2021 - Parent/Teacher Conferences and Bullying Prevention
- February 8, 2022 - Student Assignment Project
- April 18, 2022 - BPAC Leadership Election Planning Meeting (register)
- May 17, 2022 - TBD
To stay up-to-date, follow us on Facebook, @D65BPAC!
Evanston/Skokie PTA Council
The link to the Evanston/Skokie PTA Council webpage is readily available for parents to review. The PTA Council is comprised of the following members:
2020-2021 Executive Officers
- Donna Su, President
- Jason Nemo, Vice President
- Margaret McKay, Secretary
- Walker Lawrence - Treasurer
- Bridget Nelson - PTA Equity Project Representative
Phyllis Ganser PTA Volunteer of the Year Committee, PTA Council Chair - Miriam Barnett
Join the PTA Council's Google Group to stay up to date with events and communications.
SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL (SEPAC)
The mission of the D65 SEPAC is to facilitate partnership and collaboration between families of children with disabilities and the School District. The goals are to promote understanding of and respect for children with disabilities, as well as inclusion of and improved outcomes for them in school and in the larger community. Learn more at the SEPAC web page.