Parents Council & Volunteering
Greetings all parents and potential Parent Council participants!
The Parent Council at GALS acts as a support for teachers and the school as a whole. Parent Council does fund-raising to help with non-essential (but desirable) school purchases. We orchestrate several activities designed to give families a chance to socialize and get to know the rest of the GALS community. We host a fabulous Fall Family Dance, as well as a Spring Dance that is for students only (with chaperones of course). We spearhead meal planning and snacks for our awe-inspiring teachers during Student-Led Conferences. We recruit volunteers to support the front office staff, as well as any teacher needs. A Parent Council member attends the GALS board meetings to act as a representative for parents. GALS is still a young school. The Parent Council plays an essential support role. If you feel you have found a great fit for your daughter’s education, please try to attend some Parent Council meetings or offer some volunteer time to Parent Council. Many hands make light work.
For more information and questions, contact Maggie Dickman at email@example.com.
Parent Involvement Volunteer Positions!
Board of Directors Member; Parent Representatives:
As a Charter School, GALS is a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. One board oversees all school programs; GALS Middle School, GALS High School, and The Boys School of Denver. At any given time, we hold board positions for one parent representative to the board for each school.
Board of Directors member responsibilities include monitoring and evaluating performance toward goals, establishing general policies, reviewing and analyzing financials and approving overall budget for organization, managing and evaluating the Executive Director, advocating and building community support and political will for the organization, establishing and performing work needed with committees or other structures, fundraising, and other governance functions and duties as needed.
Board meetings are monthly as posted on the GALS website. Board members are expected to attend all meetings of the board and participate on at least one committee of the board.
To express interest in becoming a Board Member for the 2017-18 school year, please send an email expressing why you are interested in this position, and a resume, to Jennifer Evans, GALS Board Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.
to Jennifer Evans, GALS Board Chair, email@example.com.
The Board Development Committee will:
- Receive applications of interest through: September 13, 2017
- Review applications: Week of September 13
- Conduct informational interviews: Week of September 25 and Week of October 2
- Present candidates to Board for approval: October 16, 2017
- New parent members will begin: November 13, 2017 Board Meeting
School Accountability Committee Members:
As a Charter School, per Colo. Rev. Stat. 22-11-401, GALS has a School Accountability Committee whose purpose is to review school performance data and improvement plans and make recommendations for future initiatives and strategies toward performance success.
The SAC meets four times per year for about two and a half hours. Members of the SAC committee include staff, parents, and community volunteers. You do not need to be a board of directors member to be a SAC parent member, although there are some who overlap.
SAC members should enjoy details, numbers, and analyzing school-based data in order to make recommendations.
To express interest in joining the School Accountability Committee, please send an email to Carol Bowar, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are welcome!