Parents’ Association Community Effort (PACE)
ASM has an active, vibrant Parents’ Association that is an integral part of the school’s culture. The association, called PACE (Parents’ Association Community Effort), is the doorway through which parents can become involved in the school community and provide meaningful support. All families with a child at ASM are automatically members of PACE.
PACE coordinates a variety of programs for the school annually. It serves:
- The faculty by providing parent involvement and support for the classrooms.
- The students by creating opportunities for socializing at all-school socials, picnics, and fostering opportunities for community service.
- The parents by providing ample opportunities for direct involvement and parent education.
PACE is run by an executive committee, which is elected in the spring to serve the following school year. The officers, including President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, serve one-year terms. Meetings are held every six weeks depending upon the school and holiday schedules, and vary between daytime meetings and evening meetings. Often the business meeting will be combined with an informative update by the Head of School, or a parent education workshop. If you are unable to attend the meetings, you can read the most recent meeting’s minutes here.
2017-2018 PACE officers:
President: Jessie Grandgent-Stanley
Vice President: Danielle Farnkoff
Treasurer: Danhua Zheng
Secretary: Dani Verro
Community service has become an established part of the annual programming coordinated by PACE. Students and parents alike support book drives, Coats for Kids, food drives, and annual holiday giving programs supporting Lazarus House and Bread and Roses.
All-school events, fun for students and parents alike, include the Ice Cream Social, Chinese New Year and school picnics.
The success of our school would not be possible without the support of our parents. There are a variety of opportunities to get involved with ASM based on interests, talents or skill sets. Parents can assist with planning and implementation of events, volunteer in the school library, serve on special-purpose committees and so much more!
Parents can learn about volunteering in detail at the annual Volunteer Fair, held every September, by visiting our Volunteer page or by contacting PACE leadership with questions or ideas.