Overview

PLAN Feb2017

A districtwide network of parent group leaders 

Parent leaders are essential for our schools, doing everything from planning PTO meetings, volunteering in the library, fundraising for supplies, creating community events, helping principals communicate with other parents and much more.

But why should leaders of parent groups work alone?

  • What if parent leaders from other schools were having the same struggles? 
  • What if they had a great ideas for fundraisers? 
  • What if they had extra resources they could share with schools in need of resources?

Introducing the Parent Leader Action Network (PLAN): an opportunity for leaders of parent groups to network with other parent leaders from across the district and collaborate on leadership support, resource sharing, engagement strategies and fundraising ideas.

Check out our resources for parent leaders for helpful information. 

Meeting Information

Initiated by two Five Star District parents, the group is open to any parent who leads any type of group in a school: PTO/A, SAC, SIT, PTG, booster club, parent support group, fundraising committee,  etc. The group meets throughout the year, most often at the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Educational Support Center.

See the 2019-20 Promotional Schedule [Spanish]

2019-20 Meeting Dates

  1. Friday, September 27
    • 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. with free Allegro coffee 
    • At the Educational Support Center: 1500 E 128th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241
    • Agenda:
      • Welcome and overview of group/year
      • Roundtable discussion: What are you excited about this year, what are your challenges this year?
         
  2. Friday, November 15
    • 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. with free Allegro coffee
    • At the Educational Support Center: 1500 E 128th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241
    • Agenda: 
      • Q&A with Superintendent Gdowski
      • Engaging with multilingual families
      • Round table discussions
         
  3. Friday, February 7, 2020 (cancelled due to snow)
    • 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. with free Allegro coffee 
    • At the Educational Support Center: 1500 E 128th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241
    • Agenda:
      • Parent group funding and Q&A with Financial Services department
      • Fundraising ideas 
         
  4. Friday, April 17, 2020 (cancelled due to COVID-19)
    • 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. with free Allegro coffee
    • At the Educational Support Center: 1500 E 128th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241
    • Agenda: 
      • TBD

All sessions are open to any leader or volunteer or parent groups. Guests are welcome. Kids are welcome to sit in the room during the meeting.

Look for 2020-21 dates to be announced in August 2020. 

For more information, please contact Mark Poshak.