Bilingual Parent Advisory Council (BPAC)
The goal of the Elmhurst Bilingual Parent Advisory Council (BPAC) is to support programs that serve English Learners (ELs) and to advocate for the development of bilingual and biliterate students. The Elmhurst BPAC provides family support, information, communication and learning activities that will assist in ensuring our students have equal access to education as they grow into global citizens.
School districts that have Transitional Bilingual Education (TBE) programs are required to establish a Bilingual Parent Advisory Council (BPAC). The majority of the BPAC is comprised of parents or legal guardians of students enrolled in these programs, teachers, administrators and other community members. The committee must meet at least four times per year and participates in the planning, operation and evaluation of the program and also reviews the district's grant applications.
Elmhurst BPAC 2015-2016
The Elmhurst BPAC meets once a month at Conrad Fischer Elementary School. Meetings are the third Thursday of the month from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Childcare is always provided by the Latina Dreamers and NHS members from York. Door prizes are given away at each meeting to everyone who attends. Below are the dates and topics of this year's meetings. Join us!
October 22, 2015 - Business Meeting, Elections, and Planning for the Year
November 19, 2015 - Elections, PARCC Presentation
December 17, 2015 - The American Education System
January 21, 2016 - How to Help Your Child Get Into College
February 18, 2016 - Working with Your Child at Home
March 17, 2016 - Internet Safety Presented by Bensenville Police Office Joel Vargas
April 21, 2016 - The Importance and Advantages to Being Bilingual and Biliterate Presented by Dr. Patricia Chamberlain
May 7, 2016 - Statewide Annual Bilingual Parent Summit