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Parent Council:
The Parent Council is a group of parents who volunteer their time to coordinate Parent Connection meetings, fundraisers, field trips, and other activities in support of our school.
 
At Parent Connection meetings, you can:
  • Stay current! These meetings act as an informational resource for parents, not only with current changes within the Mead School District, but also with ALE programs.
  • Speak up! This is the place to communicate ideas, and ask questions.
  • Get involved! We encourage parent involvement in our school, and want to utilize your many gifts and abilities!

Childcare is provided during our Parent Council.
 
Meeting Times 2018-19

Our first Parent Connection Meeting will be Monday, September 24, 2018 AND Wednesday, September 26, 2018. There will be an ice cream social following the meeting.

 
 
MEET YOUR PARENT COUNCIL:
 
 
Bonnie Gellatly

Bonnie Gellatly - President

Our kids have attended Five Mile Prairie since 2007. That’s over a decade! I tell everyone we truly get the "best of both worlds" being a part of a program where we can have the kids at home most of the week, but also get to know good friends from school, and benefit from brilliant teachers. I am so grateful for our wonderful, supportive staff, and for the beautiful historic schoolhouse building in which we meet. Looking forward to another great year!

Jenna Tracy 

Jenna Tracy - Vice President

I have two energetic boys, ages 8 and 3, and I’ve been married to my best friend for 12 years. This is our third year at Five Mile, so I’m still getting to know the program and the amazing parents and educators. I appreciate the support from the teachers/staff, the structure, variety of classes, and the assistance with curriculum cost. It has been a blessing getting to know other parents who are actively involved in the education of their children. I appreciate the opportunity to serve this wonderful program, and give back a little of what this school has given to our family. This is my second year on the council. I help plan the field trips and love suggestions if you have a great idea or connection!

Melanie Walters

Melanie Walters - Secretary

I am just your stereotypical “soccer mom”, a wife of 19 years, and a mother of 5 kids. We are here for our eleventh year at Five Mile Prairie, and we've loved it all the way. I’ll admit that sometimes I daydream of being the mom in her workout clothes, having coffee with a friend at Starbucks…with a clean, quiet house awaiting my arrival. But really, things are just the opposite, and I’d never trade my chaos in a million years! When I have a spare moment, I love to crawl in my bed with a hot cup of coffee, a candle, a good book and music playing in the background…even if it only last a few minutes!