About UPC

Members

  • School Representatives -- Each PVUSD school is allowed two voting representatives on the Council and two alternates
  • General Members -- Any resident of PVUSD may join UPC; however, voting privileges are not accorded

Officers

  • President
  • Vice President of Membership (liaison between UPC and schools)
  • Vice President of Programming (coordinator of programs and events)
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary

Committees

  • Created to promote the objectives, issues, and programs of UPC

Executive Committee

  • Comprised of officers and committee chairs



2016-17 Goals

ADVOCATE.EDUCATE.COLLABORATE
Parents working together to enhance the PV Schools experience for our children

ADVOCATE FOR PV SCHOOLS STUDENTS
  • Provide an avenue for parents to bring community interests, concerns, and successes
  • Meet monthly with Dr. Jim Lee, Superintendent
  • Participate in Community Legislative Network
  • Collaborate and communicate with other education entities
  • Collaborate with the PV Schools Education Foundation
  • Promote UPC Parent Support Committees to assist parents with negotiating the educational process as listed at www.pvupc.org/committees/upc-committees
 
EDUCATE PV SCHOOLS PARENTS AND COMMUNITY
  • Achieve 100% membership of PV Schools
    • Recruit Parent Representatives for 100% of PV Schools
    • Receive communication from their community to bring to UPC
    • Provide information from UPC/District
  • Share clear, timely, and consistent communications with parents via:
    • Websites: UPC site, District site, School sites
    • UPC Facebook
    • UPC LinkedIn
    • UPC Twitter
    • Email
  • Provide relevant monthly programs
  • Increase awareness of educational legislative issues
  • PTO Liaison
  • School Council Liaison
  • Increase member attendance
 
COLLABORATE WITH THE DISTRICT
  • Actively participate on District committees
  • Actively participate in District events
  • Attend PVUSD Governing Board Meetings
  • Attendees interact with Superintendent at each UPC monthly meeting
  • Strengthen relationships with other education entities local/state/national
  • Serve as official representative of the parent stakeholder group
 
WORK WITH SUPERINTENDENT ON HIS GOAL TO: Increase district and community presence of the United Parent Council (UPC)

 

2015-16 Accomplishments
  •  Proactively addressed educational issues and concerns on behalf of parents and students with cabinet members, administrators and the governing board.
  • Worked with Superintendent on his 2015-2016 Goal to: Increase district and community presence of UPC.
    • ?Superintendent emailed every parent in PVUSD making them aware of UPC in Oct & Feb
  • Strengthened partnerships and communication with other umbrella parent groups such as ABEC/Save Our Schools/Expect More Arizona/AEA and the newly formed Support Our Schools Parent Network statewide to advocate for public education
  • Assigned parent representatives to 27 community interview panels for: assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and director positions.
  • Enhanced the UPC website. Provided regular, timely communication with community via website, e-bulletin, snapshot, Facebook page, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
  • In partnership with district Special Education Department, sponsored two meetings per year, and provided one-on-one support for parents of children with special needs.
  • In partnership with district Gifted Education Department, sponsored six educational meetings and provided one-on-one support for parents of gifted children.
  • Provided parent representation on 8 district committees including ongoing committees such as District Emergency Response Team, 3G, and Health & Wellness. Provided valuable input for Secondary AP English Language Arts, AIM Principal Training, Secondary Social Studies Adoption, Action Plan Oversight Team, and Equity Leadership Committee.
  • Offered educational programming such as: Anxiety 101, Calvin Terrell, and Is Math Making You Crazy.
  • Provided timely information at meetings and via electronic bulletins on state legislative issues involving education.
  • Represented parents on Superintendent Leadership Advisory Committee (SLAC).
  • Raised funds for Shoes That Fit.
  • Sponsored the Geri Morgan Volunteer Award recognizing an outstanding community volunteer in the district. Geri Morgan – 10 nominations.
  • Recognized 263 PV Schools’ teachers | staff | employees, from 39 schools, with our Teacher/Staff Appreciation awards. Sponsored appreciation programs and/or events for administrators and cabinet members.
  • Provided group support through our Parent Liaison.
  • Provided legislative advocacy through participation in Community Legislative Network (CLN) and played key role in passage of the Bond ballot issue.
  • Provided parent testimonials to district marketing department.
  • Provided funds to support high school graduation activities.
     

Stay Informed

Highlights

  • TEACHER-STAFF APPRECIATION AWARDS

    Parents and students are invited to nominate a PVUSD teacher or staff member who has gone above and beyond for students. Nominations must be received by March 7, 2017.

  • LINC IS BACK!

    Save the date for UPC's annual LINC event, Tuesday February 28th 6-8 pm at Dave & Buster's Desert Ridge

  • FEBRUARY MONTHLY MEETING

    Don't miss the February Monthly Meeting and Educational Program on February 15, 2017. Our program will address Middle School preparation and the transition to high school. It will be presented by Koni Withers, PVUSD Lead Counselor.

  • MARCH GIFTED SEMINAR

    Join UPC and PVSchools Gifted Education and Special Education Departments for our March 29 Parent Seminar

  • CALLING ALL UPC REPRESENTATIVES!

    Send in your membership form for 2016-17 today!

  • MARCH MONTHLY MEETING AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

    Don't miss next month's March General meeting on March 22, 2017. Our program will discuss the Truth About Vaping, presented by Shane Watson of notMYkid.

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