PTAC Advanced Learning Programs (ALP)
The PTA Council ALP Committee, led by Chairs Marty Dayton and Gaetane Francis, is comprised of building representatives from each of the elementary and middle schools. The committee’s primary objective is to represent the parents of children in the Advanced Learning Program and other Greenwich Public Schools programs designed for high-ability learners.
The primary responsibilities of the committee are:
- Communication – representatives should act as a conduit of information to parents in their school regarding issues related to the ALP Program. As such, they should share information from the Committee with the other parents in their schools, and conversely bring issues of district-wide relevance to the Committee. In addition, the Co-Chairs and the Program Coordinator serve as liaisons with organizations such as the Connecticut Association for the Gifted (CAG), and with the Superintendent’s Office.
- Advocacy – Representatives should have a good understanding of the overall program and take an active role in supporting and being an advocate for ALP and other advanced/accelerated programs. It is hoped that they will attend BOE and district meetings relevant to ALP, and that they will actively support Committee initiatives.
- Support to ALP Teachers – Building representatives should act as a resource to the ALP teachers and support classroom efforts as appropriate. For example, at the elementary level this will likely involve mean assisting with and recruiting parent volunteers for field trips, coffees, class parties, or special programs in the classroom. Teachers often look to the building representatives as a source of information and assistance to the parents.