English Learner Parent Advisory Council (ELPAC)

English Learning Parent Advisory Council (ELPAC) April Meeting

Tuesday, April 12th, 6:30pm

299 Rathbun Willard Drive

Attleboro, MA

Join other parents and guardians of English Learners (ELs) at ELPAC! On-site childcare, interpreters, and transportation available! All families who attend will be entered to win a gift-card and take home a free book!

Attleboro Public Library and The Literacy Center will join us for this meeting. You will learn about what services are offered and how to access them. Both of these agencies have programs and services geared specifically to individuals whose first language is not English. Join the meeting to learn more!

We hope to see you in the Studley Elementary Library at 6:30pm on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

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On-site childcare, interpreters, and transportation available!

Please contact your student's ELL teacher if you would like to...

  • Request an interpreter: Spanish interpreters will be present at this meeting. To request an interpreter for another language, please contact your ELL teacher.
  • Request Transportation: Transportation is available to and from Thacher Elementary for the ELPAC meeting. You can request transportation by contacting your ELL teacher with your name, address, and the number of people attending the meeting. An Uber will then be requested on your behalf at no cost to you.
  • Plan to attend with students: If you would like to take advantage of the childcare provided, please contact your ELL teacher to let them know! There will be onsite childcare available.

What is ELPAC?

An ELPAC is an English Learner Parent Advisory Council. ELPAC members are parents and guardians of current and former ELs (English Learners). ELPACs meet regularly and can give schools and districts advice on topics that are important to ELs. ELPACs can also help parents of ELs learn more about their children’s school and learn ways to support their children’s education.

Why should I join?

ELPACs can help create a strong partnership between schools and the families of ELs. In Massachusetts schools, ELs can learn English and succeed in school while keeping their unique cultural and linguistic identities. By joining an ELPAC, you can help your children achieve this goal. ELPACs talk about topics that are important to ELs and give schools advice to make services for ELs better, communicate effectively with EL families, and create programs and opportunities that will help ELs be successful.