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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!
 
 
 
MEET YOUR PARENT COUNCIL:
Bonnie Gellatly

Bonnie Gellatly

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

I have two energetic boys, and have been at Five Mile since 2016. 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. I help plan the field trips and love suggestions if you have a great idea or connection!

Lieve Bardwell

Lieve Bardwell

 

Our family (with one daughter, age 12 at present) has joined Five Mile Prairie in 2015. I had never been homeschooled, but found in the school a priceless support through the staff and other parents. I love the fact that we as parents take part in the decision making about curriculum, pace of learning, and inclusion of family in the education of our children. Our family has participated in several field trips and events organized by the Parent Council these past years. I want to support the communication between parents and school.

Tyanna Arnett
Tyanna Arnett
 
I have been married for 17 years and we have four wonderful girls.
We have been attending Five Mile Prairie since 2012 when our oldest started Kindergarten.  I love getting to partner with the teachers who can speak into my kids lives and still feel that flexibility of teaching them at home as well. I look forward to another fun year and being more a part of our program.
Morgan Wylie
 
Morgan Wylie
 
I have 2 beautiful girls. We've attended FMP since 2014 beginning with my oldest in kindergarten. I didn’t originally intend on homeschooling, but I’m grateful I did and that there was this fantastic hybrid program available. Parent support! Teacher connection! Flexibility! And classroom time too! I use too many exclamation points and emojis, but they make me smile. It’s the little things. 😜 When I’m not homeschooling or chasing my 3 year old, I write young adult fantasy and paranormal fiction and host a podcast interviewing creative women and their journeys.