Family University

Inspiring our families to engage in the growth and development of their children through information, educational programming and connecting to community resources.

Elmbrook Parent Leadership Council

Gifted & Talented Parent Group

About

The mission of the Gifted and Talented Parent Advisory Board is to encourage and advance communication between parents, teachers, and district leaders in such a way that brings teamwork to the educational process and gives the GT students in the district the most effective, comprehensive and challenging education possible.

Our goal is to make the Elmbrook GT PAB a valuable resource for parents, teachers, and district leaders through the use of parent focus groups, evaluation of gifted programming, support from GT organizations, guest speakers, and parent-to-parent involvement.

A Gifted & Talented Comprehensive Program Review is underway now. For a summary and timeline, please click here to read plan.

If you have questions, please direct them to the GT PAB at:

Board Contacts

Mary Brewer, President
Mike Wolff, Vice President

District / President

Beth Kumer

Burleigh Elementary
Stacey Meissner

Dixon Elementary
Rebecca Geissler

Swanson Elementary
Jen Beug-Hoffman

Tonawanda Elementary
Linda Atkinson

Brookfield Elementary
Shelly Stewart

PPMS
Tom Karst

WHMS
Kristen Gustafson

BCHS
Libby Wistrom

BEHS

Mike Wolff

If you have questions, please direct them to the GT PAB at: elmbrookgtpab@gmail.com

Parent Network

About

The mission of Parent Network, your Elmbrook School's Community Connection, is to identify and address local parent concerns and student needs by: providing forums for education and information sharing; and connecting parents with professional resources, fellow parents and students, and educational programs and materials. The purpose of Parent Network is to sponsor educational/information workshops and networking events, and supply parenting educational materials to parents throughout the school year.

Parent Network also oversees the Elmbrook Parent Leadership Council (EPLC), which facilitates communication between district PTOs, parents, teachers, district administration, the Board of Education and other interested persons. The council strives to provide leadership training to volunteers and to encourage volunteering at all levels within our schools. Each PTO president is a member of the council. Vice Presidents and PTO Executive board members are encouraged to join us. EPLC also sponsors Superintendent Chats and School Board candidates debate prior to elections.

Board Contacts

President: Silvia Pasquini
Director of Events: Valle Moretti
Director of Communication: Heidi Kohler
Treasurer: Tammy Bartowitz
Secretary: Sharie Sinson
Contact information:

Special Education Engagement Network (SEEN)

About

Special Education Program evaluation report:  Dr. Elise Frattura conducted a comprehensive review of our special education services and provided the committee with her perspectives on the overall strengths of our programming and opportunities for growth and improvement. The district will reflect on these findings and create a formal process for synthesis and action planning in coming months.   Please review the final documents below.

 Vision & Mission

The vision of the School District of Elmbrook Special Education Engagement Network (SEEN) is that the district is a “best in class” community which Communicates effectivelyConnects families to resources, information, education, and trainingOperates with consistency of educational philosophy across the districtStrives for student personal excellence and success through collaboration with families, schools, and community Mission

The mission of the Elmbrook Special Education Engagement Network (SEEN) is to advocate and support families of children with unique abilities and educational needs. This mission is accomplished by:

  • Collaborating with school district personnel a positive and supportive manner.
  • Participating as stakeholders in decision-making processes
  • Identifying parent members to represent each school in the Elmbrook School District
  • Providing opportunities for families to learn, network and share with other parents and guardians
  • Member involvement in community awareness projects

The Elmbrook SEEN is open to all parents/guardians, teachers, administrators, and other interested parties.   Get Involved!  Building Representative Roles:  

  • Create opportunities for parent leadership within your school and district.
  • Be resource for other parents by listening, sharing, etc.
  • Maintain contact with PTO and provide information on special education at regular PTO meetings (agenda)
  • Attend S.E.E.N monthly meetings when possible (First Wednesday of each month, 6-8pm)
  • Advise District representatives of issues or trends Assist in getting word out to parents as needed    

Please contact Julie Holloway, District Parent Engagement Liaison  262.821.5654 or hollowaj@elmbrookschools.com.

Board Contacts

Julie Holloway
262.821.5654

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