PARENTS' ASSOCIATION

Overview

elc Parents' Association (PA) is open to all parents and legal guardians of students attending elc International School. The purpose of the PA is to build a supportive and collaborative bond amongst the parents, students and school in the elc community. This is done by parent involvement through volunteerism and fundraising. Volunteering for the PA can be very rewarding and can lead to new friendships and a deeper understanding of what is happening at the school.

FAQ

How do I become a member of the PA?

To become a member of the PA, you must either purchase an elc Yearbook or pay a RM20 PA membership fee per family. The membership period is for the financial year (Jan-Dec). A PA membership allows you to vote at the PA Annual General Meeting (AGM) and stand for a position as a Committee Member. Additionally, these fees financially support the activities of the PA.

If I am not a member of the PA, can I still attend talks and other PA organised activities?

Yes, you can.

How do I become a PA Committee Member?

Every year at the PA AGM, the committee members are elected. They serve for one year and they meet as a group once a month.

How does the PA raise money?

This is predominantly done through the sale of yearbooks. We are always open to suggestions on how we can raise money for the PA.

How can I make a donation?

There are several ways to a make a donation or contribute to the PA. This can be through:

• Monetary contributions

• Gifts of goods and services

• Your time! Help work on a project or activity supported by the PA

Please contact the PA at pa.elcis@gmail.com if you wish to donate.

Where does the money raised by the PA go?

Each year, the PA Committee reviews its priorities to ensure that they are supporting the elc community in the best ways. Over the last few years, the PA has given financial assistance to: International Understanding (IU) Day, PA Coffee Mornings at Valencia and prizes and toys in support of PA family fun days (i.e. Camp 2016 and Treasure Hunt 2015).

How does the PA Committee share information?

The PA Committee communicates through email, WhatsApp, elcecho.com and posting on the PA notice board at the school. Please ensure that your contact details are up to date with elc.

How do I contact the PA Committee?

The PA Committee can be contacted by emailing pa.elcis@gmail.com. The PA Committee is a volunteer group of parents who will try to answer your email ASAP.

What are the contact details for elc Service Providers?

Canteen:    Chef Nagesh  0103677901  kbr_catering@yahoo.com

Bookstore:  Parames        0179142633  elc Booklist

Transport:   Mr. Tan          0122989797  ttguan67@gmail.com

Where can I find my child's lost items?

The designated Lost & Found area is under the main stairs in Secondary. It is only in the Lower Primary division that they will hold onto an item for a couple of days to locate the owners themselves, failing which it gets put in Lost & Found. If an item of value is found (i.e. wallet), first it goes to the Administration Office to be recorded and then it is passed to Mr. James for safe keeping.

My child is in Year 5, and I heard that there is a Year 5 Parents' WhatsApp group. How do I join this group?

The PA nor elc are the administrators of these WhatsApp groups. We are happy that you are aware of this group as it is a direct way for the PA to get information out to parents. You will need to request through another same year parent, who will then contact the administrator for you to add your name to the group. This goes for all years.