Parent Advisory Council Newsletter Issue 4.1 • September, 2019


The PAC Mission:
To serve as the front line of communication facilitating cooperative efforts between home mentors, the school, and the RVA School Board with the intention to give a voice to families.

Well, first of all, what is the PAC? The state of Wisconsin will tell you that the PAC is the Parent Advisory Council, mandated that every charter school have for you parents. So if there is an issue you have someone to go to.

Here at the RVA that would be me, The Parent Advisory Council President, Charlone Nikolaus. I will run any concerns up the ladder and get to the bottom of every question for you. You can reach me at or 920-255-6665. 

On the council with me is the Mentor Series Coordinator, Tracie Moldenhauer and the Facebook Parent Group Moderator, Michelle Jacob. 

What’s different? You can expect the PAC at the RVA to create change for you as parents. This is how the Mentor Series came to be. We heard from one of our RVA moms with a desire to learn and grow as a home mentor and the Mentor Series was created!

You can voice your opinion too!

I will be holding four open forum discussions, not recorded. Where you as parents can discuss how you are doing, how you are implementing what you learned from the most recent Mentor Series or just pick my brain about the last Board Meeting.  These sessions are all you. Just RVA parents having time to talk. 

I will also be sending out four newsletters for the year updating you on what is going on within the RVA. I will be including any updates from the Board Meeting, Mentor Series or things from other parents. 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact myself; The RVA’s PAC President, Charlone Nikolaus at 920.255.6665 or If you have or would like to contribute ideas for future Mentor Series please contact our Mentor Series Coordinator, Tracie Moldenhauer at 715.459.6827 or

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You can view all the current scheduled topics, dates and times by viewing the Mentor Series Schedule. If you have missed previous Mentor Series webinars feel free to visit our Mentor Series Library.  Here you will find a great resources to better your practices as a home mentor.

Quick note about Communication

Remember, communication is key. If you have any concerns regarding your curriculum, how your child is handling things, please contact your teacher. They are there to help and support you and your child’s development. Remember to check your school email weekly.

Field Trip Expectations

Field Trips
  1. Remember to RSVP either through the email invitation or now on the master list calendar. See what’s up and coming in All Ages  Events and High School Events

  1. Life happens and we understand this.  If you RSVP to an event and are unable to attend, be sure and let the coordinator know ASAP if you need to cancel.

  2. Make sure you are on time, you may miss the opportunity if you are not there when the field trip starts. 

The RVA covers many of the expenses for field trips and it is a privilege to have these available. Please be sure to communicate with the coordinator if you are unable to attend.  

As we represent the RVA, proper etiquette at venues are of great importance.  Please be mindful of others and respectful to the staff and each other. 

Etiquette definition: Etiquette is a code of polite conduct. If you practice proper etiquette, you are less likely to offend or annoy people.

Here are a few things to remember:

  1. Be on time. A delay could cause you to miss out on the event entirely. 

  2. Use your manners, they are a necessity. Please refrain from using foul language, causing destruction to property or straying from the event.

  3. Stick together. Unless otherwise specifically discussed with the event coordinator, stay with your children. You are responsible for them.

We very rarely have any issues with the events we facilitate through the RVA and appreciate your dedication to being a positive role model for our children.

Thank you for planning ahead and making the RVA field trips a possibility.

PAC Meeting

Our next PAC Meeting will be held on 

Thursday, October 17th at 7pm

Open Forum Parent Discussion

Elementary Blackboard Room #16

PAC President:

Charlone Nikolaus