Family engagement is a key factor in our student and school success.

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Monthly Meeting: 6:00 p.m. alternating 2nd & 3rd Wednesdays Foote Library

IMG_1142The Sound School Parent Advisory Council (PAC), focuses on creating community between the parents, staff, and students. We encourage students and their families to actively participate in PAC sponsored events. Our community service projects not only allow our students and their families to take an active role in helping their community, they also allow the students to obtain the community service hours that are required of them in order to graduate.

Communication is key at The Sound School especially since our school community is made up of students and families from over 20 Connecticut towns. With many of our students coming from other participating districts, perhaps the biggest contribution PAC provides to The Sound School is our daily email communications. Through daily email communications, parents find out important information including opportunities to become a part of The Sound School’s community.

Our organizational objectives are:

  • To support the mission of The Sound School;
  • To participate in the administration of The Sound School by adding the parents’ point of view to the development of school policy, procedure, resource allocation and curriculum;
  • To aid in communication between the school, home and community;
  • To provide or create open forums for discussing issues pertaining to The Sound School between Parents and school administration;
  • To provide advocacy on behalf of the school to the community including (but not limited to) The Board of Education of New Haven and local towns.

If you would like more information about The Sound School Parent Advisory Council, please email us at

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Annual Events

  • Waterfront Festival: Our Waterfront Festival is a time where the community as a whole comes together to spend the day on water and land, and to welcome our incoming freshman class. Activities range from rowing, sailing, fishing, games, food, music and more! All profits from the festival fund our Annual PAC Capstone Scholarship Awards.
  • PAC Capstone Scholarship Awards: Seniors at Sound School can present their Senior Capstone Project to the PAC for an opportunity to earn scholarship awards. Presentations are done the 2nd Saturday in June and awards are given during their graduation ceremony.
  • Holiday Fair: Our Holiday Fair in December allows student entrepreneurs and groups to showcase their work or product and raise funds for different purposes; such as college, school trips, activities or simply to have a little extra cash in their pockets.
The Sound School Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meetings alternate between the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the Foote Building Library

2017 – 2018 Parent Advisory Council (PAC) Calendar

PAC meets once a month on Tuesdays or Wednesdays in the Foote Library.

6:00-6:30 pm PAC Planning Meeting (everyone welcome), 6:30-7:30 pm Informational PAC Meeting

Meeting topics and days are subject to change

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – Greet & Meet

Sound School 101 – Daily Schedule, SAE, Community Service Hours (Underclassmen)

Guidance/FAFSA – Seniors

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Parent Systems Training – Power School, Naviance, X2Vol

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Two Events!

Holiday Fair Downstairs & Financial Aid Seminar Upstairs

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Move to Mastery & School Improvement Plan (SIP)

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Parent Systems Training – Power School, Naviance, X2Vol

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The exciting“Say Something” app kickoff Party!, part of Sandy Hook Promise

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Spring Event Planning Meeting – All Welcome

April 26, 2018
Principal Rebecca Gratz on next year’s academic Plans
& Spring Event Planning

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Tentative: Student forum, Students present what they want for the school and how PAC can help

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Waterfront Festival: 9:00 – 1:00 pm

Saturday, June 9, 2018

PAC Capstone Scholarship Presentations

8:00 am – Noon

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sound School Parents Pot Luck Dinner