What is PALS?
is a parent led group whose vision is to provide social opportunities
for families with young children. These opportunities will enrich and
enhance the early childhood programs offered by the Francis Howell
School District. We support the Parents as Teachers (PAT) program and
Francis Howell preschool programming: teachers, students and patrons.
PALS organizes social events, themed playtimes, Parent’s Night Outs,
family outings, and group ticket rates for events at local venues and
attractions. We also offer playgroup placement for families with
children in a similar age-group. Our guiding principles are community
building, collaboration, and respect for every family and to foster
positive home-school relationships. Click here for more information on PALS.
What do PALS members do?
Host themed playtimes at the Early Childhood Centers for children ages 0-5 to interact and learn.
throughout the year - including a Spooktakular Fall Festival, Winter
Social, Bunny Brunch & Egg Hunt, Family Camp-Out, Bedtime Story/PJ
Party, and Pee-Wee Prom.
Meet for Parent’s Night Out events – such as dinner at restaurants, cookie exchanges, and a variety of other activities.
Organize group rates
for outings, special events, and area attractions- such as Disney on Ice
and STL Blues tickets at Scottrade Center, apple picking at Eckert’s,
and family day at the MO Botanical Garden.
Support our local community by having food and book drives.
the PALS Helping Hands Hardship Assistance Scholarship for preschool
families who are experiencing an unexpected financial crisis.
We have contributed to the FHSD Preschool Scholarship Fund.
Who can join PALS?
Anyone that is a resident of the Francis Howell School District OR actively participates in one of the district’s early childhood programs can join!
Why should I become a member? How much does it cost?
fee for joining PALS for the 2016-17 school year is $12 for one year or
$22 for two years. This fee covers your entire family. Some of our
events are open to the district and others are for members only.
Joining ensures you can participate in all of our events and outings.
It also allows you to receive a discount for most of our paid events
that are open to the district. One of the best benefits of becoming a
member is that you can join a playgroup!
How do I join?
Please remember that you are not enrolled in PALS until we receive your
enrollment form along with the enrollment fee which can be mailed to or
dropped off at any of the FHSD Early Childhood Centers.
- PALS enrollment packets are available at the office windows of all three Early Childhood Centers.
- Visit PALS’ website at www.fhpalsorg.weebly.com to download enrollment forms.
- Email the PALS’ president at email@example.com for more information or to request forms.
How do I contact PALS?
Website: www.fhpalsorg.weebly.com Facebook: FrancisHowellPALS Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.