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Cologne Academy PAVE Committee
Mission Statement, Goals & Values
Our Mission: Cologne Academy PAVE Committee serves as a liaison between the parents and staff of Cologne Academy with one mission in mind: to strengthen, enhance and encourage the educational and social environment of Cologne Academy by:
- Working together as a TEAM and sharing in the decisions made for our students
- Raising funds to purchase items directly for our school and/or classrooms that will enhance and/or enrich the students’ learning experiences
- Providing opportunities and a safe environment for us to come together as a community to help support each other, have crucial discussions, and learn & grow together for the benefit of our students
Our Goals: Cologne Academy PAVE Committee is a non-profit organization whose membership includes all parents, legal guardians, and staff at Cologne Academy. The PAVE Executive Committee is made up of volunteer parents and staff who are voted into their positions by their peers.
All funds raised by fundraisers are solely used to benefit Cologne Academy and its community. Whether they are used for direct classroom funding or school wide events, the best interest of our students, staff and families are always first and foremost.
PAVE goals are set-up to complement the school’s goals with additional opportunities for parents, teachers, and students to learn, socialize, communicate, and grow. The key to keeping the Cologne Academy PAVE Committee a successful organization is the involvement of the entire school community. We are all members of Cologne Academy PAVE. Our time and energy are the only limitations to the extent in which we are involved.
Our Values: Respect and Responsibility: We value our colleagues and ourselves. We acknowledge that we are role models for our children and other students, therefore, we strive to conduct ourselves in a positive, kind manner and always appreciate the same in return. Honesty & Integrity: We acknowledge our obligations and deliver on our promises to the best of our ability. Generosity: We give our time, talent, and treasures to support our school community. Gratitude: We are thankful for all the efforts put forth by all individuals who support our school community. Courage: We have a growth mindset and are willing to take risks that will benefit our entire school community. Loyalty: We work in partnership with our school board, staff, parents and students to accomplish our agreed-upon goals. Compassion:We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible. Forgiveness: We act consistently with our beliefs. When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends as we also forgive others who err as soon as possible. Diligence: We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong and positive parent, family, and community involvement.