Shawsheen-West PAC

Please note: Due to a scheduling conflict our May meeting date has changed to Monday, May 17. We hope you'll join us for the last PAC meeting of the 2020-2021 school year! 

What is PAC?

The Shawsheen/West Parent Advisory Council is made up of every parent with children in our schools. We are ALL the PAC and we want to give our children the best education possible. 

The PAC helps achieve this through fundraising. Over the past few years, the PAC helped purchase Chromebooks and carts for each floor of the Shawsheen and West schools. The PAC covers the cost of other technology needs, including media and audio equipment. The PAC also purchases everyday supplies for students. Most of the PAC’s funds go directly to enhancing your child’s education. 

The enrichment programs they enjoy so much are also paid for through the PAC’s fundraising efforts. Students have learned about dinosaur fossils, owls, even levers, pulleys and gears to name a few programs. 

As a member of the PAC, you may vote at the monthly meetings, and be involved in the decision-making process for all PAC events. PAC meetings are monthly and are announced on our Facebook page.


Keep In Touch

Contact us via email at: 
Join the PAC Facebook page:

2020/2021 Board Members

  • President: Tara DeFilippo 
  • Vice President/Publicity: Liz Hughes 
  • Treasurer: Julie Barrett
  • Secretary: Debby Valdes 

2020/2021 Meetings and Events

All parents are invited to attend PAC meetings. Due to COVID-19, 2020-2021 PAC meetings will be held via Zoom. 

The Zoom meeting link will be posted ahead of the meeting or please reach out to any PAC member to send it your way. 

Fifth Grade Yearbook

Megan Najarian and Heather Long are taking on the yearbook this year. You'll be able to find yearbook updates on the West Fifth Grade Class of 2028 Facebook page.

We aim for 100% student participation to ensure all students are represented, so please get your photos and bios in as soon as you can! Please feel free to reach out at any time with any questions at

PrintingCenterUSA has been a great addition to our West Fifth Grade Yearbook design team. They're professional, affordable and put out an amazing product our students are sure to treasure for years to come. Check them out here >>> 

Ongoing Fundraisers

Discount Card Fundraiser

We are SO excited to share a brand new fundraiser with you: Shawsheen/West PAC discount shopping cards! Grab some great local discounts and support the Shawsheen/West PAC! 

Each discount card has deals/discounts from more than a dozen local businesses and they're good for a year. They make the perfect gift or something to just keep on you when you're out and about. Once purchased, we will mail out your card(s) to you. As always, thanks for your support! 

Box Tops

  • Keep clipping those Box Tops! The app is super easy to use.
  • Simply download the app, scan your receipts, and help us collect even more with bonus virtual Box Tops.

Amazon Smile

  • Select Shawsheen Elementary and West Intermediate Schools Parents Advisory Council and support the PAC while you shop. Find us on 
    Amazon Smile.

Shop With Scrip

Need gift cards? Order them through our Shop With Scrip link and support the Shawsheen and West schools! Order them and have them sent directly to your home. Shopping is easy simply create an account on the RaiseRight app or at using our organization’s enrollment code: 55LB6492697L7. Happy Shopping!