Academy Parents Council
Our mission is to support and strengthen the Academy community.
Academy Parents Council members participate in a range of activities, among them:
~ serving as Class Parents
~ helping to coordinate skills-based volunteering such as grant writing, library work, construction projects, teaching studio blocks, marketing, and archiving
~ organizing and participating in school work-bees. These school beautification projects often involve painting, cleaning, landscaping, gardening, and light carpentry
~ supporting the student councils and athletic teams
~ organizing and staffing the annual used book sale as needed
~ hosting social events and informational talks for students and parents
~ organizing receptions and hospitality for school events, and hosting a staff appreciation
~ coordinating fundraising events such as the pie sale at the Ashfield Fall Festival and The Academy’s signature fundraising event, the Cornucopia Auction.
The Academy Parents Council is a parent volunteer organization. Our work is inspired by and supports The Academy’s mission. To view our spending policy, click here. To read more about our operating procedures, click here.
The APC meets four times a year, rotating the meeting location in an effort to facilitate parent attendance in places farther from the school. Faculty and members of the school’s Board of Trustees are encouraged to attend several meetings a year to keep the parent body informed of issues and visions and to listen to thoughts, and concerns of the council.
To learn more or to join us please contact current APC co-chairs Paul Catanzaro P21 (firstname.lastname@example.org ) or Diane Bigelow P14, 16, 21 (email@example.com), or simply attend a meeting. We welcome participation from all who are interested.