“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”
– Elizabeth Andrew
Parent involvement is vital to the operation of ASA and keeping tuition rates as reasonable as possible. When parents enroll their children at ASA, they commit to volunteer 40 hours of their time to the school each year (20 hours for parents of half-day students). The Parent-Teacher Partnership (PTP) is the parent organization that interfaces with the school teachers and coordinates many of the volunteer efforts of the parents.
The PTP board members include the president, treasurer, secretary, hospitality coordinator and fundraising coordinator.
This committee provides refreshments for each ASA event including our school programs, open houses and back to school events, as well as our teacher appreciation week.
The fundraising committee manages our seasonal fundraisers and the scrip program. Our fundraisers have included fundraisers like Chinook Books, Poinsettias and hanging Flower Baskets. The scrip program is a year long program that allows families to purchase gift cards and certificates for local stores and restaurants at face value with a percentage benefiting the school.
Here are some of the ways that PTP fundraising earnings have helped the school recently:
- Tuition assistance
- Refreshments and hospitality at ASA events
- Air purifiers for the classrooms
- Student Computers
- Teacher-appreciation week
- Books for library
- Classroom curriculum