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Audience: PTSA

Sunday: APG Open House & Garden Day

Sunday, 4/29, 10am–2pm

APG's school yard and hallways will be open to the community for garden projects, school tours, kids' activities, photo booth, face painting, performances, and more. Free boba and bánh mì (Vietnamese sandwiches) will be provided for lunch. This event is free and open to the public.


校园开放和园艺活动日

日期:4月29日, 上午10时至下午2时

有游戏节目和学生表演。园艺种植活动和小组导游参观校园和教室。欢迎各位参加!免费珍珠奶茶和越南三文治美食招待。


Thursday: Celia's by the Beach fundraiser

Thursday, 4/26, 4:30–10pm

Delicious Mexican comfort food + margaritas + 15% to APG (including takeout/excluding alcohol) = APG Night @ Celia's by the Beach.

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Posted by: Jennifer Teu
Published: 4/23/18




Audience: PTSA
Still Seeking Chaperones for Activity Day
Wednesday, 5/2, 9:45–3:35For Activity Day, the entire school (1,200 kids!) will go on field trips to the best educational and cultural destinations in SF, including SFMOMA, Crissy Field, Ocean Beach, the Academy of Sciences, and the zoo. 20 volunteers have signed up, but we still need more! Please go to signup.com/go/meJEaGZ to volunteer as a chaperone all day for 10–15 students.
Middle Grades Redesign
Thursday, 4/26, 5:45–8pm
Mission High School,  
At their Annual General Meeting, PPS-SF (Parents for Public Schools) will focus on the topic of upcoming changes to the middle school experience. For more information on attending this free meeting or on the middle grades redesign, go to ppssf.org/events/2018/4/26/middle-grades-redesign-pps-sf-annual-general-meetingLight refreshments, a kid zone, and interpretation will be provided.
 
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Posted by: Jennifer Teu
Published: 4/16/18




Audience: PTSA
Seeking Chaperones for Activity Day
Wednesday, 5/2, 9:45–3:35For Activity Day, the entire school will go on field trips to the best educational and cultural destinations in SF, including SFMOMA, Crissy Field, and the zoo. Go to signup.com/go/meJEaGZ to volunteer as a chaperone all day for 10–15 students.
 
Middle Grades Redesign
Thursday, 4/26, 5:45–8pm
Mission High School,  
At their Annual General Meeting, PPS-SF (Parents for Public Schools) will focus on the topic of upcoming changes to the middle school experience. For more information on attending this free meeting or on the middle grades redesign, go to ppssf.org/events/2018/4/26/middle-grades-redesign-pps-sf-annual-general-meetingLight refreshments, a kid zone, and interpretation will be provided.
 
Staff Meeting Snacks Needed
Wednesday, 4/11: If you can drop off some coffee, baked goods, or fruit for our hardworking APG staff (any time the day before, or 7:30–8:30am on 4/11), please sign up here: signup.com/go/oATELmv
 
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Posted by: Jennifer Teu
Published: 4/9/18




Audience: PTSA
Coffee chat + PTSA meeting
Thursday 4/58:45am in the garden – Join other APG parents/guardians for some breakfast treats, casual conversation, and a brief PTSA meeting, including the 2018–19 Executive Board election. The slate of candidates are:
  • President: Jennifer Teu
  • Executive VP: Heidi Smoot
  • VP Membership: Sonia Mirza
  • Treasurer: Mark Farina
  • Secretary: Alisa Rafter
  • Historian: Carol Bauss
Seeking chaperones for Activity Day
On Wednesday, May 2, the entire school will go on field trips to various locations around SF. Go to signup.com/go/meJEaGZ to volunteer as a chaperone for 10–15 students.
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Posted by: Jennifer Teu
Published: 4/2/18




Audience: PTSA
Help incoming families
Families of incoming students will be registering at APG in the two weeks surrounding spring break (3/19–23 & 4/2–6), and the Counseling Office would appreciate any assistance. Please sign up here for a shift: 
 
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Posted by: Jennifer Teu
Published: 3/12/18




Audience: PTSA
Help needed for new student registration
Incoming parents will be registering at APG in the two weeks surrounding spring break (3/19–23 & 4/2–6), and the Counseling Office would appreciate any assistance. Please sign up here for a shift: 
 
It's not too late to join a committee
Please contact Heidi Smoot, APG PTSA President, at gianninipta@gmail.com if you're interested in one of the following committees/jobs:
  • Night of the Arts: Thursday 4/19, 6:30–8:30: Help us show incoming and existing APG families what exciting music and art electives we have here at APG. Committee meeting this week: Thursday 3/8, 2:40–3:35pm in Room 214 (upstairs behind library).
  • APG Open House: Sunday 4/29, 10am–2pm: At this new event, we will open our school to the community and show them all of the wonderful things APG has to offer. Committee meeting this week: Wednesday 3/7, 9am in Room 214 (upstairs behind library). 
  • Hospitality committee: Help set up food and drinks at one of our school events (staff meetings, parent coffees, student award ceremonies, etc.).
Last call for website input
We're making improvements to our school website (thanks to Shannon Engelbrecht, APG librarian) and communications. Your input will help us determine how to best share information within the APG community. Please check out this quick 10-question survey: https://goo.gl/N2TLVm
 
Thank you!
A big thanks to parents Eric MayMark Farina, and Alex Teu for putting up our new PTSA bulletin board in the red tile area. And thank you to parent Tori Bieber for keeping our boards up to date. Check them often!
 
Thank you to our garden consultant Ms. Kasey and our parent garden liaison Carrie Hadler for another successful and productive garden day on 2/24. Extra thanks to parents Kara Wright and Claire Beasley for organizing the volunteer lunch and to all of the parent and student volunteers who came to work in our garden!
 
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Posted by: Jennifer Teu
Published: 3/5/18




Audience: PTSA

NEWS


 

Your PTSA Jag Fund Donations are working!!

Woohoo!!

We are halfway to our goal of $55,000!

 

crown icon  KEEP CALM because we are HALFWAY THERE


But we need your help today
to make sure we meet our goal.

 

The Jag Fund campaign is the ONLY school fundraiser
at A.P. Giannini that supports all aspects of the school.

 

We work in close partnership with Principal Schoeman to align and direct our funding to support the school's mission, teachers, and programs.

To make your donation (it is so easy!) and learn more about our funding priorities, click here to visit our website.

Want your gift to have a sustained impact throughout the year? Click here and select the monthly giving button under the donation form on the left.

 

Thanks and Stay Calm. It is only middle school.

 

 


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS


Staff Meeting Snacks

Tue Oct 11, 2017
The APG Teachers and Administrators work up an appetite while developing this awesome educational environment for our kids. You can help by providing breakfast items to sustain the monthly staff meeting. Please deliver the food and drink to the Main Office any time the day before the meeting (Monday 10/10), or between 7:30am and 8am on the day of the meeting. Sign up here to help: https://signup.com/group/957577330032

 

SFUSD Enrollment Fair 2017
Sat Oct 14, 2017
Come hang out and talk to prospective students' parents about everything that A.P. Giannini has to offer their child. Ideally, we'll have four parents at each of three shifts running 9:00–11:30, 11:00–1:30, and 1:00–3:00. Sign up here to help: https://signup.com/group/957577330032

 


UPCOMING EVENTS


School Tours
Fridays 10/20–12/15, 9:45–11am (no tours 11/10 & 11/24 due to holidays)

 

Patxi's Pizza Fundraiser
Wednesday 10/25, all day

 

Parent Coffee Chat
Thursday 10/26, 8:45am

 

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Posted by: Jennifer Teu
Published: 10/6/17




Audience: Homepage and PTSA

Thursday, Sept 14th is
the AP Giannini Back to School Night!!

6–8pm (5:45 Orchestra performance)

That is just three days away!

Here is your Family Checklist for a great evening
with your teachers and fellow parents:

SO EXCITED I CAN T WAIT!!

✔ Enjoy the music of our amazing AP Giannini Orchestra Program

✔ Buy Spirit Gear for your family – now with a new updated logo!

✔ Learn how to use Synergy and get connected!

✔ Meet your child’s teachers and explore the school!

✔ Stop by our wonderful Garden and say Hi to the chickens!

✔ Meet parents and find out about upcoming school community events!

Donate to the Jaguar Fund and support our teachers and kids!

Our PTSA Jaguar Fund table will be at Back to School Night
and we can accept donations by cash, check or credit card.

Can’t make it to Back to School night?

Donate online through PayPal through our website
http://apg-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com/JaguarFund

• Or send your donation to school through your homeroom teacher

Have a wonderful evening and stop by and
see us at the PTSA Jaguar Fund table.
We are happy to answer questions
and offer support to all of our APG families.

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Posted by: Jennifer Teu
Published: 9/11/17




Audience: PTSA

What is the A.P.G. Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)?

The PTSA holds community events and fundraisers to help fund school programs, student supplies (such as P.E. uniforms), student events, teachers’ continued education, and special projects that the school budget cannot cover. 100% of funds donated to the APG PTSA go directly to our school. More information about our giving drive, PTSA membership, and upcoming events are on our website (https://apg-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com/ptsa) and will be coming home in the First Day Packet and weekly emails.

Upcoming Events

  • Afternoon at Park Chalet – August 10, 4–6pm
    Park Chalet is at 1000 Great Highway, across from Ocean Beach. Mingle with other APG parents and students to celebrate the beginning of the school year
  • Help our teachers get ready for school – Week of August 14–18 (date TBD once teachers are back at school)
    Parents and students, please come help teachers set up their classrooms. Check the PTSA Yahoo! Group or Facebook page for updated information as it becomes available.
  • First Day of School and Parent Social – Monday, August 21
    Parents are welcome to the First Day of School Social in the garden after the first bell. Meet and chat with fellow parents. Refreshments will be served courtesy of the PTSA. You can purchase Jaguar gear, too!

Stay connected

New Spanish class offered

¡Buenas noticias! In addition to the fee-based Mandarin language classes offered before school, we will have a new Spanish language class before school. Please see this PDF for more information: APG Spanish Flyer and Registration Form.

Questions?Contact PTSA President Heidi Smoot at gianninipta@gmail.com.

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Posted by: Jennifer Teu
Published: 8/8/17




Audience: PTSA


 

 

What: International and multicultural festival, music, performances, and popsicles!

 

Where: Outdoor stage

 

When: May 22 @ Lunch and some of 5th period.

 

Why: We want to celebrate and represent the different cultures at our school. We want to unify the school, as we are one school, but also celebrate individuality, hence the name i.a.m festival. We encourage you to take pride in the diverse cultures at our school as well as your own.

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Posted by: Hallie Ness
Published: 5/18/17




Audience: PTSA

As a PTSA, we can have students can serve as board members. We're excited for fresh input and ideas at board meetings so we can better understand the needs and wishes of our student community. We are working with the APG Student Council to recruit student board members. If you have any questions, please contact PTA President Heidi Smoot at gianninipta@gmail.com.

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Posted by: Jennifer Teu
Published: 1/1/17