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General Meetings

PTSA general meetings are a way for parents, students, and staff to participate actively in our school community. We have four general meetings per year. At each meeting, we discuss recent and upcoming school events and activities, and review PTSA budget issues. Join us and share your ideas or thoughts!

Parent Teacher Student Association

Come catch up on the buzz... the PTSA General Meeting - Learn about new projects in the APG garden, including our bee hive - Elect the 2017 18 PTSA Board - Learn about the 2017 18 school budget - Tuesday, March 21, APG Library, 6 30 8pm - Refreshments will be served

Parent Teacher *Student* Association

Your APG PTA is transitioning to a PTSA! This means that we will be able to have students serve as board members. We're excited to have students provide input and ideas at board meetings so we can better understand the needs and wishes of our student community. We are working with APG Student Council to recruit student board members. If you have any questions about this transition please contact PTA President Heidi Smoot at

2016–2017 PTSA Board

President Heidi Smoot
Treasurer Michael Rich
Secretary Kim Rosenblum
Vice-President Jennifer Murphy
VP–Volunteering Tom Loftus
VPs–Fundraising Krista Boscoe & Christie Stokes
Parliamentarian Tia Winn

Appointed Board Members

Membership Coordinator Linda Chen
Communications Coordinators Hallie Ness & Jennifer Teu
Hospitality Coordinator Sarah Yau
APG Gear Deborah Zouai
Auditor Alan Barnes
Garden Coordinator Deborah Taylor
Passive Giving Coordinator Christina Antipa
Parent Teacher Liaison Kim Freudenberg
Teacher PTA Representative Terry Lai
Student Liaisons TBD

Parents’ Guide to Student Success

What is the Parents’ Guide to Student Success? National PTA® partnered with experts on the Common Core State Standards to create grade by grade guides that reflect the Common Core State Standards. Individual guides were created for grades K-8 and two were created for grades 9-12 (one for English language arts/literacy and one for mathematics). Eleven (11) guides were created in all.

What is included in the Parents’ Guide? The Guide includes:

  1. Key items that children should be learning in English language arts and mathematics in each grade, once the Standards are fully implemented.
  2. Activities that parents can do at home to support their child’s learning.
  3. Methods (questions and sample topics) for helping parents build stronger relationships with their child’s teacher.
  4. Tips for planning for college and career (high school only).

What languages is the Guide available in? The Guide is available in both English and Spanish.

6th Grade: English | Spanish

7th Grade: English | Spanish

8th Grade: English | Spanish

Common Core State Standards:

During our February 2014 PTA meeting we discussed the Common Core State Standards which are being implemented across the nation. Handouts from that meeting are in the news section in the column to the right. Please review the information to learn about how the CCSS will impact your child's learning experience and check out these links for more information:


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