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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

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

Parent Teacher Student Association

Welcome to the New School Year from the
A.P.G. Parent Teacher Student Association

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 ( 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

2017–2018 PTSA Board

President Heidi Smoot
VP–Membership Linda Chen
VP–Fundraising Krista Boscoe
Treasurer Mark Farina
Secretary Alisa Rafter
Historian Kim Rosenblum
Principal Tai Schoeman
Teacher Liaison Terry Lai
Parliamentarian Cecilie Herring
Communications Hallie Ness
Communications Jennifer Teu
Volunteer Coordinator Tom Loftus
APG Gear Deborah Zouai
Auditor Carrie Hadler
Passive Giving Coordinator Christina Antipa
Parent Teacher Liaison Kim Freudenberg
Hospitality Coordinator Sarah Yau
Garden Coordinator Melanie Riordan

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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