The Allenby Parents’ Association is a parent-run organization that provides support for your children’s education through communication and fundraising. The APA follows the school council guidelines as set out by the Ontario Ministry of Education. All parents with children attending Allenby Public School are members of the APA.
Here are just some of the school initiatives funded by the APA in a given school year:
- Classroom grants
- Experts in the School
- Lice check 3 times a year
- Character education programs
- Grade 6 graduation yearbook and mural
- Inter- and intramural sports
- Literacy and music
- STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)
The APA focuses its efforts on six main areas:
- Community Awareness
- Health and Wellness
- Communications and Spirit
- School Programs
Each area of focus is headed by an elected Director. This person oversees the activities pertaining to their area. The Directors ensure that all activities follow APA policies with respect to such policies as EcoSchools, allergy awareness, financial assistance and lice awareness.
Each area of focus is comprised of various APA committees. APA events and activities are planned with the needs and wishes of the majority in mind, while supporting the inclusion of all Allenby students. The APA’s approach will encourage cost effective and efficient use of all resources.
For further information about the APA and APA programs, please consult each committee’s web page on allenbyparents.com.
APA Elected Positions
The Allenby School Council consists of ten elected positions. All parents are encouraged to put their names forward for these important roles.
APA Chair – Lisa Parker
The Chair oversees the operation of the APA, to liaise with the Principal on a regular basis and to act as a starting point for parents to direct them to the correct person or support system for their particular needs.
Treasurer – Beau Buchmann
The role of the Treasurer role is to work with the APA executive to draft an annual budget and to perform the bookkeeping required by the APA, such as depositing cheques, writing cheques and keeping track of the cash balances. The Treasurer is responsible for preparing income tax receipts for all eligible donations. The Treasurer also provides a monthly financial report for presentation at the APA meetings.
Secretary – Valerie Midmer
The secretary is responsible for taking the minutes at the monthly APA meeting and finalizing these minutes for publishing on the Allenby Parents website.
Director of Community Awareness – Krista Chaytor
Director of Health and Wellness – Louisa Marr
Director of Safety – Andrea Spender
The term of office for APA Board of Directors is one year, therefore elections must be held annually, in accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Education regulations.
If there is more than one name standing for a position, elections will be held prior to the first APA meeting in September. Notice of elections will be sent out 1 week prior to the ballot date. If, by the closing date, only one person is nominated for a position then he/she will be acclaimed to that position.