As parents, guardians, and caregivers of Albany Academies students you are all members of the Albany Academies Parents’ Association (AAPA). The purpose of this organization is to foster community at The Albany Academies for the enrichment of our students’ school experience.
The success of the AAPA depends on parental support and involvement. Our organization is based solely on volunteers and includes representatives from the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools (AA and AAG). In addition to president, vice president, treasurer and secretary, there are division representatives for each division on both sides of the street. There are also council chairs for the many committees and activities hosted by the Parents' Association. A description of all AAPA positions can be found on this page.
All AAPA members are warmly welcomed and encouraged to attend the topical AAPA monthly meetings, which generally take place on the first Wednesday of the month. Up-to-date meeting dates and times can be found here or on the School Calendar. The AAPA also sponsors Coffees with the Division Directors. These informal meetings provide an opportunity to meet and mingle with the Division Head and other parents, ask questions that you may have, and hear what's happening in your child's division. The schedule of Division Coffees is posted on the School Calendar. Our primary means of communication is via a monthly AAPA email. In this will be information on the upcoming monthly meeting, including the meeting agenda; minutes from the previous month’s meeting; and upcoming AAPA and Academies events. I encourage you to read these brief emails to stay up-to-date on AAPA happenings.
I understand the time pressures on parents these days, but I hope all of you will attend as many AAPA meetings as possible. It is a great way to become more involved in the Academies community and stay informed. Please consider volunteering your time and talents to enrich the school experience of all students at the Academies.
I look forward to meeting and working with all of you. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with questions and ideas.