Appleby College Parents’ Association (ACPA):
College Shop/ Tuck Shop/ Turnover Shop/ Lost and Found
The College Shop, located in the McCraney Barn sells all approved gym wear, house gear, school supplies and gift items. The Tuck Shop is very popular with students and sells treats and drinks. The Turnover Shop accepts and sells gently used uniform items such as blazers, kilts, pants and shirts, as well as used athletic uniforms. The Lost and Found operates out of the College Shop. If the owner of a found item is identified, the student will be notified via email. All other items are held until the end of each term then donated to charity.
Time required: One scheduled shift every other week. Choose from: Monday to Friday from 11:20 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday morning 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. or Wednesday afternoons 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Occasional help needed at other times.
Skills required: No experience required just commitment.
Contact: Cheryl Smith, ACPA College Shop Coordinator, email@example.com
ACPA social events include the Welcome Back Barbecue (September), Tree Trimming Party (November), a Social Night (winter) and the All-School Play Reception (February). Events for the year will be announced in Appleby This Week.
Time required: Depends on the position. Big or small there is a job for you.
Skills required: No specific skill required. Emphasis is on getting to know new friends and re-acquainting with old friends!
Contact: Kim Szigeti-Khan, ACPA Social Coordinators, firstname.lastname@example.org
Homecoming Day – October 1
Volunteers are needed to help decorate the school for Homecoming events and help the ACPA with the Spirit Tent at the Homecoming BBQ.
Time required: A few hours the week prior and/or on the day of the event (Oct).
Skills required: No specific skill, just a willingness to have fun!
Contact: Clare Schmehl, ACPA Communications Officer, email@example.com
Assist the ACPA photographer in taking photos at larger school events.
Time required: A few hours at school events, as available: Welcome back BBQ (Sept), Homecoming (Oct), ACPA Fashion Show (Nov) and Tree Trimming (Nov).
Skills required: Digital photography.
Contact: Claudia Eichhorn or Cindy Liu, ACPA Photographers, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Chapel Guild works to beautify the John Bell Chapel for the daily services and for special occasions such as the annual carol services and graduation. This is a great place for new parents and alumni to get involved.
Time required: One hour per month from 8-9 am. Special occasions as available (approx. 3 hours).
Skills required: No previous decoration experience required. Learn on the job.
Contact: Ania Cudny firstname.lastname@example.org or Diana Guinard email@example.com, ACPA Chapel Guild Coordinators.
Individual and Grade Photos - October
Individual portraits and grade group photography occurs in October. Adult volunteers are needed to help organize students and ensure they are in first dress.
Time required: 1 or 2 hour shifts.
Skills required: No specific skills required.
Contact: Tessa Harrison, Interguild Rep, firstname.lastname@example.org
Foster Appleby’s Athletic Spirit as we support and cheer for our varsity teams during home games, matches and tournaments. Volunteers are needed to help organize refreshments and spirit gear for our teams, parent and spectators at various games throughout the year.
Time required: 1-2 hours. Mostly during the day, with the occasional weekend.
Skills required: Organization and a friendly face.
Contact: Baillie Howard, ACPA Athletic Spirit Representative, email@example.com
Boarder Study Break
Give some homemade TLC to Appleby Boarders. Make some homemade snacks or buy some fruit and serve them with a warm drink to boarders after study period (9 pm), on several evenings throughout the year.
Time Required: Home baking plus any or all of 5 evenings 8:45 pm to 9:45 pm throughout the year. (Oct, Dec, Feb, April, May, June). Goodies can also be dropped off in advance is you cannot attend the evening.
Skills required: None, just a friendly face and be able to cook some tasty treats!
Contact: Lisa Giuglietti, ACPA Campus Life Representative, firstname.lastname@example.org
Campus Life Events
New this year – activities that support boarders and long distance parents. Details will be posted in ATW.
Time Required: Event dates and details TBC.
Skills required: None, just a friendly face.
Contact: Lisa Guglietti, ACPA Campus Life Representative, email@example.com
Holiday Wreath & Poinsettia Sale - November
Spread some holiday cheer by helping sell beautiful holiday wreaths and poinsettias.
Time required: 2-3 hours during annual Tree Trimming breakfast (November).
Skill required: none.
Contact: Ann Watkin, ACPA Fundraising Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Buckley, email@example.com
Employee Appreciation Luncheon – April
The Employee Appreciation Lunch takes place annually. Volunteers organize a lunch prepared by parents in appreciation for all the hard work that the employees put forth for our students. The theme for the luncheon varies from year to year, but includes lovely treats and a home-cooked lunch.
Time required: A few hours during the week and/or on the day (April 21). Also to cook meals in advance.
Skills required: Cook, smile, share and thank! An eagerness to treat employees.
Contact: Theresa Larson, Theresa_larson@wabashcanada.ca or Alexandra Blum firstname.lastname@example.org, ACPA Grade Party and Staff Appreciation Coordinators.
Book Return and Sale - June
Volunteers are needed to assist the ACPA Bookstore Coordinator to organize the used text book sale and return of text books by students.
Time required: A few hours after exams in June.
Skills: None required just to enjoy assisting students.
Contact: Cindy Zeng, ACPA Book Sale Coordinator, email@example.com
ACPA Executive Committee
The ACPA Executive Committee is an elected group of parents consisting of several Officers and various Committee Chairs. Each June, a Nominating Committee presents a slate of candidates at the ACPA Annual General Meeting. The term of office is generally one year, with re-election permissible for a second term. Together, the committee oversees various portfolios under the mandate “to take an active interest in the comfort and well-being of our students through cooperation with the Principal.” The role of the Executive includes welcoming parents, encouraging parent involvement through the ongoing recruitment of volunteers, being a resource for volunteers, attending monthly Executive meetings, being a part of the decision-making process within the Parents’ Association, reporting regularly on progress and developments in their portfolios and being a good representative for Appleby College and the ACPA. As a parent at Appleby, you are welcome and encouraged to attend any of the monthly Executive Committee meetings, held in the Raymond Massey Reading Room. Dates and times are announced in ATW.
Time required: Varies depending on position. Monthly committee meetings (2 hours) take place the second Tuesday of every month in the Raymond Massey Meeting Room, either at 8 am or 7 pm.
Skills required: Skills vary with position but mostly commitment & interest.
Contact: Chantal Poirier, ACPA President, firstname.lastname@example.org or Sarah Perkin, ACPA Past President, email@example.com , or attend the Recruitment Morning in January (see ATW for details)