The Appleby College Parents’ Association (ACPA) invites parents or guardians of current and past students to actively support the community that is Appleby College. Volunteerism is an integral part of the Appleby experience. Since 1928, the ACPA has provided a variety of excellent volunteer opportunities by organizing both friend and fundraising events in conjunction with Appleby College. Welcome!

Appleby College Parents' Association

About the ACPA

About the ACPA

The Appleby College Parents' Association (ACPA) enjoys a long-standing relationship with Appleby College. Since its founding by Lady Edith Baillie in 1928, the role of the ACPA has been “to take an active interest in the comfort and well-being of our students through co-operation with the Principal.”

The ACPA’s mandate supports the Board of Governors of Appleby College, the Appleby College Foundation, the Principal, the faculty and administration, as they provide an outstanding educational experience to the students in their care.

The ACPA includes all parents and guardians of current students at Appleby College, along with Alumni Parents and Honorary Members. All members of the Appleby community are welcome to attend ACPA monthly meetings. The contribution of each and every member is valuable and appreciated.

Meet the ACPA Team

Parents' Association Executive Team

President Bonnie Flemington
Past President Chantal Poirier
Vice President Sarah McMillan
Communications Officer Laura Hughes
Recording Secretary Julia Baillie

Theresa Larson

College Shop Coordinator

Cheryl Smith

Turnover Shop and Lost & Found

Jennifer Latimer & Mira Bessada

College Shop: Tuck Shop

Mary Rawlinson & Nancy Chen

College Shop: Online Kathleen Flynn


Interguild Representative

Tessa Harrison

Volunteer Coordinator Anne Marie Bianchi


Book Return & Sale Cindy Zeng & Clare Schmehl
Fundraising Coordinator Ann Watkin
Chapel Guild Elena Dannikova & Donna Cappuccitti
Grade Parties & Staff Appreciation Suzanne Williamson & Daisy Li
Social Coordinator Bridget van Akkooi & Charlotte Copeland
Photographers Claudia Eichhorn & Cindy Liu
Open Houses Grace Cheung, Jenny Ma & Lisa Sebastian
Walkathon Sheila Shen
Newsletter Stephanie Butcher
New Parents Jeff Laforet, Lynn KongSusan Su
Athletic Spirit Representative Kelly Mehlenbacher
Campus Life Representative Lisa Guglietti


ACPA Volunteering at a Glance

Appleby’s mission is to educate and enable young men and women to become leaders of character, major contributors to, and valued representatives of their local, national and international communities. This can only be achieved with the help of our many volunteers. Volunteering provides a rewarding way to become involved with the events, programmes and people that support our school. There are numerous opportunities throughout the school year for involvement to suit your schedule.

Volunteer enrollment is easily done on-line by using the Volunteer Enrolment Form. Once completed, your name will then be passed to the individual responsible for coordinating each activity who will contact you with more information. For further information on the process please e-mail our parent Volunteer Coordinator Anne Marie Bianchi Tsokov or contact any member of the ACPA Executive.

Important: Please note that Appleby College requires all volunteers to have a Criminal Record Check (CRC) with vulnerable sector screening completed (also known as Police Screening or Security Clearance Check). CRCs must be completed before volunteering begins and all volunteers must obtain this clearance on their own. To continue volunteering, Appleby requires a current CRC to be completed every three years. In addition the Declaration Re Criminal Record, must be completed each year during the application process.

CRC Results: The CRC result will be mailed out directly to the address provided by applicant. Once received, please drop off the original copy in a sealed envelope addressed to Ms. A. Jelinek Director of Parent Relations at the Reception of the Nicholas Arts Centre. Please indicate on the envelope if you wish the original copy to be returned to you. Appleby will ensure that CRC-VSS received remains strictly confidential. You will be contacted directly if further information is required.


College Shop

College Shop

The College Shop, Turnover Shop, and Lost and Found, are located in the McCraney Barn. All three areas are operated by the Appleby College Parents' Association and staffed by parent volunteers. Profits from these services go to the ACPA and are redirected to benefit the school.

If you are interested in volunteering at the stores, contact the ACPA Volunteer Coordinator.

Hours of Operation


8:30 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.


11:40 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.


11:40 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


11:40 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.


11:40 a.m. to 1:40 p.m.

The College Shop sells all approved gym wear, team wind suits, school ties, calculators, stationery supplies, fun wear, House items, and Appleby logo gift items.

The Turnover Shop accepts and sells gently used uniform items such as blazers, kilts, pants, shirts and gym clothing. All clothing must be clean.

If items in the Lost and Found Cupboard are labeled, the parent volunteers e-mail the students directly. If you are looking for a lost item send an e-mail to and include a description of the missing item in the subject line. Please note that the Lost and Found Cupboard is cleaned out twice a year.

To contact the College Shop please email


Laura Hughes
ACPA Communications Officer

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