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AIM Parents Committee

A True Community, A World of Opportunities

Dear AIM Families,

The AIM Parents Committee (APC) has always provided many ways for AIM families to stay connected and to participate in the overall spirit and culture of the school. This year that may be more challenging. We have been looking at ways we can bond in a safe setting. Below you will find activities we are hoping to have this year. Some will look familiar and some are new. We are hopeful to find activities to allow for socialization of our children at a time when distancing seems necessary. 

In the coming weeks, information will be sent out about opportunities for volunteering and information about upcoming events.

Don’t hesitate to contact the APC at apc@aimpa.org should you have any questions – I look forward to working with you this year.

Rachael Berman

APC Chair


 

APC 2020-2021 Events

OUTDOOR BINGO (FALL)

Family bingo will be played on the soccer field. Bring your chairs or a blanket and join the fun. Snacks will be provided and prizes awarded.  Volunteers will be needed to set up snacks and assign spaces for families.

MOVIE NIGHT UNDER THE STARS (FALL)

Join us for a movie under the stars. Bring your dinner, snacks and a blanket and spread out on the soccer field for a movie. Volunteers will be needed to help set up the movie and assign spaces for families.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT (WINTER)

This event was a huge hit last year and we are hoping to be able to do it again this year. Families can try out dozens of new games, eat pizza and snacks, and each family gets to take their favorite game home at the end of the night.

EXAM BREAKFASTS (Winter and Spring)

Another wonderful tradition at AIM occurs during midterm and final exam weeks. Breakfast is served to the Middle School and Upper School students before they take their exams. Volunteers are needed to donate, collect and serve food during these breakfasts.

GRANDFRIENDS DAY (TBD)

In the past, Grandfriends Day has been a special afternoon or morning where Lower School and Middle School grandparents or special friends come and enjoy that time with their AIM student, touring the different classrooms and learning about what happens during a school day. With health and safety in mind, we will be looking to put together a committee to help plan activities that can be done over zoom this year. 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR (Fall and Spring)

The APC hosts a book fair to celebrate reading. Volunteers are needed to set up and break down the book fair, assist children with book selections during the day, replenish items on the shelves, and to operate cash registers.

TEACHER AND STAFF APPRECIATION (Ongoing)

Teacher and staff appreciation activities are planned for our devoted AIM teachers and staff throughout the school year including a spring luncheon. This volunteer committee coordinates collection of food, decorations, and favors for the teachers. Organizers help set up and clean up as needed.

AIM FOR THE STARS GALA (Spring)

This lovely evening organized by the Development Office and a large group of volunteers is the largest fundraiser of the year. Volunteers are need for a range of tasks including selling sponsorships, acquiring auction items, decorating, logistics, registration, menu planning and more.

SCHOOL LEVEL PARENT REPRESENTATIVES

The School level parent representatives are information ambassadors. The role of the representatives and volunteers are to serve as communication liaisons between the APC Chairs, or school faculty /administration and the grade level parent representatives.

GRADE LEVEL PARENT REPRESENTATIVES

The grade level volunteers keep the grade’s parents informed on upcoming events and issues pertaining to their grade. They will organize things such as teacher gifts, and food for class parties. They will reach out to parents and disseminate any information that HSA or administration needs to get to the parents.