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AIM Parents Committee

A True Community, A World of Opportunities

Our newly named AIM Parents Committee (APC) does all the wonderful things our Home and School Association (HSA) has always done and provides many ways for AIM families to stay connected and to participate in the overall spirit and culture of the school. We embrace anyone who wants to help: Parents, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Special Friends – all are welcome!!

The first APC meet-and-greet is held the first day of school and offers an opportunity to learn more about the upcoming year of events and how you can get involved!

This is a wonderfully active group that plays an essential role in making your child’s experience even better at AIM and it also allows for you to get to know other families, create some new bonds and friendships and allows for mutual support if needed.

See a description of 2018-2019 APC Events below and take a minute to complete our APC Volunteer Form to let us know where your interests lie. Have an idea for a new event or a question? Don't hesitate to contact us at apc@aimpa.org.

Laura Thayer

Myra Petras

2018-2019 HSA Co-Chairs


Fall Fun Fest & Homecoming Soccer Slideshow

Saturday, October 14th

2018-2019 APC EVENTS and VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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MUFFINS WITH MOM / DONUTS WITH DAD (Fall and Spring)

This is a special treat for Lower School parents. Volunteers are needed to set food and coffee onto the tables, and to help break down afterwards.

FALL FUN FEST (Fall)

The Fall Fun Fest is a celebration of the changing season for our students and an APC fundraiser for the school. It is a fun afternoon of amusements, crafts, food stations and booths. Volunteers are needed to contract vendors, set up, sell tickets, man the stations, gather contributions, organize student volunteers, break down and clean up after the event.

TASTE OF UPPER SCHOOL (Fall)

This event gives 8th Grade families the opportunity to learn about and tour the Upper School. Volunteers are needed to help serve dinner to these families the evening of the event.

TASTE OF MIDDLE SCHOOL (Fall)

This event gives 5th Grade families the opportunity to learn about and tour the Middle School. Volunteers are needed to help serve dinner to these families the evening of the event.

GRANDPARENTS/SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY (Fall)

Grandparents/Special Friends Day is 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. Volunteers are needed to set up tables that hold the little presents we send home with these special friends, and to register/check-in all grand friends. Volunteers are also needed to breakdown any tables set up for this special day.

COMMUNITY SERVICE DAYS

Volunteers are needed to organize and participate in community service activities introduced by faculty members and student clubs, often times on Martin Luther King Day. This event varies from year to year and is an all-family event.

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.

FEBRUARY FRENZY (Winter)

Volunteers are to help with set up and food sales at this fun all-school winter sports event featuring faculty vs. student basketball scrimmages and great school spirit.

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR (Fall and Spring)

The APC hosts a book fair each spring to celebrate reading and to prepare for summer reading assignments. 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.

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.

bASH - GRANDPARENTS/SPECIAL FRIENDS DAY FOR UPPER SCHOOL (Spring)

This all-school evening event celebrates STEAM at AIM for students from 1-12th grade. Upper School students invite grandparents to the bASH (blending Arts, Science and Humanities) Fair. Volunteers are needed to work with Development to ensure a great day for Grand Friends and students.

TEACHER APPRECIATION LUNCHEON (Spring)

A teacher appreciation luncheon is sponsored for our devoted AIM teachers near the end of the school year. This volunteer committee coordinates collection of food, decorations, and favors for the teachers. Organizers help set up and clean up.

HOSPITALITY BAKERS (Entire School Year)

The Hospitality Committee works with the Admissions Department to coordinate bringing baked goods and to help set-up for the AIM Open Houses. These individuals are also representatives of the AIM community in greeting prospective parents. Open Houses usually are held monthly, after morning drop-off, and occasionally on a weekend day.

LOWER SCHOOL LIBRARY (Entire School Year)

The Library Committee is responsible for the AIM Lower School Library. Volunteers work actively with the Lower School. They receive classes of children, read to them and assist them with their book selection and check out. They work to organize and obtain books and materials for all AIM students and faculty.

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.