Foothills Parent Association (FAPA)

Who is FAPA?

The Foothills Parent Association mission is to advocate for the right of children with Learning Disabilities to realize their full potential through education.

What does FAPA do?

FAPA is a community of concerned parents dependent on one another for mutual support. We are linked in partnership with the Foothills Academy Board of Governors, and the Foothills Academy Staff. Together we are dedicated towards producing a positive environment for our children through advocacy, social events and the community at large.

FAPA coordinates and supports the parents fundraising efforts to raise money for the school bursary fund. All families make a commitment for the major annual fundraising events including the Car Raffle, Fall Funtasia Gala, Family Fun Night, Gordon Hoffman Charity Golf Classic, Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, and Casino.

Through these efforts, tuition assistance funds are then made available to any family in need of financial assistance to attend our school. Involvement in our school also shows our children that we value them and their education. It sets a good example for these future citizens.

Along with fundraising, FAPA has many functions including:

  • Advocacy
  • Parent communication
  • Social and extracurricular events and
  • Supporting the school through various volunteer opportunities.

Getting Involved

FAPA has positions opening and are always in need of volunteers to work together organizing events. Taking part in some aspect of organizing is also part of our family commitment. Volunteering is also a lot of fun as you get to know more parents, can celebrate our children’s successes and support each other when our children struggle with their challenges. Without volunteers stepping up into these roles, we will not be able to support the fundraising efforts that bring in funds to allow all children the chance to come to this school.

If you are interested but need more information on where we can best use your skills; please contact FAPA (fill out contact form on the page ATTN:FAPA).
 FAPA Meeting Dates for 2016-17

September 13 2016Foothills Academy Society General Parents Meeting (Meet the Teacher & School Year Kick-Off) - Mandatory Attendance
October 11, 2016Board Meeting
November 8, 2016Board Meeting
December 13, 2016Board Meeting
January 10, 2017Board Meeting
February 14, 2017Board Meeting
March 14, 2017Board Meeting
April 11, 2017Board Meeting
May 9, 2017Board Meeting
June 13, 2017Annual General Meeting - Foothills Academy & FAPA - Mandatory Attendance & School Year Wrap-up

FAPA Board meeting minutes and/or FAPA General Meeting minutes are available upon request by any member. To request a copy, please send an email with the date you are requesting through the contact form on this page ATTN: FAPA.

FAPA Executive for 2016 -17

PresidentKathy L
Vice PresidentRussell M
TreasurerCatherine P
SecretaryMichelle M
Past PresidentAngela R

FAPA Board of Directors for 2016-17

Patty S.Gord L.
Tami C.Agnes G
Ed P.Deanna M.
Leslie B.Eileen C.
Annemarie M

FAPA Board meetings are held on the second Tuesday each month @ 7pm in the Staff Lounge.  All parents are encouraged and welcome to attend.  If you would like to be a member of the Board of Directors please contact FAPA (fill out contact form on the page ATTN: FAPA).

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