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Mothers' Committee

 
In 1969, a few years after the school had opened its doors, mothers Lillian Parrott and Barbara Perry conceived the idea for a parents' organization that would support Parrott Academy's mission. The Mothers' Committee serves as a very important fund raising and support organization for the school. An executive committee consisting of committee chairs organizes fundraising efforts such as the biannual auction and the Boosterthon Fun Run, gift wrap sales, and other fund raisers. Proceeds go to special projects identified by the headmaster.

The Mothers'Committee consists of various subcommittees in charge of different functions including:
  • Annual fund raising: coordinate the auction and Boosterthon Fun Run fund raising events held in alternating years, funds raised benefit special projects such as an activity bus, a covered walkway between the lower school and the fine arts building, and facility improvements
  • Commercial fund raising: organize the "Food for Thought" program, grocery card gift cards sold by the Mothers' Committee with a percentage of the funds raised returning to the school and "Box tops for Education" which fund technology projects
  • Grade mothers: work with teachers in the lower school to plan parties, class projects, chaperone field trips, and organize parent volunteers
  • Grandparents and Special Friends Day: coordinate event during which lower school children bring a special someone to experience a school day with them
  • Hospitality: coordinate food and decorations for many special events throughout the school year
  • Library: work with the school librarian to organize the Book Fair - funds raised supplement the library's collection, coordinate the Wishing Tree, and supply library volunteers
  • School Store: manage, order merchandise, and staff the school spirit store
  • Special Events: host a faculty and staff appreciation luncheon and other events during Teacher Appreciation Week as well as collecting donations from families and local businesses for Thanksgiving baskets given to the support staff
  • Wrapping Paper Sales: coordinate annual wrapping paper drive held at the beginning of the school year
 
The Mothers' Committee is a vital and hard working group of parents who make invaluable behind the scenes contributions to the school every day.

Every mom and dad is encouraged to participate in Mothers' Committee activities. An army of volunteers help with many events throughout the year. Volunteers are always welcome and encouraged to email the president or secretary.

Friends of the Fine Arts

 
The Friends of the Fine Arts (FOFA) works to promote Parrott's excellent arts programs. Members include parents and supporters of the arts here at the Academy. FOFA supports those endeavors which will foster the arts education of our children. FOFA raises funds to support scholarships for graduating seniors in each of the disciplines: visual arts, theatre, dance, orchestra, chorus, and guitar. The main fund raising event is Arts in the Park, held annually in the fall. During the event, each discipline is showcased in a festival atmosphere. The event consists of mini concerts, solo, and group performances giving all students an opportunity to perform.

FOFA also provides funding for visiting artists. The artists bring new ideas, expose students to innovations in the arts, and promote networking in the art world. FOFA helps augment programs and most recently has provided new guitar storage racks.

Volunteers play an essential role in the success of our fine arts programming. They are necessary for the installation of our annual art show. They help with costume production and box office management for theatre events. Parents construct, paint, and move set pieces, occasionally appear on stage, and provide meals for rehearsals, just to name a few behind the scenes activities. Volunteers provide logistical support for fall and spring concerts. FOFA works cooperatively with the Patriot Club to provide desserts at several athletic events.

We need parents who have a passion for the arts to come share their time and talents with FOFA. Meetings occur in the morning on the third Thursday of each month in the lobby of the Nelson-Williams building. Attendance is not required to participate as a volunteer. Please sign up because a host of volunteers is needed for each event. Newcomers are most welcome!

For more information, please email the President of FOFA.

The Patriot Club

 
The Patriot Club supports all aspects of athletics at APA by promoting school spirit and good sportsmanship. Numerous volunteers work on providing seasonal athletic recognition programs, varsity football tailgates and staff several events throughout the year, including manning the concession stands for football and basketball games. Friday nights are very special at Parrott Academy when younger students and families come out to support varsity athletes under the lights or in the gym. We have a lot of fun socializing and coming together to support our teams. Whether staffing a concession stand, selling tickets or ads, providing food for tailgates and team parties, our Patriot Club members play an important role in APA athletics. Several levels of membership are available. Benefits include game admission cards and a sticker exclusively available to Patriot Club members. Come out, join us, and show your Patriot Pride!

For more information contact the Athletic Director, Matt Beaman, at 252-522-4222 x218 or Patriot Club President, Laura McPhaul, at 540-660-4054.