Parent Faculty Association
Welcome to the PFA!
Dear American School of Paris Families,
On behalf of the Parent Faculty Association, welcome to the American School of Paris. We are so excited to have your family become a part of our ASP Community for the 2016-17 school year.
PFA MISSION: "The purpose of this organization shall be to stimulate interest in ASP and to provide support for the advancement of the total school, its parents and students."
Joining ASP means joining a vibrant and dynamic community and the PFA is committed to making new families feel welcomed and supported. We all have at one time or another been newcomers to ASP and know the transition process you are going through to help your child (ren) thrive in their new school. Whether you are new or a returning family, we have a welcoming group of parent volunteers who have a wealth of knowledge ready to be shared. Here are some of the PFA volunteer resources available to you:
➢ Grade Liaisons – parent volunteers for each grade level within our school. They are a point of contact and communication link between the school and parents. Throughout the year, parents will receive email updates regarding activities, events and volunteer opportunities.
➢ Neighborhood Liaisons – parent volunteers for most locations in Paris and the surrounding suburbs. A great resource to contact for information about your new neighborhood or a neighborhood you might be considering.
➢ International Liaisons – as we are a multi-national school, you may want to get in touch with parent volunteers from your home countries or be able to ask questions in your “mother tongue”.
Mid-August, you will receive an email from your PFA Grade Liaisons containing specific information about the beginning of the school year including activities and events you will want to attend. We are holding our “PFA Welcome Coffee” on Friday, August 26th at 8:45am, an event designed for you to meet other parents and learn more about parent involvement in the school. It’s a busy start with Orientation (Aug 23) and the Family BBQ (Sept 3) but a great way to get in the mix and become part of the community.
We look forward to meeting you soon,
Meredith Kelly Oke
ASP PFA President 2016-17