Welcome back to FA 2020!

On behalf of the entire FA Parent Community (FAPC) executive we would like to welcome families back to the school!

The FAPC provides a place for parents/guardians to connect and be involved with the growth and success of our children at Fraser Academy and beyond.  We know that for some people this can be a time of anxiousness, but we are confident that the school administration and teachers have and will do everything they can to mitigate the risks associated with Covid-19 and provide a positive school year for our children.

For those who are new: starting a new school can be daunting, and starting during this pandemic with children who have learning differences can be overwhelming. But you have an entire village here to help you and your child make that transition with clear sailing on calm waters.

A primary goal of the FAPC is to build a community where parents not only know their child’s grade parents, but have connections with parents across multiple grades.

We are a diverse but strong community who all have one thing in common – a child with language-based learning differences. By coming together, we can make their world brighter and help them achieve their full potential, not stifled by norms, stereotypes or limitations. We aim to create life-long connections.

This year will prove challenging for the FAPC to stay connected with the limitations of in-person socials, fundraising, and other events. The FAPC has a number of initiatives that we carry out each year and we are working on creative ways to continue those activities with new guidelines. We welcome any suggestions as to how we can creativity facilitate more digital events.

First and foremost is to keep a strong line of communication going amongst parents who wish to participate. Our goal is to have 100% participation in one way or another.

We do that through a number of ways:
1. Our FAPC website – that can be accessed on MySchool.
2. Our class parent representatives.
3. A private moderated facebook group.
4. Grade level Whatapp group chats.
5. FAPC meetings – which will now be integrated with the Zoom at Noon formats.
6. Updates in the Friday “What’s Happening” newsletter.

We also have a number of activities throughout the year such as used uniform sales, back to school parent socials, holiday baking and staff appreciation events to name a few. We will keep you posted as we transition our activities to meet the current protocols. For any parent who would like to volunteer, please let us know via facebook group or email at fapc@fraseracademy.ca.

Best Regards,

On behalf of the FAPC Executive

Andrea Potter (Sarah A, Gr 11)
Chair

Belinda Curyer, (Sophie, Gr. 10/ Hugo, Gr. 7)
Vice Chair

Brandy Hughes (Scotia, Gr. 8)
Treasurer

Susie Stewart (Sam D Gr. 9)
Community Liaison

Vivian Cantas (Anastasia, Gr. 10)
Fundraising Coordinator