The APT

Also known as the PTA at other schools…

Sequoya Love
The Sequoya Elementary Association of Parents and Teachers (APT) is an Arizona not-for-profit corporation and is organized exclusively for the charitable, scientific, literary and educational purposes benefiting Sequoya Elementary. The purpose of this organization is to create a closer relationship between the home and the school so that parents and educators may cooperate intelligently in the training, enrichment and welfare of the children at Sequoya Elementary School, support a high educational standard for the school, and further a spirit of cooperation among teachers, parents, school district and residents of the community.

Who is the APT?

Every parent is a member of the Sequoya APT! 
Current officers and volunteers

What do we do?

The purpose of this organization is to create a closer relationship between the home and the school so that parents and educators may cooperate intelligently in the training, enrichment and welfare of the children at Sequoya Elementary School, support a high educational standard, and further a spirit of cooperation among teachers, parents, school district and residents of the community.

ENRICHING THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE AT SEQUOYA:

Art Masterpiece, Artist in Residence, Greasepaint Theater, Young Authors’ Day, New and Used Book Fairs, Health Screening and more.

SUPPORTING TEACHERS AND PARENTS:

Monthly meetings, guest speakers, coordinating room parents, encouraging & gathering input from parents in planning events, Teacher Appreciation Week, teacher luncheons and more.

ORGANIZING SOCIAL EVENTS TO BUILD OUR COMMUNITY:

Western Round Up, Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon, Movie Nights, Sequoya Glows, Art Walk and more.

FUNDING OVER $100,000 OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES ANNUALLY:

K-5 reading programs, math and reading tutors, $250 expense fund for every teacher, the computer lab, noon aides, counseling services, plus the many programs mentioned above and more.

Fundraisers for 2014-2015 include:

  • The Fall Giving Campaign—No bakes sales or wrapping paper; just direct funding of programs
  • Passive fundraising—Shop with our grocery & Internet program partners and help raise $ for our school!
  • Classroom baskets—A much anticipated raffle at our Annual Thanksgiving luncheon
  • Annual Spring Fundraising Event–This year will be a Fun Run!
  • New and Used Book Fairs
  • Spirit Merchandise sold at various events throughout the year