The American Academy Parent Teacher Organization at Castle Pines (AAPTO-CP), a chapter of the Douglas County Educational Foundation, exists to support the students, faculty, and parents of American Academy - Castle Pines (AA-CP) in achieving academic excellence while encouraging pride in our student, faculty and parent community. This goal is accomplished by raising funds for American Academy - Castle Pines through our fundraising events and on-going collection programs, by giving back to our teachers and staff who work incredibly hard to educate and care for our children, by developing a sense of community in our school with social gatherings, and lastly by giving to those in need through our various donation programs.
These tasks are overseen by the executive board members of the AAPTO-CP and are distributed across 4 divisions:
Fundraising Events is responsible for planning, organizing, and executing the Fun Run and the Spring Gala (currently referred to as P3-Parents Partnering for a Purpose). These events are held to raise funds for specific needs at AA-CP that are not able to be funded by the district budget.
Fundraising Programs oversees the on-going programs which help bring in funds for the STEM Program at AA-CP as well as additional funding for service programs such as teacher’s classroom budgets for the school year. Fundraising programs include the King Soopers and Safeway Re-Loadable Cards, Dennis Scrip, Box Tops and Longmont Dairy Caps Collections, a partnership with Castle Pines North Cleaners, and various Restaurant Nights.
Service has a mission to give – to those in need as well as giving back to those who work hard for our children. It is responsible for the Clothing, Food, Toy, and School Supply Drives that go directly to benefit the families of Molholm Elementary School - a Jefferson County school where 90% of the students are on the free/reduced school lunch program. Within our AA-CP community, Service manages the Giving Tree, Teacher/Staff Holiday Fund, monthly Teacher Appreciation programs and Teacher Appreciation Week. Other Service Programs such as the School Directory, Uniform Resale, EduKit and Field Day t-shirts are designed to serve AA-CP parents.
Social focuses on planning and organizing events that foster a sense of community at American Academy-Castle Pines. These events include the Ice Cream Social at Open House, the Skate City Littleton Event, and the Father/Daughter Sweetheart Dance.
To maintain financial integrity, the AAPTO-CP Executive Board includes a treasurer, responsible for tracking and recording all financial transactions related to these programs and services. Oversight of financial transactions and accounts is conducted by the Douglas County Educational Foundation.
The American Academy Parent Teacher Organization at Castle Pines is here to support the students, faculty, and families at American Academy-Castle Pines as they strive for academic excellence and pride in achievement. For any questions regarding the AAPTO-CP or to get involved, please email the AAPTO-CP.