PTSA News Archives

Modernization Project

Updated March 13, 2019

  • Projected start: Spring 2020
  • Projected duration: 24 months
  • Planned scope:
    • Check out the design team’s presentation: view 3/7/2019 PDF*
      *Notes: The design phase is still in progress, so design elements are subject to change. Items labeled Alternate 1 are covered under APG’s one-time state grant. Items labeled Alternates 2 and 3 will be included only if the final budget allows.
    • Update all classrooms and library
    • Completely modernize science classrooms
    • Refresh art classroom
    • Enlarge drama classrooms and refresh interior
    • Modernize music classrooms and refresh storage area
    • Renovate auditorium*: fix broken seats; replace sound system, projector, and screen; refinish stage floor; replace stage curtains and rerope stage equipment; fix stage lighting, add lighting at sides; paint walls
    • Renovate gym & locker rooms*: refinish gym floor, replace bleachers, replace basketball backboards; apply glare-reducing film to windows; refresh ceilings and walk-off mats; update locker room paint, flooring, and walls; replace lockers; replace locker room shower areas with office, storage, and 100 additional lockers
    • Modernize kitchen and cafeteria
    • Add new staff lounge
    • Campus-wide updates:
      • Refresh restrooms
      • Replace lighting with LED fixtures*
      • Upgrade campus security systems
      • Upgrade campus data systems
      • Install new window shades
      • Fix interior leaks
      • Paint interior spaces
    • Relocate main office to Ortega ramp area; create new front entry visible from street; increase security by replacing door hardware
    • Structural strengthening; replace roof; paint exterior*; add code-compliant insulation; construct new trash enclosure

*Possible thanks to $4MM special allocation (see below).

APG’s original bond funding will cover about $15 million in project costs, including much needed fixes to the classrooms, restrooms, library, and other spaces.

$4 million in additional funding was secured by Assemblyman Phil Ting in 2018, pursuant to the efforts of Principal Schoeman and the PTSA board, as well as the advocacy of Supervisor Katy Tang. Thanks to Assemblyman Ting, APG’s renovations will include the gym, locker rooms, and auditorium, as well as exterior painting and LED lighting throughout the school hallways and in the library, cafeteria, and kitchen.

In case you missed it: PTSA Newsletter 4/4/19

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APG PTSA Board Member Nominations are Open!
The APG PTSA Is looking for new folks!  It’s an exciting time to be part of the APG PTSA Board as we embark on the APG modernization project and continue to support our great teachers and students.
 
Here is some information about the primary duties of APG’s PTSA board members: https://bit.ly/2tI4qRj. If you have questions about any particular position(s), please let us know!
 
Nominate yourself or a friend by April 11!
 
All positions have one-year terms. Elections will be held during the PTSA general meeting on Thursday, April 25, at 9am. Please remember to ask your nominee before submitting their name.
Note: To be eligible, a nominee must have been a PTSA member for at least 30 days prior to membership. This means the deadline for a nominee to join the APG PTSA is March 25. There are two ways to join:
(1) Fill in a form at the main office and include a $10 check to “APG PTSA,” or
(2) Go to https://jointotem.com/ca/san-francisco/a-p-giannini-middle-pta/join/register (there is a $1 convenience fee).
 
We look forward to connecting with you!
 
APG PTSA Nominating Committee
Tina M Yun
Diana Schneider
Helen Chuong

Next Parent Coffee Chat: April 25th
The next coffee chat will be at 8:45 on Thursday 4/25 and it will also be a PTSA General Meeting and Board Election.


Save the date: Sunday 4/28, 10am to 2pm
APG’s 3rd Annual Open House, Garden Day, and Community Festival

APG’s 3rd Annual Open House, Garden Day, and Community Festival will be held this year in conjunction with Assemblyman Phil Ting’s Bike Fair! Save the date! Sunday 4/28, 10am-2pm
 
This event is free and open to the community. There will be food, entertainment, community booths, garden projects, school tours, APG gear for sale, and a bike fair.

 
Modernization Project
For an outline of what’s happening with the school modernization, check out this page, which was updated last week. You can also preview what the design team has planned for the classrooms, library, restrooms, and more!

APG PTSA Board Member Nominations are Open!

The APG PTSA Is looking for new folks!  It’s an exciting time to be part of the APG PTSA Board as we embark on the APG modernization project and continue to support our great teachers and students.

Here is some information about the primary duties of APG’s PTSA board members: https://bit.ly/2tI4qRj. If you have questions about any particular position(s), please let us know!

Nominate yourself or a friend by April 11!

All positions have one-year terms. Elections will be held during the PTSA general meeting on Thursday, April 25, at 9am. Please remember to ask your nominee before submitting their name.

Note: To be eligible, a nominee must have been a PTSA member for at least 30 days prior to membership. This means the deadline for a nominee to join the APG PTSA is March 25. There are two ways to join:

(1) Fill in a form at the main office and include a $10 check to “APG PTSA,” or

(2) Go to https://jointotem.com/ca/san-francisco/a-p-giannini-middle-pta/join/register (there is a $1 convenience fee).

We look forward to connecting with you!

APG PTSA Nominating Committee:
Tina M Yun
Diana Schneider
Helen Chuong

Help with new student registration (and other volunteer opps)

It’s that time of year again: school assignment letters are expected to arrive the week of 3/18. We are looking for volunteers to help new families register at APG that week and the week of 4/1. Please take a look at the convenient volunteer shifts on our APG Sign Up page. You’ll also see other ways you can help, from garden laundry to supplying snacks for staff meetings. Any and all help is appreciated. Thank you!

School Site Plan & Budget Presentation on March 13th

APG School Site Plan and Budget Presentation
When: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 6:00–6:30pm
Where: APG Library

All APG families are invited to attend Mr. Schoeman’s presentation of the school site plan and budget for 2019–20. See what’s in store for the campus, the curriculum, and ask all the questions that only your principal can answer!