The Norfolk Teacher Parent Association (TPA) serves as the fundraising branch of the Norfolk Public Schools. Our major purpose is to raise money to bring curriculum enhancement programs to both the H. Olive Day and the Freeman Centennial Schools and to provide funding for any "non-budgeted" items that are requested by the teachers, the specialists and staff to help strengthen their teaching syllabus. A complete list of TPA funded programs and events may be found on this website. All of the funds raised by the TPA through our Membership Drive and our Fundraising activities come directly from the school community. We would like to extend our many thanks for your continued support!
In addition to fundraising, the TPA also coordinates all of the parent volunteers who help out in the libraries, classrooms, cafeterias and playgrounds. These programs could not run as smoothly as they do without the invaluable help of our extensive parent volunteer network. Parents in Norfolk volunteer an average of 500 hours per month - a great display of the community's commitment to the schools.
TPA Executive Board is comprised of over 30 parents who have volunteered their time to accomplish the goals outlined above. Linda Balfour and Lisa Altham Hickey, Principals of the H. Olive Day and the Freeman-Kennedy schools, serve as active members of the Board. In addition, the teacher advisors to the TPA are Sharon Lavallee for Freeman-Kennedy and Aimee Pfeiffer for H. Olive Day. We appreciate both the support and the feedback we receive from them all. A complete list of Board Members may be found on this website, using the links located to the left.
We are continuing our tiered Membership program this year, allowing for a wider variety of Membership Levels from which families can choose. Each Membership Level has unique and valuable benefits - choose the level that is best for you! Membership forms can be found in the front office of each school as well as on this web site, under TPA Documents.
TPA Board meetings are held once a month and are open to the public. All meetings will be held in the Library at the Freeman-Kennedy School and will begin at 7:30 PM. Most meetings fall on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Please check the TPA Meeting Schedule for upcoming dates.
We are looking forward to another successful and fun-filled school year!