Buffalo Grove Parent Association (BGPA)
Buffalo Grove Parent Association
BGPA, is a group of volunteer parents committed to contributing to the educational programs for all students and aiding in all aspects of the students’ lives at Buffalo Grove High School.
The BGPA generally meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Buffalo Grove High School Community Room to discuss old and new business and to interact with the school administrators.
The BGPA consists of the Executive Board, Chairpersons of Standing Committees and Class Representatives. The Executive Board is made up of a President/Co-presidents, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer and the Principal of BG. To be eligible for the position of President/Co-President, a person must have served as a member of the BGPA Board within the last three (3) years or served at least one full term as an Executive Board member of a feeder school’s PTA/PTO Board. To be eligible for the other officer positions, a person must have served as a member of the BGPA Board within the last three (3) years, held that office in a feeder school or served as a feeder school President. There are numerous committee positions on the Parent Association Board. Any BGPA member is encouraged to serve on a standing committee.
To interest parents in school events and to enable the parents to become better acquainted with each other;
To foster closer relationships between the home and the school so that parents, teachers and the administrative staff may cooperate effectively in the education of adolescents;
To provide a means for the school to communicate its programs and needs to the parents; and
To provide a forum for ideas, suggestions and concerns of a general nature from the parents and the school, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the experience in school.
What does BGPA do?
Annually awards Scholarships to outstanding graduating seniors
Offers Parent Awareness programs throughout the school year
Compiles the Student Directory for distribution (September)
Coordinates the sale of Spirit Apparel
Assists with Market Day (Once per month)
Provides parent volunteers for various school functions
Provides funds for school sponsored events
Coordinates and supports Senior Day along with the Senior Class
Donates funds to the Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior classes
Provides support for Teacher Conference Night
Coordinates Teacher/Staff Appreciation Brunch
Organizes Student Appreciation Activities
Awards mini-grants for sponsors of teams and clubs
Funds capital improvement projects in cooperation with the school