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Abiqua Parent Organization

APO helps connect parents to the school and within the community.

Ways to Get Involved

1. Bottle Drop

APO funds primarily come from Bottle Drop. You can pick up bags from the front desk. 

2. Volunteering

Occasionally have sign ups for particular needs; these will be announced in the Griffin Weekly.

3. School Events

The attendance, coordination, and helping hands. These tasks will also be sent in the Griffin Weekly.

4. Coffee Time

Come enjoy coffee or tea before or after family time on Mondays. Located in the MPR just down the hall. A great way to meet parents and staff.

5. In The Classroom

You can also take time to help the teachers at Abiqua. Talk with your student's teacher for more information. 

6. Attend a Meeting

Below is a list of meeting days for the year. Meeting details are sent via the Griffin Weekly.  


Ida Lafky

Welcome to the community. I am Ida Lafky and proud to be your APO Chair this year 2022/23.


Our family has been at Abiqua Academy for nine years. Our son started the first year PreK was introduced, when it was just called Abiqua, and every year since has been wonderful. The implementation of H.E.A.R.T is the most impressive skill foundation we have ever seen. The education standards speak for themselves.


I work for my husband's law firm and for myself with a side business. I like to travel, be outside, eat good food, enjoy art, and hang with family.


Anything APO can do to help make this year be successful, let us know! Contact us here.

Vice Chair

Heather K. Newman

Hello fellow Griffins, I’m Heather Newman, Vice Chair of the APO.

I’m a stay at home mom with a couple of side businesses; a booth at The Fussy Duck, and shipping manager for a Disney adjacent LLC.

My daughter Glenna has attended Abiqua since Pre-K, and is currently in Ms. Young’s 4th grade class. My husband, Eric, and I hope that Glenna attends Abiqua through graduation.
We love Abiqua!


Bijal Mehta

Hello, I am Bijal Mehta.


My husband and I both work at the Salem hospital. I have a daughter, Aanya in 5th grade. We have been with Abiqua since PreK. It has been a great experience, academically and socially.


Abiqua is a close knit community due to its involved parents and grandparents. APO is our way to help strengthen this community. We are here to help and support new and existing Abiqua parents. 

Meet the APO Board

Abiqua Academy

6974 Bates Rd S., Salem, OR 97306   -   503.399.9020

Abiqua Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender identity in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.


This ad placement is to satisfy tax code section 501(c)(3) requiring a Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students.


Policies & Grievance Procedures

  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • YouTube

APO Information

Upcoming dates for APO board meetings below. Subject to change…

Friday February 24th at noon

Zoom meeting, State of the School Address


Friday April 28th at noon

Zoom meeting, Election of Officers and Spring Announcements


Friday June 2nd at noon

Past APO Board Meetings


December 2nd, 2022

Zoom meeting, Guest Speaker Mark Novom

If you don't want your information available on the parent directory, please contact the front desk.

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