Parents and Patrons of the Arts

Academy for Visual and Performing Arts (AVPA)

Mission Statement

We are the Parents and Patrons of the Arts. PAPA enhances the opportunities and experiences available to the students and families in the Bergen County Academies community.  Through the assistance of volunteers, we are committed to working together to ensure the success of all BCA students.  We support the visual arts projects, music programs, and theatre performances through collaborative fundraising efforts.  We welcome membership from ALL academies.

Support PAPA

Please us the PayPal link below or scan the QR Code to make your donations to PAPA.

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Check out our AVPA swag on the Merchandise page or order here.

Sample PAPA Events and Activities

  • Regular PAPA Zoom meetings

  • Sewing Brigade (AVPA/T)

  • Fall Play (AVPA/T)

  • Choir Coffee House (AVPA/M)

  • Autumn Concert (AVPA/M)

  • Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior Cabaret (AVPA/T)

  • Print Week (AVPA/V)

  • Winter Musical (AVPA/T&M)

  • Senior Recital (AVPA/M)

PAPA hosts and supports a variety of events and activities throughout the school year We invite you to become an active member of PAPA. Join us at meetings and special events. We offer many volunteer opportunities for parents and guardians who can give a few hours a year.

What's New?

New Board Members for 2021-2022

  • Robin and Barry Cassell (Co-Presidents)

  • Laura Simpson (Vice President)

  • Adam Simpson (Treasurer)

  • Aldine Rostholder (Membership)

  • Hope Lichtman/Goldstein (Secretary)

  • Ketaki Vaidhyanathan & Shiny Varghese (AVPA/V Liaisons)

  • Carla Rivera (AVPA?M Liaison)

  • Xuan (Andrea) Siegel (Sewing Brigade Liaison for the Fall Play and Winter Musical - Assistance to Professional Seamstresses)

** Worker Bees Welcome Throughout Every Event!!! **