Parent Organizations

District Advisory Committee (DAC)

Kansas City Public Schools has a District Advisory Committee (DAC) that meets every other month at 5:30 pm in the KCPS District School Board Room at the Board of Education Building (2901 Troost Ave.)

Meeting dates are as follows:

  • September 18, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • November 13, 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • January 15, 2020, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • April 29, 2020, 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Every school is asked to send a representative, and parents and community members are also welcome to attend. The DAC addresses school issues and concerns and allows parents to network, share ideas and solve problems cooperatively. In addition, the DAC serves in an advisory role to the District’s Board of Education.

Interested in joining DAC or your school’s parent organization? Click here to submit your interest form.

Parent Teacher Organization

Organización de Padres y Maestros


The purpose of this organization is to: 

  1. Support the education of children at Foreign Language Academy. 
  2. Provide financial assistance where needs are identified. 
  3. Foster relationships among the school, parents, and teachers.

2018-2019 FLA PTO Meetings

August 16 at 6pm
September 18 at 6pm
October 16 at 6pm
November 15 at 6pm
December 18 at 6pm
January 17 at 6pm
February 19 at 6pm
March 14 at 6pm
April 16 at 6pm
May 16 at 6pm

PTO Officers and Representatives

Thank you to the 2018-2019 PTO Officers and Representatives volunteering their time and service to our school community. Here are this year's officers. Check the PTO bulletin board by the gym for a full list of PTO contacts.

President – Rocio Lopez
Vice President – Susan Eason
Secretary – Elizabeth Fuller
Treasurer – Stacy Viveros-Schmidt
Principal - Joell Ramsdell

These are some of the many ways to stay connected to our school community:

Weekly phone/email blasts - FLA administrators send weekly email and phone messages on Sundays. If you are not receiving these, please contact the office to ask to have your phone number or email address added. Call 816-418-6000 to contact the school.

Classroom Apps like Bloomz and Class Dojo are some of the ways teachers communicate with their students' families. Ask your teacher what works best for them.

PTO E-news - Sign up to receive FLA Shines PTO emails with news, reminders, and volunteer opportunities.  

PTO Blog - Read meeting minutes, get this year's meeting dates, PTO board contact information, and reminders.

Friends of Foreign Language Academy 

FACEBOOK - Like and share PTO and FLA news, announcements and reminders.

FACEBOOK GROUP - Ask questions or chat with other FLA parents and teachers.

PTO BULLETIN BOARD - Check the board outside the gym by parent pickup for announcements and volunteer opportunities.