GIVING TIME: Parent Involvement
Parent participation is a crucial element in why TKA has a reputation as a family-friendly, wholesome environment. Giving of one's time is a precious gift to our school!
Active, passionate parents join us on our service trips and class field trips to destinations in the U.S. and abroad, or they support these trips back home by helping with fundraising or logistical planning. Parents also help out at school-wide events such as the Back to School BBQ, Carnival, Open Houses and Graduation. Additionally, parents often bring siblings and extended family to help with events or service opportunities on campus.
And, of course, we always depend on parent prayers for the safety of our students and in support of our goal to bring each student into a closer relationship with Christ. The relationships among parents create a caring community, as parents help each other with the parenting process and weave a web of support for our students.
CURRENT VOLUNTEER NEEDS
Our most current needs are always in TKA Royal Reminders, the weekly Friday email bulletin, under "Parent Volunteer Corner." You can access past Royal Reminders here.
PR Event/Parent Volunteer Coordinators
Parents can also find information about volunteer opportunities in the weekly email bulletin. If you would like to discuss how you might effectively contribute your skills and talents to The King's Academy, please contact PR Event/Parent Coordinators: Gabrielle Babin at (408) 591-4716 or Carolyn Thompson at (650) 678-0553.
Here is a list of Parent Involvement Opportunities
Family Fee Reimbursement
Parents who volunteer 16 hours per student per year receive a $100 reimbursement for each student. This can be multiplied for every student in the family. Download the Family Fee Reimbursement Form and turn in to the Business Office at the end of the school year, between May 1 and June 15.
Parent Volunteer Background Checks
All adult volunteers who will be with our students during TKA sponsored events or activities, a) overnight, and/or b) off campus are required to have a background check on file. Accordingly, if you will be volunteering with our students under one or both of those criteria, we ask that you please submit the Permission to Obtain a Background Check Form to the SAO prior to your volunteering. The background check is considered valid for two school years, resetting August 1. Anytime during the school year that a background check form is completed, it will be valid for that school year and the next. For any questions, please contact Barbara.Schulenburg@tka.org.
We are privileged to meet 8:10-9:10 a.m. every Thursday in the W Building to release God's power on our children and school through prayer. We believe that prayer makes all the difference for our students, staff and the direction and protection of our school. Lamentations 2:19 exhorts us to "Pour out your hearts like water before the face of the Lord, lift up your hands toward Him for the lives of your children". Moms, join us to pray for our students, staff and school and receive support and encouragement from other mothers who will share your burdens. For more information about the TKA group, contact parent,Val Chiang at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 990-1445. Download Moms in Prayer flyer or visit the Moms In Prayer website to learn more about this international organization.
Click on the image to send your prayer requests to Mom's in Prayer and staff members who wish to pray for our families and students or email email@example.com.