The King Parents’ Association (PA) is a dynamic organization that plays a vital role in our School community. The organization depends and thrives on the active participation of parent volunteers who sponsor a variety of projects and programs designed to support King's Mission by:
- Improving and enhancing the educational experience of the students
- Helping create a spirit of community
- Facilitating communication
- Supporting administrative and Faculty needs
The PA serves as a general advocate for the parent body and facilitates communication between parents and the School through general membership meetings. The PA will hold its General Meetings for all members three times per year in September, January and May.
The student became the teacher on Wednesday night as three US students guided guests through the new Innovation Lab and provided instruction on the equipment. The event served as the grand opening of the Lab and included a ribbon cutting ceremony and donor appreciation reception for a group of faculty, students, and donors.
In early January, the Parents' Association welcomed Chris Herren, former college basketball and NBA star, to talk to the King Community. Chris talked about his incredible basketball career, his rise to the NBA and how he lost it all due to substance abuse. This evening event was planned in conjunction with the student event, which took place earlier that afternoon, where Chris talked about teenage drinking, peer pressure and prescription and gateway drugs.
In celebration of King's inclusive and diverse global community, flags have been installed in all three divisions that represent the countries native to King's students, parents, faculty, and staff. Following a community survey conducted in the fall, the School identified 65 different countries represented in the King family and the flags of origin were installed, over winter break, in the Upper School lobby, as well as the Middle and Lower Schools.
The Parents' Association opened their Speaker Series with Dr. Jessica Hoffman presenting 'Building Skills for Life: An Emotions Matter Mindset to Parenting" in late October. Emotions impact decision making, relationships, academic performance and everyday success. Dr. Hoffman provides specific strategies to use with children to promote emotional well being.
Earlier this week, the PA King Inclusion and Diversity Committee (KInD) sponsored a breakfast meeting with Head of School Karen Eshoo, who offered insight about the definitions of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Parents, if you are interested in volunteering, click below to view current opportunities.