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 Parents' Association had a productive and successful year thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers! Thank you to our very dedicated PA board: Celeste Marsh, Kim Alexander, Yvette Nugent, Ilinca Creveling and Mi-Sun Freeman.
Congratulations to the Class of 2018 who were admitted to some of the country's top colleges and universities. 90% of the class were admitted to a Phi Beta Kappa college or university and 84% were admitted to a school in the top two tiers of selectivity in Barron's. The class also received over $4 million in unsolicited merit scholarships that accompanied their college acceptance letters.
Parents, alumni, faculty, and guests were off to the races as our community celebrated at the sold out Kingtucky Derby at The Country Club of Darien. The Parents' Association was pleased to honor outgoing Head of School, Tom Main: a great leader, coach, teacher, and friend. Our community owes him a wealth of gratitude, and we were glad to have the chance to show him what his tenure means to our School.
On Saturday, April 28, the King Community came together for a phenomenal night at the Kingtucky Derby. The Parents' Association was pleased to honor Tom Main: a great leader, coach, teacher, and friend.
Karen Young, a psychologist and author visited the King campus on Tuesday, April 17, and addressed students and parents, as part of the PA Parenting Speaker Series. The topic of Karen's discussions was Managing Anxiety and Building Courage and Resilience in Children. Karen explained the sources and symptoms of anxiety. How anxiety stems from the brain trying to protect us and that an anxious brain is normal. Karen explained methods and techniques on how to manage anxious feelings and how to ultimately reduce anxiety.
Parents, if you are interested in volunteering, click below to view current opportunities.