Welcome to the King School Parents’ Association.
Welcome to the King School Parents’ Association. As parents and guardians, you are automatically members of the King PA, and we encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities to become involved.
We are so fortunate to have so many talented and eager parents and guardians leading our Board, our committees and our grades as grade reps. There is truly a role for everyone either big or small, where each contribution is valued and appreciated.
As a parent, I am reminded that it is the people in our community who make King School such a special place. We have added some exciting new events and I encourage you to become involved and join me in the fun.
If you would like more information about the many ways parents and guardians can become involved, I can be reached at email@example.com.
I am looking forward to seeing you soon!
Sandy Burgoyne P’27
President, King Parents’ Association
The King Parents’ Association (PA) consists of all parents and guardians of students enrolled at King.
The Parents’ Association supports the mission of the school, in partnership with faculty and staff, administration, and the Board of Trustees, to prepare students for a lifelong commitment to learning and social responsibility.
- Build a warm and welcoming community among parents
- Facilitate communication between parents and the school
- Raise funds for scholarships, and other vital programs at King
Parents' Association in Action
Over 200 King parents enjoyed a night of conversation, dinner, and dancing at the 2023 King Spring Fling hosted by the King School Parents’ Association. This year, the biennial event was held on Saturday, May 6, at the Harrison Meadows Country Club in Harrison, N.Y.
This year’s Global Fair, sponsored by the PA KInD Committee, was a beautiful showcase of King’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. After a three-year hiatus, the event returned to the lower school gym, where families transformed the space into a multicultural hub.
The PA King Inclusion and Diversity Committee’s Festival of Lights was an inclusive celebration of the cultures, religions, and faiths within the King School community. The event took place on December 7 in the Middle School.
In alignment with King School’s commitment to community, King is collaborating with Darien-based nonprofit Person to Person this holiday season. The relationship is not new, but with each year, it grows more plentiful. King recently hosted the most successful food drive to date, donating 5,814 pounds of food to the Person to Person pantry.
A sea of blue and gold flooded the King School campus for the first time in two years to celebrate Homecoming 2021. The annual event brings together the entire Viking community to celebrate the school’s rich history, enjoy athletic competition and give back.
Enthusiasm coursed through the King community gathered at the Performing Arts Center for the annual State of the School event on September 23. Despite the rain and social distancing, the message was clear: The state of the school is great, and learning at King School is centered around inquiry.
Inclement weather did not deter a group of King School's Trustees and Administrators from commemorating the naming of the redesigned outdoor sports complex on campus. The complex is in the heart of the campus on four acres of multi-sport turf fields. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Tuesday, June 8, the fields were formally recognized as the Armstrong and King Family Fields and the Feinberg Field.
The King community was joined by Lisa Damour, Ph.D., for a practical talk on managing stress and anxiety due to the pandemic. Dr. Damour is a New York Times best-selling author who specializes in clinical psychology and child development. She is recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association. Dr. Damour shared her clinical insights with parents in a virtual meeting on April 21, 2021, providing them with information and tips on how to best manage stress and anxiety in themselves and their children during these unprecedented times.
The Parents’ Association Visual Arts Committee and Art and Design Department are pleased to announce the first outdoor sculpture installation on campus. Five brightly colored and wind-activated kinetic sculptures by Drew Klotz are on display in different locations around campus until mid-June. Klotz combines elements of physics, engineering, geometry, and design when creating his sculptures.