Parent Volunteer Association (PVA)
The purpose of this organization is to bring about close coordination and cooperation between the parents and teachers, as well as to foster the pursuit of excellence in academic and cultural endeavors among the students. All parents are members and, as such, are urged to attend as many scheduled meetings as possible.
The CKS PVA is governed by a board of parent volunteers. PVA-Sponsored events are funded and coordinated by the PVA to benefit the students, faculty, parents, and school. These events are educational, spiritual, social, and developmental.
Educational PVA-Sponsored Activities
Parents work with the media specialist to host two Book Fairs during the year. The Book Fairs offer books for students of all ages. All students have an opportunity to visit the Book Fair during school hours, before school, and after school. Parents are welcome to shop and volunteer to work a shift. A percentage of the proceeds benefits CKS.
Parents help our media specialist keep our library in tip top shape so that our children have a first class resource.
Lost and Found
PVA volunteers inventory items in the Lost and Found closet and distribute them to students.
Parents assist in serving lunch to all students. It's a great way to interact with the students in a relaxed setting.
Middle School Council
Middle School parents coordinate fun, age-appropriate activities for the Middle School students. Cookouts, dances, and field trips are a few of the activities offered for the Middle School.
The room parent coordinates volunteers both in the classroom and at special events, and acts as a liaison between the PVA and class parents.
PVA volunteers offer a voluntary, supplemental Math program to students in grades 1-5. Students who complete their work in a timely manner are rewarded with items like homework passes and a great gift at the end of the year!
Spiritual PVA-Sponsored Activities
A committee focused on recognizing faculty-staff birthdays throughout the year. This PVA committee provides a special birthday recognition treat to all faculty and staff members on his or her birthday. This small gesture of appreciation is a way to show how much we value our teachers and staff for their dedication to our children.
A school-wide cultural arts celebration that includes both service projects, parties and entertainment.
A committee focused on decorating the exterior areas of our campus during the holiday season.
Seventh grade parent volunteers plan and staff graduation events including a clap-out lunch and graduation reception to celebrate our 8th graders.
Our new Kindergarten, Pre-First, and First Grade students are paired with fifth and sixth grade “Guardian Angels” who offer assistance during the first two weeks of school. The "Guardian Angels" help at carpool, escort students to class, and just lend a hand when needed.
PVA members help teachers and students with service projects. It could be anything from making sandwiches to planting gardens!
Spiritual Life Committee
Each homeroom keeps a prayer journal in which the children write their own personal intentions. PVA members gather in the chapel once a month to offer up these beautiful prayers for our children. In addition, parent volunteers assist with planning school spiritual activities, participate in weekly prayers and monthly Adoration of the Holy Eucharist, plan a retreat for all CKS moms, and plan a Mass for all CKS dads.
Parents coordinate luncheons and other activities for our teachers to enjoy. A well-deserved treat for some extra special people!
Social PVA-Sponsored Activities
PVA members support events with culinary delights. Items are prepared ahead and sent in to school for the event. The Baking Committee offers a great way for busy parents to volunteer.
Parent volunteers design and orchestrate a day of food, fun and games. The carnival occurs on a Saturday in the fall.
Family Bingo Night
PVA members host a night of fun during Catholic School Week. The whole family is invited to enjoy a casual dinner follow by a friendly game of Bingo for all.
A special evening just for the Dads and daughters of CKS.
Fun Run/Pancake Breakfast
Parent volunteers organize a Saturday morning run around the neighborhood for the entire CKS community to promote a healthy lifestyle. Participants receive the coveted "FUN RUN" t-shirt. Winners at each age level are recognized. Pancake Breakfast for the community follows the run.
Grandparents/Special Guests Day
CKS shines when the community welcomes grandparents and other special guests to the school for a very special day. Parent volunteers assist in welcoming these important visitors to CKS.
Grade Parent Parties
A host committee from each grade invites all the parents from that grade to gather in an informal setting to meet and get to know each other. A great way to put names with faces!
Costumed PVA members plan and staff a Halloween Festival for the students during the school day. Kindergarteners through fifth graders dress up for the fun, and Middle School students act as tour guides.
A popular market of local vendors held each year in Kenny Hall in November with a preview night for CKS Moms in advance.
PVA members create a welcoming atmosphere at various CKS events. Hospitality members provide delicious treats and a friendly face at events such as Open House.
New Parent Party
Volunteers organize and host a party for new CKS parents. This is a very special evening to allow new parents an opportunity to meet current parents and staff.
Year End Social
Parent volunteers provide a year-end ice cream social. The rising 8th grade class is specially recognized.
Fundraising PVA-Sponsored Activities
CKS Gala & Auction
The social event of CKS! PVA members plan a lovely adults-only evening gala to benefit the endowment and other CKS needs as determined each year. A Live Auction and Silent Auction are offered as well as dinner and dancing.
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops are collected throughout the year with rewards providing PE equipment and other educational supplies.
A day of golf at a local course with proceeds benefiting teacher continuing education.
Fundraising for the year is organized by PVA members and provides the revenue to fund all PVA-sponsored activities throughout the year including fine arts programs, Sunshine Math, the Halloween Festival, teacher appreciation luncheons, and the end of year Ice Cream Social.
The PVA offers CKS logo items for purchase. Items include shirts, hats, gym bags, PE uniforms, and water bottles.
SchoolKidz is a fundraising effort that provides pre-packaged supplies for the start of the school year, with a portion of the profits benefitting the Middle School Council.
PVA members facilitate programs to raise funds for the school through purchases with local and online retailers.
Used Uniform Sale
Lost and Found committee volunteers host a sales to sell used uniforms at a discount.
The Archdiocesan Office of Child and Youth Protection oversee the implementation of the Safe Environment programs at schools and parishes. Christ the King School ensures that parent volunteers are compliant with all Safe Environment requirements.