Parent Service

Brett EdwardsStonehaven believes an intentional and vibrant program of parent participation is critically important to helping us partner with parents in the education of their children. The book of John calls us to a life of service, "If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him" (John 12:26). We strive to cultivate in our parents a sense of responsibility for the school and to see them well informed about the goals of our classical and Christ-centered approach. Parents are encouraged to actively participate in the life and community of Stonehaven. We are committed to providing a truly excellent education for our children and the consistent and devoted participation of our parents is an essential component to this core value. By serving our school we are able to set an example for our children on what it looks like to love others. In addition, our children feel loved because we are pouring our time into something they are deeply invested in. Each family is encouraged to contribute annually a minimum of ten hours of service to the school. These ten hours are broken down into two categories:

COMMUNITY CONNECTION AND MARKETING: 5 Hours

At least five of the ten hours will be helping Stonehaven connect to and serve our local community. Such activities might include:

  • School Service Projects
  • City Events (parades, civic events, etc.)
  • Preschool Relationship Building
  • Church Relationship Building
  • Local Business Partnerships
  • Soliciting Donations

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT AND SERVICE: 5 Hours

The second five hours must be in support of the school's operations and academic program. Such activities might include:

  • Board Committees
  • Teacher/Staff Support
  • Classroom Support
  • Lunchroom Aide
  • Carpool Helper
  • Facility Maintenance (Painting, Landscaping, etc.)
  • Support and Organize School Events (Open Houses, PTF, Field Day, Parent Orientation, etc.)
  • School Fundraisers (Annual Fund Dinner, Gala, Jog-a-Thon, etc.)

Reporting Volunteer Hours

List of Service Opportunities

Finding Occasional Volunteer Opportunities: Additional one-time opportunities to serve will be communicated through Stonehaven's weekly newsletter, the Knightly News, as well as on the parent partnership bulletin board in the school hallway just past the lobby.

Parents Say...

Our children are happy and are growing spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and socially."