Stonehaven 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:
At least five of the ten hours will be helping Stonehaven connect to and serve our local community. Such activities might include:
The second five hours must be in support of the school's operations and academic program. Such activities might include:
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.