The parents and staff at Christ the King join together to create a very Caring Community. This purposeful, ongoing initiative has become a tradition – a way of life, if you will – at our school. The intention is to enhance our children’s educational experience by working together to form the whole child – academically, spiritually, morally, and socially.
In May, current families are asked to mentor new families within our Buddy Families program. These families are encouraged to get together before school begins in the fall, and to communicate with each other about school activities, etc. during the course of the year. In addition, parents welcome new families and renew current friendships each fall as each grade hosts a parent pot-luck party at the house of one family. These experiences help parents to get to know each other and to bond over the interests of their children and the school.
Within the school, we meet once a month in our Caring Communities to get to know each other, to pray and to grow in our faith and knowledge of the world. These communities are made up of one teacher or staff member, and one child from each grade. In addition, our middle school students are paired with Kindergarten, first and second graders for our student buddy program. Each week, these buddies sit together at the all-school mass, and they join together several times during the year for other projects and activities.
Sixth, seventh and eighth grade students begin each year by taking a three-day outdoor adventure to a Colorado destination to study aspects of the Science, Social Studies and Religion curriculum. In addition to the excellent academic benefits this trip possesses, students also get to know and respect each other, which sets the stage for a successful year within the Middle School.
Our students are also very involved in our parish as mass servers, singers in the children’s choir, serving the seniors at their monthly luncheon, and in many other respects.
Because our school is small, we invite everyone to join and participate in the community in a very special way.