Early in the Old Testament instruction was given that followers of God were to be taught in all significant areas of life; healthful living, civic order, social justice, purposeful work, and the deeper meaning of God’s divine character and law (Deut. 6:1-25). This is the continuing mission of the Seventh-day Adventist school system.
But teachers alone, even loving, Christian teachers, cannot do the work of leading young people to salvation, knowledge, and maturity. The most effective education will take place when teachers, parents, and church members work together to provide an environment where children can learn and grow. Paul compares the church to a body in which all of the parts “should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” (I Cor. 12:25-27). When parents support the church school and the teachers, everyone is honored and everyone rejoices.
The Home and School Association (HSA), is our version of a PTA, and provides an opportunity for parents to become involved with the school by taking leadership in yearly extra-curricular events that enrich the lives of the students.
The HSA Board is made up of about 12 individuals who are familiar with the school and want to get involved. Each board member takes on a specific HSA sponsored event or duty during the school year like the Father-Daughter Event or Fruit Sale event. Generally parents are recruited by current members of the association. But any parent who is interested in volunteering in this capacity can simply fill out this form. The members of the organization meet each month in the evening. The time commitment is dependent on what level of position is taken. Here is an example of when to expect our future HSA meetings.
Virtual home and school meetings at 6:30 Every First Monday of the Month
October 18 School Cookout**
January 29 Walkathon**
April 2 Academic Fair Day*
April 22 Ice Cream Social/Family Night**
Graduation Parent Meeting at 6pm
May 26th Graduation**
**ALL PARENTS AND FAMILIES PARTICIPATE
More information on the duties of the Home and School Association can be found in the HSA handbook. If you are interested in sharing your ideas and volunteering, please feel free to contact us.
Thank you for your support!
Gethsemane Christian SDA Junior Academy