Plugged In

Opportunities for parent involvement include the following:

Fund Raisers…

SCA holds two fundraising events in which the focus is on fellowship as well as on raising money; the first event is the Silent Auction which is usually held in October and the second is the Turkey Trot, a 5K run, which is held in November. In the spring, a third fundraiser is organized.  These events are necessary in that they support the school’s budget and, as a result, help maintain the tuition rate from year to year.  In order to be obedient to God’s word and remember from Whom all things flow, ten percent of all the money raised through the fund-raising events is invested in missions.

Parent – Teacher Meetings…

SCA will hold parent-teacher meetings as needed throughout the school year.  The purpose of these meetings is to implement parent involvement through activities such as planning and organizing fund-raisers, assisting with field trips, and aiding in all events that support and promote Savannah Christian Academy.  These sessions are also intended to keep parents abreast of the latest developments at SCA.  Meetings are tentatively planned to take place once per six week grading period.

Volunteering…

Parental support is not only needed, it is necessary.  Not only does volunteer work allow parents the opportunity to know more about their child’s school, it also allows the academy to keep the cost of tuition at a reasonable level.  Without the availability of grants to pay individuals to provide services at various levels, it is incumbent upon the parents to assist the school in covering these areas and in helping the school secure funds that will continually add to and promote the school’s drive for excellence.  Areas in which parents may volunteer include, but are not limited to:

  • Parents –Teacher Meeting Leader/Organizer
  • Chairperson for a fund raiser
  • Classroom Mom/Dad
  • Transportation Coordinator
  • Kroger Card Coordinator
  • Box Tops for Education
  • Hospitality Coordinator or Hospitality Helper
  • Yearbook Advisor
  • Library Assistant
  • Reading Counts Promoter

Volunteer Restrictions:  to ensure the integrity of the volunteers, the following restrictions are in place:

  • Before serving as a substitute teacher, certain requirements must be met; if a parent is interested in substituting, he/she needs to meet with the school’s principal
  • Parent volunteers may act in the capacity of substitute teaching beginning with their child’s second year of enrollment at SCA
  • Parents may not grade papers for their child’s teacher
  • Parents may not prepare take-home folders for their child’s teacher

Volunteers are always needed to make copies, tear out pages, stuff folders, etc.; in keeping with ACSI requirements, these services may not be done within the classrooms, but are to be done in an area away from the students (the resource room is available for this purpose)