Volunteering Opportunities for Parents
Equations Math Club
"Equations" is a game of creative math for children grades 3 through 8 that provides players with practice in arithmetic operations. One or more adult volunteers are needed to coach each grade level.
The game assists in developing an understanding of number concepts, number systems, factors and primes, order of operations, and simple algebraic equations.
The "Equations" club provides children at Christ the King with an opportunity to learn in a challenging and enjoyable environment, to experience the joy of friendly competition, and to test their math skills in a creative game.
The players do not need to be math whiz kids to play; the game requires many skills beyond those in math.
"Equations" players in each grade will gather weekly to play the game. Teams will be formed. An optional competition is held in early March at which teams from Christ the King can compete against other St. Louis area teams.
For additional information on this organization contact the sponsors Greg or Greg Zink-Duda at 726-6146.
Field Trip Assistants
Adult volunteers are often needed to attend field trips, assisting with student supervision. Contact a classroom teacher for additional information when permission slips come home for field trips if you are interested in assisting.
Christ the King has a school library open to children in grades K through 8 on Mondays. The library is entirely staffed by volunteers who perform a variety of tasks.
A library volunteer can work during the open hours of 9-11:30 am and 12:45-2:30 p.m. every Monday to help children check in current library books, find new books and check out their new choices. A volunteer also helps with re-shelving, repairing, or cataloging books. Contact the school office if interested.
Room parents are volunteers used in each grade to complete several necessary and helpful tasks.
One parent in each classroom will take a lead role to work with the teacher and disseminate information to the other classroom, room parent volunteers. The general duties involved in volunteering as a room parent include:
- Help organize classroom parties.
- Organize field trips if the teacher requests assistance.
- Communicate with the Home and School Association about any school-related issues.
- Help organize one of the monthly teachers' lunches in the month assigned to the class.
- Help teachers with anything else they'd like to do to make it a great year for the class and school.
Sign-up sheets are posted at the annual Back to School Night. if you are interested in becoming a room parent you may contact the classroom teacher or the room parent coordinator with the Home and School Association.
The purpose of the school board is to advise the Pastor and Principal during the process of reviewing and creating policies for Christ the King School programs. Volunteers from the school and parish communities staff the school board.
The volunteer time commitment primarily involves attending the monthly meetings and staffing the annual registration process and the November Open House held for the purpose of marketing the school. There may be additional time requirements for special projects if necessary. A volunteer is asked to remain on the board for a period of three years.
Christ the King School offers Boy-Scouting programs starting in the first grade. The program's goals are to build character, teach participatory citizenship, and help develop personal fitness. Volunteers coordinate the overall Scouting programs at the school and a volunteer leader runs each troop.
The children participate in action-oriented programs that fulfill the goals of Scouting. The council's four area camps offer more than 8,000 acres of wilderness for a wide variety of outdoor programs including camping, hiking, swimming, boating, rappelling, rock climbing, ropes courses, and horseback riding.
The school offers Cub Scouts for boys ages 6 to 10, Boy Scouts for boys ages 11 to 18, and Venture Scouts for children (boys and girls) ages 14 to 20.
You may contact the overall coordinator, Ken Owens at 314-920-9838 for additional information on the Scouting programs for boys.
Christ the King School offers Girl Scouting programs starting in Kindergarten. The program's goals are to encourage skill building and responsibility, and also promote the development of strong leadership and decision-making skills. Volunteers coordinate the overall Scouting program at the school and a volunteer leader runs each troop
All program activities are age-appropriate and based on four program goals; developing self-potential, relating to others, developing values, and contributing to society, as well as stressing the Girl Scout promise and law.
The school offers the following programs:
Daisy Scouts in Kindergarten
Brownie Scouts in grades 1 to 3
Junior Scouts in grades 4 to 6
Cadette Scouts in grades 7 to 8
Girl Scouting has a rich tradition at Christ the King School. There are several adult volunteers who were girl scouts when they attended the school.
Each troop's meeting schedule is unique. Some meet after school and some later in the evening. Some meet at school and others at their leader's home. The meeting frequency ranges from every other week to monthly.
You may contact the overall coordinator, Stacey Slovacek 314-727-7090 or Jennifer Hoffman 314-721-2836 for additional information on the Scouting programs available for girls at Christ the King school.
The goal of the Christ the King athletic association is to allow every boy and girl the opportunity to participate in athletics and by doing so, develop discipline and respect, build character, and gain an understanding of the value of teamwork.
The goal of the Christ the King Athletic Association is to allow every boy and girl the opportunity to participate in athletics and, by doing so, develop discipline and respect, build character, and gain an understanding of the value of teamwork. Volunteers are needed to staff the athletic association and to coach each grade's team.
Overall Chairperson: Thad Schuler, 314-721-6600
Treasurer: Chris Wheeland, 314-726-9444
Outdoor Soccer: Grades K-8 for boys and girls
Soccer Coordinator: Thad Schuler, 314-721-6600
Volleyball: Grades 3-8 for boys and girls
Volleyball Coordinator: Stephanie Cross, 3148620828
Basketball: Grades 3-8 for boys and girls
Basketball Coordinator: John Richmond , 314-862-1499
Indoor Soccer: Grades K-8 for boys and girls
Soccer Coordinator: Thad Schuler, 314-721-6600
Tee-Ball: Grade K for boys and girls
Baseball and Softball: Grades 1-8 for boys and girls (team organization depends on classroom interests)
Baseball/Softball Coordinator: Scott Frakes, 314-726-2656
The Technology Committee of Christ the King School helps to integrate technology into the educational process in such a way that each student is prepared to effectively utilize computers, the Internet and the latest technology in their learning, and to be technically capable.
Integrating technology in the educational process will improve student achievement, encourage communication and provide broader access to information.
The committee consists of a technology coordinator, parents, and parishioners with varying degrees of technical expertise to provide assistance to the school principal to plan, evaluate, recommend, implement and evaluate technology-related acquisitions and programs within the school. Please contact the school office for more information.
Home & School Association
The Home and School Association is a multi-purpose organization that is primarily responsible for fundraising and organizing volunteers for the multiple events that happen throughout the school year. Volunteers are needed to staff the Home and School Association's Board.
The association holds several meeting each year, and are open to all school and parish families. The association has the following positions staffed by volunteers:
- Director or Co-Directors
- Director(s) Elect (moves to director position the next year)
- Special Projects Coordinator
- Social Committee
- Room Parent Coordinator
The time commitment required for board members is to attend a monthly board meeting and to organize and manage the tasks relevant to the position they hold. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the school office for the current director's contact information.
In addition to these opportunities there are dozens of additional events we need assistance with, such as: Black History Month, International Day, Career Day, Grandparents' Day, Donuts with Dads, Muffins with Moms, Field Day, etc.! We can not achieve all we do without your help, and YOU receive the full benefits of belonging in the amazing CKS family!