PTO and Community Page | Manassas Christian School
Our parent involvement and community service focus are very important to the MCS family. Learn more below.
Parent Advisory Board
Our Parent Advisory Board plays a vital role in the support and development of our school. Parent representatives from each classroom meet with Mrs. Bare to plan family events and fundraising opportunities. The Fall Festival, Santa’s Secret Shop, and Annual Book Fair are a few of their projects. The school’s participation in the City of Manassas Christmas Parade is made possible through the board who gather talent and materials in planning and building our float. The monthly Market Day fundraiser is conducted by PAB volunteers.
A monthly meeting is conducted to inform our parents of on-going school events and projects, and to showcase a grade level’s music and drama skills. This presentation is the highlight of the meeting and the high point for the students’ and staff planning and performance efforts.
Parent Training Sessions
Prior to the monthly parent meeting, a parent training session is conducted by our teachers who design and lead these sessions based upon parent input. Most recently, trainings have been conducted on the use of our Edline Website, the Saxon Math Program, and Word Study, our developmental spelling program.
Our school family supports our community families through a regular schedule of service activities. The fall brings our Operation Turkey campaign, followed by Toys for Tots, our Christmas Family adoption, and Joe 15 coat and blanket drive. Our Joe 15 Team meets twice a month to support local community needs. The cornerstone of our fall efforts is our annual golf tournament which supports a different community outreach each year. The middle school students carol at local nursing homes and Christian bookstores, while also assisting our senior citizens with shopping and wrapping tasks.
Winter student projects have included the Prince William Animal Shelter, The Ronald McDonald House at Fairfax INOVA Hospital, and our recuperating troops at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center. Teachers and students have contributed time and talents to the children at B.A.R.N., a residential center for families in need.
Spring brings St. Jude’s Research Hospital Math-a-Thon as our community focus. Over the past 20 years, our students have raised over $85,000 for pediatric cancer research and patient services.