Get Involved and Support Kent Gardens
Many enriching and worthwhile experiences are afforded our children through volunteer help from parents. With this support, teachers are able to provide more direct instruction.
Parents interested in volunteering time are requested to contact the classroom teacher. By FCPS code, volunteers who work on a regular basis in the school must provide a current TB test or x-ray. Young siblings may not accompany the parent who is volunteering.
Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
The Kent Gardens Parent Teacher Association (PTA) welcomes all parents, teachers and community members to join in its activities and provide suggestions for future actions.
The PTA is also a member of county, state and national PTA organizations. The National PTA has a three-fold mission:
- To encourage parent and public involvement in the public schools of the nation;
- To assist parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children;
- To support and speak on behalf of children and youth in the schools and before Government agencies and other organizations that make decisions affecting children.
The Kent Gardens PTA sponsors foreign language and other enrichment classes before and after school, a fun fair, cultural arts, community outreach, and student field trips. General membership meetings are held monthly.
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Business and Community Partnerships
The Business and Community Partnerships office’s primary functions are to recruit and supports Ignite Partnerships, serve as a liaison to local Chambers of Commerce and other community organizations, help lead the annual Collect for Kids school supply drive, manage the FCPS Donations Portal for donated goods, and promote the Savings for Staff merchant discount program.
In the last decade, the Business & Community Partnerships team has helped secure over ten million dollars in donations of money and valued goods through partnerships and direct donations, not including the value of volunteer hours contributed by partners and mentors.
Volunteers are essential to the success of Fairfax County Public Schools. Many enriching and worthwhile experiences are afforded to our children through the volunteer help from parents. Every day, volunteers change the lives of students across FCPS and we offer several ways for people in the community to get involved.