MCA was founded by parents, and we are governed by parents. As well, we consider the parents to be the primary spiritual teachers of their children. MCA’s role is to come alongside the parents and the church. So, it’s fair to say that parents are important to the operation of Maranatha!
Since the school’s very first days, parents have been critical in helping with everything from vision setting and fundraising to chaperoning field trips and performing maintenance o the building. Volunteering promotes close co-operation among parents, teachers and students and enables us to build a deep community in the school. No matter your skills, there’s a place for you to help!
Please note that some of these opportunities may not be available while the school is operating under pandemic restrictions.
There are many opportunities to assist in your student’s classroom or elsewhere in the school during the day, particularly in the elementary school. Tasks include assisting during lessons, making bulletin boards, marking notebooks or work sheets or a variety of other activities.
Helpers are also needed in the school library and to assist with the hot lunch program.
Parents are invited to attend field trips and inter-school events either with their students or as chaperones.
In order to volunteer with students in the school, contact Patty Broom in the office to receive a police clearance form. Once your clearance is complete, you can speak with the teacher or program coordinator to see how you can help!
Much of the work involved in running the school outside of the classroom is overseen by committees made up of parent volunteers. These committees involve varying degrees of commitment, depending on their tasks, but are all in need of volunteers. To find out more about these teams or to volunteer, contact the office to be put in touch with the committee chair.
These committees and Board of Directors are essential to the school working well. We encourage all parents to consider where their God-given talents can be used in these roles to further our mission as a school.
Each year, approximately 30% of our revenue comes from faithful donors and active fundraising by the members of our community.
We have a series of fundraising opportunities that occur throughout each school year that help us reach this goal. By participating, and inviting your friends and family to help as well, you can help MCA continue to provide a quality education to our students.
In the fall, elementary students find sponsors from within and from outside our school, then walk a prescribed course on a school afternoon.
Each spring, MCA hosts a banquet for parents and their guests that includes an excellent meal, entertainment and a raffle or silent auction.
SHOPS enables you to buy gift cards from your retailer of choice (groceries, gas, home and garden, entertainment, restaurants, and much more) and the retailer gives us a percentage. It costs you nothing extra. Really, we’re just asking you to change your method of payment!
This online rebate programs gives MCA a percentage of your online shopping purchases. It costs you nothing extra and is an easy way to contribute to the school.
Throughout the school year, we hold additional fundraisers like pizza and chocolate sales.