Parent Crew came out of our desire to create a culture of family engagement at King in order to ensure that all families feel a sense of belonging in our community and part of the King Middle School crew.
In the EL Education model, the tradition of Crew is both a culture and a structure. The term “crew” comes from educator Kurt Hahn, founder of Outward Bound.
“We are crew, not passengers, strengthened by acts of consequential service others” inspired the EL Education motto, “We are crew.”
Founder of Outward Bound
The culture of crew impels all members of a school community to work together as a team, to pitch in, to help others. Staff, students and family are all part of working to get every King student up the mountain together - individual success is not enough.
Parent Crew goals are family communication, family voice, and family engagement. We meet monthly in the King library.
Parent Crew supports our students and school in many ways, and through many activities including:
- Family Discussion Nights
- King’s Clothing Closet and Food Pantry
- Teacher Appreciation Week activities
- Enrichment Activities (before and after school)
- King’s annual Faculty Talent Show and Auction