Student Life

Home & School

2015-16 Theme: It’s Ours’… Let’s Own It!

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Galatians 6:9

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year at Greater Atlanta Adventist Academy (GAAA).  As proud parents of a GAAA sophomore it is our privilege to serve as the GAAA Home & School Chair.

What is the Home and School Association?

The Home and School Association is an organization much like a PTA. Its purpose is to promote better communication and cooperation between Greater Atlanta Adventist Academy and its parents, and also between parents. The Home and School also supports the school financially with money earned through a few successful fundraisers.

There are nine general meetings throughout the year, as well as sub-committee meetings. All parents are strongly encouraged to attend our general meetings to contribute your ideas and to keep up-to-date on school happenings. Every Greater Atlanta Adventist Academy School family is a member of the Home and School Association.

What does the Home and School Do?

The Home and School helps to plan, organize and provide parent volunteers to support  school events throughout the year:

  • Welcome Back to School Social with USM
  • Open House
  • Prayer Lock In
  • Community Service Projects
  • After-School Clubs/Activities
  • Spring Picnic with USM
  • Assist with Graduation
  • Show our Teachers appreciation for all they do!

The Home and School oversees and organizes fundraisers:

  • Fall/Winter Fruit Sale
  • Prodigy Calendar
  • Large project fundraiser: GAAA H&S, Charity Golf Tournament, Crowd Funding Project

Purpose and Objectives of Home & School Association

(Adapted from http://paucedu.adventistfaith.org)

 Purpose

  • To unite the home, the school, and area churches in their endeavors to provide Seventh-day Adventist Christian education for their children.
  • To provide parent education.

Objectives

  • To educate parents in cooperation with the church and school in their work of fostering the development of the whole child – “the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual power.” – Education, p. 13.
  • To promote cooperation between parents and teachers in the educational process.
  • To give guidance for establishing in the home an atmosphere of love and discipline in which Seventh-day Adventist Christian values can be instilled in children through Bible study, prayer, family worship, and the example of the parents.
  • To provide an opportunity for parents and teachers to develop a positive relationship in their work for the children.
  • To support the church school in its effort to more fully harmonize the principles of Christian education in philosophy, content, and methodology.
  • To strengthen the relationship between home and school by promoting such activities as:
  •         a. Providing suggestions to the administration and school board for
  •             curriculum improvement.
  •         b. Encouraging frequent communication between home and school.
  •         c. Encouraging parents to visit the school.
  •         d. Encouraging teachers to visit the homes of students.
  •         e. Providing volunteer services as requested by the school.
  •         f. Assisting in providing the school with additional equipment and
  •         g. facilities not provided by the church or conference/mission.
  • To work toward the goal of enrolling every child of the church in the church school. Earnest endeavor should be made to provide ways for disadvantaged children to attend church school so that no Seventh-day Adventist child will miss the opportunity of a Seventh-day Adventist education.

SDA Church Manual, 15th edition, pp.105-107