Volunteers are a vital part of the Bishop Kelly family, and you can choose to help in your area of interest. Here are some ways to become involved in school life at BK:
- Bishop Kelly Parents’ Association
BK has a very active Parents’ Association. All parents are automatically members of the BKPA. The BK Parents’ Association sponsors several social and fundraising events at BK. Participating in any one of these events is a great way to meet other parents and help out at the same time. The BKPA meets monthly at 6PM on the 2nd Monday of each month. Check BK Alive for details about upcoming meetings and minutes of past meetings.
- Sports, Clubs, and Activities
If you have a special skill that might prove to be an asset to one of our student organizations, or if you want to be a parent helper in one of your student’s clubs or sports, contact the faculty advisor or coach for that activity. They can let you know where help is needed, or put you in contact with the person who can. Most of these groups are pro-active, and the team parent volunteers or advisors will usually seek your help at the beginning of each season, but if not, feel free to ask!
- The Bishop Kelly Foundation
Each fall, our school’s Foundation sponsors the Winner’s Choice Dinner and Auction. This exciting event benefits an endowment which provides an annual grant to the school, and is extremely important to the ongoing financial security of Bishop Kelly. Your ticket to this event also includes a chance to win a new car provided by Kendall Ford of Meridian! Last year’s auction raised in excess of $345,000, and its success is due to the efforts of a talented group of volunteers. For more information on becoming involved with this event, contact the Bishop Kelly Foundation Executive Director, Rita Franklin, at (208) 323.4789 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- School-Related Events
Throughout the year, several events are held that require adult participation and/or assistance. For example, Class Retreats often need parent support; each spring we ask for volunteers to help on the Senior Portfolio panels; and each class sponsors events (dances, concessions, Senior Class Party, and others) that also require some adult involvement. Most of these requests for help can be found in the Bishop Kelly electronic newsletter, BK Alive. The newsletter is an invaluable source of information relating to the school, and will also let you know when volunteer opportunities arise and who to contact.