Sending Love and Care Packages to Students from the Parent Council
Care packages are a great way for families to show children away at school that they are loved and missed. With that in mind, the King’s Academy Parent Council organized a “Sending Energy and Love” care package drive for the 408 students that were boarding full-time at King’s during the 2020 fall bubble, in collaboration with the school’s Advancement Office and the K.A.R.E. (King’s Academy Resiliency Efforts) team.
In less than 48 hours, the Parent Council mobilized at a location in Amman to collect, sanitize and pack thousands of healthy energy snacks into boxes for each residential cohort. In addition to providing snacks, parents also sent notes of care and encouragement in the packages. After being picked up, sanitized and delivered to school, the boxes were distributed to the dorms where they were excitedly received by the surprised students.
King’s Academy Virtual Concert
King’s Academy wrapped up the fall semester with a celebration of Arabic music. Students, staff and faculty participated in this virtual concert to bring the King’s community together through music and song.
Parent Council Sends Care Packages to On-Campus Faculty and Staff Members
To keep spirits high and show gratitude to the faculty and staff who ensured the stability and continued growth of students over the past year, the King’s Academy Parent Council prepared “Love and Support” packages for King’s employees. Like the care packages the Parent Council sent to students during the fall Green Zone, these gifts served as a sign of appreciation and support from the King’s Academy community.
The First King’s Academy Virtual Silent Auction
In April, the Advancement Office launched the first virtual silent auction at King’s Academy. The auction sold six pieces of artwork by King’s alumni and current students. Over the course of one week, bids were cast through an online form that was open to bidders across the globe.
By the closing bid, all the artwork was sold with some pieces generating fierce competition. Bidders were located in Jordan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. All proceeds from the auction went to the Student Scholarship Fund, which supports scholarships for King’s students from Jordan and around the world.
The auction items consisted of three sculptures, two prints and one piece of embroidery. The artists are alumni and students from the Classes of 2016 through 2022 who prepared the auctioned artwork during their time at King’s.