Almaden Country School parents understand that their involvement in school activities contributes to their children’s success by demonstrating support for and engagement in school life.
Our parents fill a wide range of essential volunteer roles at ACS, from serving as room parents and “DramaMamas/DramaPapas” to providing classroom assistance, offering their professional and technical skills on campus, and chaperoning field trips.
Every ACS parent and guardian is a member of the Parent Service Auxiliary (PSA). The PSA mission is dedicated to serving the needs of the school and children by:
- Creating memory-making events and programs that give the children and their families a joyful school experience.
- Building a strong, cohesive, involved and informed school community.
- Supporting the school administration.
This mission is accomplished by each family’s support and active participation in the PSA’s extensive family-oriented events and programs throughout the school year.
The PSA not only offers a way for parents to give meaningful and significant service to the school, it also provides a setting for building community. Parents and guardians automatically become members of the PSA when they enroll in the school, and are encouraged to become part of the school network through involvement in the many PSA activities and events during the school year. Volunteering provides the perfect setting to build friendships among the wonderful and diverse families that make up the ACS community.
Family Friendly Events
PSA board members work closely with the school administration in designing and implementing activities that benefit the students and the school. Throughout the year, the PSA manages a wide range of activities that foster school spirit and draw students, parents, and faculty closer together. Many are annual events that are steeped in tradition and continue to build on ACS’s heritage as a wholesome, family-friendly school.