Mission Statement:
Build community and support teachers at Faith Christian School.

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What is PVO?

PVO is the Parent Volunteer Organization of Faith Christian School (FCS). We have a board of directors, volunteer coordinators, and parent volunteers. Essentially, every parent and every family is a part of the organization in some way.

What's the purpose of the PVO?

Our purpose is to connect each family to the larger FCS community for the benefit of all families at FCS. We seek to honor Christ through servanthood, community and care for all our families. We encourage, care for, and serve the staff, faculty, students, and families in a variety of ways. We build community through events, communication, and connections. We demonstrate care by getting to know our FCS families deeply and actively being Christ's "hands and feet." We also encourage and care for the staff and faculty of FCS.

Why does it matter?

FCS desires that all families become involved in the education of their children—more than you might have experienced at other schools! It's a partnership with parents...and we take that seriously. The PVO is a part of helping parents integrate into the life at FCS to the benefit of their students and family life. Strong families build strong communities.

How does the PVO help FCS families?

Particularly if you're new to FCS, our priority is to help you navigate the school year events as well as inform and communicate the role of parents and the purpose of various elements of classical Christian education and life at FCS. If you've ever wanted to plug into a caring community of families who likely have the same goals and values as you, the 2022-2023 school year is your chance!

If you have any questions, please contact the PVO President, Cathy Garland, at cgarland@fcsva.com or text her at 229-460-3259.
No time is too late and no question too small!


2021-2022 PVO Accomplishments

- Updated August 2022 -

  • New Family Events in Summer 2021
  • School car decals and magnets
  • Teacher Planning Week lunches
  • Teacher/Staff/Admin appreciation lunch
  • Harvest Hangout 2021
  • Funeral reception for Debbie Williams
  • Teacher/Staff/Admin appreciation breakfast cart
  • Teacher/Staff/Admin appreciation Mexican fiesta lunch
  • Teacher/Staff/Admin appreciation hot chocolate bar
  • Faculty & Staff Appreciation Week
  • Summer Bounce Events for Lower School
  • Summer Skate Night for Middle & Upper School
  • Classroom Supply Box Vendor Selection & Check-In
  • Teacher Planning Week lunches
  • Meet The Teacher decorations and logistics assistance
  • Staff & Faculty Appreciation Tree
  • Staff & Faculty appreciation breakfast cart
  • PVO-Sponsored New Family Coffee
  • Assist with Grandparent's Day logistics and food
  • Harvest Hangout 2022


Harvest Hangout Races

PVO Board Roles & Opportunities

There are several opportunities available to help us build the Faith Christian School community in the upcoming school year. The most important volunteer role is Lunch Duty and most of our FCS parents volunteer at least once a month. You can find more information here.

Additionally, interested parents can serve on our board, take on Classroom Party Organizer or Classroom Coordinator roles, participate in encouraging and caring for staff, help make season events amazing, and more! We have a place for everyone's God-given talent and gifting. For more information, contact Cathy Garland via email or cell (229-460-3259) or the Lower School and M/US Coordinators. Feel free to reach out to previous coordinators with any questions you may have about the roles.

Class Party Organizer (CPO): Works with teachers to organize seasonal school parties.

Classroom Coordinator (CC): Function as liaison between teachers and class families;
assists teachers with coordinating field trips and other functions; works with CPO on parties.

PVO Board Position 2022-2023 2021-2022
President Cathy Garland Cathy Garland
Vice President Ashely Hamilton Sami Clayman
Treasurer Yvonne Tackett Yvonne Tackett
Lower School Coordinator Emily Harrison Michelle Carpenter
Middle/Upper School Coordinator Available Available
Lunch Coordinator Katy Eng Katy Eng
Events Co-Coordinator Michelle Carpenter Michelle Carpenter
Events Co-Coordinator Emily Phillips Emily Phillips
Secretary Kelly Lambert Laura Powell
Prayer Warriors Co-Coordinator Saralyn Hamilton Saralyn Hamilton
Prayer Warriors Co-Coordinator Laura Powell Laura Powell
Staff/Faculty Meals/Appreciation Committee Nicole Green  Joann Kochenderfer
Staff/Faculty Meals/Appreciation Committee Kourtney Craig Tammy Burton
Athletics Liaison Olivia Price Olivia Price
New Family Liaison Anne Myers Available
At-Large Sami Clayman  - 
At-Large Sally Nichols -
"I came from another school system previously and had NO IDEA of what a thriving, loving family a school community could be! We are very thankful of how FCS thoughtfully involves parents in the most important aspects of the development of our children!"

Latest PVO Communications & Forms

Below are the summer newsletters, forms, and other communications from the PVO. Bookmark this page to access the latest information and communications.







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