Incoming kindergarten and first grade students at Christ the King School became a part of the community long before the first bell rang on August 14th. The school’s Guardian Angel program, a long-standing tradition, pairs fifth and sixth grade student volunteers with younger students to help ensure that new students feel right at home before they even step foot on campus.
Guardian Angels first contact incoming students during the summer months. The students and their families will often get together to go out to lunch, have ice cream or enjoy an afternoon of bowling. Guardian Angels then meet the younger children each morning by the “Angel Pole”, as the school year begins, and guide the younger students to their classrooms in addition to providing their new friends with a familiar face throughout the year.
Fifth grader Clare DiBiase says, “I love being a Guardian Angel because you get the chance to welcome students into our school. I took my kindergarten student out for ice cream, and it was a lot of fun.”