Getting involved

Gaarde Christian School encourages and welcomes all parental involvement in the classroom and school wide. There are always on-going projects to improve GCS from IT to facilities and other areas. If you have a special talent or gifting that will benefit GCS, please contact Cindy Loayza at or (503) 639-5336.

Other ways to get involved


Each classroom has field trips, class parties, and class serving events. Please be in communication with your student's teacher(s) on how you can get involved in the classroom.

School Wide

Each year GCS has school wide serving projects from collecting food for the Oregon Food Bank to setting up for the Christmas production.

Yearly volunteers are needed for:

  • Hot Lunch Program
  • Walk-A-Thon
  • Book Fair
  • Spring Fundraiser
  • Teacher Appreciation Week
  • Carnival
  • Field Day

Our parent volunteer policy requires any adult who wishes to volunteer at Gaarde Christian School to have a background check that is processed through Pinnacle Investigations. Pinnacle is the company Faith Journey Church uses for all employee and volunteer background checks in accordance with our liability insurance policy.

Background Check Forms

  • Click Here for the Parent Volunteer Background Check Information Policy
  • Click Here for the Background Check Form