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Join Us! Friends of King Need YOU!

Welcome, King Lions, to the pride!
If you don’t know us already, Friends of King is a non-profit organization that is open to all King parents, students, faculty and staff.
That means, if you are a parent at T.S. King Middle School, you are automatically a member of Friends of King.
Right now, Friends of King is focused on starting fresh. Many key leadership positions have termed out, and we are actively re-imagining what fundraising and community-building looks like during a pandemic.
Friends of King is seeking to fill these important roles:
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Member at Large
We also have various committee chair openings, including fundraising.
Join Us
If you are passionate about our kids and our school, join us! Send an email to with your name and phone number and we’ll let you know how to get involved.  In the meanwhile, learn more about what we do at 

Annual Fund Drive kicks off October 16, 2019


It’s time to register to be a part of “The Man-Eating Plant,” with Jaxx Theatricals

The play is open to ALL students.

Register online at

Registration deadline is September 24, 2019.


Time to audition for Jaxx Theatricals presents The Man-Eating Plant

Time to audition for Jaxx Theatricals presents The Man-Eating Plant


King Students are getting iPads!

Thomas Starr King MS, through our collaboration with Verizon and Digital Promise, a national education technology non-profit, is preparing to send brand new iPads home with all of our students this September. This is an initiative that puts technology in the hands and homes of our students, helping us toward our vision of an innovative and exciting learning environment for every student, at no cost to King families.

Through this program, we are able to equip every student and teacher at King with an iPad and a two-year data plan. In addition to free technology and access, Verizon Innovative Learning Schools receive teacher training, support, and the opportunity to engage in a unique curricula that leverages technology in their classrooms.

Parent and guardian involvement is crucial to the success of this initiative.

Other resources are available at

If you have questions or need further information, please see or email our Instructional Technology Coach for this project, Mr Page (



Friends of King Meet and Greet on Sunday, August 18, 2019

New and current King families, let’s all welcome our new Lions!

Please join us for a MEET AND GREET this SUNDAY, AUGUST 18TH, from 10AM to 12PM at Griffith Park Recreation Center (3401 Riverside Drive), next to the ziplines on the corner of Riverside Dr. and Los Feliz Blvd.

You may want to bring a water bottle and, if you wish, any lawn game (frisbee, soccer ball, badminton, etc.).

Coffee, juice and donuts will be served.


Friends of King Board and Committee Elections Are Coming!

Get involved! The Friends of King board and committee elections are coming up! They will be held on Monday, May 20th, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Parent Center on campus. We are starting a little later that normal to allow for more people to attend the meeting.
6:30-7 p.m. Extra time to meet and greet with the candidates
7 p.m. Begin voting
Here are the open positions:
  • Co-Vice President
  • Co-Secretary
  • Annual Fund Drive Committee
  • Communications Committee (Roar Newsletter, social media, website)
  • Social Committee (Parents night out, mixers, etc.)
  • Athletic Committee (Jog-a-Thon, 5k, Bike to School, Walk to School, Annual Soccer Tournament)
  • Community Sponsorship Committee (Banners)
  • Merchandise committee
  • Parent Liaison with Magnet Coordinators
We hope to see more parents and friends there!

FOK Needs Volunteers for Open House and New Student Orientation

Open House and New Student Orientation is Thursday, May 23rd, from 4 – 6 p.m. FOK board members, FOK committee members and any other Friends of King who would like to help make this day a success please reach out to

Come and let the newcomers know how great our school is!


Bike to School Day is May 8th

Bike to school on Wednesday, May 8th! Our FOK Athletic Committee has spent countless hours preparing for this very day. Thank you Svan and Mark!

Can’t wait to see you on your bike this Wednesday!


Let’s help our LIONS ROAR!!! Join us in raising $100k in 100 DAYS!!! LION PRIDE!!! WE CAN DO IT!!! SI SE PUEDE!!