CDS Parent Association 

The Community Day School Parent Association (PA) fosters a sense of community throughout the school to help create a vibrant learning environment grounded in Jewish values. We accomplish this by welcoming new families, supporting and enriching CDS educational programs, hosting fun family events throughout the year, encouraging volunteerism, raising funds, and providing a forum for idea exchange among parents, faculty, and administrators.

The CDS Parent Association puts the 'community' in 'Community Day School'

If you have already agreed to be a room liaison, chair an event, or lead a fundraiser—thank you! Your dedication to the school and your willingness to give in any way that makes sense for you—your time, your energy, your talent—will help us to thrive. We always need parents who are willing to step forward and take leadership roles in organizing key events and serve on our committees.

For questions or more information, please contact Bryna Siegel Finer or Sarah DeWitt.

Every parent at CDS is a member of the Parent Association, and our effectiveness is a function of the involvement of all parents. The PA Leadership Board consists of 13 enthusiastic and dedicated parents who are working hard to ensure that we have an incredible and productive school year,

2021-2022 Parent Association Leadership Committee

Meredith Brown - Community and Family Engagement Coordinator
Sarah DeWitt - Staff Liaison 
Robin Freyberg
Karen Galor
Maureen Ghaznavi
Aviva Lubowsky
Molly Muffet
Jessica Neiss
Stephanie Shropshire
Mara Svoboda
Carol Beth Yoffee - Staff Liaison 

Snapshots of your PA in action ...

Lion's Pride

Gently used clothing in Lion's Pride shop

The PA runs a gently used school clothes store located in the Annex basement where you'll find deals that can't be beat on high-quality apparel and your favorite CDS merchandise!

Staff Appreciation

Athletic Director Bob Helfer getting food at Staff Appreciation Week

Each spring, the PA shows its gratitude for CDS faculty and staff with a week filled with food, plenty of coffee, pampering, raffle prizes, and other fun surprises.


Student using Submersible ROV Kit in pool

The PA GRANTED! program awards thousands of dollars in micro-grants each year to parents and teachers to support initiatives that enrich our academic program or the school grounds.

Family Events

Child with animal face paint at school picnic

Havdalah pajama party, Shabbat family dinners, Back to School Blast, Scholastic book fair, ice skating party, and the End-of-Year Picnic are just some of the fun family events hosted by the PA.