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CDS Parent Association 


The CDS Parent Association (PA) is a collaborative, school-wide volunteer-led effort, working in partnership with the school administration to:

  1. Plan engaging grade-level programs for families that foster a vibrant and welcoming community
  2. Support faculty and staff through programs like Staff Appreciation Week and monthly breakfasts
  3. Encourage family support of the mission and values of the school
  4. Work with the Green Team to lead efforts in the school’s sustainability practices and environmental programming
  5. Create opportunities for family volunteerism at school events
  6. Support at-home celebrations around holidays and Shabbat
  7. Lead fundraising efforts to support school-wide initiatives and programming, including GRANTED!

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

Parent 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 and caregivers who are willing to step forward and take leadership roles.

Want to get involved? Please contact Bryna Siegel Finer or Meredith Brown.

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,

2022-2023 Parent Association Leadership Team


President: Bryna Siegel Finer
Treasurer: Maureen Ghaznavi
Green Team: Molly Muffet, Jessica Neiss, Mara Svoboda
Representatives: 
Rachel Albert, Samantha Ferris, Emily Friedman-Novak, Karen Galor, Andrea Goldschmidt, Lindsey Herman, Beth Jacobs, Jessica Neiss, Stephanie Shropshire
Community and Family Engagement Coordinator: Meredith Brown

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.

GRANTED! 

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.