Getting Involved at C&C
Ways to Engage
There are many opportunities to spend a little or a lot of time helping out at C&C, and they all are great ways to meet other parents.
The Parents Association (PA):
All parents at City and Country are members of the PA. Co-Presidents are elected for two-year terms to steer the PA and to work with the Principal and other school administrators. Vice Presidents plan and run the Harvest Festival and the Spring Fair, our PA-organized community events. The PA hosts two Welcome Breakfasts in the fall to welcome new and returning parents to the new school year. To learn more or volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Group Parents connect parents and the School. In teams of two or more, they assist teachers with communication, meet with Division Directors to discuss their Groups, and plan social events. Engaged and mindful Group Parents are crucial to the well-being of their Groups and the whole parent body. To learn more or volunteer, email email@example.com.
Community Outreach volunteers organize an all-school community service day and several other opportunities that connect City and Country to our neighbors in need. Planning and hands-on participation are always welcome. To learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Shoppe is the pop-up store for City and Country gear. Join other parents for this volunteer fun spot. To learn more, email email@example.com.
Admissions: C&C parents are a wonderful asset when it comes to helping prospective parents understand the value of our educational model. From leading tours of our classrooms in action, to greeting visitors at our annual Open House, current parents partner with the School to welcome new families into our community. To get involved, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Fund Reps: We strive to reach 100% family participation in the Annual Fund each year. There are two parent Annual Fund Reps per Group, who are in charge of reaching out to parents and encouraging them to support the Fund. Email email@example.com for more information.
There are many events for parents and families throughout the year, so check the School calendar and make sure you try to attend!
The Diversity Welcome Dinner is a festive and inclusive event for the whole community that takes place in the early fall. The School provides food and creates a space to welcome the entire community to the new school year. It’s a great time to reconnect and meet new members of the community, while enjoying an evening of delicious food.
The Harvest Festival is a fun, fair-like atmosphere featuring games, wares, and delectable food, held on a Saturday in October. Lower School children enjoy the activities, while many of the older students sell handcrafted items.
The Spring Benefit is the single adults-only event for the C&C community, held in early March. The party always includes food, dancing, and opportunities to support C&C. Funds raised at the Benefit are earmarked for financial aid. To help with the planning process or for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Spring Fair takes place in May and features an amazing line-up of food, games, dance, music, and C&C’s famous cake-decorating contest!
The International Supper is a spring event for the whole community—an inclusive way to mark the end of the school year. Families bring their favorite cultural dish to share, and the event includes a book fair with a social justice lens.
Supporting the School through Fundraising
What is the Annual Fund?
As at all independent schools, tuition alone does not fully meet C&C’s financial needs. We rely on our community’s voluntary support of the Annual Fund to support our operating budget. The Annual Fund plays an essential role in supporting crucial day-to-day needs of our students, faculty and staff salaries, after-school programs, sports teams, trips, financial aid, and necessary facilities improvements.
Why should I give?
Every member of our community is a contributor to the success of our students and the School. A gift of any size strengthens our time-tested program. Supporting the Annual Fund demonstrates to the greater community a shared belief in City and Country and our mission.
What are other ways to give?
- Attend the Spring Benefit and participate in its fundraising activities.
- Give to the C&C Endowment. A robust endowment helps ensure the health of the School, now and for the future.
- Planned Giving: Increasingly, our community uses planned gifts to augment outright giving to the School. Planned or deferred gifts, such as bequests, gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts, provide income to City and Country for many years into the future, and allow individuals to leave a legacy of learning.
Email development@cityand country.org for more information about any of these opportunities to support the School.