Welcome to our CDS community! Our children spend the largest portion of their time in school, and being involved in our parent teacher organization is the best way to stay close and connected to their everyday lives. The PTO supports CDS and its mission by promoting a spirit of community that celebrates learning and welcomes family involvement. Through the service, educational, and social events that we sponsor, volunteers can participate at many levels.
The PTO functions in three different aspects: events and services related to parent/family support, activities related to teacher/classroom support, and programs and events supporting the school overall. Within these PTO functions, there are many opportunities to participate.
We invite you to take an active part in our community.
Parent/Family Related Support
Support for parents and families include sponsored special events such as International Festival, Family Day and Grandparents’ Days, plus many more. Our parent education programs offer learning opportunities such as a book club and parent-oriented presentations. Please follow the link to our iVolunteer website to learn more about our volunteer opportunities as they become available.
Teacher/Classroom Related Support
Parents volunteer each year to represent the individual classrooms and provide support for the teachers and their activities. Each campus has a volunteer leader who coordinates communications and networking and facilitates parent support. Thanks to the help of parent volunteers, students are able to enjoy a full calendar of activities, field trips, and fun.
Overall School Support
An essential component of the PTO is its fundraising endeavors. Volunteers dedicate their time and talents to organize our many fundraising programs and events.
Easy everyday fundraisers, like Amazon Smile and Box Tops, are maintained year round, providing convenient and beneficial ways to contribute to programs that donate back to the school.
Vanessa Bergin & Melissa Hunt
Paige Cullen & Hina Pansara
Featured fundraising events, including the Patriot Run (cosponsored with the CDS Booster Club), the Annual Golf Classic and our Annual Gala and Auction are planned, coordinated and staffed by volunteers resulting in valuable financial support for our school.
The parent community connects with our school through its volunteers. With parent involvement, everybody wins: our children perform their best in school, our school benefits from the vital support provided by dedicated volunteers, and parents gain opportunities to build friendships with others who share a common interest in their children’s education future.
When Can I Help?
- Booster Club
- Eighth Grade S'Mores & Movie Night
- Family Dance
- Family Day
- Friends of the Performing Arts (FOPA)
- International Festival
- Pop Up Shop
- Red Carpet Gala
- Room Rep Coordinators & Reps
- Thanksgiving Celebration