A very big thank you to all the parents who helped support CA Parents programs, events and activities this year. Your efforts have helped enrich the quality of student life, the parent experience and the greater Concord Academy community. CA’s level of parent involvement is a measure of how much you care. Following are highlights of all that we’ve accomplished this year thanks to you.
Parents turned out in numbers this year! It’s particularly noteworthy that approximately 50% of Freshman parents volunteered at least once this year.
Parents came together to support our athletes, coaches, musicians, dancers and actors and their teachers by attending games and performing arts events and by preparing snacks and organizing numerous post-performance gatherings.
We brought CA families together and fostered important community connections through the Parent to Parent program, the class socials, the family weekend dinner, the CA book group and last month’s “Beyond the Classroom” event.
Like the school community, the parent community is enriched by the diversity of our backgrounds. This year we have worked hard to find new ways for working and boarding parents to be more involved, and they have responded with enthusiasm. Together, boarding and day parents generously contributed food and time to Exam Treats, the Faculty and Staff Appreciation luncheons, the Chandler Bowl, and the International Harvest Potluck.
Local host families opened their homes for boarding students and provided support to them throughout the year. Families also provided Bed & Breakfast accommodations to visiting boarding families.
We reached out and connected with the broader community with our amazing admissions parent tour guides, our participation in PIN (the Parents’ Independent School Network), and the organization and selling of new and improved CA Gear.
Parents have supported the school’s development efforts for the annual fund and senior parent gift with calls and emails made by 48 parent volunteers.
Our parent community has clearly done a lot! You have been incredibly generous with your time. When I’ve reached out for help, you’ve quickly responded. Thank you so much!
Head of CA Parents