Toronto, ON | Grades NS - 6 | Shortlist
As I mentioned above, the parent community within CMS tends to unite. Our social networks and friends communities have grown to include the parents of our children's friends. We have quite an active group of parents now that see socially and at extra-curricular events. At times, the children even end up at the same summer camps! It is comforting to know that there is a network of like minded parents to share ideas with. We will often consult each other on extra-curricular activities, whether it be a piano teacher that someone has found to be very good or a new sports activity that one of the kids has taken an interest in. We have even bumped into other CMS parents while on vacation (pre-pandemic when we could travel of course).
We have met many parents over the years, and made some good friends. It's quite a large school community and have been able to happily arrange play dates with and without kids. There have been dinner's and Mom's nights out over the years. The parent community are generally quite involved, in the Casa years, quite a few parents would volunteer for field trips which are always an adventure. There's likely an opportunity for a parent council or some sort of parent body for more involvement with the school and to allow for more interactions between the parents. The school welcomes feedback from the parents in a normal year and even more so with the year we've had so far. They've been pretty good at addressing concerns.