The student parent association is very active and parents participation is very good. They try hard to keep parents engaged.
Parents are certainly encouraged to be part of the Sunnybrook community, and given many opportunities to participate. They are also respectful of your time. There are opportunities to help out during field trips, participate in community events, work in the library, or bring treats in for holiday parties (amongst many other things!). Despite being there for only a month, I feel warmly welcomed into the Sunnybrook community. The leadership and administrative staff are very warm and friendly. During the morning drop off rush, I appreciate the opportunity to meet the various members of Sunnybrook staff and share a quick second of chat. I hope to be able to participate in more Sunnybrook Parent Association meetings, but of course this can be a challenge given time and distance contraints.
The parent community at SBS is small, but very enthusiastic and engaged. You really get to know the other parents, seeing them at pickups and drop offs. SBS also hosts events for the parents to socialize, which is great. Parents are invited to participate as volunteers on class field trips, which are so much fun. Grandparents are invited into the school to contribute. Parents contribute to various class parties and celebrations. I especially enjoyed the days set aside for parents to come into the classroom to see demonstrations of student learning. These were eye opening and really showed what wonderful work is being done in the classroom. Class parents are also a great way of staying connected. I really feel that the administration welcomes parent involvement, which is much different than our public school experience.