With students coming from all over, there is a bit less of a sense of parent community. This may be in part be due to my inability to attend certain key events due to my work schedule. That said, the school's Parent Council is effective. The parents that participate on a regular basis while being diverse in their thinking all have great care for their kids and the school's success. There is a good team feeling rather than an us and them atmosphere. The council has an appropriate level of influence. I do feel that my involvement has offered us an advantage compared to other families at the school especially in the first year. I learned a great deal from my participation that I would not have otherwise.
The parent community is very diverse and very involved and concerned about their child(ren). The parent council offers a great opportunity to get involved but there are multiple events for parents to come to the school including the annual Parent's Night Out Wine and Cheese event and the Curriculum night BBQ. Although there are many times parent's are invited, my child discourages me from coming because it is her special place to be independent from her parents. Parents are invited to class outings, encouraged to provide transportation and to attend sports events and are treated to performances during the holiday happening and annual play productions. The leadership takes the time to get to know the parents on a personal level and provides times and events for the families to get to know each other.