In this edition:
- Calendar Reminders
- End of Year Survey – deadline tonight
- Board Update – Annual Meeting, potluck
- Parent Participation Update – new
- Photos – Hike & Alumni PJ party
- Community Classifieds
- Today: Survey deadline!
- Tuesday, June 11: Annual Membership Meeting, 7pm, CNS Studio
- Wednesday, June 12: Ladybug Picnic, 10:45am
- Friday, June 14: Last Day of School
- Friday, June 14: Parent Potluck, 7:30pm
Annual Membership Meeting – Tuesday, June 11 at 7pm
Did you know that all parents of children enrolled in the school are voting members of our school’s corporation, and that each June, you — yes, YOU! — are to meet and hold an Annual Meeting to vote in the new board? (See Article III of our school’s bylaws in your handbook for more information.) Please attend this year’s meeting on Tuesday, June 11 at 7pm, and join your fellow parents to form the necessary quorum to vote on next year’s leadership! We will vote in the new board, hear reflections on the past year, including what this year’s board has been working on, and also joyfully welcome in the new parents who will be part of CNS next year!
Beyond The Jiggly Bus Potluck – Friday, June 14 at 7:30pm
And just like that, the year at CNS is coming to an end. Please save the evening of Friday, June 14th to gather together for dinner and to celebrate our CNS families who have a child transitioning into the world beyond the jiggly bus. I am happy to continue the tradition of past board presidents in hosting this potluck — we’re at 1357 Mass Ave in Lexington and will look forward to seeing you at 7:30pm. Potluck sign-ups are here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C044FADAC23A5F58-potluck
I have been to several of these sweet farewell potlucks — both as a parent whose child was leaving CNS, and as a parent who wanted to say goodbye — and I have found them to be beautiful and heartwarming. So many memories and joys are shared, further cementing those bonds that were made during parent help days connecting with each other’s children, through tantrums and tough drop-offs, coffees in the studio, or chance meetings in the library after drop-off, those last minute requests for help watching kids, at a crazy hour doing committee work, or at those lovely picnics on the green slopes in front of, yes, the jiggly bus. All this and so much more to carry us through the summer and beyond!
Looking forward to seeing you!
-Tuna Chatterjee, President of the CNS Board (email@example.com)
END OF YEAR SURVEY
Why is the survey important? Parent feedback has been instrumental in making so many changes that we now take for granted, and it also honors the hard work that your fellow parents have done for the year. Past survey results have resulted in many wonderful changes including:
- New weekly email communications from the Afternoon Program teachers
- Decrease in the number of school closings for conferences days
- Earlier start date for Afternoon Program and Lunch Bunch.
On the strength of the mid-year survey, we’re bringing back early drop-off and moving conferences earlier in the fall semester, among other changes. So go ahead and have your voice be heard! And yes, as always, it’s anonymous. Survey ends tonight.
PARENT PARTICIPATION UPDATE
We look forward to seeing all current families and new, incoming families at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday evening at 7pm. We will reflect on the work of this past year and look ahead to the next – receiving parent job assignments and voting in the new board. Please plan to be there!
Thank you to everyone for completing your jobs reports! If you have yet to complete yours, please do so. Be sure to add any relevant, helpful documents to your Google drive as well. If you need any assistance, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for returning binders! If you still have one, please leave it with Stacy at the front desk.
Another huge THANKS to everyone for all your hard work this year! Your efforts and contributions are greatly appreciated. Hope you had a little fun along the way. Have a great summer, and to those families leaving us, you will be missed!
-Submitted by Nina Irani, CNS Parent Participation Chair, Mom to Troy in the Red Door
PHOTOS – Family Hike & Alumni PJ Party
Dear CNS Community,
Does anyone have a fabulous babysitter/nanny they could recommend? We are looking both for someone who could cover occasional evening commitments/date nights, as well as, someone who would be able to help for a few hours a few days during the week on a regular basis. We would love someone with lots of experience caring for young children. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated. Please email email@example.com. Thank you so much!
–Merissa Bresler (mom to Joseph in Red Door and baby Ariella – who’s hardly a baby anymore!)
This is the last newsletter! Hope you’ve found them useful! Keep in touch. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.