CDLS Parent Association update

We were excited to hold our first CDLS parent meeting in November! It was great to hear from parents across the program sharing what you value about the CDLS community, and to hear your ideas about what we can do this year to build community and make our program stronger. Thank you for attending the meeting and for your participation in our discussions, and special thanks to Alice Lovejoy and Anna Salisbury who helped lead the meeting as parent representatives from the full-day and part-day programs, respectively.

The minutes from the first meeting can be found here: CDLS Parent Meeting. The CDLS Parent Group plans to meet over Zoom again in February. Keep an eye out for an email with the date and information on how to join the meeting!

Volunteer Opportunities

One of the other things we discussed at the meeting were different volunteer opportunities for CLDS parents.  If you are interested in being contacted about volunteer opportunities in the future, please fill out this updated Volunteer Survey. Please note that if you already filled out the survey in the Fall Newsletter we will be compiling the information from both surveys.  

Ways to volunteer

  • Building picnic tables
  • We just ordered new picnic tables and would love some assistance getting them assembled and sealed for outdoor use.  Please contact Sheila at to help with this project.
  • Scholastic book club
    • Help put together book packets
    • When books arrive, separate and distribute them to families
  • Building garden beds
    • Construct raised beds for the garden area (4’ x 6’ x 2’)
    • Fill beds with rocks and soil
  • Family library
    • Keep the bookshelf tidy
    • Label new books and add them to our catalog system
  • School library
    • Enter books into the library catalog
    • Label new books
    • Reshelve books
    • Repair books
  • Family book exchange
    • Keep the bookshelf tidy
    • Label new books