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Cardigan Parents' Association Overview
|Welcome to the Cardigan Mountain School Parents’ Association. Formed in 1989, the Parents’ Association encourages parents to become more involved with various programs throughout the year and to develop closer ties within the Cardigan community. The CMS Parents’ Association continually seeks new ways to improve our efforts to provide family support and promote goodwill. We encourage parents to share their thoughts, ideas, and suggestions. Parents are the core of this association, and all parents or legal guardians of CMS students are invited to be active members. |
Mission of the Parents' Association
|To identify, promote, and maintain a broad range of programs, activities, and events for the continued improvement of student life and the advancement of Cardigan Mountain School.|
Parents' Association Events
|The CMS Parents’ Association organizes and manages various events and programs throughout the year. The Development Office works closely with annually appointed chair(s) to oversee the program. Informational meetings are held twice a year to provide a forum to discuss programs and ideas. All parents are invited to attend.|
Within the program are three groups providing additional opportunities for parental involvement:
Parent Ambassador Program: Working closely with the Admissions Office, parents assist with the identification, recruitment,
enrollment, and welcoming of prospective Cardigan families.
Hospitality Team: Working closely with the Alumni Relations Office and Athletics Department, parents host and/or attend receptions and other school gatherings and events both on and off campus.
Fundraising Committee: Working closely with the Development Office, parents assist in the fundraising efforts of the School by volunteering to help with the Parents’ Fund, Senior Class Gift, or Parents’ Auction.
Volunteer sign-up opportunities are available on Registration Day at the beginning of the school year, during Parents’ Weekend in October, or by calling the Development Office at any time.
Parents interested in learning more about the association or becoming involved with this important group may contact any member of the Development Office or the Admissions Office.
|PARENT AMBASSADOR PROGRAM|
The Parent Ambassador Program comprises a group of parents of current and recently graduated students who volunteer to support the efforts of Cardigan's Admissions Office in the recruitment of new students and their families. History demonstrates that most of the students who have chosen to attend Cardigan Mountain School initially found us through positive word-of-mouth recommendations from existing Cardigan families. The parents in this organization serve a vital role as ambassadors of the School and have a positive impact on the future enrollment of new students.
There are several ways in which this group of volunteers can help identify, assist in the recruitment of, and positively influence the final enrollment of prospective students and families.
Some of the roles Parent Ambassadors take on are:
· Identifying prospective families and students in their own neighborhoods, schools, or communities.
· Hosting Cardigan Information Nights at their home or in their community.
· Identifying recruitment and advertising opportunities for both Cardigan Mountain School and our Summer Session.
· Attending school fairs or events on behalf of the Admissions Office.
· Contacting prospective families on behalf of the Admissions Office at various
Points throughout the application process.
· Assisting the Admissions Office in on-campus recruitment events.
· Welcoming new families to the Cardigan community and helping them make the transition to the School as easy as possible.
If you have more questions about how you can get involved in the Parent Ambassador Program, please contact the director of admissions, Chip Audett, or any member of the admissions staff, at 603.523.3548.
Members of the Hospitality Team helps coordinate, manage, and also attend various social events throughout the year. Meetings will be held Parents’ Weekend in October and in February. Discussion will focus upon the organization and execution of the following:
· Post-game goodies.
· Parents’ Weekend fun and games.
· Pre-exam “study relief” parties.
· Regional social gatherings.
· Alumni receptions.
This long-standing tradition of CMS is a volunteer-driven effort seeking unrestricted support from parents and grandparents to support educational excellence and unlimited opportunities for CMS students. Through direction and collaboration with the director of development, the following fundraising opportunities are available:
· Parents’ Fund: Parent volunteers from sixth, seventh, and eighth grades.
· Senior Parents’ Gift: Parent chair(s) and volunteers from ninth grade.
· Parents’ Auction: Special projects are available.
Why should parents contribute to the Cardigan Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund is the lifeblood of the School, providing the financial resources necessary to maintain outstanding faculty and curriculum.
A first-rate education is expensive, and Cardigan is not able to cover the total expenses through tuition alone. In fact, tuition revenue covers approximately 72% of the costs of educating a Cardigan boy.
Like many independent schools, Cardigan relies heavily on voluntary tax-deductible contributions from parents, alumni, and friends. These generous annual contributions allow Cardigan to provide the margin of excellence for its boys—the very reason you chose CMS in the first place.
This year, the chairs of the CMS Parents’ Association are hoping for 100% parent participation. With your support, we can continue to educate the whole boy in an outstanding educational environment.
|Learn more about the annual Cardigan Auction here, and contact Director of Parent Relations, Douglas Lovell, for more information!|