November 2019

Dear Parents and Friends,

Two years ago when our daughter was accepted to Christ Church Day School, we were invited to come back for a visit to see the classrooms in action. I was amazed at what I saw: a submarine had been built in a classroom that was exploring sea creatures, a different class was getting ready to open a restaurant for a day, and another group had grown herbs to be used in a pesto as well as to make mint lemonade. By the time I left the classrooms, I had resolved to choose nothing less than a school that truly focused on children and their love of learning. The large group of parent volunteers who greeted us that morning was impressive and their support of the school was palpable. So, too, was the administration’s support of the teachers. CCDS had built a second home for children, a place for them to learn and be cherished. A deep sense of community had been fostered that treasured a child’s experience at school. Now, as a father of a child in the 3s, I realize how fortunate we parents are that each day our children’s hearts are nurtured as much as their bodies and minds.

But let’s be honest. Doing what’s best for our children is often a financial reach. As you know, each year we rely on the generosity of our parent body to bridge the funding gap, approximately 20 per cent, between tuition and expenses. Your contributions to The Annual Fund and the Auction Gala next January are responsible for filling that gap so that our community can continue to thrive. Today, as we kick off this year’s Annual Fund, will you please join me in contributing to the excellence of CCDS?

In closing, our goal is to include every family’s name as an Annual Fund donor in this year’s Auction Benefit Journal. In order to meet our printer’s deadline, donations must be received no later than January 10, 2020. To make your donation by credit card, please click the Donate Now button below. Checks may be mailed directly to the school. For a donation of securities, please contact the school office at 212.838.3039.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Sincerely,

Gene Park
CCDS Annual Fund Chair