The Country Day community includes an exceptional network of parents who are an integral part of our school. They support our students through the generosity of their time and resources, and help strengthen student programs, build community, and provide additional support through fundraising. In addition, we believe in cultivating a community of life-long learners, including parents.
Every year, hundreds of parents volunteers donate thousands of hours of their time for the benefit of our students and teachers. The impact of our volunteers’ contributions is immeasurable and greatly appreciated. There are many opportunities to volunteer and get involved at Country Day for both working and non-working parents.
Country Day Fund
Volunteers work in collaboration with the Advancement Office to connect with all members of the Country Day community to encourage broad-based support for the school’s top giving priority—the Country Day Fund. Through their leadership, ideas, and personal outreach efforts, Country Day Fund volunteers help to ensure the success of each campaign in fulfilling the school’s annual budgetary needs. Learn more about volunteering for the Country Day Fund.
Parent Support Groups
Parent support groups allow parents to connect with our school community in a variety of ways and support our students through the generosity of their time and resources. They work to strengthen student programs, build community, and do some fundraising that supports extras.
Founded in 1943, the Parents’ Association provides fellowship and friendship among Country Day families through hosting school-wide activities and fundraisers, like the annual Big Saturday carnival and bi-annual auction. Every Country Day parent is a member of the Parents’ Association. There are many opportunities available to get involved with the PA, some positions requiring just a few hours, while other roles are more involved such as serving on a board.
The Boosters Club was founded in 1977 to encourage and supports strong interscholastic athletic and physical education programs at Country Day. Each year parents volunteer their time and expertise to support our athletes through a variety of fundraising, spirit-promotion, and community-building activities, like the golf outing, spirit nights for each division, and merchandise and concessions. Learn more about the Boosters.
People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS), a committee of the National Association of Independent Schools, was established in 1998. POCIS supports students, faculty, administrators, and parents who believe that diversity and multiculturalism are endemic to quality education for all. POCIS is a forum that promotes dialogue about diverse cultures, languages, knowledge, and insights of people of color to contribute to creating an inclusive and affirming institution. Learn more about POCIS.
The Friends of the Arts (FOTA) is dedicated to supporting Country Day’s fine arts program in all divisions by recruiting and inspiring volunteers to help at school exhibitions, concerts, productions, and other arts events. Learn more about FOTA.
Sandra Raymore and James Roberts, both physicians, are the proud parents of triplets William, Jeffrey, and Rachel, Class of ’12—three very different people who each found a niche and thrived at Country Day. The couple continues to give generously of their time and resources to the school and has made an impact through their leadership. They helped found and lead the school’s POCIS organization and have served in leadership capacities on the Boosters Club. Sandra was a dedicated leader within the Parents’ Association, including serving a term as president. James still serves on the Board of Trustees. He is a cardiologist at Novant Heart and Vascular Institute, and the medical director of The Heartbright Foundation clinic. He has been instrumental in providing many Country Day graduates with internships at his free clinic.
Our children started first grade here because we were impressed with the academic structure. I began volunteering because I think it is important for children to see their parents active in the school community.