Dedicated to improving the educational experience of all students
CCS PTF is the Christian Community Schools Parent Teacher Fellowship and it is is a volunteer group of parents dedicated to improving the educational experience of all students at Christian Community School by partnering with CCS faculty/administration to facilitate informed interaction between the classroom and the home, serving as a source of support for the CCS faculty/administration, and working with teachers, administration, parents, and the local community to improve our CCS students’ educational experience.
PTF hosts one meeting per quarter on Mondays in the Chapel. For the 2022-23 school year, meetings are at 6:30 PM for ONE HOUR or less on:
• August 29, 2022
• October 24, 2022
• January 9, 2023
• April 24, 2023
When parents get connected to the school, children do better. Research shows children whose parens are involved get better grades, do better on tests, and have fewer discipline problems at school.
Our mission is to create the kind of school community where teachers and administrators can do their best work- and so can our children. We provide support for teachers in and out of the classroom. We provide resources they need. We help create learning opportunities for children. And we try to build the kind of supportive, caring atmosphere that makes school fun.
People are often reluctant to participate because they're afraid they'll get pulled into a black hole of never-ending time commitment. That won't happen here. An hour or two a semester really makes a difference. And we won't push you to commit more than you want to or are able to.
Volunteer work shouldn't be drudgery. We accomplish a lot, and not everything we do is easy. But we know we are not balancing the national debt, either. We don't take ourselves too seriously, and we try to enjoy ourselves along the way whenever possible.
We all have a common bond. We care about creating the best possible educational experience for our children. We are neighbors and peers who share many of the same experiences. And many friendships have developed as a result of those connections.
These days, schools are asked to do more with less. Our help is needed more than ever to fill the gaps.
The work we do covers a broad spectrum: filing and photocopying, planning and executing events, writing and editing, working directly with children, managing a budget and cash flow, and lots more. We encourage creative ideas, and we are thrilled to have people take on tasks that meet their skills and interests.
To us, there are no "outsiders". We are people who have come together to work toward common goals. We couldn't be happier to have ou join us in working toward those goals.
In these times of tight budgets, parent groups everywhere are having to fill in the gaps, and so are we. But our number one goal is to get more parents connected to the school. That's because more than 300 independent research studies show that building parent involvement in education is the number one thing we can do to create a great school and improve student performance.
It's seeing the bright light of learning sparkle in a child's eye. It's seeing the smile that shows we are making school a little more fun - and a child feel a little more comfortable in a learning environment. It's learning that test scores have risen and knowing we played a role. There are lots of rewards, both big and small, for those who get involved. Won't you join us?