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Parent/Guardian Engagement

The parent-school partnership is one aspect of our community that makes LJCDS special. When families join LJCDS, they join a learning community for the whole family. LJCDS provides various opportunities for parents and guardians to connect, learn, grow and get involved.

Parent Groups

Parents Association

All parents or guardians of students at LJCDS are automatically members of the Parents Association (PA). The PA hosts monthly meetups to help our community stay connected by providing information about upcoming events, improvements to the campus and its programs, and ways to get involved. 

Country Day Arts Alliance

Parents who are devoted to the enhancement of the visual and performing arts programs and supporting student artists, performers and musicians

Torrey Booster Club

Parents who are passionate about promoting athletic events on campus and support student-athletes

Families Supporting Inclusion and Diversity (FSID)

Parents of students who identify as Black, African American, Afro-European and Afro Caribbean

Parent Mandarin Club

Parents of students who identify as Chinese

Parent Education

Wellness Insights for Families

LJCDS school counselors host monthly speakers and workshops for parents and guardians to share research and discuss strategies to support student's social and emotional wellness. Topics have included supporting healthy sleep, teen substance use, healthy masculinity, positive discipline and power struggles, and supporting your child with anxiety. 

Speaker Series

Local, national and global speakers are invited to share information on topics such as technology innovation, entrepreneurship, education, mindfulness, diversity, equity and much more. The speaker series connects the world to the school and the school to the world to foster a culture of greatness. 

Parent/Guardian Culturally Responsive Book Club

Read, reflect and discuss books from a diverse range of voices and perspectives. The inaugural read was Caste, by Isabel Wilkerson.

Other Volunteer Opportunities

List of 9 items.

  • Admission Parent Ambassador

    Welcome prospective families to the community during admission events. Opportunities to share your Torrey experience with others include touring and participating in informational meetings.
  • Blue Bash Planning Committee

    Blue Bash is the school’s annual fundraising event to support financial assistance, professional development, the Parents Association (which funds the Booster Club, Arts Alliance, faculty and staff appreciation, and other student activities) and the endowment.
  • Grandparent Committee

    Help promote the engagement of LJCDS grandparents and special friends through outreach, networking opportunities and events.
  • New Family Welcome Team

    Support initiatives and events that connect new families to the school community.
  • Parent Coordinator by Grade Level (Middle School and Upper School)

    Serve as goodwill ambassadors and liaisons for the faculty, the class parents and the school. Support the grade-level teachers in coordinating field trips and class events. Also helps with PA activities and attends monthly PA meetings.
  • Philanthropy Ambassador

    Serves as an extension of the Office of Philanthropy, positively promoting ways to support and advance LJCDS’s mission through fundraising. Opportunities include making calls to families, sharing and encouraging various philanthropic opportunities, promoting and attending events hosted by the office, and writing thank-you notes or making thank-you calls.
  • Room Parent (Lower School)

    Serve as parent volunteers for grade-level classrooms. Works alongside the teacher to plan class events. Also helps with PA activities and attends monthly PA meetings.
  • Service-Learning Volunteer

    Adult family members are invited to chaperone field trips or support service events such as Giving Tree (icon pick up and also gift collection), Camp Habitat and Habitat for Humanity Build Day. 
  • Other Volunteer Opportunities

    One-time or short-term volunteer opportunities are available, including chaperoning field trips, bringing in items for class celebrations and helping out in the classroom. Parents may also volunteer for the library, Parent Association initiatives, admission events, and many others. 

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