Welcome Committee welcomes new families to Carolina Friends School by organizing buddy families and parent get-togethers. The Welcome Committee comprises parents in the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools who work with the Admission Office to help new families transition to CFS. (The Early Schools, which are smaller and where a higher percentage of students are new each year, arrange their own welcome experiences for families.)
Two or more parents in each unit help with parent buddy matches and assist with events like spring welcome gatherings for newly admitted families, gatherings before the back-to-school picnic in August, and occasional informal get-togethers before or after the opening of school. Instead of meeting as a whole group with a central chair or co-chairs, the Welcome Committee is unit-based, and helps to coordinate connections and gatherings based on the developmental needs and interests of families with children of similar age. Of the parent liaisons in each unit, at least one is dedicated to Welcome Committee.
Please direct inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to our Welcome Team for 2015-16!
Lower School: Sonya Linton (parent liaison)
Middle School: Clare Hardy (parent liaison), Kristan Shimpi
Upper School: Stephanie Aurentz (parent liaison), Lisa Gordon Stella, Tejumade Ajasa
Photos coming soon!
Kathleen Davidson (Director of Admission)