Our Community

Parent Organization

The Parent Association plays an important role at our school. We believe that forming supportive and trusting relationships with families enhances the child's school experience. Our Parent Association, comprised of parents who volunteer their time and talents, organizes many wonderful events to bring families together. In addition to larger, whole school gatherings such as the Harvest Fair, the Playground Mixer and Year End Picnic, there are many opportunities for parents to socialize, interact and form lasting friendships. Offerings such as parent coffees, workshops, nights out, weekend activities, exercise classes foster our warm, tight-knit community.

You can also find our official CCNS Parent Handbook here

School Board

Jennifer Purdy - Director
Abby VanderBrug - Director of Children's Ministry
Marek Zabriskie - Rector
Clarena McBeth - President
Megan Morrell - Vice President
Ken Halcom - Junior Warden
Nicole Kwasniewski - Secretary
Alysse Scott - Treasurer
Laura Daniel - Buildings and Grounds
Katie Bacon - PA Representative
Craig Jones - Marketing
Tom Healy - Policy
Phoebe Lindsay- General Member
Peter Barhydt - General Member
Cait Long - General Member
Craig Cecere - CCG Controller

Our School Blog

Again! Again!

It happens all the time. Bathed and in pajamas, your preschooler is ready for a bedtime story. You ask,"What should we read tonight?" and sure enough, they choose the same exact story that you have been reading every night for weeks. You wearily try to convince your child to choose another book from the shelf full of […]

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How Was Your Day?

We hear it all the time. "I ask her about her day, but I always get a one-word answer!" At CCNS we have lots of ways that we share information with families about what is happening at school, but there's nothing like hearing it from the children themselves. Janet Strasser and Lisa Mufson Bresson, authors […]

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Developing Literacy Through Play

It’s really not a surprise when you think about it, but there is a lot of learning that happens when children play. Playing stimulates curiosity and expands thinking, and when children play together, they learn from each other. There is a growing body of research around play and its importance to early childhood development, particularly […]

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Slow Parenting

I keep thinking about a conversation I had with a parent at our school. She was talking to me about how busy her life was with three children, and how hard she works to make sure each one has their own life, full of rich experiences. Typically, this would mean running this one to hockey, […]

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STEM and The Project Approach

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning has become a major focus of our schools, as it pervades every part of our lives and is essential in preparing children for the today's world. It is about learning how to think critically and evaluate information. How to apply knowledge, research and skills to problem solve. Rather […]

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