School Programming: We invite families to engage with school and with each other via Community Sing, Family Conferences, Culminations, Community Programs (FSN, FAM and COOKS),  Presentations of Learning, Carnival, Book/Discussion Groups and Family Workshops (coming soon), Movie night (coming soon), Community Coffee, COW and overnight trips. We are focused on these structures and, most importantly, on what is happening in classrooms to build deep relationships between students, to develop community, and rich and meaningful studies.

Community Council is CRCS’ container that holds multiple committees with different goals.

Our current 2023-2024 committees contained within Community Council are:

Book Fair Committee: BFC is focused on managing the school’s book fairs at the elementary and middle schools. The BFC is currently planning the spring book fair. They need help with staffing the fairs, setting them up and more.

Facilities Committee: FC is focused on leading the process of obtaining public funding for our school buildings. The survey sent out earlier this year for school community members to support our bid for public funding was led by the facilities committee. Members attend local council meetings and lead the school’s submission of paperwork needed to get funding for building upgrades. To date, they are responsible for our bathroom upgrades, MS auditorium upgrades and much more.

Half-Day Planning Committee (formerly known as Friends of Community Roots Charter School, FoCR): Because there has been so much confusion about the role of FOCR, the name has been adjusted to make the goals for the rest of the year clear. The committee will now be called the “½ Day Planning Committee.” Members of this committee are responsible for securing, planning and executing ½ day events for students with family chaperones on the remainder of ½ days for the school year. 

Garden Committee: GC is focused on maintaining and improving the school’s garden space via service days and other projects directly addressing the garden’s physical and spatial needs.

After-School Committee: ASC is comprised of K-5 parents supporting partnerships between CRCS and external, unaffiliated off-site after-school enrichment programming for elementary school-aged friends. This committee does not include involvement with Community Roots’ after-school programming directed by Richard Gilman.

Class-Parents: CPs mobilize and reach out to the entire parent community by class to coordinate parental support for classrooms, graduation and other special endeavors like Staff Appreciation and communicate out important school information in a centralized manner.

Mental Health and Technology Committee: MHTC strives to help families navigate the intersection of technology and our children’s mental well-being. Instead of prescribing specific guidelines, we will focus on gathering and sharing relevant information. Our goal is to equip families with insights, empowering us to collaboratively address the challenges and opportunities technology presents in our children’s lives.