Parent Involvement Makes a Difference

Earlier this week, we celebrated the 38th Anniversary of CGS. Over the years, many things have changed in education, yet we remain steadfast in our goal to provide our students with a remarkable foundation for their educational journey.

Together with you, our CGS families, we have established our school as a fixture in the community where each child thrives as an individual.

“When you are involved in your child’s education, everyone benefits – students, parents, teachers, schools and communities. Good schools can become even better places to teach and learn, with student achievement often improving.” ~ Ontario’s Ministry of Education

At CGS, our parents actively demonstrate an interest in their child’s education and the day-to-day events of our school community. Throughout the year, we have many opportunities for parent engagement and thankfully, our families make the most of those opportunities.

As we near the end of the school year, we have so many people in our community to thank.

Our Parent Association has been lead by the exceptionally dedicated and devoted President, Devon Parsons (Barrett, Grade 1) for the past 8 years. Devon has been a reliable and professional lead who effortlessly guides our team of parent volunteers.

Thank you, CGS 2023-24 Parent Association:

Devon Parsons, President (Barrett, Grade 1)

Shuling Sun, Treasurer (Rachel, JK)

Ashley Weld,  Secretary (Colin, Grade 2)

Classroom Representatives play a pivotal role as a reliable point-person for each classroom to promote parent involvement. They relay information to families from the school, P.A. or the CGS Educators and help plan special activities within the classroom. As ambassadors of CGS, they continue to support the mission of our school, strengthening the bond between school and home, for the benefit of all.

Thank you, CGS 2023-24 Class Representatives:

Alexandria Sun, Early Start (Kyle)
Danielle Kupfer, Early Start (Pippa)

Lindsay Jephcott,  JK (William, Madeline, Henry)
Sophia Wu,  JK (Aiden)

Carine MacPherson,  SK (Sophia)
Maria Rizavas,  SK (Sophia)

Bridget Addison,  Grade 1 (Weston, Nolan)
Natalie Longman,  Grade 1 (Sienna)

Marie Beamer,  Grade 2- 3 (Henry, Winston, Brady)
Neha Kalwani,  Grade 2-3 (Niam)

The CGS Foundation is run by a volunteer board on behalf of all families at CGS. Their efforts this year – a Gala year – were absolutely incredible! For all of you who attended this year’s successful event at the Thompson Landry Gallery, you saw firsthand how much work goes into this biennial event.

Thank you, CGS Foundation:

Alissa Purves, President (Conor, Grade 1)

Sophia Wu, Treasurer (Aiden, JK)

Erin Higgins, Secretary (Logan, JK)


~ 2024 Gala Committee ~

Alexandria Sun, (Kyle, Early Start)

Liu, (Lucas, JK)

Feiliu Liu, (Mona, JK)

• Jennifer Lomax, (Virginia, Early Start)

Jojo Zhou, (Charlotte, JK)

Lindsay Jephcott,(William, Grade 2 – Madeline, Henry, JK)

Lisa Cho, (Richard, Grade 2 – Andrew, SK)

Maggie Shi, (Jasper, Grade 2)

Mary Grant, (Declan, Lucas, JK)

Shuling Sun, (Rachel, JK)

Vanessa Marsh, (Chase, Logan, Early Start – Maxwell, JK)

Lastly, we would like to thank our entire community of CGS parents and families. We are grateful to you for your consistent support and enthusiasm for our team of educators, our school, and our community.