For nearly half-a-century, the Cherry Creek Schools Parents’ Council has been serving parents and schools across the Cherry Creek School District. The group promotes the exchange of ideas among parent representatives of all schools in the district and serves as a vehicle of communications within the district for parents, teachers, administrators, the Board of Education and the community.
Parents’ Council kicked off its 47th official year of service on Sept. 13 with a packed house at the district’s Student Achievement Resource Center (SARC). The meeting room was filled with principals and parents from every school in the district. The group was welcomed by Parents’ Council President Kristine Ritter. Board of Education President Randy Perlis and Superintendent Dr. Harry Bull both addressed the group and thanked parents for being involved in their children’s education and schools. Then each principal had the opportunity to introduce the dedicated parent volunteers who are serving as the school’s Parents’ Council representative or on the school’s PTO/PTCO board.
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Parents’ Council has its roots in the community councils of the 1950s. Those were made up of parents who wanted to be involved in, and supportive of, their children’s schools. Parents’ Council made its official debut in 1971, when the district had only 11 schools. It now has more than 60 schools and 54,700 students.
Parents’ Council holds training sessions for PTO/PTCO presidents and treasurers and hosts the annual Vendors Expo in the spring, where school and community groups can learn about innovative and successful fundraising programs. In addition, Parents’ Council holds monthly meetings in September, October, January, February, March and April covering important topics. The meetings begin at 9:15 a.m. at the Student Achievement Resource Center (SARC), located at 14188 E. Briarwood Avenue, Centennial, 80112. Anyone is welcome to attend.
For more information about Parents’ Council, visit http://www.ccparentscouncil.org/.