Parents' Association

Welcome to the Parents' Association

The Parents’ Association’s mission is to foster and promote Country Day’s vibrant learning environment through parental participation in a variety of activities and events that generate resources for the school for the direct benefit and education of our children. Whether through fundraising, community service, or school spirit, the Parents’ Association offers many opportunities for parents to contribute their diverse and wonderful talents to our innovative school community.
 
Please check out our list of upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and Parents' Association Meetings enclosed below. 

Upcoming Events

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  • CDPA Gift Announcement, Click Here

    Country Day is delighted to announce the following year-end gifts from the Metairie Park Country Day Parents' Association (CDPA): $119,500 for a new 66 passenger school bus, $50,000 for the establishment of a named CDPA Endowment Fund, a $25,000 pledge payment to the Aspire Campaign, a $2,500 memorial gift in honor of Ruby and Ronnie Frazier,  $6,252 for a new sand box for the PMK yard, $6,500 for outdoor wooden tables and chairs for Founder’s Terrace, $5,000 for a new stage lighting board for Weinmann Auditorium, $5,000 for a new pole vaulting pit, and a $7,000 gift to our school libraries.
    Country Day Parents' Association
    GIFT ANNOUNCEMENT
     
    On behalf of the Country Day Parents’ Association, the Executive Board is pleased to announce the following gifts to Country Day for the 2018-19 academic year: 
     
    A New Country Day School Bus
    $119,500
    The CDPA will fund the purchase of a new 66 passenger school bus that will be used for after school activities, field trips, and transporting students around town reliably and safely. The exterior of the bus will be a custom Metairie Park Country Day School design.
     
    The Metairie Park Country Day Parents’ Association Endowed Fund
    $50,000
    The Parents’ Association is pleased to announce the establishment of a named endowed fund within the Country Day endowment.  The Metairie Park Country Day Parents’ Association Endowed Fund will live in perpetuity for generations of Cajuns to come!  
     
    The MPCDPA Endowed Fund is being established by the Parents' Association to support Country Day’s academic programming. The gift will be used to support a variety of school needs that directly benefit the students and faculty of Country Day such as academic classroom needs, library acquisitions, technology advancement for students, and for ongoing curriculum development and student programming. The fund's proceeds are limited to direct programmatic use and may not be used to fund operations or overhead costs, such as salaries.  The principle is not to be expendable.
     
    This is a legacy gift that will grow over time and leave an indelible mark on our school.  The Parents' Association and our community can designate gifts to this fund at any future date to help strengthen the endowment corpus. 
     
    Aspire Campaign Gift
    $25,000
    This gift is a campaign pledged payment on the 2016-17 $100,000 pledge from Parents’ Association for the Aspire Capital Campaign.  This payment is the third of four pledge installments made to name the metals art classroom in the Lower School Science and Art building in recognition of the Metairie Park Country Day Parents’ Association.
     
    Memorial Gift in Honor of Rubie and Ronnie Frazier
    $2,500
    The Parents’ Association is honored to make this gift in loving memory of our beloved Rubie and Ronnie Frazier.   The funds from this gift will be used to support students in financial need for assistance with school related expenses (i.e., overnight class trips, sporting equipment, school supplies, chorus uniforms, text books, etc.)  During her life, Rubie identified this as an area of importance to her and Ronnie.  They wanted to make sure that every child at Country Day has a chance to participate in group activities and campus life, regardless of their ability to buy the supplies needed.  The CDPA will continue this tradition in their honor this year.  We love and you, Rubie and Ronnie.
     
    New Sand Box for the PMK Yard
    $6,252
    Combined with the remaining $3663 gift balance on a 2016-17 Parents’ Association gift for the PMK yard, the CDPA is giving an additional $2589 to fully fund the new and improved sand box for the students of PMK. 
     
    Outdoor Tables and Chairs for Founder’s Terrace
    $6500
    This gift is for the purchase of 3 new wooden outdoor tables and 12 chairs for Founder's Terrace.  It is our hope that the furniture will provide a gathering area overlooking the magnificent quadrangle green space in the center of our campus for enjoyment of our entire community and the next generations of Cajuns.
     
    Stage Lighting Board in Weinmann Auditorium
    $5,000
    This gift is to fund a new lighting board for Weinmann Auditorium.  This equipment will upgrade the stage lighting for student productions, assemblies and meetings in the auditorium; and its tablet based technology will enable the students to be trained on the use of modern technical stage lighting as part of their theatrical production experience.
     
    New Pole Vaulting Pit
    $5,000
    This gift from the Parents’ Association is matched by Dads’ Clubs and the Athletic Department to fund a new pole vaulting pit for our middle and upper school track programs. Already in its first year, the pole vaulting team did a great job this spring and has generated new interests for an expanded team next year.
     
    Library Gift
    $7,000
    Through the valiant effort of our community support for Book Week, the Parents’ Association raised $7,000 for our school libraries.  The funds are used by the libraries for inventory enhancement and bringing guest authors to campus. Library support is among one of the CDPA oldest traditions in our gift giving history.
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  • Daisy Pins, Click Here

    A perfect gift for graduates or that special Cajun!  These beautiful daisies are the perfect size -- measuring 1.75 inches in diameter and are available in two finishes, gold plated and silver plated.  "Country Day" is engraved on the back of each daisy.

    Orders are going on now.  Price per daisy is $30.  To place your order online, visiting the PA Boutique.  To reserve your pin by check, download the order form by clicking here and return to the PA mailbox. Please contact Leslie Fawer  cell: 616-4002 with qustions.
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  • Office Depot and Office Max, Click Here

    Mention Metairie Park Country Day or give school code 70042322 at checkout and our school will receive 5% back in store credit.  
PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION CALENDAR 2019-2020
 
August
28th  8:15AM                                      PA Volunteer Fair  
29th  6:00PM                                   Art Gallery Opening 
 
September
13th  6:00PM                                              Bingo Night
 
October
5th 6:00PM                                      CD City Park Night
10th 6:00PM                                   Art Gallery Opening
23rd 8:15AM                                      PA Board Meeting 
 
November
8th 8:15AM                            Book Fair/Boutique Set up
10th-15th                                                  Book Fair/Boutique
14th 6:00PM                               Speaker Jarvis DeBerry
20th 10:00AM                                   Tennis Tournament
 
December
16th-17th                                                Faculty Appreciation
 
January
22nd  8:15AM                                    PA Board Meeting
 
March
18th  8:15AM                                     PA Board Meeting
 
April
4th  6:00PM                                               City Nights
8th  4:00PM                                              Skate Night
 
May
1st  11:00AM          Faculty/Staff Appreciation Luncheon
9th  12:00PM                                                   CD Fair
15th  5:00PM              Parent Volunteer Thank you party
18th-19th                                      Faculty Staff Appreciation

2018-19 PA Board
Sherri O'Bell President 
Kris Viguerie Vice President 
Julie Alexander Treasurer
Heather Hays Assistant Treasurer
Kendra Seaman Corresponding Secretary
Tara Luparello Recording Secretary  
Leslie Fawer Past President 
Division Liaisons
Anne Long, M.D. Lower School
Sharon Rivas Middle School
Betty Poole Upper School
Technology Chair/Web Master
Lilach Taylor  

WELCOME to the 
2019-20 CDPA Executive Board
 
Shannon Zink                                                    
President
Andrea Caplan
Vice President (President Elect 2020-21)
Heather Hayes
Treasurer
Amy Fernandez
Assistant Treasurer
Tara Luparello
Corresponding Secretary
Olivia Ventola
Recording Secretary
Sherri O’Bell
Past President
300 Park Road, Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 837-5204
Established in 1929, Metairie Park Country Day School is a coed private school for New Orleans area students in early childhood through Grade 12. From the elementary grades through upper school, the care and cultivation of each child comes to life in our exciting academic program, creative arts, and competitive athletic offerings.