Country Day Parents' Association
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.