Parent Association

Every Parent is a Member

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at Canterbury School. As a parent of a 2015 graduate and two current Canterbury students, I am glad you have chosen Canterbury for your family, and I look forward to an exciting year together. As Canterbury parents, you have the unique opportunity to be an active part of your children’s educational experience from Early Childhood through High School. One part of this experience is that you are automatically a member of the Parent Association. The Canterbury Parent Association supports the teachers, staff, administration and students in and out of the classroom, and in many school-wide and community events. Parent Association meetings are open to all parents, and you are encouraged to attend. The dates, times and locations of each meeting throughout the year are listed on the right and are announced in the school newsletter. Meetings are used to discuss Parent Association business and often include guest speakers to share different aspects of life at Canterbury.

Your time and talents are an important part of what makes Canterbury the fantastic school that it is, and volunteering is an integral part of the success of each school year. Whether this is your first year here or your 16th, through volunteering you will meet new people, make new friends and feel an even greater part of the Canterbury family. With your continued help and dedication, our school and programs will continue to thrive. Our goal is 100 percent parent participation.

Please identify at least one event that interests you from the Volunteer Selection form on this website. Feel free to contact me or any member of the Steering Committee for further information about the events. We value your time and talents and are committed to finding an opportunity for you to serve. I look forward to working with you this year. Please don’t hesitate to call, email or stop me in the hall if you have any questions, comments or ideas.


Cynthia Kent
Parent Association President, 949-378-5779

2016-2017 Parent Association Steering Committee

Cynthia Kent, President

Tim Durnell, Vice President

Dianne Witwer, Secretary

Shannon Langmaid, Treasurer

Lisa Smits, Advisor

Early Childhood Representatives
Jill Surendran (a.m.)
Natalie Chenoweth (p.m.)

Lower School Representatives
Niki Carver
Crystal Harter

Middle School Representatives
Cathy Diamente
Sara Ayres Craig

High School Respresentatives
Tressa Tuggle
Tammy Kunce

Friends of the Faculty
Diane Cowan, Marcia Presser (EC/LS)
Beth Behrentd (MS)
Kim Davidson, Salomon (HS)

Cavalier Clothing Company
Natalie Chenoweth
Lisa Lindzy
Angie Wing

Marsha Bormann
Ashlie Straka

Plant and Flower Show
Allison Blind
Erin Erb

Thanksgiving Feast
Allison Blind
Jennifer Shaw

Grandparents' Day
Beth Gray/Patricia Reeves (LS)
Karen Caffray (MS)
Cynthia Kent (HS)

Plant Sales
Debra and Tim Durnell

Jingle Bell Boutique
Ashlie Straka
Neerja Meyan

Lower School Sock Hop
Heather Bauer
Megan Campbell

Big Dig Garage Sale
Amy Beatty
Tara Parshley

Spring Book Fair
Steering Committee
Gretchen Lee, Beth Jewett,
Marcia Presser, Beth Behrendt

SCRIP Program
Courtney Dressler
Cindy Hauze

Collections (Box Tops, etc.)
Jeannette Tanner
Andrea Ogubi

School Supply Kits
Christine Watt

Head of School
Bill Ennist

Parent Association Mission Statement

Canterbury’s Parent Association includes the parents of every Canterbury School student, from Early Childhood through High School. The association supports educational programs and extracurricular activities in a spirit of cooperation and camaraderie. With volunteer opportunities to accommodate every schedule, the Parent Association coordinates parental involvement in school functions and honors parents as the backbone of the Canterbury community.

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