As parents of a football player, you learn pretty quickly that you don’t just root for your child, you root for every player on the team because they all become yours. It’s a family effort. Everyone cares for everyone else. The boys feel wonderful and accepted when they know that everyone is supporting them. This is how it is with the school, too.
Pretty early on, we learned the importance of parental involvement. It is a great way to support your child in what he or she is doing while getting to know other parents and students. You get that sense of contributing and knowing what else is going on in the school. You are part of a larger group that’s interested in what’s best for the kids. It’s CJ’s sense of family.
Parents want to be a part of things and make a difference in the way that families do. You work together to achieve goals knowing that one person cannot carry the whole load. It takes all of us working together to accomplish some really great things be it the fish fry, concession, after prom, student recognition events or any other of a number of ways that we can make a difference.
In return, you meet new friends who share your goals and who are committed to working to benefit our kids and the school. You develop lasting friendships with people with whom you keep in touch and socialize. Sometimes we see each other more than we do our own families!