Our Community

Our Parents

Curtis enjoys a vibrant parent community that is engaged, connected, and committed to supporting our students, faculty, and staff. Through a spirit of inclusiveness, all parents and guardians are members of the Parents Association. Our volunteers work tirelessly to serve Curtis and the extended Los Angeles community, as well as to raise funds for the Curtis Financial Aid Fund and other school initiatives. Curtis parents/guardians not only make a difference for the Curtis community but build lasting bonds of friendship.

Parents Association

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  • Mission

    The Parents Association is an organization committed to supporting the mission and values of Curtis School. The Parents Association embraces all members and serves as community ambassadors. In collaboration with the administration, faculty, and Board of Trustees, the Parents Association enriches student and community life at Curtis School. Our shared purpose is to (1) support the various programs that enhance connection amongst the entire school community and (2) to raise funds on behalf of Curtis School.
  • Volunteerism

    Volunteerism is a pillar of Curtis. We welcome and deeply appreciate the involvement of every parent and guardian. Our Curtis volunteers are truly extraordinary and inclusive. Whether you chair an event, serve on a committee, attend an event (virtual or otherwise), or suggest a new initiative, your participation plays a critical role in strengthening our community and your child’s experience at Curtis. We have volunteer opportunities that can fit your schedule and we welcome ALL parents/guardians, working and non-working, to get involved! Please join our monthly Parents Association meetings. We are always excited to welcome new faces!
  • Raising Funds

    The Parents Association raises significant money to support the Curtis Financial Aid Fund and other school initiatives through our many events, including the annual Fair, Book Spree, Curtis Celebrates! event, Party Book, Holiday Boutique, and Cougar Wear Uniform Store.
  • Community Service

    The PA supports our Los Angeles community through a significant number of community service initiatives throughout the year that involve our children and our families. These  include the annual Curtis Cares Community Service Day, Buds and Seedlings children lunchtime programs, Families-Helping-Families drive, Big Sunday Thanksgiving drive, and more. Our Cougar hearts beat strong!

Volunteer Opportunities

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  • The Curtis Fair

    The annual Curtis Fair, held at the beginning of October, is a 36-year tradition that focuses on creating a themed day of fun for our school community and the greater Los Angeles community.
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  • Curtis Celebrates!

    The Curtis Celebrates! event committee assists with the planning and execution of the Parents Association’s largest and most spectacular fundraiser. The success of our major PA fundraiser depends on parent and guardian participation. Parents and guardians are needed to solicit live and silent auction items, wrap auction baskets, assist with close-out, and help set up the event.

    Time Committment: Based on desired level of involvement. This event takes place in early March. Event planning begins in spring of the school year preceding the year of the event; while auction planning begins the following November and continues up right up to the event in March.
  • 2nd VP Admissions Liaison

    The 2nd VD committee assists the Curtis administration with school-wide social functions such as Admissions Open Houses and Testing Days, and Grandparents & Special Friends Day.

    Time Commitment:
    Very flexible.
  • 4th VP Community

    The 4th VP Community Committees help to plan and organize community initiatives including Book Spree, Faculty and Staff Appreciation, the Hot Lunch Program, and the annual Parents Association End-of-Year Luncheon.

    Time Commitment:
    Very flexible and varies throughout the year.
  • Hot Lunch

    Curtis School offers a catered lunch service for students every school day. Parents and guardians are needed to help serve Hot Lunch to Curtis students. Volunteering for Hot Lunch is rewarding for both parents and their children. Children love to see their parents helping out on campus!

    Time Commitment:
    Daily, weekly, or monthly. Very flexible.

  • Curtis Library

    If you love books, you’ll feel right at home in the Curtis School Library! During morning Library Workshops, parents and guardians help the librarians shelve returned books, prepare new books for the library shelves and may be asked to help with displays. They also assist students with monthly Maker Days during lunch recesses.

    Time Commitment:
    Library Workshops take place after drop-off in the morning, once a month. Maker Days take place on the last Friday of each month. Parents are welcome to help students with the themed, monthly Maker Project. Parents/guardians may sign up to participate in either or both of these opportunities on an ad hoc basis throughout the school year.
  • Enrichment/Community Service

    Parents and guardians are welcome to help Curtis students participate in projects that raise awareness and give back to the community at large.

    Seedlings (DK- 2nd Grade): Parents/guardians coordinate monthly community service activities for our youngest students during lunch recess.

    Buds (3rd & 4th Grades): Parents/guardians help Upper Elementary students with their monthly community service leadership club that meets during lunch recess.

    Curtis Cares Community Service Day: All families, faculty, and staff are invited to participate in projects that benefit a number of non-profit organizations on one day in the spring. Parents and guardians are also needed to help organize this event.
     
    Time Commitment:
    Varies depending on the event.

Curtis School

15871 Mulholland Drive  ·  Los Angeles CA 90049
310-476-1251