At CRCS, you do not just join a school; you join a community. Parent volunteerism and participation is an important part of our charter and philosophy. We have designed our learning environment so that parents can be involved in all levels of the school, including classroom assistance, leading a student interest group, serving on board committees, fund raising through the PTF, assisting with our gardening projects, and building and playground maintenance. Parents are encouraged to participate according to their interests and talents. In addition to demonstrating important principles of community service, sustainability and community building to our students, parent volunteerism saves our small school significant funds. We encourage all parents to volunteer in some capacity during the school year.