Join us Saturday, April 5 for the International Food Festival!
The International Food Festival is the Circle School’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Classrooms are transformed into dining destinations from around the world: for the price of admission, you can sample food from the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Outside, local bands will entertain while children’s activities round out what is one of the most delicious events of the year. More than a hundred items will be up for the silent auction.
The 2014 International Food Festival will be Saturday, April 5. Tickets are sold in advance or from any co-op member.
The Cooperative Model
What is a Family Co-op?
When your child joins The Circle School, your family becomes a member of our Family Cooperative. The Family Cooperative impacts all aspects of the school, including teacher hiring, administration, after-school care, and maintenance of the building and grounds.
The Family Cooperative system enables us to provide our unique features -- small class size, a nurturing environment, and enriched curriculum -- at a very reasonable cost.
Benefits of the Co-op for our Children
Our children see their parents supporting their education. This shows them by example that we value education. Because we work together, we know our teachers, families, and students. Our children see how people working together can make great things happen.
Responsibilities in a Co-op
Co-op Fees: $60 - $100 (per month - determined by number of days your child is enrolled)
We feel every family has a special contribution! In addition to tuition each family is responsible for co-op fees ranging from $60 to $100 a month but co-op fees can be waived by participating in school operations. Each hour of co-op work is valued at $10. Co-op work includes items such as:
- in co-op and committee meetings
- sharing your ideas and listening to others' ideas
- completing three weekend school workdays
- organizing one field trip or visitor a year
- purchasing items from shopping or wish lists
- performing a co-op job
- participating in a co-op committee
- working on our fundraisers