What it’s like to be a Family

What is it like to be an MCCS Family?

Being a member of the MCCS family means being part of a group of parents, teachers and administrators truly dedicated to the success of our students.

Volunteer Hours. Each family commits to contribute 6 hours of volunteer time each quarter. This commitment can be honored during school hours by helping in the classroom or at lunch, attending field trips, volunteering at PTO events, attending Leo Talks, or “behind the scenes” work at home. Volunteer Training Sessions introduce parents to school policies and procedures including required background checks for classroom volunteers.

PTO. The PTO sponsors lots of events and opportunities for parents to get involved in school life.

Our school years begins with a Back-to-School Barbeque and ends with a Country Dance and Dessert Auction, a tradition carried over from Middleburg Elementary School days.

Each classroom has a Classroom Parent contact. The Classroom Parent coordinates parent volunteer support in the classroom.

Breakfast with Santa.  BWS is an annual Middleburg Elementary School tradition that the MCCS PTO continues.  This “all-hands-on-deck” event includes a delicious breakfast, photos with Santa, silent auction, raffles, crafts, and cookie-decorating.  The fundraiser is the traditional start to “Christmas in Middleburg” in the Town of Middleburg.  Students decorate and ride on a school float for the town parade.

LEO Talks. Leo Talks are forums for parents, teachers and staff.  Guest speakers bring education research to the forefront, so that families have an opportunity to come together to learn and talk about our progressive curriculum direction and possibilities for the future. By reading about and discussing the latest research, we express our commitment to be a learning community. Past Leo Talks have included: School Security, Multi-Age Learning, and a screening of the movie Race to Nowhere.

Surveys. Satisfaction surveys of parents, staff and students is another way the school keeps on top of the needs and interests of the MCCS community.