Parent Association 2017-11-09T20:42:49+00:00

Parent Association

Christ Methodist Day School would not be complete without our dedicated volunteers. All parents are automatically “members” of the Parent Association, or PA, and are invited to become involved in the school community by becoming a member of the board or chairing one of the many events organized throughout the year. Grandparents are welcome too! These events range from assisting the art department with their bi-annual Art Fair, to a special morning at Donuts with Dad, to praying for our children with Moms in Prayer.

The PA Board is a vital link between our children, the school and our parents. If you’re interested in volunteering to help with one of our social, educational, cultural or fundraising events, please contact Mandy Biggs at

PA Executive Board

Mandy Biggs


Tara Todd

Recording Secretary

Sara Stevens


Holly Smith


Katie Cole

Corresponding Secretary

Lauren Gant



Hospitality Chair — Kathryn Higdon
Hospitality Co-Chair — Jena Miller
Spirit Store Chair — Kim Sorgenfrei
Spirit Store Co-Chair — Patricia Bradshaw
CMDS Administrative Chair — Jane Donahoe
Library Chair — Betsy Brown
Communications Liaison — Becca Smith
Beautification Chair — Julie Johnston
Beautification Co-Chair — Courtney Seawright
Rewards Chair — Jennifer Giles
Birthday Book Club Chair — Lindley Jackson
Moms in Prayer — Katie Cole
2K Liaison — Allison Henneberger
PK Liaison — Leah Williford
JK Liaison — Lauren Patterson
SK Liaison — Holly Butora
1st Grade Liaison — Libby Rhett
2nd Grade Liaison — Abbay Milnor
3rd Grade Liaison — Katy Sanford
4th Grade Liaison — Apryl Deas
5th Grade Liaison — Amy Keith
6th Grade Liaison — Noel Brown and Ellen Lester

Event Leadership

Fall Projects Chair — Bob Grimste
Fall Fling Chair — Selena McAdams
Fall Carnival Chair — Grace Skertich
Fall Carnival Co-Chair — Christy Grimste
Bookfair Chair — Melissa Boals
Bookfair Co-Chair — Mary Grace Gentry
Donuts with Dad Chair — Nicki Cates
Donuts with Dad Co-Chair — Jenni Harris
Teacher Appreciation Chair — Katie Futrell
Teacher Appreciation Co-Chair — Abbay Milnor
Grandparents’ Day Chair — Karyn Hearn
Grandparents’ Day Co-Chair — Douglas Turner
Grade School Field Day Chair — Volunteer Needed!
Early Childhood Field Day Chair — Ashley Cullum

Parent Association Events

CMDS favorites include…

Back-to-School Parent Coffee
This is a fellowship event, which is held in Rash Hall the second week of school. The PA provides light refreshments as well as opportunities for parents to learn about and sign up to volunteer for PA events and programs. It’s an excellent way to get involved, support your child’s educational experience and develop relationships with other CMDS families.

PA Fall Carnival
This family-friendly event is held in the Courtyard and full of fun activities for all. We’ll provide the entertainment: balloon animals, face painting, snow cones, bounce houses, carnival games, a dunk tank and more! Food trucks set up as well, making dinner a breeze! The Fall Carnival is hosted by the PA for the entire CMDS community. You don’t want to miss it!

Fall Fling
Every year, the Spirit Fund officially kicks off with the fabulous Fall Fling party. Held in recent years at Annesdale Mansion, the evening is for CMDS parents who are looking for a fun night out.

CMDS Book Fair
Our annual Book Fair is held on campus, and a percentage of all sales during the event goes to the school.  This event encourages reading, helps the school financially and provides a convenient way for our families to pick up some great Christmas gifts.

Birthday Party for Jesus
This special school event is held in early December and provides students a chance to learn the true meaning of Christmas. A large birthday cake is provided for the school and parent volunteers provide each classroom with a cake or cupcakes.  
This is a great option for working parents!

Donuts with Dad
Students invite Dad or another special someone to enjoy breakfast and fellowship within our CMDS community.

Chili Cook-off 
January (every other year)
Class teams and family teams vie for the best chili and team spirit on this fun, winter night event. Don’t miss it!

Teacher Appreciation Month
This is the perfect
 opportunity for us to show our CMDS teachers and staff how much we appreciate everything they do for our children throughout the school year. There are many different ways you can help throughout the month.

Art Fair: powered by STEAM
March (every other year)
This fun event, held every other year, highlights the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) Initiative at CMDS. The next art fair will be in March 2018.

Grandparent’s Day
Late April
This is one of our most well-attended events. Our grandparents love seeing their grandchildren perform in a special program produced just for them.  There is also an opportunity for families to visit their student’s classroom to see highlights of classroom learning activities over the course of the school year.

Field Day
This event is held on Cy’s Field for 1st through 6th grade. PK, JK, and  SK celebrate Field Day in the Courtyard. Volunteers are needed for set-up, score-keeping, serving food and clean-up.

Email if you want to become involved in the Parents Association.  There truly is something for everyone’s schedule!

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