I love our parents. They are such positive people and they fight like tigers for their children. And this group of parents will always hold a special place in my heart for their willingness to take a chance on a new school and to do what it takes to make it work. Here are some of the things these parents have done:
—One moved from Raleigh to Chapel Hill so her child can attend.
—Others drive a long distance each day so their children can attend (one third of our student body now lives in Wake County and one other child lives in Chatham)
—Several scavenged for bookcases, books, furniture, and other items we needed. Others donated materials they had from homeschooling.
—Many parents helped us move in, unpack, shelve books, and put furniture together.
—One dad got several desks off of Craigslist, took them apart, sanded and painted them, and presented us with six like-new desks and chairs.
—Some parents have been financially very generous with their donations, above and beyond their tuition.
—Several moms have come and cleaned, especially this summer before our inspections.
—Parents have formed a parents support group which meets monthly for coffee, conversation and laughter.
—Two parents accompanied us on our first field trip.
—Several parents have brought fruit and vegetables in for snack time.
—And all parents have spread the word.
Thank you parents! There were times this summer that your faith in what we were doing is what kept me going.