CESPA

Welcome, CES families!

As president of the Christ Episcopal School Parent Association (CESPA), I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all new and returning families.


CESPA serves as both a volunteer group and a fundraising arm of the school.

As a Christ Episcopal School parent, you are automatically a member of CESPA, and your participation in the organization is the gateway to becoming involved in and knowledgeable about the school. Being actively involved in CESPA is so important as we support the school and its mission. We encourage each of our parents to learn more about us and sign up to help with one or more of the CESPA committees outlined below.

Thank you,

Susan Ferlita

CESPA President 2020-2021

We encourage all parents to learn about us and sign up to help.

CESPA COMMITTEES

AATP is Christ Episcopal School’s week-long celebration of the arts, culminating in our unique take on a school fair. The annual event includes a child-centered, gallery-style art exhibit and reception, a fun run, the ever-popular Box Parade, and the Saturday Family Fun Day, featuring arts and crafts, confetti eggs, wacky hair, and more! AATP 2021 will also include a new event, CES Battle of the Bands, which is scheduled for Friday, April 16. The traditional Opening Night Party will be back in the fall of 2021.

AATP is CESPA’s largest event, and it generates significant funding that supports educational enhancements for the school. Volunteer opportunities include helping with or chairing one of the following AATP committees:

Opening Night Party 

Battle of the Bands

CBC Art Stroll 

Box Parade 

Family Fun Day 

Fun Run

To volunteer, click here.

Bingo! is a favorite event drawing attendance from the entire student body, ECC through the High School. Students and their families enjoy raucous rounds of Bingo and a pizza dinner at the CBC with homework passes and cash prizes up for grabs. Volunteers are needed for day-of-event duties that include planning, setup, registration, assistance during the event, and cleanup.

To register for our ECC and Lower School Bingo! Family Fun Night, which will be held on Thursday, Sept. 24, click here!

To volunteer, click here.

What better way to leave your child’s legacy at CES than a birthday book dedicated to them in the school’s library?  Volunteers are needed to organize books, assist students in making their choices, and make book presentations to the students.  This is an easy and fun way to meet students at CES.

To order your birthday book, click here.

To volunteer, click here.

–There will be no Blues, Brews, and BBQ in August 2020–

We celebrate the start of each new school year with an adults-only, back-to-school barbecue in August at the CBC. Featuring live music and a casual, laid-back vibe, this evening event is a great way to reconnect with old friends and welcome new friends to our CES community.  This is a one-day volunteer job that includes setup and cleanup.

Our traditional Book Fair allows students to shop for books for themselves and their classrooms at the CBC.  Volunteers will sign up for various shifts to work during this event.

To volunteer, click here.

St. Nicholas makes a special morning visit to the ECC to the delight of our early pre-kindergarten and pre-kindergarten students and their families.  This is an easy, two-day volunteer job with opportunities including setup, decorating, and assistance during the activities.

To volunteer, click here.

This committee helps connect new parents and students to our school community.  Great for working parents and others short on time but knowledgeable about CES, volunteers are needed to connect with new families to answer questions and make them feel welcome.

To volunteer, click here.

There is nothing like a little friendly competition on the field to cap off the school year. Volunteers are needed to organize the event, set up the activities, and help the students. Field Days (a separate one for each school division) take place in May.

To volunteer, click here.

This important committee provides meals or gift cards to families within our school community when a special need arises or in a family circumstance where help with meals would be a blessing.  Volunteers are needed to coordinate meals through an online program.

To volunteer, click here.

–Watch for details on a virtual
2020 Grandparents/Special Friends Day experience–

This annual event allows students to show off their campus and create lasting memories with their grandparents or special friends. Volunteers are needed to welcome guests, set up, and serve refreshments. This is a single-day volunteer job.

To volunteer, click here.

CES offers our school and business communities a variety of Christmas greens and poinsettias for purchase for holiday season decorating. This effort provides vital funds for classroom and campus equipment. Volunteers are needed for sales in early October.  Help is also needed in late November to help organize and distribute the orders.

To volunteer, click here.

This committee works closely with our guidance counselors to coordinate activities and programming promoting kindness for students throughout the year.

To volunteer, click here.

Literary Week is a week-long student enrichment program that brings local authors and performers to our campus for a week of literary adventures.  Volunteers will sign up for various shifts to work during  this event.

To volunteer, click here.

–There will be no Mistletoe Market in November 2020. This event will return  – bigger and better! – in 2021!–

The CBC gym is transformed into a one-stop shopping extravaganza for the holidays. Volunteers are needed for setup, breakdown, and hospitality services onsite.

 

Would you like to be involved in the fun activities going on in your child’s classroom? Do you like to coordinate events and plan parties? Then this is the committee for you.

To volunteer, click here.

This committee works with teachers in the spring to compile school supply lists.  Volunteers are needed to help organize and distribute orders before the start of the school year.

To volunteer, click here.

A popular year-long fundraiser, Smoothie King delivers smoothies to campus for purchase one day each month. and profits directly support The Barn.  Volunteers are needed to distribute smoothies to students once a month during the school year.

To order smoothies, click here.

To volunteer, click here.

This committee helps plan lunches or treats for our dedicated faculty and staff.  Volunteers are needed to donate items and help coordinate appreciation days.

The committee also organizes Teacher Appreciation Week. The committee plans something special each of these days, including lunch, treats, and more.  Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve lunch, get donations, and plan the events.

To donate, click here.

To volunteer, click here.

Through the Box Tops, Coca-Cola Gives, and Community Coffee programs, this fundraiser helps us purchase playground equipment and teacher supplies at the ECC and CBC.  Throughout the year, families clip coupons or scan codes from their groceries and the students turn them in to their homerooms.  Volunteers hang posters on campus and collect the coupons from each office periodically throughout the school year.

To volunteer, click here.

Our wildly popular CBC spirit store needs volunteers! No retail experience? No problem! Our chair will happily train volunteers available to help sell apparel during special events throughout the year as well as during normal hours of operation. The Wildcat Den is typically open Wednesdays from noon-3 p.m., but please follow CES social media for scheduling changes.

To purchase this month’s feature item(s):

Click here for the red varsity jersey “Wildcat” shirt with pawprint detail.

Click here for the Dri-FIT athletic shirts in LSU and Saints colors.

To volunteer, click here.

Volunteers work with our chaplains to help plan worship services, provide wine and bread, and assist with setup and service bulletins.  Volunteers are also needed to help in the Godly Play classrooms.

To volunteer, click here.

To make a general donation to CESPA, click here.

Thank you for your support!