Clariden Parent Organization - The Clariden School

Hello Clariden Families!

We are excited to start this year with our inaugural Clariden Parent Organization (CPO) Board in place. Our mission is to promote the partnership between parents, teachers and the school community at large to support the mission of the The Clariden School. We envision a healthy, encouraging, transparent educational environment where all students and families feel included. We would love to partner with you on initiatives to foster an inclusive community where your voice is heard, and we can make a lasting impact on our children and families for years to come!

The CPO carries out this mission through three basic program areas: “Community Building,” “Teacher Features,” and “Raise Your Hand!” Each of these program areas is tied directly to the mission of the CPO.

The “Community Building” program stresses a greater connection between school and home. The program promotes activities for families to engage in and out of school. These activities are viewed as bringing the families together to get to know one another and foster a sense of community and inclusion amongst our children, parents and the school.

The aim of “Teacher Features” is to enhance the educational experience for students by supporting and supplementing the needs of teachers to promote academic and enrichment activities. These may include specific asks for fundraising for educational experiences.

“Raise Your Hand!” promotes parent volunteerism. The CPO is a completely volunteer-driven organization.

The organization is directed by a PTO executive committee composed of a President, Vice President – Special Events, Vice President – Fundraising, Secretary, and Treasurer. Specifics about the executive committee can be found in the organizational bylaws and under “Meet the Executive Committee.”

Each year, we hope to work together with you, the Clariden Staff, and the Board Members to ensure a safe, fun and engaging experience for our Clariden families. We know that as parents, you have busy lives with school, extra curriculars, work and more. So, we hope to organize programs that you can participate in as little or as much as you would like! Our promise is to be available and transparent for you and your families. We care about all our children and their families and invite you to be a part of our efforts! As we approach the new school year, you can find the CPO lead events here, specific dates to be added. Please consider participating in planning or volunteering for some the upcoming events!

We are looking forward to a fun and exciting year! Please do not hesitate to reach out to us at:

Marie Williams, President

Briana Buskey, Vice President – Special Events

Nancy Cook, Vice President – Fundraising

Stephanie Lavery, Secretary

Stacy Inthisane, Treasurer

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For more information about CPO or how to get involved at Clariden, please contact us at

CPO Calendar


Friday, 11th: Clariden Staff Back-to-School Lunch

Friday, 18th: Back to School Ice Cream Social

Thursday, 24th: 8:15 AM First CPO Meeting


Thursday, 7th: 8:15 AM CPO Meeting

Wednesday, 13th: Handel’s Spirit Night


Monday, 2nd – Friday, 6th: Book Fair

Thursday, 5th: 8:15 AM CPO Meeting

Friday, 6th: Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Wednesday, 11th: Handel’s Spirit Night

Tuesday, 31st: Trunk-or-Treat


Thursday, 2nd: 8:15 AM CPO Meeting

Saturday, 4th: Fall Festival

Wednesday, 8th: Handel’s Spirit Night


Thursday, 7th: 8:15 AM CPO Meeting

Wednesday, 13th: Handel’s Spirit Night

Thursday, 14th: Winter Concert

Friday, 15th: Deadline for Gala Sponsorships

Friday, 22nd: Winter Parties


Wednesday, 10th: Handel’s Spirit Night

Thursday, 11th: 8:15 AM CPO Meeting

Friday, 19th: Multicultural Night


Thursday, 1st: 8:15 AM CPO Meeting

Wednesday, 14th: Handel’s Spirit Night

Tuesday, 20th – Friday, Mar 1st: Fun Run/Dance Party Fundraiser


Friday, 1st: Fun Run/Dance Party Event Day

Thursday, 7th: 8:15 CPO Meeting

Wednesday, 20th: Handel’s Spirit Night


Thursday, 4th: 8:15 AM CPO Meeting

Wednesday, 10th: Handel’s Spirit Night

Saturday, 13th: Pearls and Prohibition Gala

Monday, 29th – Friday, 3rd: Teacher Appreciation Week


Wednesday, 8th: Handel’s Spirit Night

Friday, 17th: Field Day

Friday, 17th: Class Parties

Friday, 17th: Senior’s Last Day Clap Out

Friday, 17th: Decorating for Senior Graduation

Saturday, 18th: Senior Graduation Ceremony

TBD: Kindergarten Graduation