Welcome from the Parents’ Association
Welcome to Branson Parent Community! The simple goal of the Parents' Association is to make our community the best it can be. We have a lot of events and ways that parents can get involved and immediately feel a part of the parent body that makes Branson so special. To get involved, please visit the Volunteer Spot link!
New this year, we are announcing a community read for the parents. The book is “When Breath Becomes Air,” a non-fiction autobiographical book by Paul Kalanthi. A book review calls it an “inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir that finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question, ‘What makes life worth living?’ Given that all organisms die, what makes a virtuous and meaningful life?” We are not having a formal book discussion about the book but it’s a chance for you and friends of the Branson community to have a shared experience and discuss as you’d like.
You will be hearing more from the Parent Association—dubbed the “PA”—throughout the year but for now, please mark your calendars for our first meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 12th in the Old Dining Hall. From 8:30 am to 9:00 am coffee and a light breakfast will be served for parents to socialize; the meeting will start promptly at 9:00 am will end on or before 10:15 am. Come hear our Head of School Chris Mazzola kick off the year as our first guest.
Later in the fall, and also new this year, we will have a school wide BBQ co-sponsored by the PA. Bring the whole family to enjoy getting to know other parents and to meet the faculty. As I tell my kids, if you want to be a part of something, engage, engage, engage. The date is still being determined, but we look forward to seeing you all there and look especially forward to meeting the new families.
To give you a little background on our family, my husband, Mason Day, and I have four daughters and have been extremely fortunate to send each of them to Branson. We feel Branson offers the most rigorous, challenging and rewarding education in the area. You will soon learn all the ways that your children can get involved in sports, arts, theatre, music, and extracurricular and club activities. We have found that our children have gained as much outside of the Branson classroom as in. We have learned from our children that the more engaged they are in the Branson community, the more fulfilling their experience is. Our community is a special one—we care about learning and guiding our children through their high school years.
As parent at Branson, you are automatically a member of the PA! We hope you’ll get involved in the variety of activities and events run by the PA designed to build community and to enrich the experience of students, faculty, and parents. Attached is a list of meeting dates and jobs that the PA runs throughout the year. We welcome you to work on as many as you can!
Parents’ Association President