PEN Conference in Boston - Brandi's Take

PEN Conference in Boston - Brandi's Take

This year's theme was: "Amplify students’ voice, agency, conscience, and intellect to create a more equitable, just, and sustainable world."

Community Service @ CCS

Community Service @ CCS

We invite you to enjoy a day of service at CCS on Saturday, November 4 from 9 to noon.

Making the CCS Mission Real

Making the CCS Mission Real

The 2017-2018 CCS Annual Fund is now underway.  Every institution raises money via an Annual Fund or Annual Solicitation – it’s simply the most effective and least expensive way to raise money. 

Teachers as Learners...

Teachers as Learners...

CCS is proud to have a dedicated staff of teachers who are committed to a progressive model of education and take the work of self-study and improvement so seriously.

Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA)

Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA)

CCS is happy to give our families a chance to get yummy vegetables and fruits delivered to school on Wednesdays via Good Life Organics.  It's easy and GLO shares some of the profits with our school so it works on many levels!

School Tours:  Think Big

School Tours: Think Big

So here are some questions that prospective parents might ponder on any tour to really get at what's important to consider in a progressive school:

All School Meetings 2017-18

All School Meetings 2017-18

 All School Meeting on September, 8, 2017  

All School Meeting on September 22, 2017

All School Meeting on October 20, 2017

All School Meeting on November 3, 2017

Walking the Walk

Walking the Walk

On Wednesday, September 13, the CCS community will gather in the evening at our annual volunteer expo.  There are many assorted duties that we ask parents to do to make our school run well.  Thank you in advance for everything you will do this school this year.

National Night Out 2017

National Night Out 2017

CCS hosted over 50 neighbors in early August in celebration of National Night Out.  Our neighborhood group Van Nuys Civic Center West with LAPD fed neighborhood families who played together and won prizes.  CCS loves our neighborhood.

A Paradox of Parenting

A Paradox of Parenting

One evening, after having dinner at our campsite, and before we crawled into the tent for the night, we decided to walk over to the Ranger’s talk and campfire. It was dusk, and I was carrying my son, who was 2 or 3 at the time, on my shoulders. My wife and our daughter – 5 or 6 years old – were walking hand in hand just behind us. We were walking on a path that ran along the perimeter of the meadow when we came upon the Elk, and a doe and her calf were right near the trail!