As a family-run school, we have always aimed to create an environment that feels like an extension of our own home, where students feel welcome and confident. It is important to us that our parent body similarly feels at home at Columbus. We have an open-door policy for parent involvement, and nothing makes our students prouder than when their parents join the class to read a story, cook a special snack, or play an instrument. Throughout the year, we come together for both family and parent-only events to celebrate our students and further build our schoolwide community. Parents also volunteer to serve as class coordinators, who organize class playdates or parent nights out.