The Safety Patrol operates in conjunction with other neighborhood private schools who are also members of the New York City Parents League in order to create a safety presence around each school. Monday through Thursday, two parents from kindergarten and each of the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools patrol a designated route around their respective school, for one hour at dismissal time. Parents walk together wearing orange vests and carrying whistles and two-way radios. A calendar, set up by the Lower, Middle and Upper School safety patrol committees, is sent to parents in advance of their scheduled walks. Parent volunteers organize the patrol schedule. It is mandatory for every kindergarten, Lower, Middle and Upper School parent to walk patrol on his or her designated day.
Parent Council volunteers coordinate the printing and publishing of the school calendar. The calendar is an indispensable source of school information which includes school holidays, major events, parent visiting days, days off, candle lighting and havdalah times, and the names and telephone numbers of class parents and liaison representatives. A pocket-size version is also provided.
ECC and Lower School parents are invited to an annual "learn-in" at which teachers discuss a topic that the children are learning in Judaic studies. The "learn-in" takes place once a year in the home of one of the students in the grade. The "learn-ins" provide parents with an opportunity to learn what their children are studing in their Hebrew curriculum, and to socialize with other parents in the grade.
Parent representatives from fifth grade through seventh grade work with the Middle School in coordinating Bar/Bat Mitzvah dates and resolve scheduling conflicts. They are in charge of collecting money for a class gift that is given to each Bar/Bat Mitzvah child.
Parent volunteers organize the blood drive in conjunction with Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun. The blood drive generally takes place on a Sunday in November or December at KJ.
Parent representatives make sure that there is a parent present at each game and a chaperone for every away game. In addition, the team coaches can call on them as a helpful resource during the course of the year.
On select Saturday nights in the fall, parents of fifth, ninth and tenth graders get together either in homes or in school. Parents enjoy this opportunity to meet one another.
As a way of expressing its appreciation, Parents Council volunteers put together and distribute to the teachers and staff a variety of gifts throughout the school year.