Parent Support Organization (PSO)

Parent Support Organization (PSO)

The parents and families of our students are integral to the success of North Florida School of Special Education. We believe in the power of a strong support system, and therefore encourage parents and families to be actively involved in their child’s school experience through the Parent Support Organization (PSO).

Mission Statement:  The Parent Support Organization is designed for the purpose of supporting the families and students at NFSSE by fostering relationships among the school and families. This support is fulfilled by participation and involvement in social and school events and programs that generate resources and community for our school.

How to Join

Any parent or guardian of a student at NFSSE is automatically a member of the Parent Support Organization. There are currently no fees or other requirements. Our PSO provides volunteer (and financial support) to students and staff throughout the year according to their interests and schedules — Including Grandparent’s Day, Field Day, Berry Good Farms Weekend Festival, and more.

Join the PSO Facebook Group

Parents and guardians are encouraged to not only join the North Florida School of Special Education Facebook page, but also the “NFSSE-PSO Facebook Group.” Parents will receive regular updates about the school schedule and upcoming events.  It is also a parent-only space where parents can ask questions and find answers from one another.

PSO Meetings

We meet the FIRST THURSDAY of the month at 9:15AM in the Board Room and on Microsoft Teams throughout the school year.  A representative from the administrative staff of NFSSE will be present at the meetings as well along with all available parents who would like to be present. We will discuss upcoming events and volunteer opportunities.  Please check emails from the school as well as your Teams calendar and the PSO Facebook page for reminders about upcoming meetings.

Volunteer/ Committee Chair Opportunities

  • Lead Coordinator, (This individual works closely with the Director of Family and Student Activities and helps to support families.)
  • Communications Coordinator, (This individual works closely with the Director of Family and Student Activities to relay information to families via PSO Facebook page and PSO Team)
  • Appreciation Committee Chair, (This person works closely with the Director of Family and Student Activities to help plan appreciation events and activities)
  • Family Socials Committee Chair (will help plan 4 or more socials throughout the year)
  • Halloween Trunk or Treat Committee Chair (October)
  • Elf Shelf Committee Assistant Chair (to work alongside Rhonda Pinkerton -December)
  • Scholastic Book Fair Committee Chair (January)
  • Coin Wars Committee Chair (April)
  • Event Concessions Committee Chair (Night of the Arts – May 8; PLU Performance – May 21 & May 22)

Make Voluntary Contributions easily with our online payment portal.

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