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, school events and programs that generate resources and community for our school.

PSO 2021 Beginning of the Year Letter

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 the students and staff throughout the year according to their interests and schedules — from 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 can receive regular updates about the school schedule and 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 TUESDAY of the month at 9:30AM in the BGF Café and on Teams throughout the school year.  A representative from the administrative staff of NFSSE will be present at the meetings as well as the PSO board members.  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

Staff appreciation: Provide lunch/breakfast throughout the year
Welcoming:  Contact new families to welcome them and answer questions
Library:  Assist with reading, checking out books, and reshelving books
BFF Café: Assist student baristas in the mornings.
Special Events: Be on the lookout for special events like Turkey Games, Reindeer Games and Field Day, where you can volunteer to help out!

Make Voluntary Contributions easily with our online payment portal.

PSO Officers 2021-2022

PSO Coordinator – Dawn Dixon
Communications Chair – Kim Hardwick
Communications Assistant – Jennifer Gainey
Event Volunteer Coordinator – Jennifer Roper
Secretary – Kathryn Anderson

Contact: PSO Coordinator, Dawn Dixon, or Director of Family and Student Activities, Stacy Santiago,

NFSSE Apparel

NFSSE apparel is now available for purchase!   Browse our selection of t-shirts, golf shirts, hats, bags, outerwear and more.


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