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.

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 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)
  • The Great NFSSE Bake Off Committee Chair (September)
  • Family Socials Committee Chair (will help plan 4 or more socials throughout the year)
  • Halloween Trunk or Treat/Scavenger Hunt Committee Chair (October 30-November 1)
  • Elf Shelf Committee Assistant Chair (to work alongside Rhonda Pinkerton -December 8-15)
  • Scholastic Book Fair Committee Chair (Jan 16-26)
  • Penny Wars Committee Chair (April 15-19)
  • Event Concessions Committee Chair (Night of the Arts – May 9; PLU Performance – May 15 & May 16)

Staff Appreciation Week 2024

Our theme this year at NFSSE is Opening Doors of Kindness, Opportunities, Acceptance, and Possibilties. PSO thought we’d add, (in the words of Anna from Disney’s Frozen,) “Love is an Open Door!”

During the week of May 6-9, we will be celebrating our school staff, and opening doors of LOVE! Here’s how you can help!

  • Monday, 5/6: 2 early morning volunteers to help set up trail mix bars at both schools
  • Tuesday, 5/7: 6 early morning volunteers to help set up and serve breakfast buffet in the café
  • Wednesday, 5/8: We will have free 5-minute chair massages for our staff and a complimentary yoga class. Students can bring in favorite treats or cards for staff if they’d like.
  • Thursday, 5/9: Several lunch monitor volunteers are needed from 11:30 am-1:15 pm
Sign Up To Volunteer


Make Voluntary Contributions easily with our online payment portal.

NFSSE Apparel

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


View or Download the 2023-2024 Calendar Here