Parent Support Group

Welcome to the Notre Dame Parent Support Group (PSG)

What is the PSG and who belongs?

The PSG (Parent Support Group) is a group of parents, grandparents, and others who volunteer their time in various activities to support the teachers and students of Notre Dame’s School. Everyone who has a child in Notre Dame is a member. There are no membership dues, only a willingness and availability to help out. There is a PSG Board made up of a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Fundraising Coordinator that oversee the various committees, facilitate meetings, disburse funds and provide communication and leadership. However, we rely on people like you to chair the various committees and volunteer to help where needed, as able.

When and where are the meetings?

Meetings are held the first Monday of every month in the Notre Dame School Staff room beginning at 7:00pm. These meetings are open to all parents, teachers and administrative staff. Our meetings are discussion oriented and we encourage all to come with their ideas, concerns and questions. Additionally, the Board meets as needed for planning purposes, discussion of different strategies, ideas, and programs.

What does the PSG do?

The PSG works together with school staff and parents to work towards providing support in any way needed. We organize many fundraisers throughout the year to raise funds to purchase items for the students, class rooms and school. We assist in costs for class parties, pizza days and field trips, as well as equipment for indoors and outdoors.

How is money funded for these activities?

There are a variety of fundraisers that the PSG organizes throughout the school year. (Raffles, carnival, hot lunches, product purchases etc.)

How is the money spent?

We provide financial aide to all aspects of the school. (Classrooms, gymnasium, outdoor equipment etc.)

Who decides how the money is spent?

Suggestions from parents and teachers are taken into consideration. The Board will meet to discuss and vote. A majority vote among the Board is required on all Budget matters.

How are the Board Members chosen?

Board members are elected and voted on at the Annual General Meeting.

The PSG Board members for the 2016/17 school year are:

Chair

Vice Chair/Treasurer

Secretary

Communication Liaison/Treasurer

Bradi Willich

Nicole Mackrell

Sarah Rausse

Kora Pohl

We strongly encourage any who may have an interest in serving on the board to please volunteer!

To date, the Parent Support Group has raised funds for the following items:

Smart Boards for classrooms
Indoor Gym Equipment
Outdoor Gym Equipment
Outdoor spin cups
Outdoor swings
Outdoor cement picnic tables
Outdoor Buddy Benches
Classroom games
Classroom books
Computers
Computer software
Music stations
Sensory Bins
Yearly class parties
Class field trips
School celebrations
Pizza Parties
New tables for the gymnasium
Student Agendas
School BBQ events for meet the teacher night

Your input and creativity helps provide Notre Dame  with fun, exciting and innovative ways to involve students, staff and families with school activities. If you have any suggestions or questions, please feel free to contact us at ndspsg@cispg.ca. We would love to hear from you!