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 oversees the various committees, facilitates meetings, disburses funds and provides communication and leadership. However, we rely on people like you to chair the various committees and volunteer to help where needed.

When and where are the meetings?

Meetings are held the first Monday of every month in the Notre Dame School Staff room beginning at 5:00 pm. 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 to plan and discuss different strategies, ideas, and programs.

What does the PSG do?

The PSG works with school staff and parents to provide support in any way needed. We organize many fundraisers throughout the year to raise funds to purchase items for the students, classrooms and school. We assist in class parties, pizza days, field trips, and indoor and outdoor equipment costs.

How are these activities funded?

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 aid 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 2023-24 school year are:

PresidentRachel Veiner-Fontaine
Vice PresidentAllison Bijl
SecretaryAmy Kaempf
Communication LiaisonApril Floriant
TreasurerApril Floriant
FundraisingLisa Bennett
Hot Lunch CoordinatorJoanne Dufour

We strongly encourage anyone 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:

  • Basketball Court
  • Library Updates (new floor and painting)
  • Document cameras for all classrooms
  • Student Treat Days
  • Readathon Incentives
  • Fundraiser Prizes
  • Family Movie Night
  • School Trips to the Movie Theatre
  • Intermediate Ski Trip
  • Grade 7 Terry Wilson Memorial Soccer Trip
  • Kindergarten Grad Shirts
  • Grade 7 Graduation Hoodies
  • Smart Boards for classrooms
  • Indoor and Outdoor Gym Equipment
  • Outdoor Spin Cups
  • Outdoor swings
  • Outdoor Cement Picnic Tables
  • Outdoor Buddy Benches
  • Classroom Board Games
  • 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 help provide Notre Dame with fun, exciting and innovative ways to involve students, staff and families in school activities. If you have any suggestions or questions, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]. We would love to hear from you!