Family Support Organization

connecting our parent community

Family Support Organization

 

Yu Ming Family Support Organization

The Family Support Organization (FSO) is the parent organization for Yu Ming and supports the school to achieve its mission and vision and to build a stronger community. The FSO supports the school in engaging families in ways that build community, leverage the skills of our talented parents, and better meets the needs of our diverse community.

The FSO is made up of committees identified by the Principal that offer parents a broad set of opportunities to support our school. Each FSO committee:

  • Is open to all parents
  • Meets as needed depending on the nature of their work
  • Determines its own organizational structure (leadership roles, sub-committees, etc.)
  • Works in concert with their designated staff liaison
  • Names a representative to the monthly FSO council meetings (can be rotating)

 

Each month, the Principal holds an FSO Council meeting comprised of a representative from each FSO committee. The goal of the FSO council meetings is to keep a collective pulse on parent activities, and to collaborate on decisions that affect the whole community.

At the beginning of each school year, FSO committees, leaders and representatives to the FSO council are determined. We welcome all parents to get involved in these committees.  If you are interested in joining a committee, please email fso@yumingschool.org.

Current FSO Committees:

Committee

Purpose

Responsibilities

Communications

Create a robust
channel of communication between the school, families, and the larger
community.

Newsletter,
Website Content, Media Inquiries

Community
Inclusion

Integrate
equity, inclusion, and community-building efforts throughout the school.

Community
Building Efforts, Celebrations, Community Forums, Yearbook

Community
Outreach

Strive for a diverse
student body and meaningful ties with the community that surrounds Yu Ming.

Enrollment
Outreach, New Family Orientation and Welcoming

Facilities
Improvement

Bring beauty
and cleanliness to our students’ physical space and maintain safety in facilities.

Spruce Up
Projects, Clean-Up Days, Garden

Fundraising

Fulfill
fundraising goals set by the principal and board of directors, which
contribute to the school’s general fund.

Gala,
Read-A-Thon, Annual Giving, Grants, A’s Game

In-School

Volunteers

Support ongoing
needs of the school’s daily operations, and act as a communications hub for
other committees’ volunteer needs.

Lunch and
Recess Volunteers, Enrollment Tours

Parent
Education

Provide
opportunities for the community to share ideas and learn from outside experts
on relevant topics

Parent Learning
Events, Curriculum Nights

Room Parents

Serve as a
communication link between families and classroom teachers and support
class-specific volunteering.Fuel our
staff through acts of appreciation.

Teacher
Support, Classroom Recruiting, Field Trip Support, Staff Appreciation

School Events

Strengthen our
school culture and deepen bonds through shared events and experiences.

Night Market,
Social Events, Talent Show

Technology

Support the technical
infrastructure needed for smooth operations at the school.

Website, Parent
Portal, IT Support

Note: While the Family Support Organization has been established to encourage parent involvement in the School, it does not replace opportunities for parents to discuss concerns or interests directly with the teachers, administration, Principal or Board of Directors.

To reach the FSO leaders, email fso@yumingschool.org.