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Parent Support Organization (PSO)

Our Mission

As the parent community of Concordia International School Shanghai, the Parent Support Organization (PSO) is dedicated to supporting and enhancing the holistic experience of its members and especially the students, as well as fostering community and helping each other manage the transitions of life in Shanghai.

In partnership with the school, the PSO works to:

  • Enhance the Student Experience
  • Build a Vibrant and Supportive Community at Concordia
  • Connect Parent Talent with Classroom and Other School Needs
  • Encourage School Spirit among Students and Parents
  • Raise Funds to Support Yearly Activities and the PSO Program Grant.

We would love to hear from you. Please email us at PSO@concordiashanghai.org

PSO Committees

Please sign up for one or more of the volunteer positions . Click on the tab below for more information.

New Parent Welcome Coffee by Parents for Parents

Learn how to navigate your new environment from parents who've seen it all.  You'll hear about food and clothing markets, online shopping and even get helpful information about the Chinese medical system.  You'll also learn how to use Aspen to see your child's class schedule, grades and homework.  This event is full of practical tips.  

Mark your calendar for these events!  August 22, 2018 and January 11, 2019

For more information, email us at:  psoNewParents@concordiashanghai.org

Back-to-School Bash


The whole community will come together to share a family meal, enjoy sporting and games provided by some of our local partners, and learn more about how families connect at Concordia.  We will top the evening off with a movie in the PC Ford Gym, complete with popcorn!

Free dinner for Concordia community, your choice of:

  • Classic American picnic fare
  • Bollywood Indian meat selection
  • Bollywood Indian vegetarian selection 

Mark the date, Concordia’s Back To School Bash: Friday, August 24th, 2018 from 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Want to help?  Sign up for one or more of the volunteer slots.  Click on this link to volunteer: http://signup.com/go/MQNsdwR or paste the link into your browser:  http://signup.com/go/MQNsdwR

For more information, email us at: psob2sb@concordiashanghai.org

International Festival

Mark your calendar for this event!  October 26, 2018

For more information, email us at:  psoInternational@concordiashanghai.org

Christmas Bazaar

The annual PSO Christmas Bazaar is the “premier Christmas shopping experience in all of Shanghai” according to avid shoppers who come far and wide year after year for the experience.  Concordia’s Phoenix Common area is transformed into a holiday shopping paradise.  The selection is vast and unique, showcasing the high-quality talent of over 150 local and expat vendors.  The only shortages on this day are cash in the ATM’s and arms to carry the purchases!

Mark your calendar for this year's Christmas Bazaar on November 17, 2018.

For more information, please email us at:  psoChristmasBazaar@concordiashanghai.org

To help volunteer please consider one of the many time slots here:  http://signup.com/go/adBoGsb

Treat Sale

PSO Treat Sale proceeds supports school events and activities for our students including the PSO sponsored year-end parties for EC, ES, MS, ES spring carnival, MS activity nights, HS dances and tribe grants, as well as International Festival & Back to School Bash.  

We need your help to donate treats, cupcakes and cookies on these dates, so mark your calendar for these events!  December 14, 2018 and March 15, 2019

For more information, email us at:  psoBakesale@concordiashanghai.org

Explorers Club

For more information, email us at:  psoExplorers@concordiashanghai.org

Used Uniform Sales

For more information, email us at:  psoUsedUniforms@concordiashanghai.org

Used Book Sales

We are collecting old, new books; adult, kids and educational books.  Clean off your bookshelves and bring donate your used books to support PSO work.  There are Yellow and Blue bins labeled USED BOOKS in the following locations: outside the ES Commons near the nurse, the MS gym, downstairs in the Phoenix Commons, and first floor of the HS building near marketing with a huge white container, a yellow and a blue bin.

If you are unable to find the locations to drop off your books, email us at:  psoUsedBooks@concordiashanghai.org and we will be glad to assist you.

Once again, thank you for volunteering and donating your books to support PSO Used Book Sale.

Used Book Sales take place during the ES and MS Conferences.  The sale will take place in the ES Commons.  Mark your calendar for these events!  November 8 & 9, 2018 and April 18 & 19, 2019.

Please support us by volunteering your time to help with setup and sale by signing up here:  http://signup.com/go/orkusdU

Staff Appreciation

Mark your calendar for this event!  April 25, 2019

For more information, email us at:  psoStaffAppreciation@concordiashanghai.org

PSO Downloads and Equipment Rental

PSO Grant Program

Download PSO Grant Program Form HERE

Popcorn Machine

Download Popcorn Machine Loan Process HERE

Photo Booth

Download Photo Booth Loan Process Form HERE

PSO Reimbursement Form

Download PSO Reimbursement Form HERE

Meet our PSO Board Members