Parent Support Organization (PSO)
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
Meet our PSO Members
- Vice President - Early Childhood
- Vice President - Elementary School
- Vice President - Middle School
- Vice President - High School
- New Parent Welcome Coffee by Parents for Parents
- Back-to-School Bash
- International Festival
- Christmas Bazaar
- Treat Sale
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 21, 2019 and January 8, 2020
For more information, email us at: psoNewParents@concordiashanghai.org
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: August 31, 2019 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
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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 23, 2019.
For more information, please email us at: psoChristmasBazaar@concordiashanghai.org
PSO Treat Sale proceeds supports school events and activities for our students including the PSO sponsored year-end parties for EC, ES, MS, school-wide activities, HS dances and 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! October 31, 2019 and March 13, 2020
For more information, email us at: psoBakesale@concordiashanghai.org
No matter what your interest, from cooking classes to trips to water towns, let's explore Shanghai together! Culture lovers can enjoy a guided walking tour through Yu Yuan Road to explore unique architecture, local shops, and hidden neighborhoods. History lovers can visit the Longhua Temple and Martyr Memorial Park to learn more about the Chinese Revolution. Tea lovers must join us for a morning of learning the essence of Chinese tea culture. Food lovers can enjoy a day of learning how to cook Chinese cuisine. Be sure to email us for more information and stay updated on our next excursion! psoExplorers@concordiashanghai.org
If you have gently worn and clean uniforms to donate, please drop them off in the yellow bins around school. PSO holds used uniform sales at every PSO Community Meeting every month in the PC Lounge. All used uniform proceeds supports PSO events, school-wide activities and service grants.
For more information, email us at: psoUsedUniforms@concordiashanghai.org
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.
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 7 & 8, 2019 and April 9 & 10, 2020.
Please support us by volunteering your time to help with setup and sales.
The PSO Concordia Staff Appreciation Lunch celebrates our wonderful staff with an end-of-year potluck luncheon. This event has been a great success thanks to parent donations and volunteering. Mark your calendar for this event! April 28, 2020
For more information, email us at: psoStaffAppreciation@concordiashanghai.org
Our Chinese and Korean Language Ambassadors are parents who volunteer their time to help translate, provide PSO support and celebrate the diversity within our school. They help build and bridge supportive networks amongst our families at Concordia.
To contact our Chinese Ambassadors, please email us at: psoChinaAmbassador@concordiashanghai.org
To contact our Korean Ambassadors, please email us at: psoKoreaAmbassador@concordiashanghai.org