Parent Support Organization

2019-2020 PSO OFFICERS
PSO President: Michele Doyle (Caelan Doyle, Music, Class of 2021)
Vice President and Volunteer Coordinator: Colette Crouse (Hannah Crouse, Theatre, Class of 2021)
Social Chair: Tisha Littlejohn (Yeva Guthrie, Theatre, Class of 2023)
Treasurer: Robin Schachtel (Halle Bernard, Music, Class of 2022)
Communications Chair: Lori Simi (Christopher Commiso, Theatre, Class of 2022)
Merchandise and Concessions Chair: Janette Cortes-Duewel (Anais Duewel, Theatre, Class of 2023)
Officer: Yvette Cisneros (Marisa Cisneros, Dance, Class of 2023)
Parent Representatives to the Board:
Liza Pappas (Lia Pappas, Music, Class of 2022)
Pete Doyle (Caelan Doyle, Music, Class of 2021)

MEETINGS
PSO meetings are open to parents/guardians of currently enrolled students, parents/guardians of alumni students, community members, and staff. Meetings are held from 6:30-8:30PM. Locations are announced prior to each meeting date.

The 2019-2020 PSO Meeting Dates:
All meetings will be held at ChiArts in the Library (Room 221) from 6-8pm.
A conference call number will be provided via email in advance of each meeting for those who cannot attend in person. All meetings will now have a new workshop component, where parents/guardians can learn more about what goes on and how things work at ChiArts (topics coming soon!)

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 (6-8pm)
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 (6-8pm)
Thursday, February 6, 2020 (6-8pm)
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 (6-8pm)

PSO EVENTS & SOCIALS

Back-to-School Night PSO Social
Thursday, September 12
ChiArts Courtyard from 5:15-6pm
Please join the PSO for a social gathering before the Back-to-School event! We will be providing snacks for the parents and guardians, selling exclusive ChiArts Merchandise, and will also have a raffle to win some ChiArts goodies. Hope to see you there!

End-of-Year Potluck BBQ : SAVE THE DATE!
Wednesday, May 27 in the ChiArts Courtyard

ABOUT THE PSO
Families Creating a Stronger ChiArts The Parent Support Organization (PSO) is a community of parents and guardians who work together to support the academic, artistic, social, and financial goals of ChiArts. The PSO seeks to strengthen the school by building ties among ChiArts faculty and staff, families, administration, and students, as well as by establishing a forum for increased communication. ALL parents and guardians of existing ChiArts students are automatic members of the PSO. Though participation is not mandatory, family members are encouraged to be an active part of PSO efforts.

The ChiArts Parent Support Organization (PSO) supports ChiArts by:
– Hosting and supporting school functions and promotes fellowship among families, students, and teachers;
– Volunteering for a variety of school activities;
– Planning and managing the execution of ChiArts’ Silent Auction; and
– Serving as advocates for The Chicago High School for the Arts throughout the community.

CONTACT
For any questions or comments regarding the ChiArts PSO, please contact: psocommunications@chiarts.org

PSO Meeting Minutes:
October 4, 2017 | January 10, 2018 | March 20, 2018 | May 9, 2018

October 2, 2018 |January 17, 2019 | March 30, 2019 | May 23, 2019