September 15, 2020

The Sunderland Family & School Organization (SES FSO) would like to welcome all the new and returning families back to school! We know this year has already been especially challenging in light of Covid, so we are aiming to make our organization as helpful and easy as possible for Families, Teachers, Staff and Students! We hope that you'll be compelled to be a part of our volunteer organization! 

What is an "FSO"

FSO stands for "Family & Student Organization." We believe it best reflects our objective - to represent the entire FAMILY (not just parents, but grandparents, students and siblings) and the entire school, not just the teachers. We want to love and support our teachers, but we recognize that there is an entire team of support staff that make Sunderland a wonderful place to learn and soar! 

What does an FSO do? 
The FSO is involved in most aspects of the Sunderland school experience. The FSO provides financial support to each teacher at SES. We support school assemblies, art and music programs, state testing initiatives, and much more! The FSO organizes parent volunteers to assist SES staff with various projects both in and outside of the classroom. This allows our teachers to focus on teaching. In addition to the day-to-day support we help bridge, we sponsor memorable events such as the Fall Festival and 5th Grade Funhouse, Winter Wonderland, Movie Nights, VIP Day and many, many more! Whether we're helping sponsor field trips or replacing playground equipment, one thing is certain, our school is a better place because our hard-working volunteers devote their time and heart into Sunderland! 

How do I join? 

 There are no paper forms to download, print or fuss with mailing in! Click the link below. We all know how stressful it can be to send things in the "backpack express" and besides, our paperless application saves on paper waste! Hooray for going Green! Our annual membership fee is $10 per family. 100% of our dues collected stays right here at Sunderland.

Read about our Covid-19 membership concessions.

This year we are asking for donations in lieu of traditional membership. We understand that Covid has affected so many families and we want you to know that we appreciate and care about you! If you are in a position to donate, we would truly appreciate it. If you are unable to donate, we would still love to have you in our membership family this year! We are planning on trying to implement some virtual activities (drive-through style) this year and your membership application will automatically lower the cost of your admission fees!