Prep Parents’ Organization (PPO)
Upper Canada College is a dynamic and exciting community for our boys – and for our parents too.
As a Prep School parent, you’re automatically a member of the Prep Parent’s Organization (PPO) or, at the Upper School, the Parents’ Organization (PO).
Our mission on the PPO is to foster community spirit, maximize parent engagement and support the College’s strategic directions through social and fundraising initiatives.
The PPO has an advisory committee of about 40 parent volunteers who are hardworking, dedicated and passionate. They organize events and activities throughout the year such as used uniform sales, Arts and Athletics Booster activities, Bake Sales, Festive Marketplace, Blue Ties Breakfast and the Staff Appreciation Lunch, to name just a few. While our goal is to celebrate the camaraderie, unity and spirit within the school, any funds raised from our initiatives allow us to contribute back to the school to enhance the boys’ UCC experience.
We communicate to you through 3 main channels: A monthly parent update email from your Year Rep with upcoming PPO events and volunteer opportunities; weekly reminders in the school’s Heads Up newsletter; and occasionally, through emails directly from your Class Rep.
Volunteering at UCC is a longstanding tradition. We are always seeking volunteers to help with our events and activities. In the New Year, you will hear from us about volunteering for positions on our Advisory Committee. By becoming engaged you’ll gain insight into the boys’ school environment and also make some long and lasting friendships with fellow parents. Myriad volunteer opportunities await, depending on your availability, talents and interests. You’ll no doubt find it rewarding and enriching. It’s our volunteers who make these much anticipated and popular community events at the College so successful. Click here to learn more about specific roles on the PPO Committee. If you have any questions, please email our volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to working with you to make this another wonderful year at UCC!
President, Prep Parents’ Organization President 2018-2019
Upper Canada College