2021-2022 & 2022-2023 PA President: Maria Blackshaw
The North Cross School Parents’ Association (PA) serves to identify and organize parent-volunteer opportunities, to act as goodwill ambassadors, to provide additional educational opportunities and activities, to serve as an advisory group, and to bring into closer relation the home and the school for the students, faculty, administration, and the parents of North Cross School. The PA is a great way to meet other parents and to become involved in making school events successful and enriching for our students.
Kroger Community Rewards Program—Helping North Cross School one swipe at a time
Pay for groceries using a Kroger Plus card linked to North Cross School and the Parents’ Association will receive a rebate check at the end of each quarter for up to 2% of your purchases. If you have named North Cross as your beneficiary before, each year you must renew your affiliation to the school through their website. If it has not been a full year since you last enrolled, keep an eye on when it will be due so you don’t miss re-enrolling. If you have never enrolled in the program, visit www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow to connect your existing Kroger discount card to benefit North Cross.
AmazonSmile Charitable Donations
A number of us already buy through Amazon.com. On smile.amazon.com, we have established North Cross School as an organization eligible to receive rebates when you purchase through Amazon. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to us, when you name North Cross School as the charitable organization of your choice.
How to designate North Cross School to receive AmazonSmile rebates:
Visit smile.amazon.com and sign in with your Amazon account information. If you don’t already have an account with Amazon, select “Create an Account”.
After logging in to AmazonSmile, it will ask you to “Select a Charity.”
Search “Pick Your Own Charitable Organization” and type in “North Cross School.”
Select “North Cross School.”
The Parents' Association meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Lemon Dining Hall, unless otherwise communicated. All North Cross parents are welcome to attend the meetings and we encourage you to be involved in any committee of your choosing. The NCS PA works with the Admission Office, Boosters, the Development Office, Friends of the Arts, The Affinity Group, and helps with many of the school-wide events that happen throughout the year, such as Homecoming and Field Day.
PA FACEBOOK FEED:
The Global Affinity Group
North Cross fosters an environment of inclusion and appreciates the diverse backgrounds of our families because having a student population more representative of the world at large ultimately creates a richer learning environment. Parents of similar backgrounds have formed affinity groups which aim to create a space where like-experienced individuals can come together for support, resources and plan various volunteer opportunities at the school. For more information, please email Debbie Taylor.
The Boosters raise funds that are used to support the school's athletic program. Run by parents, the group's mission is to enhance the athletic environment for all students so they may have a positive, rewarding, and fulfilling athletic experience as part of their overall education at North Cross School. Boosters volunteers operate admission gates and concessions stands at various athletic events and serve in scorekeeping and other volunteer capacities as needed.
Watch out for our annual Greenery Sale each November and December!
Friends of the Arts (FOTA)
“Friends of the Arts” (FOTA) was formed in 2008 by a group of parents as a “booster club” for the fine arts department. Everyone in the North Cross School community is a member. FOTA’s mission is to promote and support the school’s fine arts programs and its student musicians, artists, actors and actresses.
Each year, FOTA raises money to provide resources needed by the fine arts departments that are not provided in the School’s annual operating budget. In addition, it hosts events that bring parents and families together to enjoy the “arts” and creates additional fine arts programs that benefit the students.