Parent Association (PAOSSM)

The Parent Association is a representative body of both junior and senior parents — it is the OSSM version of a PTSA. The Parent Association is excited to support school activities by organizing volunteer service opportunities for parents and by acting as a collective voice for parents’ interests. All OSSM parents are welcome and encouraged to join.

We’ve got a slate of gatherings throughout the year when we rely on parent support — to volunteer to help.

The Parents Association of OSSM (PAOSSM) supports the school’s academic program with cultural enrichment, social opportunities, and delicious exam treats. This year, they are sponsoring trips to an Oklahoma State University Executive Management Briefing, Broadway play, and classical music performance. Social highlights include a family-oriented International Night, elegant Winter Formal, and highly-anticipated Prom. PAOSSM also provides lots of additional snacks and treats for students and supports OSSM outreach and admissions efforts.

PAOSSM is composed of the parents and guardians of current OSSM students. They meet as a group several times during the year, typically on the last evening of extended weekends and breaks. The PAOSSM board meets to conduct organization-related business, and a more general meeting of the organization follows. The general meeting often includes voting items and a guest speaker.

Appreciation Luncheon, First Day, and the Commencement Reception. Important roles include serving as event greeters or guides, math test proctoring, special event planning and logistics, and collecting donations of supplies for special events.

PAOSSM Liaison: Valerie Hiett, Residence Hall Director

Meeting Schedule

To keep our parent body informed and involved, the Parent Association meets three times a year on either the return day of an Extended Weekend (usually a Monday) or on the day of a large campus event where we volunteer! Mark these dates on your calendars as we’d love to have you join us. If you are unable to attend a meeting, stay up to date by clicking on the date for the meeting minutes.

2020-21 General Meetings

Sunday, July 26, @ 7 p.m.

August 24th (Monday)- Board meeting at 7 p.m. via Zoom
 
September 21st (Monday)- Board meeting at 7 p.m. via Zoom
 
October 25th (Sunday)- Board meeting at 7 p.m. TBD
 
November 24th (Tuesday)- Board meeting at 6 p.m. TBD
 
December 14th (Monday)- Board meeting at 7 p.m. via Zoom
 
January 3rd (Sunday)- Board meeting at 6:30 p.m. TBD
 
February 15th (Monday)- Board meeting at 7 p.m. TBD
 
March 21st (Sunday)- General Parents meeting at 6 p.m. TBD
 
April 12th (Monday)- General Parents meeting at 7 p.m. TBD

May 10th (Monday)- Board meeting at 7 p.m. TBD

PAOSSM Events

International Night – Pot Luck Dinner and showcase of OSSM Cultures (September)

Flag Football Tailgate in Conjunction with GAPP Student Visit and Alumni Reunion and Year Book Distribution (October)

Monthly All School Fine Arts Performances

Off-Campus Cultural Performance – Each semester (Little Mermaid / Bela Fleck)

Annual Thunder Basketball Game

Winter Dance during Beijing HS#4 visit (Chinese New Year)

Quantum Experience and Day after Program

Sneak Peek Saturday for 8th and 9th Grade Students

Prom and after Prom

Welcome Class 2020

Planners for the Junior Class

Food Truck Surprise on Campus each Semester

Monthly Yoga Class

2020-21 PAOSSM Executive Committee

2020-2021 Officers

President

Rajeev Muralidharan

Vice President

J.R. Clark

Secretary

Dorinda Risenhoover

Treasurer

Reza Moradi

Senior Delegates

TBD

Ex-Officio Past President
Petya Stefanoff

OSSM Staff Liaison

Valerie Hiett
Residence Hall Director

PAOSSM is a 501(c)3 Non-profit. It is funded by tax deductible donations and through the sales of OSSM memorabilia

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