Parent School Organization

Parents are the backbone of Duke School, serving our community in countless ways and ensuring bright futures for our children. All parents are members of Duke School's Parent School Organization (PSO)! 

Duke School's success is largely due to the extraordinary parents who volunteer to support events and programs throughout the school year.

Volunteering, in addition to providing enormous benefits to Duke School, also provides parents with opportunities to be involved in the Duke School community, meet other parents, and get to know the school in new ways. Due to COVID restrictions and regulations, our 2022-23 committee and volunteer opportunities will look a bit different this year. Please stay tuned for more information.

Join Us 

The PSO is looking for volunteers to help with different committees this year.  Please email the committee leads for more information!  We would love to have you!


One of our most important committees is Duke School's PSO L.I.F.E. (Learning, Inclusion, Family, Equity & Empowerment) Committee. The L.I.F.E. Committee serve as ambassadors, advocates, and learners to ensure a culturally competent and inclusive Duke School community.

In addition to events (to be announced) in the upcoming school year, we will be holding recurring conversation groups to discuss topics regarding diversity in our community. All parents are welcome and encouraged to join a conversation.

Upcoming PSO Events & Key Information 

For more ways to get involved: 

  • Our next All-School PSO Meeting is Wednesday, April 5th at 8:15am in the Preschool Common room (Building E).  
  • Conference Snacks: Please help support our wonderful teachers by stocking the kitchens during conferences!  We will collect snacks, drinks and goodies to keep the teachers well energized while they meet with all of us to talk about our wonderful kiddos!  Please sign up to contribute! Sign up to bring Snacks!

  • Come join Duke School's Just Tryan It Team!  

    • Our goal is to get 50 Duke School students to raise $200 each and that would help Duke School raise $10,000 to assist families affected by Pediatric Cancer! 

    • It's a great opportunity for kids to try a triathlon.  Even if you don't think they can do it, I'm here to tell you it's completely doable!  Can't ride a bike without training wheels?  No worries!  You can do this triathlon with training wheels!  Can't swim a whole lap in the pool? No problem!  You can either skip the swim or wear a life vest and pull yourself along on the side!  My kid isn't a runner?  No hay problemo!  They can walk!  Participation, trying something new and contributing to our community is the goal!

Here are the details:

  1. RACE DATE:  Sunday, April 30th at Chapel Hill Country Club (Rain or Shine!)
  3. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!   The JTI Organizing Team is offering training dates in each of the disciplines, to make sure that everyone is comfortable and knows their teammates on race day!  
    • Saturday, March 25th is "Psyched to Bike" - Bring your bike to school and we'll have a course set up to practice!  Plus poster making for the race!
    • Sunday, April 2nd is "Making a Splash" - We are practicing our swim component at the JCC!  Lifeguards and coaches are available!
    • Sunday, April 16th or 23rd is "It's Fun to Run" - Run and Letter writing to Duke Hospital Pediatric Ward as well as Sign Making for the race.
  4.  #GOALS:  Again, we want the LARGEST Turnout and Fundraising effort that Duke School has ever contributed to Just Tryan It!
    • 50 Kids raising $200 each = $10,000 
  • That's it!  If you have any questions at all, please text or call Christy Garth at 919.619.3899 or email Diana Medoff at . Thank you SO much for your help!  We can't wait to see you at the practice days!

2022-23 PSO Chairs are as follows:

Chair Jen Rosen & Stephanie Vandergrift
Lower School Representative Shital Patel
Middle School Representative Anne Napoli & Sarah Yarbrough

Together we can create fun, meaningful and memorable experiences for our whole community!

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