The St. Pius X Parent School Association (PSA) is an integral part of our school, providing enriching programs and unique opportunities for our students, as well as our parents.
President: Dalton Boynton
Vice President: Carla Wasbes
Vice President: Michele Lutz
Secretary: Heidi Cummins
Treasurer: Frank Faragon
PSA Services and Committees
PSA Newsletter and Bulletin Board
The PSA Newsletter is distributed quarterly. The PSA bulletin board is located across from the school's library entrance. It is updated monthly providing details for upcoming PSA-sponsored events and volunteer requests.
Special Event Committees
Events are planned throughout the school year so that students may bring their families together at fun social functions. These events are a good way for parents to meet parents and for the children to spend time with their classmates in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.
We cannot offer these events without the help of our volunteers, including those who organize the event. These committees support the many functions planned by the school throughout the year. Some committees give new students and their families information, support and guidance as they navigate the new school year, while others thank the school's faculty for the effort they expend in educating our children. The foundation of each committee is based upon a parent's dedication to volunteer and ensure a positive educational experience not only for his or her child but the St. Pius X student body.
These parent volunteers are responsible for coordinating refreshments and supplies for a number of events throughout the school year. It begins at the Ice Cream Social and continues throughout the school year to the Spring Open House.
Fundraising is a very important part of the PSA, and helps support SPX by, including, but not limited to providing bus transportation on field trips, bringing assemblies and programs to our students and our end of the year Spirit Day! Some of our popular/larger fundraising being:
Save Around Book
Barnes & Noble Book Fair
This is our most successful way to assist the faculty and students throughout the school year. The responsibilities vary slightly depending on the grade. At the beginning of each school year, a meeting is held for all interested parents..
Box Tops for Education
Box tops are collected year round. Look for information to be sent home with your child.
Price Chopper Tools for Schools
With the Tools for Schools program, you can earn points to help our school get equipment such as school supplies, musical instruments, and playground equipment - FREE , just for shopping at Price Chopper.
Colonie Center School Bucks
Every time you, your family and friends shop at Colonie Center, you can help our school earn points. At the end of the school year, Colonie Center will give away $20,000 in cash prizes to the top 10 schools!!
Hannaford Helps Schools
Choose from more than 1,600 participating products to help earn money for our school! We earn 3 school dollars for every 4 participating products you purchase. Deposit your school dollars in the collection tower in store.
Save Around Books
Each year students' families receive a book to review and a letter explaining the goals for this fundraiser. Year after year, the students benefit greatly from this fundraiser because profits are returned directly back to the school for the school's use. These books may be purchased at the beginning of the school year.
CAP COM's School Banking Program (Youth Savings) allows students to make deposits at school during the school year. Periodically, bankers receive incentive prizes when they bank and bankers can earn bonus money for every report card submitted and throughout the year through their various Reading Programs.
Signing up is easy! School Banking parent volunteers at your school have enrollment packets with an application. You can also enroll online at https://www.capcomfcu.org/personal/banking/savings/#youth-savings-accounts or call (518) 458-2195 for more information.