"NLCS partners with families to provide a quality educational program…"

Our strong belief is that the home-school partnership is crucial. Throughout the year, there are a variety of avenues for parents to be involved in activities at the school. These opportunities allow parents to engage with the faculty and staff and to meet other fellow parents.

Parent involvement has proven to be critical to student success for children of ALL ages. At NLCS parents are able to be involved in the education of their children on a number of different levels, depending on their time and availability. With the involvement of many the work will be lighter.

Each class is assigned a Room Parent (RP) who serves as a mentor to new families as well as a liaison to school happenings.

The RP, in concert with the Parent Resource committee chair and Director of Development, is happy to offer guidance as to the myriad of volunteer opportunities. Most parents find themselves helping in the classroom, at PTSF and/or Auction activities, or with the school's extra-curricular events. Get involved as much as you can as your gift of time and talent enriches the overall educational experience for all our students.

Parent-Teacher Organization (PTSF)

The New Life Christian School Parent-Teacher-Student Fellowship is composed of all parents, administrators, teachers and students in the school community. The PTSF promotes a sense of community and school spirit through numerous events and programs.

The PTSF raises monies primarily through the sale of coupon books and a spring Yard Sale. These monies support teacher appreciation meals and goodies, provide "wish list" items for the classrooms, support cultural assemblies for students and supports other events for the school community.

The PTSF is run by parent volunteers with oversight from the Director of Development. The PTSF Executive Committee is comprised of a president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. The PTSF divides its efforts among various committees, and then the related, specific tasks are performed by the committee chairs and interested volunteers.

Click here to view the PTSF By-laws.

PTSF Executive Committee 2013-2014

President              Sherry Bueso, 301-631-0294,

Vice President     

Secretary              Debbie McCrory, 301-471-7070,

Treasurer              Cathy Thompson, 240-674-5954,

The 2013-2014 Committees include:

Parent Resource/Teacher Appreciation     Ginny Standford, 240-529-6990,

Marketing Committee                                    Charles Pettit, 410-808-9727,

The PTSF relies on volunteers. Parents are encouraged to contact their Room Parent (RP) or a PTSF Officer to learn more about opportunities to participate. Each family is asked to consider volunteering for at least two (2) activities throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities are included in the summer packet and there are sign-up sheets available at several back-to-school gatherings.

PTSF Meeting Minutes 2013-2014

September 2013
November 2013
January 2014
February 2014
March 2014
April 2014

School Advisory Council

Current Members Include:

Debbie McCrory

Richard Boveroux

Rebecca Printz

Anita Glover

Sherry Bueso

Jan Marcus

Cheryl Horner

Fundraising Advisory Council

The NLCS Fundraising Advisory Council is being developed to work in conjunction with the Director of Development to provide for the fiscal needs of the school.

The responsibility of Council members includes:

  • Opening doors and introducing friends, colleagues and family members to NLCS.
  • Signing thank you letters (and add personal notes) and appeal letters..
  • Forwarding e-mails, whether it is an appeal, newsletter, or event information, it is very easy for Council members to forward emails to their e-mail list. E-mails are more likely to be opened and read if coming from someone they know, rather than directly from the School..
  • Bring guests to our fund-raising and non-fund-raising events..
  • Host receptions in their homes. Receptions serve as cultivation events, and no money is solicited or collected..
  • Research and write grants – While this is usually done by staff, the Development office is small, and a Council member can help with researching and writing grants..
  • Attend quarterly Advisory Council meetings .

All of the above activities are part of the fund-raising process. While not directly asking for money, Council members help identify, cultivate and steward donors, which are all critical to success in fund raising.

The Fundraising Advisory Council is comprised of several leadership roles. Leadership roles include Fundraising Chair, Secretary, Outreach Chair and three general council positions. Each leadership position is designed to give the individual volunteer a sense of purpose and service while providing the Advisory Council with the required management.