Heads Up

Welcome to Heads Up, your one-stop source for news about your son’s upcoming activities and events.

Message from PPO President Sarah D’Souza

Upper Canada College is a dynamic and exciting community for our boys – and for our parents too.

As a Prep School parent, you are automatically a member of the Prep Parent’s Organization (PPO). Our mission is to foster community spirit, maximize parent engagement and support the College’s Strategic Directions through social and fundraising initiatives.

The PPO has an advisory committee of about 40 parent volunteers who are hardworking, dedicated and passionate. They organize events and activities throughout the year such as used uniform sales, bake sales, Festive Marketplace, the Blue Ties Breakfast and the Staff Appreciation Lunch to name just a few. While our goal is to celebrate the camaraderie, unity and spirit within the school, any funds raised from our initiatives allow us to contribute back to the school to enhance the boys’ experience.

We communicate to you through three main channels: a monthly parent update email; weekly reminders in Heads Up; and occasionally, through emails directly from your class rep.

Volunteering at UCC is a longstanding tradition. We are always seeking volunteers to help with our events and activities. You will also hear from us about volunteering for positions on our advisory committee. By becoming engaged, you will gain insight into the boys’ school environment and also make some long-lasting friendships with fellow parents. A myriad of volunteer opportunities awaits, depending on your availability, talents and interests. You will no doubt find it rewarding and enriching. It is our volunteers who make these much-anticipated and popular community events at the College so successful.

If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please email volunteercoordinator@uccprepparents.ca.

We look forward to working with you to make this another wonderful year at UCC!

Sarah D’Souza
President, Prep Parents’ Organization, 2019-20