Parents'

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Cultural Arts: Dickens Carolers will sing on December 15 at drop-off and at all school chapel! 

Save the date for Trivia Night on January 20 at 6:30 p.m. 

Save the date for Leonard Sax on January 31 at 7:00 p.m. 


2017-2018 Parents' Guild Leadership

Executive Committee
President: Joanna Posten
President-Elect: Kelly Groebl
Treasurer: Victoria Lewellen
Treasurer Elect: Kay Gaffney
Secretary: Ann Fasel

Committees

Auction
April 7, 2018
The annual St. Paul’s auction is our school’s largest fundraising event. Parents, grandparents, church members, faculty and staff gather to support the school at this fun and festive event. Auction committees include: silent auction, decorations, corporate underwriting, sign-up parties, catalog design, set up, item redemption, progressive dinner, gift gathering and more. We encourage you to share your talents as a member of the auction committee.

For more information or to get involved, please contact our Auction Team:
Alicia Keuhl, Hoyt Ogilvie, Margaret Stauffer , Jamie Young 
 
Book Fair
November 8-10, 2017
Each fall the Parents’ Guild organizes an on-site book fair. The gymnasium is transformed into a bookstore stocked by Scholastic. All proceeds benefit our school library. The week will be highlighted by special programs including visits from authors and illustrators, buddy partner reading and story time with the librarian. This event spans two and one-half days to allow each class to peruse and select books. Volunteers help with set up, take down and cashiering.

For more information or to get involved, please contact chairs:
Trish Dorsey and Laurie Warwick 
 
St. Paul's Stroll for the Arts
September 17, 2017
We’ve taken the spirit of the Buddy Run and the excitement of the Family Fun Fest and combined them! The St. Paul’s Stroll for the Arts is an interactive walk for the whole family through the art institutions in our school neighborhood that will end on the field with the ultimate carnival experience - food trucks, interactive arts, music, bounce houses and the ever popular cake walk! More information on how to form a team and sponsorship opportunities will be coming soon. All donations raised fund the school wide cultural arts programs and other Parents’ Guild sponsored activities throughout the school year.

For more information or to get involved, please contact our Stroll Team: 
Merle Zierke, Bettine Freeman
 
Room Parents
Room parents are an important part of the fabric of St. Paul’s. They act as the liaison between teachers and parents in each grade. There are typically two room parents per classroom and four per grade. Room parent roles include planning a parent gathering in the fall, coordinating the class basket for the auction, helping coordinate holiday parties in the ECC and Lower School divisions. As students get older, room parents help to solicit volunteers for field trips and class events that require parent involvement.

For more information or to get involved, please contact chair:
Kelly Groebl
 
Middle School Service Learning
At St. Paul’s we value community.  We strive to be a responsible neighbor and actively care for others.  The goal of this committee is to create opportunities for middle school students to understand the needs of our community and make the connection on how they can help. Speakers from several non-profits will present to the students and explain the population they serve. The committee chair will organize and promote various volunteer opportunities throughout the community for students to participate.

For more information or to get involved, please contact chair:
Michelle DeCicco 
 
Library
Students in Kindergarten through fifth grade visit the library once a week. During these class visits, parents volunteer to help check books in/out and re-shelf books. The library chairs and the librarian will set a training date for new volunteers.

For more information or to get involved, please contact chairs: 
Noelle Manica and Katy Platt 

Care and Concern
Are you looking for practical ways to serve others and make a difference?  The Care and Concern committee is looking for volunteers to be “on call” for things like bringing a meal and helping with carpool as it looks to meet the needs of those families needing a little TLC.

The Care and Concern committee reaches out to families who may need a little extra support when significant life circumstances change. Whether it is the birth of a new child, loss of a loved one or an illness, the Parent’s Guild tries to connect and support families that may need help. Volunteer opportunities may include coordinating meal delivery or school carpool for a family in need. If you would like to share information on a family experiencing a life change, please contact Colette Rousey, Assistant to the Head of School, at crousey@speds.org.

For more information or to get involved, please contact chair:
 
Cultural Arts
The Parents’ Guild fully underwrites more than 35 cultural arts programs every year. Volunteers work with the division heads to identify and select appropriate cultural arts programs for each grade. These programs enrich and enhance the St. Paul’s curriculum. Each division has a cultural arts coordinator that works with the division head to plan events both on and off campus.

For more information or to get involved, please contact chairs: 
Ginny Dobesh, Lower Division (Toddler - 2nd grade)
Courtney O'Farrell, Upper Division (3rd grade - 8th grade)
 
Church Liaison
St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School is a vibrant part of the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church community. The church liaison facilitates communication and coordination of school and church events. Last year we launched a church/school Trivia Night that was a great way to join both communities.

For more information or to get involved, please contact chair:
 
New Family Committee
Two chairs work with the Director of Admissions to help welcome new families to the St. Paul’s community. They identify ambassador families to match with new families. They plan a social event for new families at the beginning of summer and periodically check in with the ambassador families to ensure a smooth transition for new families.

For more information or to get involved, please contact: 
Collette Bednarczyk
 
Spirit Wear
We’ve joined with Personalized for You to bring all new spirit wear to St. Paul’s.  Show off your school spirit with t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, jackets, hair bows, socks, hats, water bottles and bags.  There are a handful of ordering deadlines throughout the school year that apply to screen printed items only.  Embroidered items may be ordered at any time.  Orders may be made on the St. Paul’s page of the Personalized for You website under “School Spirit” or in their shop.  An email will alert you that your items have been delivered to the school and are ready for pick up.

Visit the website to purchase your spirit wear by clicking here.  

Spirit Wear Screen-Print Deadlines: 
August 21
October 2
November 20
February 5
April 9

Staff Appreciation
We love to support and recognize our wonderful faculty and staff. This committee oversees a back to school lunch for our staff in August and special treats for teachers during conference days. During Teacher Appreciation Week, we recognize teachers with special gifts.

For more information or to get involved, please contact chairs:


Hospitality
The hospitality chair plans special receptions for parents, students and teachers.  This includes retirement celebrations of long time faculty and staff. 

For more information or to get involved, please contact chairs: 
Audrey Chinnock


 
 
 

Other Resources

Volunteer Reimbursement Request: Please email copies of receipts and/or invoices to pgtreasurer@speds.org for processing.

Tax Exempt Purchases: As a 501(c)(3), St. Paul's is tax-exempt. Please contact Katie Gregg - kgregg@speds.org to obtain a copy of the information you'll need to make tax-exempt purchases for the Parents' Guild.

Monthly Parents' Guild Meetings: Parents' Guild meetings will be held in the church's Garden Room each month from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. All parents are welcome and encouraged to attend these meetings:

Wednesday, August 30
Wednesday, September 27
Wednesday, October 25
Wednesday, November 29
No December Meeting
Wednesday, January 31
Wednesday, February 28
Wednesday, March 28
Wednesday, April 25
Wednesday, May 16




Thank you to our Curator Level, Collector Level, Artistic Series and Musical Series Sponsors!

The Angilan Family
Anonymous
The Ascencio Family
The Bednarczyk Family
The Blasi Family
The Boulware Family
The Bradley Family
The Breitenkamp Family
The B & C Brinton Family
The Brisch Family
The Brought Family
The Catley-Goggin Family
The Chism Family
The Christian Family
The Collier Family
The Dickinson Family
The Dobesh Family
The Dorsey Family
The Finigan Family
The Gaffney Family
The Gogel Family
The Gibbs Family
John and Missy Giocondo
Groebl Brothers LLC
The Holewinski Family
The Hudson Family
The Hufft Family
The Kress Family
The Kuntz Family
The Lawhead Family
The Logan Family
Los Tules Mexican Restaurant
The Chris and Angie Long Family
The MacCracken Family
The Manica Family
The McCann Family
The McCracken Family
The McElhinney Family
The Nielsen Family
The O’Farrell Family
The Pierce Family
The Platt Family
The Raney Family
Ragsdale Property Management LLC
The Rhyne Family
The Rose Family
The Rostron Family
The Seitter Family
The Seltman Family
The Sifers Family
The Strohm Family
The Wolfe Family
The Wright Family
The Yu Family
As a member of the St. Paul’s community, I pledge to be honest, to respect others, to take responsibility for my actions and words, to be kind and inclusive, and to help others do the same.
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