Parents'

    • Guild

2018-2019 Parents' Guild Leadership

Executive Committee
President: Kelly Groebl
President-Elect: Karen Seitter 
Treasurer: Kay Gaffney 
Treasurer Elect: Andrea Wilson 
Secretary: Bettine Freeman 

Committees

Auction
April 6, 2019
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.

 
Book Fair
November 7-9, 2018
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.

 
St. Paul's Carnival
September 14, 2018
Join the St. Paul's community as we welcome this school year with the St. Paul's Carnival!  Enjoy food trucks, games, bounce houses and the ever popular cake walk! The Carnival will be a great experiences for students of all ages.  More information to come! 

 
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:
Karen Seitter 
 
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.

 
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.
 

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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.  


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. 




 
 
 

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:





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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