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2019-2020 Parents' Guild Leadership

Executive Committee
President: Karen Seitter
President-Elect: Sarah Murray 
Treasurer: Andrea Wilson 
Treasurer Elect: Collette Bednarczyk 
Secretary: Katie Trenkle 


April 4, 2020
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, 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: 
Bettine Freeman and Sara Gentry

Book Fair
November 6-8, 2019
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: 
Katie Strahan and Annie DiPasco 

St. Paul's Carnival
September 20, 2019
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! 

For more information or to get involved, please contact: 
Jamie Young 
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:
Sarah Murray 

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:
Amy Rose 
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:
Suzanne Raney
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

For more information or to get involved, please contact:
Karyn Zaborny

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:
Kaitlin DeGrava (Toddler-2nd Grade)
Wendy Trainor (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:
Rebecca Collier 
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:
Brittany Hassenflu, Polly Breitenkamp and Margaret Stauffer 

More Questions?  
Please contact Katelin Porter, Development Coordinator, if you would like more information regarding how to get involved with Parents' Guild. 

Other Resources

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

Tax Exempt Purchases: As a 501(c)(3), St. Paul's is tax-exempt. Please contact Katelin Porter - 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:

Parents' Guild Meeting Minutes: 

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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