Home School Association

All families enrolled in our school are members of the Home School Association, and dues are included as part of the school fee. All families are encouraged to participate in as many of the following events as they can–some are during school hours, so your children will benefit no matter what. The success of the events relies tremendously upon the level of support we receive from volunteers, and as a parent you are setting a great example by showing your children the importance of being involved with their school community. These years with our elementary school-aged children fly by too quickly, get involved this year and have some fun with your kids! E-mail stgabesfundraising@gmail.com if you have any questions about this year’s events.

Sincerely,
Kai-lin Rausch (Treasurer)
Siobhan Verlezza (Fundraising Coordinator)

Home School Association Sponsored Events 2014-2015

10/5/14 – International Pot-Luck Sunday (1-4PM)
Families are asked to donate a dish from their home country, or simply a favorite dish you would like to share with others. A great way to begin the year and meet new school families!
2014 Chairs: Siobhan Verlezza/Kai-lin Rausch
10/24/14 – Walkathon (PreK4 through 8th Grade)
One of our most fun and successful fundraisers in past years! Students will solicit donations from friends and family prior to the event, and will walk laps in the schoolyard with their teachers and classmates to the music of a DJ.
2014 Chairs: Siobhan Verlezza/Kai-lin Rausch
10/30/14 – Halloween Party (PreK4 through 4th Grade)
School event during the afternoon, families do not attend. Class parents may solicit volunteers if they are needed to set up or help run the games.
Chairperson(s) needed to run this event
11/8/14 – Harvest Social (6-10 PM, ADULTS ONLY)
One of the most popular “adults only” BYOB events that St. Gabriel’s has, now back for its 12th year. The Harvest Social is a Chinese style raffle where you have the potential to win some great prizes, and all proceeds benefit the school.
2014 Chairs: Siobhan Verlezza/Kai-lin Rausch
12/10/14 and 12/11/14 – Christmas Boutique
A way for students to shop for inexpensive Christmas presents for their families.
Chairperson(s) needed to run this event
12/19/14 – Christmas Party (Kindergarten – 8th Grade)
School event during the morning (5-8) and afternoon (K-4), families do not attend. Class parents may solicit volunteers if they are needed to set-up or help run the games.
2014 Upper Grade Party Chairperson: Jo-Anne Waldron
2014 Lower Grade Party Chairperson is needed to run this event
1/28/15 – Spirit Day (5th – 8th Grades in the morning / K – 4th in the afternoon)
A series of games and activities in the gym for the students to show their school spirit! Class parents may solicit volunteers if they are needed to help run the games.
2015 Upper Grade Spirit Day Chairperson: Jo-Anne Waldron
2015 Lower Grade Spirit Day Chairperson is needed to run this event
2/7/15 – Mother/Daughter & Father/Son Semi-Formal Dance (K to 5th Grade)
A special night for parents to spend with their children, this event has been held the past two years and has truly been something to look forward to.
2015 Chairperson: Melissa Kakavas
2/10/15 – Valentine’s Day Boutique
A way for students to shop for inexpensive Valentine’s themed presents for friends and family.
Chairperson(s) needed to run this boutique
3/7/15 – Latin Night (ADULTS ONLY)
Back by popular demand, this Latin themed night will include dinner, drinks, dancing, and the chance to win great raffle prizes!
Chairperson(s) needed to run this event
4/18/15 – Family Bingo Night (PreK-8th Grade)
Join us in the gym for a fun filled night of bingo and great prizes!
Chairperson(s) needed to run this event
5/5/15 – Mother’s/Father’s Day Boutique
A way for students to shop for inexpensive Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gifts for parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.
Chairperson(s) needed to run this boutique
5/21/15 – Volunteer Appreciation Cocktail Reception (7-10 PM/ADULTS ONLY)
For class parents, lunch parents, coaches, and anyone who volunteered to help at an event during the school year, a way to say thank you and wrap up the school year.
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Announcement(s)

April 7th - First Friday: Full Day of School

April 12th - Easter Vacation begins at 11:30 for Universal Pre Kindergarten  and 12 Noon for Kindergarten through Grade 8

April 13th - April 23rd - Easter Vacation/ Spring Break

April 13th - Holy Thursday

April 14th - Good Friday

April 16th - Happy Easter

April 24th - School Resumes/ Report Card Distribution ( K-8).

May 1st - Summer Uniforms may be worn

May 2-4th - New York State Mathematics Assessment