Grade School Association

Our mission as a Grade School Association (GSA) at St. Peter School is to provide support to our educators and encourage the connection between the families and our school.  The GSA also sponsors and organizes school events, which deepen our community spirit and enrich our children’s social and developmental experiences at St. Peter School.

 

What We Do?

GSA provides a volunteer network that supports Head Room Parents, Scholastic Book Fair, Kindergarten Round-Up, Lunch Room Volunteers and more. It also sponsors and organizes many events year round to support our students and staff at St. Peter School.

Our events include 3 lunches for faculty and staff throughout the year, the Father/Daughter dance, Pancake & Sausage breakfast, and the School Picnic to end the year.

Meetings:

Meetings dates generally take place on the third Thursday of every month at 10:00am in the gym kitchen. Dates are subject to change. E-mail the school office if you would like the date of the upcoming meeting. Anyone is welcome to attend!

2021-2022 GSA Board
President Jenny Willingham
Vice President Teal Smith/Hartley
Treasurer Stephanie Fimmen
Secretary Casie Bainbridge
Marketing Coordinator Evanne Mast
Sign-up Genius Coordinator Megan Lovelace
School Supplies Coordinator Mindy Hough
Lunchroom Coordinator Becky Bliefnick
Book Fair Coordinator Jamie Scholz
Father/Daughter Dance Chairpersons Christe Thomas & Ashley Meyer
Mother/Son Night Chairperson Mindy Hough
Spring Dance Chairperson Gina Aschemann
Pancake Breakfast Chairperson Amanda Monteyne
School Picnic Chairperson Mindee Miller

GSA Yearly Events

August

Online Enrollment- Parent Volunteers- Parents will fill out volunteer information on Renweb when they enroll their child(ren) at St. Peter.  Lists of these parent volunteers will be distributed to the appropriate coordinator to help plan for the year.

School Supply Pick Up– Scheduled before school begins. Communication to parents sent out prior to pick up date.

Back to School Teacher Lunch- GSA members plan, set up, work, and clean up at the teacher luncheon provided before school starts.

Playground Mulch- GSA replenish every other year as needed.

October

Fall Scholastic Book Fair– GSA supports this event with volunteers to work, including the chairperson.

November

Parent/Teacher Conference Fiesta Luncheon– GSA plans this lunch for the ½ day of school before the teachers have conferences.

December

Staff Christmas Brunch– GSA sends out a sign up to help cover classrooms so staff can enjoy brunch sponsored by the school office.

St. Nicholas Day- GSA teams with 8th grade to treat the lower grades with a visit from St. Nicholas.

January

Pancake Breakfast– GSA sponsors this event to kickoff Catholic Schools week. We bring “Chris Cakes” in from St. Louis to provide breakfast and entertainment during this fun event.  The chairperson is on the GSA board and we support this event with volunteers.

Catholic Schools Week– For 2022, Catholic School’s Week will take place January 30th-February 5th. GSA provides popcorn for the movie day.

Father/Daughter Dance– GSA provides a chairperson, volunteers, and supplies to host a dance for girls and their dads in January or February.

Spring

Kindergarten Easter Egg Hunt– GSA supplies the candy for the 8th grade parents and students to host and egg hunt for all kindergarteners.

Kindergarten Round Up– GSA helps support this event by getting volunteers.  This is usually sometime in March on a Friday.

Spring Scholastic Book Fair- GSA supports this event with volunteers to work, including the chairperson.

May

Teacher Appreciation Week– GSA provides something special for the teachers, including a teacher luncheon where all staff can eat lunch at the same time. Recess and lunch duties are covered by volunteers.

 

End of the year School Picnic- GSA provides a chairperson to organize and plan the end of the year school picnic. We provide supplies, food and volunteers for this event.