Family School Association
What is the Saint Gilbert Family School Association (FSA)?
The Family School Association is made up of Saint Gilbert parent volunteers who donate their time, effort, and talents to fundraise with and for the school. Meetings are the first Friday of the month unless otherwise noted. Agendas include events for that month, committee updates, progress of programs and fundraisers as well as an open forum for questions. Meetings are open to all - you are encouraged and welcome to attend! New ideas and input are encouraged. The FSA is a great way to stay involved with the happenings at SGS.
Saint Gilbert Family School Association is a parent/guardian volunteer organization, working together with school and parish staff to foster regular communication, social interaction and faith-centered educational development. Fundraising is an integral role as it enables the association to contribute financially to the physical and educational needs of the school. Being mindful of our call to stewardship, we build networks to support parents/guardians and design programs to promote family time.
2020-2021 Family School Association
If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020-2021 Important Dates:
Restaurant Night - Wednesday, 4/14/21
2020-2021 Virtual Meeting Dates:
Wednesday, November 4th @ 8AM
Friday, December 4th @ 8AM
Friday, January 20th @ 8AM
Friday, February 5th @ 8AM
Friday, March 5th @ 8AM
Friday, April 9th @ 8AM
Friday, May 7th @ 8AM
*Our FSA meetings will be over Zoom.*
Descriptions of FSA Events – Each event is organized by the following:
Chair/Co-Chair – These people plan, organize and are responsible for the event.
Committee Member – These people are responsible for their portion on the committee and work with the chair/co-chair to make the event a success. Committee positions vary depending upon the event.
Day of Event Volunteer – 1-2 hours of time spent helping that day. Duties determined by chairs and committee members.
SGS Rocks – Our largest fundraiser for SGS. Watch Saint Gilbert Catholic School be transformed into an adult’s only party with gambling, live music, dancing, great food and drinks as well as silent and live auction items. Event is in April and requires chair/co-chair, committee members (tickets, auctions, food, marketing, sponsorships) day-of-event volunteers for set-up, food, as needed by chair/co-chairs.
Scholastic Book Fair – Held during Parent-Teacher conferences in October as well as during Catholic Schools Week in February. Volunteers needed to set-up, work during fair hours and clean-up.
Hot Lunch – Provides hot lunch services for the school 2x/month. Chairs coordinate order forms and communicate with providers. Volunteers needed to help organize and distribute on hot lunch days.
Halloween Party – October – Requires chair/co-chair, committee members (food, games, decorations, haunted house, volunteers, clean-up), day-of-event volunteers to decorate, set-up, collect tickets, serve food, run games, clean-up.
Daddy/Daughter Dance – Mid-November– Requires chair/co-chair, committee members (decorations, food, flowers, and photos), day-of-event volunteers to set-up, serve desserts and clean-up.
Mother/Daughter Bunco Event – March – Requires chair plus 2-3 people to set-up, organize food and the game, clean-up.
Mother/Daughter Event – March – Requires chair plus 2-3 people to set-up, organize food and the game, clean-up.
Mother/Son Bowling – January – Requires chair plus 2-3 people to organize event.
Father/Son Mini-Golf – Fall – Requires chair plus 1-2 people to organize event.
Santa’s Secret Shop – Students are allowed to shop for gifts for friends and family members. December – Requires chair, and volunteers needed to set-up, work during shop hours and clean-up.
Field Day – end of school year/June – Requires chair/co-chair, committee members (games, lunch, snacks, daycare), day-of-event volunteers to set-up, run games, organize and serve food, clean-up.
Restaurant Nights/Pizza Day – Sets up and coordinates fundraiser nights with community restaurants. Pizza Day held at school 3-4x/year. Volunteers needed the day of for set-up, pizza distribution, collection of money, clean-up.
Uniform Exchange – August/June – Organization and set-up of uniform exchange at end of and beginning of school year. Where school families can find gently used uniforms at low prices. Volunteers needed day-of-event to assist with set-up, selling and clean-up.
Art and Environment – In charge of decoration to the school entry as well as planters outside school entrance.
Family to Family – August – Coordinates welcome of new families to the school by matching up new families to current families. Coordinates New Family Reception and Popsicles on the Playground for incoming Pre-K/K Students.
Hospitality – Provides teacher gifts 3 times/year. Coordinates 3 teacher luncheons: November Parent-teacher conferences, January Teacher Winter Luncheon, and May Teacher Appreciation Lunch. Volunteers needed to assist with set-up, serving and clean-up of luncheons.
School Directory – September – Works with the SGS office staff to organize and coordinate the printing and distribution of the school directory.
School Supply Packs – May/August – Provides order forms to the school in May and coordinates the order and delivery of school supply packs.
Yearbook – throughout school year – Works with yearbook company to plan, organize and coordinate the printing of the school yearbook. Volunteers needed to take pictures throughout the school year, data entry and page editors.
Vendor/Craft Fair – Chair and Volunteers needed to host event in November.
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