We are very happy to announce that we are using Membership Toolkit again this year to make it easy for parents to do all of their PTG purchases, volunteers, and paperwork online. This means our parents will save time - no more paperwork.
Week of September 6th Updates
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! Please see this week's updates and news below! Don't forget that Open House is less than a week away...we are still in need of some bakers to support our Bake Sale. Please see below to sign up to help out! Our Volunteer Calendar for the year is posted, so please visit the site to sign up today. Have a great week!
Aramark is incredibly short-staffed for the upcoming Pitt vs. Penn State Game at Heinz Field this Saturday, so they've upped the payout incentive for their volunteer groups. If you are trained and would like to complete your volunteer requirement or would like to add an extra game to earn a substantial amount towards your Family Fundraising Goal, email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately and we will add you to the roster!
Make sure to sign up for the September Aramark Training Session will take place on Thursday, September 22 at 6pm at Heinz Field. Training will be approximately 2 hours long. Upon completion of this training your will be able to volunteer for one of the upcoming Steeler games. You must sign up to attend the training session as we have to provide Aramark with a list of attendees from St. Gabes, so please visit http://signup.com/go/fAXLDA . Please note ***you cannot sign up for any Steeler games if you have not completed the Aramark training at Heinz field.
OPEN HOUSE/PTG MEETING and BAKE SALE
We will be holding our annual PTG Meeting and Teacher Meet & Greet on Monday, September 12 at 7pm in the Parish hall. The PTG will also be holding our annual Bake Sale in the school lobby before and after the meeting.
If you are able to donate baked goods or your time on the night of the open house, please text or call Michelle Buys (412-576-6912) or sign up online at http://signup.com/go/HPNJZG. You can sign up to bring baked goods or volunteer under the Sept. 12 opportunities.
Please individually wrap and package your baked goods to sell. It is very important that you DO NOT send ANY baked goods through the students at school. Items may be dropped off on Monday, September 12th in the school gym from 2:30-3:30pm or before the meeting beginning at 6:00pm.
Our KidStuff book fundraiser, which began last week, will continue through next Tuesday, September 13. If you do not wish to participate, please send back your sample book as soon as possible as they are not free sample books for families to keep. This fundraiser offers a 50% profit margin. All orders should placed via the website online at https://stgabrielptg.membershiptoolkit.com/story/30337.
Please know that we have a wide variety of fundraisers coming your way this year and know that you are free to pick and choose which fundraisers best suit your family and allows you to reach your $500 Family Fundraising Goal in the best way possible. You do not need to feel obligated to participate in all fundraisers...consider it a menu of options. A complete list of this year's fundraisers along with % profit breakdowns was included in the PTG Registration packet distributed last week and is also available on our website under the "Fundraising" link.
$1 Sarris Candy Bars Fundraiser will be starting at the end of this week, for those that are interested so be on the lookout for information regarding that popular fundrasier!
PTG Registration and Website
We received a couple of emails regarding people having issues with completing their purchases for Activity Dues b/c they could not see their shopping cart. We have a new "Shopping Cart" button on the left side menu as well as a "Checkout" button along the top for anyone having issues in completing their Activity Dues orders.
VOLUNTEER SIGN UP
The volunteer website is up and ready, so please visit http://signup.com/go/HPNJZG to view this year's fundraising and event volunteer opportunities. We will be needing volunteers for our upcoming Book Fair in October as well as some fundraiser delivery days, so please consider tithing your time by helping!
Gator Gala News
Save the date for this year's Gator Gala, which will be taking place at an brand new venue this year! We would like to thank the Palatucci family for inviting us into the beautiful facility for this wonderful event! If you have never attended or are new to our school, the Gator Gala is an adult-only night out that includes a delicious dinner, drinks and fabulous raffles and auctions! It's also our largest fundraising event of the year! Information regarding ticket sales will be sent home in the coming weeks so be on the lookout!
Gator Gala Grade Level Volunteers
This year, we have some new things we will be working on to help support our Gator Gala. The PTG is looking for one parent representative from each class (e.g. 1A rep and 1B rep) to help organize grade level baskets for our Gala. If you are interested in helping with the Gala in this capacity, please email Lauren Barrett at email@example.com. We are still looking for volunteers for 4th and 5th grades!! Thanks to everyone that is interested in helping!
Dress Down Update
We've received some questions and as per the PTG Registration Guide, the children will be able to continue our tradition of dressing down for Technology Dress Down Days this year as part of the Activity Dues. This means that your Activity Dues payment now includes the dress down days so there is no need to pay on those days. They will continue to take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month with an exception in the month of December when we will be out of school for the holidays on that day. The specific dates are listed below.
Sept. 21 (Picture Day/Dress Down Day)
In addition, I've confirmed with Mrs. Munscher that students are still permitted to dress down for their birthdays as well as on half days, as long as they are not on Thursdays (Mass days). For any new families, students are permitted to dress down for their birthdays and all half days are also dress down days. Please be sure that students are following the dress code rules for dress down days, so that we are able to continue to have these fun dress down days throughout the entire year.
Our cafeteria is in desperate need of volunteers on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Volunteers would report around 10:15am and would be done by 12:15pm. If you are able to help, please contact Marnie Rossa at 412-999-0987 (call or text) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, we are in need of parent volunteers to help supervise our children during recess. We need to have enough adult volunteers in order to safely and efficiently run the recess periods each day. If you are able to help from 10:55 to 12:20 any day during the school week, please click on the link below to sign up. Thanks in advance to all of our recess volunteers for tithing their time so that all of our children can enjoy recess!
Kindergarten lunch/recess volunteers
Attention Kindergarten parents: As kindergarten students learn to navigate their way through lunchtime in the cafeteria as well as recess during a full day of school, it is important to have volunteers from each class to supervise them during this time each day. This is a great way to “tithe” your time while getting to meet other parents as well as your child’s classmates. We will discuss this in more detail during our Kindergarten meeting on Monday, August 29, but if you would like to sign up in advance, please click on the link below. Volunteers should arrive at 10:20 and will be done at 11:20 and we are looking for 2-3 volunteers for each class each day.
Please make sure to select the correct class (KA or KB) when you sign up.
Volunteer Clearances (REQUIRED)
All volunteers must have their clearances. Kindergarten families should have received information packets on Monday at the meeting. Please contact Debbie O’Brien in the rectory if you have any questions regarding clearances. Remember, once you've started
CCM $2 DRESS DOWN - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH
Dear Students and Parents:
The fall fundraiser for the Confraternity of Christian Mothers "Bags to Riches - Purse and Cash Bash" is fast approaching. This event will take place Friday, October 21, 2016. In the past we have received generous classroom support and are asking the student body to participate in a $2.00 Dress Down Friday, September 9, 2016.
This is one of our largest fundraising events and all proceeds help to support our parish and tuition free school. If you would like more information about this event, please contact Terri Markunas 412-655-9040 or Chris Meyer 412-881-5799. Thank you in advance for your kind support.
CCM Special Event Committee
If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com! Have a great week!
St. Gabriel PTG President