TGS Family Association

October 6, 2011

October Monthly Committee Reports

Filed under: FA Updates — troessler @ 7:50 pm

Athletics: Chair Gabrielle Gonzales (

HUGE thank you goes out to all of the wonderful volunteers, families, students, faculty and staff who made Homecoming 2011 a success. It was truly a wonderful event, and could not have happened without your amazing support.

Thanks go to:

  • Hawks Grill volunteers
  • Ticket sellers
  • Student athletes, coaches, managers, student council, choir, clubs, cheering fans, alumni and alumni parents
  • Homecoming Committee: Executive Student Council members Coco Tirambulo, Tess Carter, Yee Su and Tariq Samji; Fred Roberts, Rachel Villarreal, Kathy Ross, Lee Babis, Stan Kissinger, Laurie Kassman, Christina Maher and Nancy Strong
  • Linda Naifeh and her amazing group of Middle School parents for their decorations and pep rally organization
  • Abel Herrera, Don Goetz, Carol Baranowski, Rick Belding, Vic Acuña, Alex Shawn, Lorie Heald, Susan Heintz, Jonathan Martin and Heather Faircloth for all of their hard work
  • Bob and Joe, Kavo & Tunzi
  • Alumnus Demion Clinco for his help at the Alumni booth
  • All of the teachers who organized a booth, took a pie in the face or supported the effort in countless ways
    • The champion Faculty Soccer Team and the Runner-Up Alum Soccer Team, for their great half-time show

Booster Club: Chair Laurie Kassman (

The Booster Club is now official! We will begin having the Hawks Nest open during all home games and we were proud to help with the grilling activities during Homecoming festivities. All funds raised will support the Athletic Dept.  To volunteer at the Hawks Nest or get involved with Boosters, please email me!

Spirit Sales: Chairs Cindy Cole ( and Julie Sligh (

Plans are underway for a Fall Spirit Sale.

Grad Night: Chairs Stan Kissinger (, Tina Roesler (, Mark Berman ( & Judy Riley (

Plans are underway for the 2012 Grad Night event.  Volunteers are needed, especially from 11th & 12th grades! A 50-50 raffle at Homecoming helped kick off our fundraising efforts.

Parent Representatives: MS Chair Linda Naifeh (  See Indiv Parent Reps for US grades.

  • Upcoming Middle School Event – Cookie Baking  11/20 Save the date!
  • Participation in Upcoming Staff Appreciation Events include:

Grade 6 –  Jan 18th Soup & Chili Comfort Food theme

Grade 7 – Oct 19th Picnic Theme

Grade 9 – April 18th Salad Bar Luncheon

Grade 10- March 14th Sandwich Bar Luncheon

Grade 11 – Feb 14th – Special Treats

  • Parent Get-Togethers:

6th, 7th & 8th grade parents have had great events during the month of Sept.

9th  & 10th – Grades scheduled for 10/9

11th Grade – Scheduled for 10/20

12th Grade – TBD

Fine Arts: Chairs Andrea Mainman ( & Marvis Sylvers (

Request: Mrs Bodden is seeking military-like footlocker trunks, Army green drabs, and white medical uniforms for the M*A*S*H play November 11 & 12.  She is also looking for veterans of the Korean war to speak with the kids.  We are having a fine arts committee meeting October 18th at 8 am in the Mirador board room to finalize plans for the play. All are welcome to attend!

Fall/Winter Fine Arts Schedule 2011-12:

  • Nov. 11 & 12 @ 7pm – Fall show – M*A*S*H. Needs: Pre-show music and Art Showcase Needs: program help, baking and selling intermission refreshments and merchandise.
  • Dec. 8 @ 6pm & 7pm- Winter Fine Arts Festival and Music Concert – Starry Night. Needs: decorating, baking refreshments, assisting teachers during event & clean-up.
  • Jan. 21 – All day – St. Gregory Music Day – possible music festival with St. Michael’s andnd 3 other schools. Needs: snacks, assisting Dr. Shawn, assisting during event, clean-up

Staff Appreciation: Chairs Lydia Purdom ( and Amy Jobst (

Thanks to everyone that helped, including the 8th grade parents, with the September Italian luncheon, it was a big success!  The committee is busy planning and working on the October lunch.  Seeking bakers and those with gardens willing to donate to the November Harvest Fest.  Please contact Lydia or Amy to volunteer.

October 19th –     Picnic theme luncheon

November 16th –  HARVEST FEST

December 7th –    Catered Holiday luncheon

January 18th –      Soup/Chili Comfort Food theme luncheon

February 14th –    Special Treats – No luncheon

March 14th –        Sandwich Bar luncheon

April 18th –         Salad Bar luncheon

May 7-11th –       Teacher Apprec. Wk.  Treats/ Catered Mexican luncheon on 5/9


Chair: Suzan Costich (

This committee will support St. Gregory development efforts in helping to establish a committee for The Sip: a spring fundraiser, the Tax Credit program and the Annual Fund Gift Campaigns. The committee is currently working with Rachel Villarreal on exploring ways to better illustrate the importance of fundraising within our community of St. Gregory families.

Shop & Give: Chair Cathy Chavez

Please visit to register your Safeway Card with St. Gregory (ID 6611027) and a percentage of your purchases will be donated to St. Gregory!  Target credit card holders can also select St. Gregory to receive 1% of total red card purchases and when you shop at Office Depot – if you give them St. Gregory’s code (70005110) at checkout, the school receives credits for free supplies!

St. Gregory has 126 people who have signed up on eScrip and the August contribution after fees was $151. Last year $1,700 was raised.

Occasionals: Coordinated by Kathy Ross, President (

Volunteers that can help occasionally, but aren’t able to commit to long term or leadership positions, are very important volunteers. Here are some activities that were supported by this group over the past month:

  • Homecoming Grillers & Ticket Sales
  • College Fair Support for the Wed. Oct. 5th event


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