PTO News & Events
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK - JAN 27TH - JAN 31ST
Catholic Schools Week 2020 is just around the corner! This fun and faith-filled week runs from January 27-31 and includes lots of great events for our students, including the school-wide service project, Servants with a Heart! Please take a moment to sign up for some opportunities to help make this week so special for our students and staff. More detailed information will be in the newsletter next week and on our school social media accounts so be on the lookout for more updates!
Snacks for Teachers’ Lounge (all week):
Ice Cream Sundae Volunteers (1/28):
Teacher Luncheon Volunteers (1/30):
Servants with a Heart (1/31):
PTO GENERAL MEETING PRESENTATION
Click here for a copy of the presentation from the 2019-2020 General PTO Membership Meeting.
BINGO IS BACK!!!
Bingo Night is Back!
Please join us for Candy Bingo
Saturday, February 1st 6:00 - 7:30 pm in the cafeteria
Space is limited so watch for registration coming soon!
ME AND MY GUY DANCE
Dance Registration - https://tinyurl.com/2019stgmyguy
We will be looking for volunteers to help with making decorations as well as volunteer at the dance. Teens looking for service hours are definitely welcome!
Please consider volunteering - because of you, this dance was so successful last year! We hope to make memories for all again this year!
AFTER SCHOOL - WINTER/SPRING 2020
AFTER SCHOOL TENNIS
Please join coach Todd Upchurch, USPTA Master Professional & Director of Serve It UP Tennis Academy and his team for some fun tennis this winter/spring. Tennis is open to students in grades K-5. Class is 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The first winter/spring session will begin on Thursday, February 27. Classes will take place OUTSIDE, on the lower lot blacktop - students will meet instructors immediately after school outside the cafeteria and will walk outside together. The cost is $110 per session. Contact email@example.com with questions, and register by logging into serveitup10s.com and clicking on school programs.
BASEBALL - TRIFECTA ATHLETICS
Join Eric Johnson and Trifecta Athletics (www.trifectaathletics.com) for an after-school indoor baseball clinic focusing on hitting and fielding.
This four-week session will be held at Trifecta Athletics. Parents are responsible for getting their child to and from Trifecta. Trifecta is located at 4927 Silabert Avenue.
Clinics will be held on Mondays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. Dates for the winter baseball clinic are January 13 and 27; and February 3 and 10.
In each session, players will work on techniques and skills, such as: the proper fundamentals of fielding a ground ball; getting behind and coming through pop-ups; improving footwork when approaching a ground ball; performing hitting drills to improve offensive hand-eye coordination; learning base running stealing mechanics; and more.
Sign up to learn from the pros! The cost is $100 for the four-week program. This program is open to ages six and up. Contact Trifectaathletics@gmail.com or 704-942-8750 with questions or to register.
Cooking – Flour Power Studios
Join Flour Power Cooking Studios for winter and spring cooking enrichment programs that are both educational and fun! Each session is six weeks long and is open to all grade levels. Join us as we stir in some math, reading and kitchen science while creating yummy recipes, including winter holiday themed recipes like heart shaped pizzas and Irish soda bread, and spring recipes like spring veggie quiche and pasta primavera.
Class dates for the winter session are January 27; February 3, 10 and 24; and May 2 and 9. Class dates for the spring session are March 23; April 6, 20 and 27; and May 5 and 11.
Cost is $90 for the six-week session. Register at:
Little Sticks Lacrosse
Little Sticks Lacrosse provides an introduction to the sport of lacrosse, focused on teaching the right lacrosse at the right time with energetic, kid-centered play! It was founded to provide young student-athletes the opportunity to learn and love the game of lacrosse! The program is driven by experienced coaches dedicated to growing the game with an emphasis on fun, sportsmanship and fundamentals in an instructional, energetic environment.
The Little Sticks programs are co-ed and use real lacrosse sticks but soft balls so that no equipment is required. They offer stick options if needed and additionally offer scholarship opportunities.
Little Sticks lacrosse emphasizes all of the following at each of the sessions: Physical Literacy - Proper Stick Mechanics - Decision Making Skills - Teamwork - Leadership - Spatial Positioning and Awareness.
Sessions are on Wednesdays from 2:45-3:45 p.m. 2019 Spring Session dates are March 11, 18 and 25; April 1, 22 and 29; May 6 and 13. Visit www.littlestickslacrosse.com to register.
FIELD TRIP AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
You will need to have completed the "Protecting God's Children" Workshop and all the necessary volunteer forms, plus a background check prior to ANY field trip. Please check with Lynn Valenti (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are unsure of your status. Please remember no siblings are allowed on school sponsored field trips.
Consider volunteering in our cafeteria! This is a great way to see your child(ren), meet their classmates, and get involved! Time commitments are conveniently broken down into two 1.5 hour shifts. Please use this link for more information and to sign up:
ST. GABRIEL PTO VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Calling all parent volunteers - please check out the many opportunities to get involved in our wonderful community by clicking on the link to our Sign Up Genius here. Feel free to reach out to PTO President, Katherine Costello (email@example.com ) or VP of Volunteers, Vanessa Birch (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the committee chair, if listed, with any questions.
Bins will be located in the school lobby for your convenience.
Donations will be accepted every first Tuesday of each month.
Thank you for your donations to the uniform closet! Right now, we are stocked up on pants, shorts and plain white polos (without the St. Gabriel logo). We DO need gym clothes, sweatshirts, and jumpers/kilts. Please remember to only donate items that are included in our school uniform (i.e. do not include underwear or non-uniform sweatshirts, etc.).
Please do not leave donations on any other dates but the following dates: 2/4, 3/3, 4/7, 5/5
Please contact Stephanie Butler with any questions: