Welcome to the Home and School Page

The St. Gabriel Home & School Association (SGH&S) is a group of volunteer parents, faculty, administration and clergy.  The Home & School provides a forum for the positive exchange of ideas aimed at enhancing our children's  spiritual and academic experiences and for fostering a better understanding of the goals and spirit of Catholic education in the school and parish.  It also provides a vehicle for interaction between parents and  the school to organize fundraising and social activities.

Parents are encouraged to become active members.  Monthly SGH&S meetings are held throughout the year and are listed on the SGH&S events calendar.  It is expected that each family have a representative present at a minimum of two meetings.  Families are needed to volunteer at least 15 hours in various fundraising  and social events.  The SGH&S welcomes involvement from all family members (moms, dads, grandparents, etc).

The Home & School officers for the 2015 - 2016 school year are as follows:
Meg Guerriero - President
Catherine Collette - Vice President
Racquel Parker -  Secretary
Kevin Pigeon -   Treasurer 

Families are encouraged to contact the SGH&S officers with ideas for fundraisers, spiritual, social and cultural events.  Notes may be sent through the school to the attention of SGH&S or email may be sent to:homeandschool@stgabrielschool.org 

Meeting Calendar and Minutes and Important Forms

Home and School Meetings for the 2016/2017 School Year:

October 19, 2016 - 7pm                                  February 28, 2017 - 7pm

November 15, 2016 - 7pm                             March 22, 2017 -  7pm

December 6, 2016 - 7pm                              April 18, 2017 - 7pm

January 11, 2016 - 7pm                                  May 24, 2017 - 7pm

Minutes to Past Meetings:

September 20, 2016

 April 2017 HS minutes.docx 

March 2017 HS Minutes.docx 

February 2017 HS Minutes.docx 

H S January minutes.docx 

December HS Minutes.dox 

November HS minutes.docx 

October HS Mins.docx x 

 

 

 

 

Forms for Home and School:

SGS Volunteer Builder Instructions.pdf 

Buyout Option 

Event Listing and Volunteer Opportunities

Gift Card order form

Gift Card full listing

 

Upcoming Home & School Events

 With warm weather on its way, its the perfect time to head to our give back night at Dairy Cream!  May23DairyCream.pdf   Join us on May 23rd for a nice cool ice cream treat! 

 

For more information or to volunteer for any of these events, please email homeandschool@stgabrielschool.org, or call the school directly at 860-688-6401

 

Fund It Program ( Gift Cards)

 

Saint Gabriel School Gift Card Program

 

Order Form and condensed list of retailers:  SGS GiftCard Order Form.xlsx 

Full List of Gift Card Retailers (If a retailer isn't listed on the order form, write it in on the bottom):

 Full Gift Card Listing.pdf 

 

Welcome to a new school year and the start of a new year for the St. Gabriel Gift Card Program!

 

The Gift Card Program is a year-long fundraiser offered by St. Gabriel School.  Gift cards are purchased at face value and offer a percentage credit back to the school; the amount of credit depends on the retailer.  The school then divides the credit with half going to the Home and School Association, and half going to your child’s tuition fee for the next year.  In addition, the amount you earn in credit is also deducted from your $250 family fundraising goal.  For example:

 

Geissler’s offers a 5% credit.  If you purchased $200 in Geissler’s gift cards, the school would receive $10 in credit.  The $10 credit would then be divided $5 to the Home and School Association, $5 off your child’s tuition for next year, and $5 would be credited to your $250 family fundraising goal.

 

Doesn’t sound like a lot of credit?  Order regularly and watch your credits accumulate!  With this program, you have the potential to earn hundreds of dollars off your tuition, meet your fundraising goal and earn money for our school all at the same time!

 

How does it work?  It’s easy! You can submit orders to the school office conveniently through your child’s backpack.  Just fill out an order form, include payment and seal in an envelope marked “Gift Card Program.”  You can send orders in all week.  The orders get collected on Fridays, and the gift cards will be distributed the following Friday, giving the school a one week turnaround time.  All gift cards will be sent home with your child, unless you indicate otherwise on the order form.

 

Tips for Getting the Most out of the Gift Card Program

 

*     Knowing that small credits accumulate quickly, try and order cards on a regular basis so you always have them available.  Think of places you shop at on a weekly basis such as grocery stores and gas stations, or restaurants you eat at often.  Think of how often you buy from Amazon or Itunes, or when you might be going to the movies. Think of your daily trips to Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks!

 

*     Think ahead to home improvement projects or large purchases you may have planned.  Lowes and Home Depot cards come in many denominations, even into the thousands!

 

*     Think ahead to gifts for holidays, family birthdays or children’s birthday parties.

 

*     Think ahead to travel; gift cards can be used at many popular hotel chains and airlines.  If you will be driving, think of gas stations and restaurants along the way.  Gift cards are offered for not only retailers in this area of the country, but at retailers ALL OVER the country!

 

*     Think of neighbors, family and friends – the program is open to anyone.  Encourage others to participate in the program and they can order through you, so you can earn even more credits!

 

There are literally hundreds of retailers that participate in this program.  A listing of the most popular retailers is on the order form.  A complete list of all retailers, along with the order form, are available on the school’s website. Order forms and a small supply of gift cards for sale can also be found in the school office.

 

If you have any questions about the Gift Card Program, please contact the school office at 860-688-6401.  Thank you!!