Parent Expectations

The task of educating students at St. Gabriel School is greatly enhanced by strong parent involvement in many areas. In fact, the parental support in and around our school was cited as an important asset during the current accreditation period.

Our parents and even grandparents, aunts and uncles, volunteer in various ways around the school, including:

  • Helper/aide for classrooms, lunch time, library and art
  • Project coordinators for student-created auction items
  • Sports' coaches, e.g. volleyball, basketball and track in the parochial league and other local community-based leagues
  • Committee members for various Parent Teacher Exchange (PTE) fundraising events, including annual events such as Spaghetti Dinner and Dinner/Auction
  • Working once a month at weekly Bingo fundraiser
  • Attending (and really enjoying!) annual spring dinner and auction sponsored by PTE
  • Girl Scout and Boy Scout troop leaders
  • Leading Service Projects

St. Gabriel has a very active Parent Teacher Exchange (PTE) program. The PTE meets on the second Tuesday evening of every month at the school to discuss ways to fundraiser and improve the school. All parents of children attending St. Gabriel School are encouraged to participate in the PTE, as this program has helped the school to obtain, among other things, books, air-conditioning, and playground and computer equipment.