Close to 100 individuals (parents, grandparents, guardians, and siblings of incoming Great River students) attended the annual Welcome Night at Horton Park this past August 10th. Everyone who attended had a color-coded name tag based on their grade level, which made it easier to identify potential classmates. While parents and guardians interacted with each other, students could be seen climbing trees or playing a variety of games provided by the Parent Engagement Group (PEG). Pickle Ball was a crowd favorite, with the final game ending just after 8:15pm.
Midway through the event, David Martinez, PEG Chair, and Sam O’Brien, Head of School, welcomed everyone and encouraged attendees to get to know each other…..which they did! Overall, the event was a tremendous success and the entire PEG team was pleased to see so many new families in attendance. The rain showers just prior to the event had a few event organizers worried, but the sun made it’s way out just minutes prior to the start of Welcome Night.
Welcome Night is PEG’s kickoff event, so everyone was very excited to have such great momentum to kickoff the school year. The Parent Engagement Group consists entirely of parent volunteers and there is always a need for additional support. If you are interested in serving in a leadership role, in a volunteer capacity, or as a general member of Great River School’s Parent Engagement Group, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information regarding PEG, please visit: http://www.greatriverschool.org/peg/ or contact your grade/level ambassador below:
- A1 (7th-8th Grade): Etta Dreher, email@example.com | Ting Ting Cheng, firstname.lastname@example.org | Kathrin Goofin-Flood, email@example.com | Rhona Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org | Heather Thomas, email@example.com
- A2 (9th-10th Grade): Heidi Grayden-Kangas, firstname.lastname@example.org| Michelle Brasure, email@example.com | Rena Dehler, firstname.lastname@example.org
- A3 (11th-12th Grade): Laurie Sovell, email@example.com | Andrea Erickson, firstname.lastname@example.org
-David Martinez, PEG Chair