The guiding principle for PEG  (Parent Engagement Group) is to be Welcoming Ambassadors with a Whole School vision to Cultivate Strong Partnerships.

We focus on three main priorities:

  • Recruit volunteers for school events

  • Build connections between families

  • Welcome new and transitioning families

PEG meets every other month (generally the 2nd Monday of the month) at 6:30 PM. All of our meeting times are on the GRS calendar and everyone is welcome to attend!

We are currently seeking Members at Large!

These general membership roles are open to parents and guardians of GRS students, even if you're not ready to commit to a specific position. The more ideas and input, the stronger our Parent Engagement Group will become! We invite you to stop by one of our monthly meetings to say hello.

Looking for opportunities to complete your volunteer hours?

Click the button above to see our current volunteer opportunities!

Have specific questions?
Parent ambassadors have volunteered to be the contact people for specific levels. They can be reached at 

Lower Elementary:
St. Croix River -
Jennifer Gessner
Rice Creek -
Tia Keobounpheng
Minnesota River -
Andrea Ledger
Spring Brook -
Todd Coleman
Zumbro River -
Liz Lull
Minnehaha River -
Rachel Damiani

Upper Elementary:
Otter Tail River -
Jessica Knight
Little Elk River -
Heather Thomas
Shingobee River -
Alyssa Woods
Crow Wing River -
Jen Newburg
Swan River -
Cate Rysavy
Blue Earth River -
Karen Solas

6th Grade Bridge -
Autumn Koch
7th-9th Grades -
Heather Thomas, Etta Dreher, Rhona Wilson
10th-12th Grades -
Laurie Sovell, Rena Dehler, Heidi Grayden-Kangas

Administrative Liaison: Charlie Zieke
Board Liaison: TBD
Diversity & Inclusion Committee: Fanny Jimbo-Llapa
Members at Large: Interested GRS family members are welcome to serve in any capacity!