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Join the Parent Engagement Group!

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 once a 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 volunteers for the following positions:

  1. Elementary Classroom Ambassadors: Serve as points of contact to help parents/guardians obtain answers to questions that come up throughout the year. They are also focused on helping families get acquainted with their new surroundings. There is one primary ambassador per classroom who will act as the lead, but a "team" of parent ambassadors can certainly be established for each classroom if there is interest.
  2. 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.


Lower Elementary Classroom Ambassadors: 
Jennifer Gessner (St. Croix), Tia Keobounpheng (Rice Creek), TBD (Minnesota), TBD (Spring Brook), TBD (Zumbro), TBD (Minnehaha)

Upper Elementary Classroom Ambassadors: 
Heather Thomas (Little Elk), Jessica Knight (Otter Tail),  TBD (Shingobee), Jen Newberg (Crow Wing), Karen Solas (Blue Earth), TBD (Swan)

6th Grade Bridge Classroom Ambassadors:
Autumn Koch

Lower Adolescent Ambassadors: 
Heather Thomas, Etta Dreher, Rhona Wilson

Upper Adolescent Ambassadors: 
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!