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 -
Megan Schmidt
Rice Creek -
Minnesota River -
Jessica Knight
Spring Brook -
Todd Coleman
Zumbro River -
Liz Lull
Minnehaha River -
Kristin Brennan

Upper Elementary:
Otter Tail River -
Jessica Knight
Little Elk River -
Shingobee River -
Emily McMahon
Crow Wing River -
Jen Newburg
Swan River -
Mike Garcia
Blue Earth River -
Cara Willis

6th Grade Bridge -
7th-12th Grades -
Heather Thomas, Melissa Franzen, Etta Dreher, Autumn Koch

Ambassador Level Coordinators: Liz Lull & Jennifer Gessner
Volunteer Coordinator: Katie Nave
PEG Communications Coordinator: Jennifer Gessner
PEG Leadership Team Coordinator: Cate Rysavy
PEG Leadership Team Coordinator Co-Lead: open
PEG Administrative Liaison: Charlie Zieke
Members at Large: Interested GRS family members are welcome to serve in any capacity!