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Parent Community

Every family is a valued part of the Saint George’s community. We have a proud tradition of productive and valuable relationships between school and home that we consider a crucial component to the success and well-being of our students.

Parents are always welcome on campus and play a crucial role in the community at Saint George’s. Some student parents have volunteered to work in Lower School classrooms; others assisted the School Advancement office or helped organize class trips; many are devoted supporters of the sports teams or faithful attendees of plays, concerts, science fairs, and special events.

The result is a close-knit, caring community where everyone is committed to supporting the best private education available in the Spokane area.

The Parents Association

Saint George’s Parents Association of organizes volunteers for events that enrich students, support teachers, and honor staff at the school. The key mission of the Saint George’s Parents Association (PA) is to work with our teachers, staff, and administrators to promote a sense of community within the school.

This environment enables both the SGS staff and students to meet and exceed the high standards of excellence set forth by the school.

Regardless of if you are a new or returning parent, we encourage you to participate in the SGS Parents Association. Opportunities for involvement within the PA are available no matter how little or great the time commitment you can make. Join us today, by letting us know what kind of program, event, or activity interests you and when you are available to help, and we will find a place for you.

Every time I volunteer, I meet new people and feel more connected to the Saint George’s community. Finding ways to be involved at school has made a positive impact on my children’s learning.

SGS Parent

While it's completely optional, our dedicated Parent Volunteers consistently invest their time and enthusiasm in a wide range of opportunities throughout the year, both big and small. These include highly anticipated events like the Annual Gala & Auction, musical and drama productions, dance advising, chaperoning, and numerous other exciting endeavors.  Click here for dates and more information about Parent Ambassador meetings.

During our meetings, administrators from each division and the head of school provide an update on current affairs. In addition, upcoming events and the school activities calendar are discussed and reviewed. Anyone affiliated with Saint George’s School is welcome and encouraged to attend the PA meetings.

Meetings are scheduled for:

  • Thursday, Sep14th 8:30 – 9:30 am Dragon’s Den
  • Tuesday, Nov 14th 8:30 – 9:30 am Dragon’s Room
  • Wednesday, Feb 7th 8:30 – 9:30 am Location TBD
  • Thursday, April 11th 8:30 – 9:30 am Location TBD

For more information about Parent Association please contact:

Azira (Azra) SandeSGS PA President(509) 954-5995pamail@sgs.org

To view and download a full list of our 2023-2024 class ambassadors, please click the link below!

7/8 Halloween Social

Embark on a night of cinematic delight with us! Admission is just $2 or 2 cans of food, which will be donated to the Scare Away Hunger Food Drive for 2nd Harvest. Our 7th and 8th-grade students have voted for the movie, and we’ve planned a thrilling Scavenger Hunt during intermission. Enjoy a variety of snacks, pizza, treats, and drinks throughout the evening. Students will be released in time for the late bus. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity for entertainment, community, and giving back – see you at the 7th/8th Grade Halloween Social!

All Staff Recognition Luncheon

Once a year, parents from all classes come together to organize a special luncheon for our teachers, administrators, bus drivers, and coaches. During this event, our teachers and staff members receive thoughtful gifts generously donated by SGS families. This gathering offers a unique opportunity for parents from across all divisions to work together.

The success of this event depends on the support of our parent community. Your presence and support are essential in making this occasion a success and expressing our gratitude to our dedicated educators and staff.

Back to School Night

Back to School Night is a valuable event that fosters a sense of community between the school, parents, and students. During Back to School Night, parents will have the chance to meet with teachers and administrators, explore the classrooms, and gain insights into the teaching methodologies and assessment strategies that will be employed during the school year. Teachers may present an overview of the curriculum, discuss classroom policies, and address any questions or concerns parents may have.

Back-to-School Coffee

It’s not just a cup of coffee; it’s a chance to forge lasting connections, share laughter, and revel in the exciting journey ahead. Traditionally held the first day of school in each division, save the date and join us for this special occasion.

Dragon Dance

Every fall, the Saint George’s students kick off the school year in grand style with the spectacular Dragon Dance. Picture this: the senior class leads the charge, proudly helming the dragon’s head, while every class follows, united under the vibrant canopy of their class banners held high. It’s a mesmerizing sight, a living testament to the close-knit unity and spirit of our K-12 SGS community.

Amidst cheers and applause, each class takes center stage, igniting the year with their infectious enthusiasm. But there’s more to this tradition – our seasoned seniors, who have been part of the SGS family since kindergarten, warmly introduce the newest additions to our Dragon clan: the incoming kindergarteners, standing tall on the steps of the graduation platform.

The Dragon Dance isn’t just an event; it’s a dazzling display of togetherness, a joyful symphony of past and future Dragons, and the perfect way to set the stage for an incredible year ahead. Join us in this extraordinary celebration!

Homecoming

Homecoming at Saint George’s is a beloved tradition that never fails to bring joy and excitement to our school community! Students arrive dressed to impress in costumes that match the theme, and our Seniors traditionally don togas in honor of their final year at SGS. It’s a night filled with fun and celebration!

Lower School Parade

Visualize a vibrant parade of costumes meandering across our campus, converging at the Middle and Upper School areas. There, our older students extend a warm welcome, sharing treats and goodies to bridge the generational gap and nurture unity.

This tradition encapsulates the heart of our school community and is a heartwarming display of the bonds that tie our students together. Laughter abounds as students exchange treats, reveling in the joy of being part of an interconnected school family.

MS/US Oktoberfest

After a morning of dedicated PSAT testing and a themed day, both Middle School and Upper School students are treated to a well-deserved lunch meticulously coordinated by The Parent Association. To ensure the success of this event, we are relying on the invaluable support of our parent community. Your involvement is the vital ingredient that transforms this celebration into an unforgettable experience.

Each grade will receive a list of items they are responsible for providing, to be dropped off in the morning of the event. While dedicated parent volunteers work diligently to set the stage for the feast, our exceptional facilities staff takes care of the BBQ duties. Serving a multitude of students in less than an hour is a remarkable testament to the strength of our incredible volunteer community that unites year after year for this cherished tradition.

We genuinely hope you can join us for this year’s event. It’s not just an opportunity to revel in the festivities but also a chance to forge meaningful connections with fellow parents. Your participation enriches the experience and underscores the sense of togetherness that defines our school community.

MS/US Winter Feast

As the last class of the semester ends, and before students and teachers take well deserve winter break, they come together to celebrate not only the joys of the season but also the connections that have been forged throughout the year. Winter Feast aka “Spaghetti Feed” is more than just a meal. It is a special tradition that brings together MS and US as well as many alumni for a plentiful meal. Each grade receives an assigned food item to bring on a day of the feast. And as they are taking their final exams the parent volunteers get busy setting up a spread for over 300 students/ staff/ alumni and parents. From hearty spaghetti dishes adorned with a variety of sauces, toppings, and secret family recipes, to delectable sides like garlic bread, salads, and sweet treats – the winter feast is a true testament to community and amazing volunteers which without our feast wouldn’t exist. This tradition thrives on the efforts of countless individuals, so in anticipation of continuing it this year, we hope you will join us!

Parents’ Night Out – Casino Night!

We’re thrilled to announce a brand-new addition to our school’s event calendar – the inaugural Parents’ Night Out Casino Night! While our Upper School students have enjoyed their own Casino Night for years, it’s time for the parents to have their turn at a night of glamour, games, and socializing.

Just like all our other amazing SGS events, Parents’ Night Out Casino Night wouldn’t be possible without the support of dedicated parent volunteers. Whether it’s contributing rifle prizes, managing game tables, serving delectable snacks, assisting with check-in, or counting chips, we’re counting on our wonderful parent community to make this night a memorable success. Please let us know if you are interested in helping with this event.

You can make a difference!

To get involved, please contact Azra Sande at pamail@sgs.org.