Skip to the content

Home and School Association

St. Maria Goretti Catholic School has a wonderful group of parents and faculty that comprise the school's Home and School Association. The Association has representatives that serve on a Board that organizes events, fundraising, volunteer opportunities, and special programs and purchases for the school.

Our Events

Back To School Coffee
Monday, August 26, 2019 @ 7:45am, School Cafeteria
Welcome to the start of the 2019-202 school year! Please join us after school drop-off on the 26th to help us kick start the year! We will have coffee, juice, tea, and snacks.

Ice Cream Social
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 @ 4:30pm - 6pm
Join us on the school playground for HSA's Annual Ice Cream Social with custard from Culver's.

SMG Parent Social
Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ 7pm
Stay tuned for more details.

SMG Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Wednesday, December 18, 2019, Parish Hall
All School and Parish staff members are treated to an extended lunch in the Parish Hall with a delicious potluck provided by school parents.

Catholic Schools Week
Sunday, January 26 - Friday, February 1, 2020
HSA helps with SMG's Open House on Sunday and plans the K-2 Activity on Friday afternoon.

Annual Rummage Sale
Saturday, March 21, 2020 @ 7:30am - 1:30pm, School Cafeteria and Gym
This is one of HSA's main fundraisers and is one of the best church rummage sales in town! Donations for the sale are accepted starting the evening of Thursday, March 19 through the evening of Friday, March 20. Many volunteers are needed to help make this sale happen. Please keep an eye out for volunteer shift sign-ups.

Grandparents Day
Friday, April 17, 2020 @ 8am - 10:00am, Church and School
Our annual day to welcome and honor the Grandparents/friends of our school children. The day starts with All-school mass and is followed by treats and tours of classrooms for our special guests.

Volunteer Sign-ups

SMG is blessed to be able to provide so many wonderful opportunities to our students through the support of our volunteers. We greatly appreciate all of the time/materials so graciously provided by our families. Please note our volunteer requirements if you are new to SMG and would like to sign up to help with School events.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

School Uniform Resale Closet - We need help putting donated clothing on the shelves/racks and help straightening stacks of clothes. Families can donate clothing anytime of year, so we have a year-round need for help in the resale closet to ensure it stays tidy and organized. Please contact Kelly Robinson at if you'd like to help.

SCRIP Program - This program requires many hours of volunteer help to process and fill SCRIP orders. SCRIP is sold all year long at school and at after Mass.

Room Parents - Each class at SMG School has 2 parent volunteers who organize classroom parties, teacher Birthday gifts, and Teacher Appreciation gifts/events. These roles are filled in August and last the duration of the school year.

Event Volunteer Opportunities

SMG Staff Appreciation Luncheon - December 18, 2019 - This events requires lots of food donations and some help with set-up and clean-up. Sign-up will be available in December.

Catholic Schools Week Open House - January 26, 2020 - We will need help serving refreshments. Sign-up will be available in January.

Catholic Schools Week K-2 Activity - February 1, 2020 - We will need parent volunteers to help run the activity stations. Sign-up will be available in January.

Grades 3-5 Dance - February TBA - We will need parent volunteers to chaperone the dance.

Annual Rummage Sale - March 19-21, 2020 - We will need MANY volunteers to set-up the sale, run the sale, and clean up. Sign-up will be available in January or February.

Teacher Appreciation Week - Dates TBA - We will food donations and help with decorating for the week.

Grandparents Day - April 17, 2020 - We will need help setting up and running the event.

Board Members 2019-2020

  • Malina Piontek - President,
  • Sherry Block - Vice President/Enrichment,
  • Lisa Conwell - Treasurer,
  • Kimber Liedl - Secretary,
  • Colleen Martinelli - Room Parent Coordinator,
  • Julie Henrickson - Room Parent Coordinator,
  • Betsy Burns - Development,
  • Kelly Robinson - Development,
  • Wayne Crokus - PR,
  • Alecia Jacobson - Social,
  • Tiffany Golden - Social,

Board Positions - For a description of positions, please see our Bylaws below.

Meetings & Minutes

The Home and School Association meetings are open to all members. If you wish to speak or discuss specific topics or information, please notify the president one week prior to the meeting in order to be put on the agenda.

Board Meeting Schedule 2020-2021

All meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month, at 6:30 p.m., in the School Office Conference Room.

  • Wednesday, August 26
  • Wednesday, October 14
  • Wednesday, November 11
  • Wednesday, December 9
  • Wednesday, January 13
  • Wednesday, February 10
  • Wednesday, March 10
  • Wednesday, April 14
  • Wednesday, May 12

Meeting Minutes

Support Our Parish

In gratitude for God’s generosity, we dedicate a sacrificial portion of our gifts of time, talent, and treasure to serve Christ and His Church by supporting the needs of our parish.