How to be an Active Part of Your Child’s Parochial School Education

Our school runs on volunteers. The extra hours put in by parents and teachers make St. Dennis School our school. When you volunteer, you don’t just give back. You give to yourself—and your child. Become an active part of your child’s formative years by helping to make a difference at our school.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities

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Scrip Assembly

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Athletic Events

New Families

Our mentorship program helps you and your family meet people, get involved and become a true member of the St. Dennis Catholic School Community. If you aren’t already a part of the mentorship program, get in touch with the coordinator today.

St. Dennis School Home & School Association

The Home & School Association is the liaison between the school and parents. It is governed by a board of elected parent volunteers and includes class representatives for each grade level. Meetings are held once monthly, and all parents are invited to attend. In addition, we bring in guest speakers several times a year to discuss issues affecting our school and our children. Past topics have included topics such as internet safety and deep dives into extracurricular curriculum.

The Home & School Association also oversees three major fundraisers each year, which help fund activities, such as Field Day, the Halloween Dance and Catholic Schools Week, and also provides financial support to help enhance the school, including technology upgrades, facilities improvements and special event support.

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Grant Request Form

Parents and teachers are encouraged to let the Home & School Board know if there are projects and opportunities that require funding to make our school a better place. Grants are awarded annually in the spring, so please have your requests submitted by April. Forms can be returned to the current Home & School Board President. Contact information can be found below.

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Reimbursement Form

If you volunteered for a Home & School Association committee and require reimbursement for expenditures related to that activity, please fill out and return the following form to the current Home & School Board Treasurer. Contact information for the current treasurer can be found below.

St. Dennis Home & School Association Fundraisers

Scrip

Families are required to participate in Scrip, a gift card program that kicks back a percentage of each purchase back to the school while also providing a deduction on tuition costs. A true win-win that ultimately costs you nothing!

Magazine Sale

In September, we hold our annual magazine sale. Students sell magazine subscriptions, food items and other goods to raise money for the school. Students with the highest sales are awarded special gifts at our annual Prize Fest.

Trivia Knight

Teams of adults compete in a challenging game, held in early March in the school gym. Raffles, a silent auction, food and drinks make this a can’t-miss event. And don’t forget, there’s a prize for the best costume, too!

How St. Dennis Home & School Funds are Used

Annual Events

The Home & School Association is the liaison between the school and parents. It is governed by a board of elected parent volunteers and includes class representatives for each grade level. Meetings are held once monthly, and all parents are invited to attend. In addition, we bring in guest speakers several times a year to discuss issues affecting our school and our children. Past topics have included topics such as internet safety and deep dives into extracurricular curriculum.

The Home & School Association also oversees three major fundraisers each year, which help fund activities, such as Field Day, the Halloween Dance and Catholic Schools Week, and also provides financial support to help enhance the school, including technology upgrades, facilities improvements and special event support.

St. Dennis School is known for its many traditions that bring our students and families together for enrichment and fun. Funds raised by the Home & School Association support the following events:

Back-to-School Social

Kick off the school year by reconnecting with old friends while meeting new ones over refreshments in the cafeteria.

Halloween Party

A dance, costume contest, haunted house and fun activities for all ages make this can’t miss event.

Craft Day

Each class creates a craft to celebrate the holiday season. The result is the best homemade gift you’ll ever get.

Teacher Appreciation Night

This adult-only event brings together parents and teachers to thank them for all they do to make our school so special.

Catholic Schools Week

A week of special activities and dress up days that helps us reflect and celebrate the great gift we have in Catholic Education.

Trivia Knight

Our biggest fundraiser of the year, featuring big prizes, a silent auction and a whole lot of fun.

Spring Play

In conjunction with Prairie Fire Children’s Theater, students audition, rehearse and perform a play—all in one week!

Field Day

On the final day of school, students compete in games and activities as they enjoy one last day of camaraderie.

Equipment, Service and Support

In addition to our annual events, Home & School supports many efforts that help make our school stronger. In the past, our grant program has contributed to school counselor fees, teacher pin money, Forensics, spelling bee, safety patrol, bus fees for field trips, computers, iPads, carpeting, gym floor resurfacing, books, musical instruments, school assemblies, and building and environmental upgrades.

Home & School Board Representatives

 

Board Members

Class representatives are a liaison between the board and parents. They provide monthly Home & School Association communications—as well as other vital communications—to parents via email. Conversely, they are a resource for parents to contact for questions, concerns or additional information as it relates to their class or the school as a whole. Representatives are appointed each May for the following school year. If you’re interested, contact the current president or the school principal.

Scot Wagner

President

Lara Kenny

Vice President

Doug Leikness

Treasurer

Theresa Sztuczko

Treasurer Elect

Rebecca Hogan

Secretary

Shannon DeMarte

Secretary Elect

Tiffany Leck

Volunteer Coordinator

Jeanneen Eagon

Volunteer Coordinator Elect

Class Representatives

Class representatives are a liaison between the board and parents. They provide monthly Home & School Association communications—as well as other vital communications—to parents via email. Conversely, they are a resource for parents to contact for questions, concerns or additional information as it relates to their class or the school as a whole. Representatives are appointed each May for the following school year. If you’re interested, contact the current president or the school principal.

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4K Representative

Katie Conley

5K Representative

Kat Riley

1st Grade Representative

Patrick Stutz

2nd Grade Representative

Monica Simpson

3rd Grade Representative

Shannon DeMarte

4th Grade Representative

Julie Roehrig-Wagner

5th Grade Representative

Justine Ropp

6th Grade Representative

Norma Fair

7th Grade Representative

Kate Hillson

8th Grade Representative