Parents’ Association Year-End Breakfast Celebration Kicks-Off at Founders Hall

Parents and guardians gathered on the Founders Hall porch to kick-off Gill St. Bernard’s annual Parents’ Association Year-End Breakfast Celebration on Wednesday, May 17.

The picture-perfect spring morning was the ideal backdrop for a casual breakfast, refreshments, and conversation before heading to the SBS Pavilion for remarks and a warm welcome from Co-Chairs Beth Gustafson P ’20, ’22 and Shannon Sabol P ’28, ’30.

Head of School Sid Rowell took the podium to thank outgoing PA President Sheri Cohen P ’22, ’23 for leading the Parents’ Association over the last two years. Sheri shared reflections from her time at the helm, including the reward and importance of volunteering. She then thanked the full community for their support before unveiling a photo collage of GSB parent volunteers at all the wonderful events from the past year.

As is tradition, Sheri unveiled the PA annual allocation given to GSB faculty and staff for the 2022-2023 school year. This year’s total allocations exceeded $45,000 and went to fund items and programs that benefit our students across all divisions and departments. These generously funded opportunities range from Tinker Tubs for STEM activities in the Lower School to a trout pump tank for the in the Middle School STREAMS program.

The event wrapped up with Sheri passing the baton to incoming PA President Sacha Marcucci P ’26, ’29, ’32 and wishing her well. Sacha reconfirmed Sheri’s sentiment and encouraged all parents/guardians to either stay involved or to join a committee next year.

“It’s always the people involved who make it fun,” commented Sacha. “I wish everyone a wonderful summer, and I look forward to seeing you at the PA Welcome Breakfast next fall on September 15, 2022."

Please see our photo gallery below for memories from the day.

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