"Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” Galatians 6:10
That describes a servant’s heart, which is the foundation of the Auxiliary that has been a tradition at Wheaton Christian Grammar School for more than 50 years. As the Auxiliary’s Constitution states, our purpose is to “serve God by helping to meet the spiritual, social, and practical needs of the school and its families.” Our many volunteers, in partnership with the staff and faculty, bring to life the spirit of the school as they give their time and energy graciously.
All school parents are welcome to be part of the Auxiliary. We are blessed by the large number of parents who volunteer each year, becoming part of the school in some very real and tangible ways. Within the Auxiliary, there are Spiritual, Service, Social and Fundraising Committees.
Our Spiritual Committees serve as “the hands and feet of Christ” by praying, encouraging and ministering to the families of WCGS, while our Service Committees give parents the opportunity to provide very important support to the many efforts of WCGS. Opportunities for fun and fellowship are organized by our Social Committees. Through our Fundraising Committees, financial support is provided for numerous programs of WCGS, as well as, for Auxiliary sponsored events.
As you review the following committees and opportunities for service, please feel free to call one of the following Auxiliary officers if you would like more information, or are interested in participating. The 2016-2017 officers are Leslie Petro, president; Brittany Fellowes, vice-president; Kari Matheny, secretary; Jenna Harris, treasurer; and Micah Lindquist, chaplain.
This committee provides practical help, support and encouragement for families who have experienced illness, accident or death. Chair: Allison Montalto.
Immediate prayer support is provided for the school community. Chair: Kim Moffatt.
WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY:
All school moms are welcome to join this informal weekly (Wednesday mornings, 9:30 - 11 a.m.) Bible Study and time of prayer for our school. Chair: Cathryn Lyon.
FATHERS' PRAYER BREAKFAST:
This committee organizes the meals for the men of our school to join together to be inspired and pray for WCGS. Chair: Holly Taritas.
HOPE (Helping Others through Prayer and Encouragement):
Support is offered for single moms and dads dealing with separation, divorce or the death of a spouse. Chairs: Roger Burgess and Micah Lindquist.
MOMS IN PRAYER:
This group of moms meets weekly to pray for the children, faculty and staff of WCGS. Chairs: Teresa Alexander, Kimberly Rathbun, and Heather Beck.
FOOD PANTRY COMMITTEE:
Food is collected throughout the year to help those in need within the community. Chair: Deb Miller.
Room parents assist teachers with field trips and other special class projects, organize class parties and other classroom events and act as classroom contacts for parents. Chair: Jush Danielson.
This committee coordinates various efforts to show our gratitude to the teachers and staff of WCGS for all they do throughout the year. Chair: Cristie English.
LOST AND FOUND:
Lost items are collected and organized, and the unclaimed items are then donated to a local charity. Chair: Jennifer Pierson.
Refreshments are provided for all Auxiliary-sponsored events. Chairs: Lindy Mathews and Shelley Kelly.
School Spirit apparel is sold to encourage students to take pride in being a part of WCGS on School Spirit Days. Chair: Monica Lanham.
SCHOOL FAMILY WELCOME AND FELLOWSHIP:
This committee assists new and current families and students in feeling welcomed and appreciated. Chair: April McAboy.
This committee organizes a special day to honor grandparents. Grandparents are treated to a program, refreshments, and an opportunity to participate in their grandchildrens' classroom activities. Chairs: Sarah Gieser and Laura Swoboda.
This committee provides a hot pizza lunch for students and a break for parents from making lunch. The proceeds go to the Auxiliary’s General Fund. Chair: Jinsun Santi.
This committee provides a hot lunch on Thursdays for students and break for parents from making lunch. The proceeds go to the Auxiliary's General Fund. Chair: Michelle Simon.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS SALE:
This committee crafts and purchases Christmas gifts for students to buy at a low cost for their family members. The proceeds from this annual sale go towards monetary Christmas gifts for non-faculty staff members of WCGS. Chair: Andrea Ortiz.
POPCORN & KITCHEN:
Popcorn is offered once a month for students. The proceeds go to the Auxiliary’s General Fund. The Kitchen Committee provides upkeep for this much-used school facility. Chair: Claudia Fabela.
Box Tops for Education are collected and submitted to raise monetary gifts from the Auxiliary to WCGS for specific school needs. Additional retail fundraising opportunities that benefit WCGS are promoted. Chair: Shelli Stair.
This committee organizes the school's annual student gift-wrap sale. All proceeds go directly to WCGS where the funds are used for 5th Grade Outdoor Education, the Jr. High Gala, 8th Grade Class gift, and trip and classroom supplies. Chair: Carrie Lynn Reeder.
|Auxiliary Board Sponsored Events
On the first day of school, all parents are given a chance to renew acquaintances and to sign up for various Auxiliary committees.
FALL FAMILY FUN NIGHT:
This is an after-school event in the fall for students and families. This event celebrates the beginning of a new school year and gives families an opportunity to fellowship with new and old friends while enjoying fun games and food.
LADIES' SPRING SALAD SUPPER:
This evening is an opportunity for WCGS women to come together for food, fellowship, and an inspiring program. It also serves to acknowledge the contributions of our many wonderful volunteers, faculty, and staff.