The mission of St. Sebastian Parish’s Socials is to create and provide a Christian-based community through RADICAL HOSPITALITY by fostering friendship and family values.

2020 -2021 Welcome Letter

What is a Social?

A big bash, a party, a simple gathering, a competitive game – whatever the Social Hosts want it to be! A social could be for kids only, parents only, entire school or just your child’s grade. This is an opportunity to foster relationships within our school community while supporting our teachers! For past social ideas, check out the link below “view recent socials”.

Who and How Do You Host a Social?

Anyone can host! Once you decide to be a social host (or co-host with 2 or more friends), create and send out the invite asking for RSVP and payment. Promote your Social with help from HASA, school website, teachers and texting your friends! The hosts need to be prepared to cover all expenses so that 100% of ticket price supports our teachers! Please contact one of the Socials Committee Members listed on this site to get started today.

Where does the Money Go?
  • Christmas Gifts & Party: Administration/Aides/Teachers receive a Christmas bonus  
  • 5 Days of Christmas
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences: Dinner is provided for staff
  • Teacher Appreciation Party: Celebration to end a successful year
  • Team Building: Off-site lunch and Escape room 
  • Teacher In-Service Day: Breakfast and lunch provided
  • Retirement Recognition: Purchased bricks with names engraved to honor Miss Francis, Mrs. Langenbeck & Mrs. Indriolo
  • Remodeling the staff lounge: Creating a new look and updating the space where staff eats and takes their breaks to re-energize and educate our kids every day

* List is reflective of 2019/2020 year and is modified based on needs communicated by the principal and staff.

Save The Date.

Trunk or Treat - Join us for this fun festive evening on Friday, October 15th beginning at 6PM in the Zwisler Hall brick parking lot. We encourage parents to decorate the truck of their cars and hand out treats to the children. The cost is just $5 per person which includes trick or treating, popcorn and refreshment. To learn more, and to RSVP, click HERE.

Ladies Luncheon -  This holiday tradition will take place on Sunday, November 14th at Portage Country Club. Guests can start their Christmas shopping early with area vendors that will have unique items for sale and enjoy a lovely plated lunch with friends. For more information, click HERE. If you are a vendor interested in participating in this day, click HERE.

2021 Winter Socials' Newsletter

2020 Fall Socials' Newsletter

2020 Winter Socials' Newsletter

Attending the Socials

Fill out the RSVP form or contact a Social host listed on the invitation.

Then, mail in a check (or send via backpack express) to the school. If you want to attend more than one social, just combine your money into one check. Make checks payable to St. Sebastian Parish Foundation. No cash will be accepted. Feel free to send in your money at any time. You can sign up for one party at a time and then at a later date signup for another one. Please keep in mind that parties are limited.

If a Social has a maximum number of guests, tickets are on a first-come, first-served bases. Once your check is received, your spot is reserved. There are no refunds, but tickets are transferable to other guests.

If you are interested in hosting a Social or have questions regarding Social Committee please feel free to contact us:

Christie Trenor

(330) 801-1582

Becky Whitney

(330) 519-4836

Ashley Lawson


Laura Chapin


Save The Date

  • October 15, 2021—Trunk-Or-Treat
  • November 14, 2021 – Ladies Luncheon

Recent Socials

8th Grade Welcome Back Pool Party

The new incoming 8th graders kicked-off the school year with a SPLASH! Twenty-three kids attended Portage Country Club on a gorgeous summer evening of August 19th to celebrate their last year together. Thank you to the Bordenkircher, Burgoyne, de Boer, Krohn and Rothkopf families for hosting. The class raised $420 for the Teacher Appreciation and Wellness Fund.

3rd Grade Cafe Arnone Truck Class Social

The 3rd grade families celebrated a wonderful school year and kicked off summer on Saturday morning with a Cafe Arnone Food Truck Social!  Everyone was treated to gelato, pastries, and coffee while enjoying some summer fun at Forest Lodge Park. Thanks to all the families who joined us!  All the funds raised from the event will go to the St. Sebastian Teacher Appreciation and Wellness Fund. Thank you to the Chapin, Clymire, Petit, Pozsgay, and Whitney Families for sponsoring this event.  

5th Grade Cafe Arnone Truck Class Social

Immediately following the last day of school 5th grade families were invited to a Cafe Arnone Food Truck Social. Everyone enjoyed yummy gelato, a pastry and drink. All while parents were able to spend some time catching up and the children played kickball and tag. Thank you to all families that attended. All funds raised will go directly to the Teacher Appreciation and Wellness Fund. Thank you to the host families; the Hagenbush family, the Lawson Family and the McDonald family. 

4th grade Cafe Arnone Truck Social

We were so glad to come together on Friday, June 4, 2021. It was a time to celebrate the end of a crazy year. We celebrated being outside at Forest Lodge enjoying cookies, gelato, coffee and Italian sodas provided by Cafe Arnone. We couldn’t of asked for better weather all while watching the kids be kids. The parents also got to catch up with one another after a long year of not really seeing everyone. Looking back on this evening and catching up with one another reminded us of what we love about our school, the families that make it so great! With that being said, this event brought in $400 for our awesome teachers and a big thank you to our DJ Greg Llewellyn and Chuba, Griffin-Kinney, Pezzaniti, Rae and Trenor families for hosting! Once again this was another successful event.

Fall Family Photo Scavenger Hunt All School Social

Over 40 families participated in the first Fall Family Photo Scavenger Hunt, raising $1,000 for the Teacher Appreciation and Wellness Fund. Everyone enjoyed fall family fun while competing for some amazing prizes donated by St. Sebastian Community businesses. Families were taken all over town from Schneider Park, to their favorite restaurants, and along the Akron Marathon Blue Line. Thank you to all the host families for supporting and planning this event; Chapin, Lawson, Milan, Najeway, Pezzaniti, Taray, Trenor, Vaccaro & Whitney families.

4th and 5th Grade Beer Tasting

On Saturday, February 29, 2020 parents of 4th and 5th graders joined together for an evening of beer tasting, good food and a bonfire at Forest Lodge.  Fr. Valencheck stopped by and joined in the fun.  Everyone enjoyed the laid back evening out with friends and together raised $407!  Thank you to the Chuba, Hatridge, Lawson, Kenny, Tober, Trenor, and Whitney Families for hosting this event.   

3rd Grade Wine Tasting Event at the Lodge

What a wonderful night we had on November 15th. The 3rd Grade class parents gathered on this chilly night and enjoyed socializing at Forest Lodge with a warm bon fire, wine, beer and great food.  We also got a wonderful visit from our 3rd Grade teachers and were even joined by both Father Valencheck and Father Simone. We can’t thank our hosts enough for throwing this awesome event, which who knows, may become an annual event for our class in the future. That is coarse, if Greg vows to be the awesome DJ for all the events to come in the future. Thanks again for all who joined us this past Friday, we raised a total of $395.00 for our awesome teachers!

Celebrity Night

Thank you for stopping by and supporting the 8th Annual Celebrity Bartending Social at Tangier’s! Our St. Sebastian celebrities served fine spirits with a smile and raised $1,006 for the Teacher Appreciation and Wellness Fund. A special thank you to Tim Beringer Sr., Linda Beringer, Ana Borges, Steve Bordenkircher and Tony Burgoyne for being special guest celebrities this year. This year’s successful event was sponsored by Burgoyne, Jopperi & Paxton Families.Winner, Winner, winner!!!! Congratulations to the “Dream Team” who continues to hold the winning title; Miss Karg, Miss Heffern and Mrs. Smee won the 8:30 PM shift with $263 in tips. Each winning celebrity will receive a $25 gift card to Target and of course bragging rights for this title.

Congrats bartenders ~ Cheers until next time!

Ladies Christmas Boutique

On Sunday, November 17, the 7th Annual Ladies Christmas Boutique and Luncheon was held at Portage Country Club. There were 202 women in attendance this record-breaking year, and 25 vendors were selling their goods in order to jump-start the Christmas Spirit.  The event, which was planned by Anita Calleri, Elizabeth Khayyat, Missy Knauer, and Kathy Huckabee, would never have been possible without the generous donations of the following ladies.  We were able to raise $5050.00 for the St. Sebastian Teacher Appreciation and Wellness Fund. Mark your calendars for the same time next year and don't miss this lovely event! 

2nd Grade Fall Fest Social

The 2nd Grade Fall Fest Social was held in Z-Hall on Sunday, September 29th. It was a fun-filled evening full of fall activities such as; pumpkin decorating and crafts, hoe-down musical chairs, photo station, and a scarecrow dash relay race for the whole family. There were 24 families helped raise $500 for our Teacher Appreciation and Wellness Fund. A special thank you to the Chapin, Coleman, Pozsgay, Whitney, and Wojnicz families for hosting this fun Social and evening with family and friends.

Welcome Back Pool Party

The new incoming 8th graders started their year with a splash! Twenty-six 8th graders gathered at Portage Country Club on a gorgeous summer evening on August 19th to celebrate the incoming school year. It was great to reunite with old friends and get ready to start their last year at St. Sebastian.  The class raised $480.00 for the Teacher Appreciation and Wellness Fund.