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.
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
- Exercise Class: After school for teachers and staff wanting to get fit
- 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 2017/2018 year and is modified based on needs communicated by the principal and staff.
Save the Date
- November 15 - 3rd Grade Wine Tasting Adult Social (click to download the flyer)
- November 17th - Ladies Luncheon & Boutique (click to download flyer)
- November 21st - Celebrity Night (click to download flyer)
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.
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.
High & Low Winery
Special thank you to Bitecofer, Bordenkircher, Borges, Burgoyne, Chapin, DiNicola & Krohn families for hosting the 5th Grade Wine Social on Saturday, May 11th. We had 27 parents who raised $325 for the Teacher Wellness and Appreciation Fund. The evening was a bit chilly, but we relaxed and warmed up with some vino and good laughs and the High & Low Winery.
All School Movie Social
The All School Movie social was a huge success raising over $1,500 for the Teacher's Appreciation and Wellness Fund. There was 142 people from St. Sebastian's enjoy the newly released film and their popcorn snack pack during a day off school.
It was a full house at the Stahl Home this past November when 7th Grade Parents came together to celebrate Friendsgiving. Each guest brought their holiday favorite to share in a fun traditional Thanksgiving feast. The next Friendsgiving is already being planned by this dynamic group!! Hosted by the exceptional Jewels, Pellerite-Hill & Jason Hill and Janice & Keith Stahl.
Christmas Caroling Social
1st grade Christmas Caroling Social was festive and fun. Kids decorated an ornament, sugar cookies and sang to parishioners in the neighborhood! They enjoyed a special visit with Mr. & Mrs. Claus after dinner in Z-hall. A very special thank you to the hosting families: Borges, Burgoyne, Clymire, Frank, Schleuter & Tober!
Ladies Christmas Boutique and Luncheon
On Sunday, November 18, 130 ladies gathered to begin celebrating the Holiday season at Portage Country Club. For the 6th year in a row, Twenty-one fabulous vendors were there selling anything from chocolates to seasonal decorations to clothing to jewelry and more. It was a lovely day that started at 10:00am and the last shoppers left at 3:00pm. This festive day would not have been possible without the constant support from the ladies of the parish. We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generosity and giving spirit:
Thank you for stopping by and supporting the 7th Annual Celebrity Bartending Social at Tangier’s! Our St. Sebastian celebrities served fine spirits with a smile and raised $726 for the Teacher Appreciation and Wellness Fund.
Congratulations to Miss Karg, Miss Heffern and Mrs. Smee who won serving at the 9 PM shift. Each winning celebrity will receive a $25 gift card to Acme and of course bragging rights for this title. Congrats bartenders ~ Cheers until next time!
Trunk or Treat
On Friday, October 12, the Socials had its annual Trunk or Treat for the entire parish. A ghoulish time was had by all as monsters and critters of all shapes and sizes invaded the school parking lot. The Deagan Family won the prize for the best trunk; other highlights were the Rizopulous Family as The Adams Family and the Paxton’s Jurassic Park theme. Andy Chapin was a hit in his leisure suit too. Thanks to the Petit and Knauer Family for hosting the event as $1750 was raised for our teachers.
Locked In at the Lakes
Special thank you to Bitecofer, Bordenkircher, Burgoyne, Cianciola, DeBoer, DiNicola, Rothkopf & Zachardy families for hosting Locked in @ The Lakes 4th Grade social which raised $625 for the Teacher Appreciation and Wellness Fund. The winning team received trophies made by the talented Annie Bordenkircher. All 4 of our parent teams escaped with their group in less than 60 minutes, but the winning team made it out the fastest and with only one extra hint. Theme 1 was a shipwreck and they uncovered clues to find a hidden treasure. Theme 2 was trying to escape a serial killer. The night was packed with fellowship, good food, spirits, clue finding and lots of laughter!