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Parent Groups - Parent-School Association (PSA) & Saber Dads

What our children learn at St. Gabriel's stays with them forever.

Parent-School Association (PSA)

Our Parent-School Association plays a vital role in the life of St. Gabriel's, and we are pleased to have tremendous participation among our families. Simply being the parent of an enrolled student makes you a member of the Parent-School Association.

The purpose of the PSA is to promote and support the mission and operation of the school by providing communication and volunteer assistance, building community spirit among our families through social events, and serving the broader community through service projects.

Volunteer involvement is priceless to a school’s success and sense of community. Choose from helping out at annual book fairs, uniform re-sales, Homecoming Carnival, or volunteering in the classroom and library. Come join us and “Be Involved!"
St. Gabriel’s PSA accomplishes some of its directives through the following:

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  • Communication

    • We hold two open meetings for all parents in the Fall and Spring to introduce the volunteer wants and needs of the different PSA committees.
    • We have a regular column in the school's weekly e-newsletter.
    • The PSA parents assigned to each classroom (room parents or grade-level advisories) are a conduit for communication to the parents of the class and the teacher.
  • Volunteer Support

    • We help staff various events and/or fund events such as the Boo Hoo/Yahoo social and teacher luncheons throughout the year.
    • We help round up volunteers for Gala, annual golf tournament, Homecoming Carnival, and the garden.
  • Community Spirit

    • We coordinate spirit-builder events such Homecoming Carnival and Saber Moms.
    • We promote the Booster Club to support the school’s athletics.
    • We sell St. Gabriel’s spirit-logoed apparel so that we can celebrate the school community and “Our Sabers,” both inside and outside the school.
  • Service

    • We make HUNDREDS of snack packs for Mobile Loaves and Fishes to support the outreach program of the school.
    • We organize appreciation events to honor the wonderful staff through Teacher Appreciation Luncheons and the Staff Christmas Collection.
    • We help with the logistics of the weekly Mass services and special observances.
    • We provide aid for those in the St. Gabriel’s community who need it by supporting the Prayer and Care Committee.
    • We offer used uniform sales to assist the parents of the school with the required school apparel.

Contact Us

If you are interested in helping with any PSA activities or learning more about this association, please contact us.
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Saber Dads is a group of men who strive to be always present for our children and the St. Gabriel’s Community.

Saber Dads

We are a spiritual and social organization of fathers committed to serving and supporting St. Gabriel‘s Catholic School in Austin TX through our presence and example. Our children witness our service and recognize the normalcy of helping others, which over time eventually becomes part of their being.

There are numerous activities throughout the year in which we serve including cooking for the Homecoming Carnival, hosting the Saber Dads Mass, camping with our kids, and the legendary dads-only fishing trip! Each activity is an opportunity to show our love for our children, to grow as men, and to fulfill our primary mission of being servant examples in our community. Plus, we have a lot of fun doing it. We make a difference at St. Gabriel’s Catholic School.
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Saber Dads Is...

  • An opportunity to serve St. Gabriel's
  • A visible sign of your support
  • A chance to get away and relax
  • A cheering section for the big game
  • A chance to have lunch with your child
  • An opportunity to look good to your wife
  • The chance to be a role model
  • A spiritual and fraternal support team
  • An opportunity for dads to just be guys

Saber Dads Is Not...

  • Expensive ($35 suggested donation)
  • A time sieve (come when you can)
  • A guilt trip (no worries)
  • A cult (no one will make you wear a robe)
  • A fraternity (we're older and wiser)
  • An elitist club (we really don't care)
  • Your wife's idea (we thought of it first)
  • A political body (we stay out of that stuff)
  • A spam generator (minimal emails)
St. Gabriel's Catholic School is an Independent Catholic school in Austin TX, educating children in preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school.