Event Details and Purpose

This year PASI is proud to again host The Great Gatherings fundraising and community building event at The Country Club of Sioux Falls! While the Spanish Immersion program is a public school, it does take additional funds to operate at our current level. Our largest expense is our intern program. The native Spanish speaking classroom teaching assistants are an integral and crucial part of the success of our entire program. This year we have 15
interns and in order to fund our interns as well as support the growing program our total fundraising goal for 19-20 is $100,000.
Please consider how your family can support our Spanish Immersion program by participating in The Great Gatherings event. In order to reach our goal, we need many volunteers as well as monetary donations and hosts for Great Gatherings. Our biggest goal is that every family participate in the special event in some capacity. Let’s build our Spanish Immersion community while raising money to keep the interns in each classroom, benefiting every student!

Great Gatherings Committee

  • Suzie Munce
  • David Seruyange
  • Julie Burgraff
  • Jenn Atkinson
  • Jen Sorum
  • Corinne Kompelien

What is a Great Gathering?

A Great Gathering is just that, it’s a chance to gather together members of our Spanish Immersion community, students, parents or teachers, to participate in a great activity or event. The gatherings are all unique and can be whatever the host chooses. Families can host a gathering together for students; parents can host an adult gathering and/or teacher can host an event for students. All costs of the gathering are paid for by the host and the money collected in attendance fees will go to support our intern program. At the Great Gatherings event on November 15th, parents and teachers will buy the opportunity to attend your event or to have their children attend your event that year.