Evening Events
Jessica Lahey The Gift of Failure
This is the image for the news article titled Jessica Lahey The Gift of Failure

Garden City Community Event
Jessica Lahey - The Gift of Failure
Tuesday, October 24th, 7:30 pm, GCHS Auditorium
To register click HERE.

Best-selling author and contributing writer for The Atlantic and The New York Times, Jessica Lahey will speak to Garden City parents and residents on Tuesday, October 24th.

"What's the best way to motivate students to own their education and develop resilience? Research has shown that the key to all these things is intrinsic motivation or motivation that comes from within. Jessica summarizes the current research on autonomy-supportive parenting and teaching, competence, rewards, desirable difficulties, praise, and failure."

Ms. Lahey offers practical advice that will have a lasting impact on family dynamics and parenting, advancing the ultimate goal of raising independent, resilient and intrinsically motivated children.

To learn more about the Ms. Lahey and The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed, click here.

Books will be sold for $15.00 outside the auditorium. Cash or Checks made payable to the GC PTA will be accepted. Ms. Lahey will sign books at the end of the evening. There is no cost for this event – registration is required. 
To register click HERE.

Ms. Lahey will also present to GCMS and GCHS students and GCPS faculty over a two-day period October 24 - 25th. 


What's Up Next:

College Major Night, Co-sponsored with GCPS, November 1st

Josh Ocsh, Founder of SmartSocial, November 28th, 7:00 GCHS 

Caregivers register today at bit.ly/JoshOcshTicketsGC

Bob Wolf, H.O.P.E Skills, December 12th GCHS
Mr. Wolf offers simple tips to help students with "human contact skills" so needed in today's digital world. Such skills teach how to build self-confidence and self-esteem to better engage with peers and adults.This event is open to parents and students grades 6-12. www.hopeskills.com for more information.

Parent University, February 1st

Parent University is an evening set-aside for parents and caregivers of children in grades Pre-K to 12 to participate in a series of workshops facilitated by area professionals and district personnel. The free workshops are sponsored by community organizations, including educators, to best reflect current topics and trends. It is an opportunity to sharpen parents’ skills as we work together to raise healthy, well-adjusted, and successful children. Studies prove when communities, caregivers, and educators work together to create supportive and safe environments for children to grow and learn – they thrive.

Registration will be online only and will begin January 3rd. Childcare will be available for children ages 4 to 12.

Look for more information about this upcoming community event or visit www.gardencitypu.com.


Steve Dodge, SLATE Project, Saving Lives from Addiction, March 22nd



Garden City PTA Annual All Schools PTA Meeting, 7 pm GCPL