Monthly eNewsletter School Report



Dear Stewart Families,

I cannot believe how quickly the first month of school has flown by, the halls of Stewart are still buzzing with back to school excitement and the children have embraced our Service-Based Learning with the “adoption” of Stewart School in Houston, Texas with their donations of school supplies and participation in Pizza for a Purpose.  


Your membership and support of PTA Matters!

Last year, the GC PTA contributed over $100,000 to our schools and community through our programs and approved grants. We have another great year planned for you and your child! To get started, we need the support of your membership. We ask all parents and caregivers to enroll as GC PTA members today. Membership provides you the access to information, builds community, and strengthens the role of parents within our schools and community. Your annual membership covers all the schools your children attend.


Let’s Get Social

Connect with us on social media. The GC PTA is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @GardenCityPTA.  Remember to turn on notifications to receive real-time updates directly to your mobile device. 


You’re Invited

We are saving a seat for you at our PTA meetings. PTA meetings provide parents with school updates from our principal and teachers, as well as from our guest speakers. The meetings are a great way to meet other parents and learn what is going on in and around school.  I look forward to seeing you there.

All meetings will take place in the cafeteria and start at 9:30 am.

  • Thursday October 5th come and vote on PTA Budget and By-Lays

  • Tuesday March 27th Joint Elementary Stewart/Stratford PTA meeting

  • Monday June 4th PTA meeting and Thank you Breakfast


Evening Events

Jessica Lahey - The Gift of Failure - Tuesday, October 24th at 7:30 pm, High School Auditorium Best-selling author and contributing writer for The Atlantic and The New York Times, Jessica Lahey is coming to Garden City to speak to our middle and high school students, teachers, and the community. Ms. Lahey is the author of The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. You will not want to miss this PTA Sponsored Event. To learn more about the Ms. Lahey, visit her website

What’s Happening in October:

Columbus Day-NO School Monday 10/9

Pizza for a Purpose

10/13 - Kelsie’s Hope

10/27 - Our Military

In addition, we will again be collecting surplus halloween candy to be distributed to our troops

Spirit Week October 10-13th
Spirit Week throughout the district.  Stewart will be participating in the Spirit Week Poster Contest, please have your child bring their poster to school on October 10th.  All posters will be displayed on 7th Street at the Homecoming Street Fair.  Please look for backpack flyers for information about the Poster Contest and Spirit Day T-shirts.  

Stewart PTA Meeting

October 5th 9:30 am, we are saving a seat for you!  We will have a presentation from Miss Norton and will be introducing our new Assistant Principal, Mrs. Bell as well as present interesting and engaging topics, it is a wonderful way to learn about the curriculum and culture of the school.  PTA news and upcoming events will also be discussed.


Sportswear Sale

Our Sportswear fundraiser is back and with an exclusive online store!  You can see and try on samples of all sportswear items at Homecoming, and Sportswear Saturday at St. Paul's on Saturday, October 21st from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Cash & Carry items will also be on sale at these events. Dress the entire family in maroon and gray and show your Garden City pride. Last day to order is Monday, October 23rd, so don’t miss out – order now.


Halloween Program

Stewart’s 2nd Grade Halloween Program and 5th Grade Band Mini-Concert will be held on Halloween at 11:00 am.  


Box Tops

Keep sending in your Box Tops.  Our submission deadline is November 1st.  Many thanks to our amazing Box Tops chair, Kerri Fiore!



Please encourage your child to participate in the Reflections Arts Program, this year's theme is “Within Reach”, students may choose to submit Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography or Visual Arts, there is no limit to entries so they can submit multiple pieces.  A Reflections submission box is in the lobby of the school.  Click here for more info.


Looking forward to November:

The Third Grade Thanksgiving Show is on November 21st

The Fifth Grade Blood Drive is set for Tuesday, November 14th, more information to follow.

Holiday Craft Fair Assembly Days are November 28th - December 1st


I sincerely thank you for your continued support of the PTA and I look forward to working with you towards a wonderful and successful year.  Please feel free to contact me at if you have a question or a concern.



Donna Kraus