On behalf of the Garden City Parent Teacher Association, I would like to welcome you to the 2020-2021 school year and introduce myself as your PTA Director for the High School. As we get ready for the upcoming school year, I would like to ask for your patience and flexibility as we navigate through these unprecedented times.
For those that joined us in person on the first couple of days of school, we hope you enjoyed the PTA-sponsored balloon decorations and welcome back banners out front! We hope they helped your children feel excited about returning to school after such a long period of time away! The GC PTA has also purchased mask lanyards for all 6-12 grade students. They will be distributed the first week of school.
Your annual membership covers all the schools your children attend. I hope you will join me in supporting the PTA. Just like you, the PTA has supported your child from the time they entered Garden City Public Schools and continues to support them through their senior year. The simple and convenient way to become a member is to join GC PTA online. Please visit www.gardencitypta.org and join TODAY!
** Join ONLINE by Friday, October 2nd for a chance to win a $150.00 gift card**
You are Invited! - High School & All Schools PTA Meetings
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 learn what is going on in and around school. I look forward to having you join us!
Please see below for a list of this year’s meetings.
● Thursday, September 17, 9:15 am - High School PTA Meeting, held virtually
● Thursday, October 15, 7:30 pm - All Schools PTA Meeting, held virtually
● Tuesday, November 17, 9:15 am - High School PTA Meeting, held virtually
● Wednesday, January 20, 9:15 am - High School PTA Meeting, High School Cafeteria*
● Thursday, March 11, 7:30 pm - Joint MS/HS PTA Meeting, High School Cafeteria*
● Tuesday, May 11, 7:30 pm - All Schools PTA Meeting at the Middle School Cafeteria*
● Tuesday, May 25, 9:15 am - High School PTA Meeting, High School Cafeteria*
*Subject to change. Meetings may be held virtually.
Open HS PTA Board Positions: The HS PTA is still looking for a few volunteers for the following committees: Reflections, Legislation, Health and Safety. Please contact me at email@example.com if you are interested or have questions.
Stop and Shop A+ Rewards: Please support the High School by joining the Shop and Stop A+ Rewards program and designate Garden City High School as your school of choice. Go to https://stopandshop.com/pages/a-plus-rewards to register!
Sportswear: The PTA Fall Sportswear Sale has begun! Take a look at our Fall Sportswear selections and order today at www.gardencitypta.org/sportswear . We invite you to stop by and check out samples of all sportswear items at our Sportswear Saturday event at St. Paul's on Saturday, September 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Limited Cash & Carry items will also be on sale. The online store closes on Friday, October 2nd, so purchase your sportswear today!
Reflections: PTA Reflections, “I Matter Because...” begins on September 21. Categories, Entry Form and other info can be found on the PTA website: www.gardencitypta.org/reflections
I would like to thank the High School administrators, teachers and staff for all of their efforts in planning the upcoming school year. They have worked extremely hard over the summer to make sure our children stay healthy and safe while receiving a quality education. The PTA will be sending our High School staff a welcome back/thank you breakfast of individually wrapped bagels this week to show our appreciation on behalf of the Garden City High School families!
Thank you to the parents and guardians for your continued support of the PTA. I look forward to working with you towards a wonderful and successful year.
Garden City High School PTA Director
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September is a very busy time; please mark your calendars for the following events and activities:
High School Virtual Back to School Night: Thursday, September 10 at 7:00pm
Senior and Parent College Information Night (virtual): Wednesday, September 16
HS PTA Meeting (virtual): Thursday, September 17 at 9:15am
● PTA/Principal updates
● Guidance Spotlight: “Dealing with the Unknown” presented by Mrs. Kennedy, School Counselor and Mrs. Grappone, High School Social Worker
● If you have any questions for the HS, please fill out this form and submit by Wed 9/16.
● Underclassmen Photo Days: Tuesday, September 15 through Friday, September 18.
● Photo Make-up Day for Underclassmen: Wednesday, October 7 and Thursday, October 8
Parenting Workshop: Hosted by Laura Campbell: September 29 at 7:00pm
Important Senior Yearbook Dates
September 17 & 18 – Senior Biographies deadline (during lunch periods)
September 24 & 25 - Senior Portrait Makeup Days
Board of Education meetings
September 9 - Board of Education Work Session, 8:15pm
September 22 - Board of Education Meeting, 8:15pm
Monday, September 28 – Yom Kippur
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