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This year is just flying by…. I can’t believe it’s December already! 

I hope everyone is able to find time to relax and enjoy the holidays with your family and friends! 


Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays and a Happy and Healthy New Year!


Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who attended the November 13th evening meeting.  Students from Peer Educators and SADD gave presentations on their respective groups and how they are communicating the message of making good decisions, not only to their peers at the High School, but to the students at the Middle School as well. Our guest speaker, Mr. Steingruebner, High School Principal, provided an informative presentation on Vaping.  Please watch for Minutes/Notes from the meeting.


NYS PTA Jenkins Memorial Scholarship for Teacher Education

Each year, the New York State PTA awards $3,000 scholarships to students from the graduating class who exhibit the desire and potential to become outstanding classroom teachers. Applications are due to the Guidance office by December 11. The application is available on the New York State PTA website:

https://nyspta.org/home/pta-leaders/awards-and-recognitions/jenkins-scholarship/

 

SENIOR PARENTS

• Skit Night Mandatory meeting will be held on Monday, January 6 at 7pm in the HS auditorium.  Be sure to watch for information about this event in emails and on Twitter. Please make sure you are following @gardencitypta.   Chairpersons for this event - Dorie Mehling, Jeannine Votruba and Chrissy Crowley - are busy planning a wonderful, fun-filled evening!

• Important Senior Yearbook Dates

• Save the Date! Annual Dinner Dance for the Class of 2020 sponsored by TMA Booster Club of GCHS

  • June 19 - Annual Father-Daughter Dinner Dance, 6:30pm – 10pm
  • June 20 - Annual Mother-Son Dinner Dance, 6:30pm – 10pm

Please check the HS PTA website for important dates: Yearbook, Skit Night, Prom/Graduation Meeting and more!


High School Events 

  • December 4 -    High School Guidance Meeting for Parents of Sophomores, 7pm in auditorium
  • December 7 –   SAT Examination
  • December 11 – High School 2nd quarter Progress Reports
  • December 13 – Winter Wonderland, 7pm – 9pm (11th and 12th grades at High School)
  • December 14 – ACT Examination (not offered at GCHS)
  • December 18 – Winter Concert (Chorus and Orchestra), 7pm

 

Peer Educators

Applications for Peer Educators will be available for all 9th and 10th grade students on January 3, 2020.  Applications are due by Friday, January 17, 2020.  Please see Ms. Bombardiere with any questions.


Please feel free to contact me at highschool@gardencitypta.org with any questions or concerns.


Joyce Turner

Garden City High School PTA Director

Important Dates

Holiday Recess - Schools Closed

Monday, December 23 - Wednesday, January 1.  Schools reopen Thursday, January 2

 

Board of Education meetings

  • December 3 - Board of Education Work Session @ 8:15pm
  • December 17 - Board of Education Meeting @ 8:15pm


Upcoming PTA Meetings 

  • January 23 – High School PTA Meeting, 9:15am in High School library
  • February 3 – All Schools PTA Meeting:  Membership Vote to elect Nominating Committee Representatives for all schools, 7:30pm in Middle School cafeteria
  • March 16 – Joint MS/HS Meeting - Guest Speaker – Randy Levin – Author of - “College Application Essays: Stand Out – Get In”, 7:30pm in High School library

Senior Parents: Mark Your Calendars...

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Important Senior Yearbook Dates


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Skit Night Meeting Dates

  • Monday, January 6: Mandatory Skit Night parent meeting - 12th Grade parents at 7pm (auditorium) 
  • Monday, January 13: 12th Grade Parent Skit Night rehearsal at 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, January 21: 12th Grade Parent Skit Night rehearsal at 7:30pm 
  • Monday, January 27: 12th Grade Parent Skit Night rehearsal at 7:30pm 
  • Monday, February 3: 12th Grade Parent Skit Night rehearsal at 7:30pm 
  • Monday, February 10: 12th Grade Parent Skit Night rehearsal at 7:30pm 
  • Monday, February 24: 12th Grade Parent Skit Night Dress rehearsal at 7:30pm 
  • Friday, February 28: 12th Grade Party/Parent Skit Night 7pm – 9:30pm 

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Prom/Graduation

  • May 18 – Mandatory Prom/Graduation meeting for Parents and HS Seniors at 7pm (auditorium) 
  • June 25 – High School/PTA Pre-Prom Event at 6pm 
  • June 25 – High School Senior Prom at the Garden City Hotel, 8pm 
  • June 26 – Mandatory Graduation Rehearsal and Senior Breakfast, 9am 
  • June 27 – High School Graduation, 10am 
  • June 27 – GCTA/PTA Graduation Reception, 11:30am 

About the High School PTA

Get In Touch

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Joyce Turner, High School PTA Director highschool@gardencitypta.org

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