Welcome back to school! We are so excited to welcome the Homestead children and staff back! We anticipate a wonderful year ahead.
I want to extend a special welcome to our parents and children that are new to the district. We are so excited to have you joining our Homestead community. Homestead really is an amazing place! Should you ever have any questions, please never hesitate to reach out. We are here to help.
We hope you enjoyed the PTA-sponsored welcome sign and balloon decorations out front on the first day! Many children enjoyed our first “Chalk The Walk”. I saw children reuniting with friends they haven't seen all summer and children making new friends as well. We hope this helped your little ones feel excited about returning to school after a wonderful summer vacation!
Additionally, we would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Homestead teachers, administrators and staff for their tireless efforts in planning for this upcoming school year. You have all worked so hard this summer to think through every last detail of our children’s school experience. We thank you for all the planning you have done to ensure our children’s health, safety, academic and social experiences are as exceptional as ever. On behalf of all the parents in Garden City, the PTA sent our Homestead staff a welcome back/thank you breakfast of individually wrapped bagels and coffee to show our appreciation! They truly enjoyed it!
Our PTA mission is as important as ever. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer and help out! If you aren’t sure if you have the time to volunteer, be a member first, and a volunteer second. We appreciate each and every one of our members and hope we can achieve 100% participation in the PTA this year! Click this link today to join!
While you are on the website, check out our fall sportswear selections as well. Dress your family in maroon and gray and get ready for some cozy fall weather! See www.gardencitypta.org/sportswear. You can also check out the fall offerings at our cash and carry event at St. Paul’s on Saturday, Sept 18. Proceeds go directly to the PTA to benefit our students! The online shop will close on September 25, so purchase your sportswear today!
You can also support Homestead by scanning your box top receipts and clipping any remaining box top coupons on your groceries. Please see https://www.boxtops4education.com for more information and to download the app. Physical box tops can be collected and sent to school in your child’s backpack.
I want to thank all the parents that volunteered to serve as a class parent this year! You are such an important liaison between the parents and the PTA. We really appreciate you taking the time to serve in this capacity. For those that were not selected, please apply again next year. We do try our best to give everyone who wants to be a class parent an opportunity to do so during their time at Homestead. You will be hearing more from your class parents shortly!
Lastly, I would like to thank all the parents that volunteered for the various Homestead Board positions. I am so excited to work with all of you and sincerely appreciate all of your help this school year. I would not be able to do all of the wonderful things I have planned without all of your help, creativity, and dedication.
I wish you all a wonderful September and a great school year ahead!
Garden City PTA
Homestead School Director
Here are a few upcoming events to mark on your calendar:
-Tues, Sept 14 at 8:15 PM: Board of Education Work Session
-Wed, Sept 16: Schools closed, Yom Kippur
-Sat, Sept 18 at 9:00-1:00 PM: Sportswear Sale at St. Paul’s
-Mon, Sept 20 at 6:30 PM: Homestead Back to School Night
-Tues, Sept 21: PTA Reflections “I Will Change The World By…” begins
-Tues, Sept 21 at 8:15 PM: Board of Education Meeting
-Thurs Sept 23 at 10 AM: SEPTA General Membership Meeting
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