Welcome back to school, everyone! We are thrilled to welcome all the Locust children and staff back this September! We have many exciting events planned and anticipate a wonderful year ahead!
I also want to extend a special welcome to our Principal Mrs. Vota, who joins us from Stratford School, and to our parents and children who are new to the district – we are so excited to have you joining our Locust community. Locust truly is a special place! Should you ever have any questions, please never hesitate to reach out – we are here to help.
We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Locust teachers, administrators and staff for their flexibility and fortitude in planning for the upcoming school year which we hope feels more normal for the students. As a thank you, the PTA will be sending our Locust staff a welcome back/thank you breakfast of bagels and juice to show our appreciation on behalf of all the parents in Garden City. We hope they enjoy it!
While this year may not be a full return to normal, the PTA mission is as important as ever, and there are still plenty of opportunities to volunteer and help out! As we always say, 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 on 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 events at St. Paul’s on Saturday, September 18th and Saturday, October 2nd from 9 AM to 1 PM. Proceeds go directly to the PTA to benefit our students! The last day to place an online order is Saturday, September 25th, so purchase your sportswear today!
You can also support Locust 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.
Lastly, I want to thank all the parents who volunteered to serve as a class parent this year! We will be finalizing appointments in the coming days. You are such an important liaison between the parents and the PTA and we really appreciate you taking the time to serve in this capacity. For those who are 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 Locust. You will all be hearing more from your class parents shortly!
I wish you all a wonderful September and a great school year ahead!
Garden City PTA
Locust School Director
Here are a few upcoming events to mark on your calendar:
-Wed, Sept 1: Welcome Back! First Day of School
-Mon, Sept 6: School Closed - Labor Day
-Tue, Sept 7: School Closed - Rosh Hashanah
-Wed, Sept 8: School Closed - Rosh Hashanah
-Thurs, Sept 9 at 9:30 AM: Class Parent Meeting (by invitation)
-Fri, Sept 10: Locust Photo Day
-Tue, Sept 14: BOE Work Session at 8:15PM
-Thurs, Sept 16: School Closed - Yom Kippur
-Tue, Sept 21: Board of Education Meeting at 8:15PM
PTA Reflections “I Will Change the World by…” begins
-Wed, Sept 22 at 6:30PM: Locust Back to School Night
-Thurs, Sept 23: SEPTA General Membership Meeting (Location TBD)
-Sat, Sept 25 at 9:00-1:00 PM: Sportswear Sale at St. Paul’s
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