Welcome back to school, everyone! We are so excited to welcome all the Locust School children and staff back this September! Whether your children will be joining us in person, or participating as a remote learner, we are looking forward to 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 Locust School community. Should you ever have any questions, please never hesitate to reach out – we are here to help.
For those that joined us in person on the first day of school, we hope you enjoyed the PTA-sponsored balloon decorations out front and Locust School’s very own welcoming “Red Carpet! We thought this was truly a special first day of school that deserved some extra celebrations. We hope they also helped your children to feel excited about returning to school!
Additionally, we would like to extend a big, huge, thank you to the Locust teachers, administrators and staff for their tireless efforts in planning for this upcoming school year to ensure our children’s health, safety, academic and social experiences are as exceptional as ever. The PTA provided our very deserving Locust School staff a welcome back/thank you breakfast of individually wrapped bagels and muffins on the first day of school to show our appreciation on behalf of all the parents in Garden City! We hope they enjoy it!
While this year may look different than years past, 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 here 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 12 from 9 AM to 12 PM. Proceeds go directly to the PTA to benefit our students! The online shop will close on Friday, Oct 2, so purchase your sportswear today!
You can also support Locust by joining the Shop and Stop A+ Rewards program and designate Locust as your school of choice. Go to https://stopandshop.com/pages/a-plus-rewards to register! (Locust School ID #07864) Another way to support Locust is 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. (Locust School is still looking for a Box Top Coordinator Volunteer! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering.)
Lastly, 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 and 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 Locust. You will all be hearing more from your class parents shortly!
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I wish you all a wonderful September and a great school year ahead!
Locust PTA Director
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September 8: First Day Of School
September 9: 8:15PM Board of Education Work Session
September 10: 9:30AM Class Parent Virtual Meeting (by invitation)
September 12: 9:00AM-12:00PM Sportswear Sale at St. Paul’s
September 14: 6:30PM Locust Virtual Back to School Night
September 16: 10:00AM SEPTA General Membership Virtual Meeting
September 18: Locust Picture Day (Remote Learners see Sept 25)
September 21: PTA Reflections “I Matter Because…” begins
September 22: 8:15PM Board of Education Meeting
September 25: Remote Students Photo Day at Middle School
September 28: Yom KIppur - School Closed
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