On behalf of the Garden City PTA, I would like to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year. We are thrilled to welcome all the Middle School students and staff back to school! We anticipate a wonderful year ahead.
On August 23rd, a group of 7th and 8th grade students worked with the PTA and Mr. Samuelson to leave special notes on lockers to welcome all of our MS students back to school. We hope your children enjoyed this surprise as well as the PTA-sponsored balloon decorations and welcome back banners out front.
I would like to thank the Middle School administrators, teachers and staff for their tireless efforts in planning the upcoming school year. They have worked extremely hard over the summer to ensure our children’s health, safety, academic and social experiences are as exceptional as ever. The group of 7th and 8th grade students also wrote notes of appreciation to all MS staff which they received upon their return to school. The PTA provided the Middle School staff a welcome back/thank you breakfast of bagels and pastries on Tuesday, September 8th to show our appreciation on behalf of the Garden City Middle School families!
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 will continue to support them through their senior year. Your annual membership covers all the schools your children attend. The simple and convenient way to become a member is to join PTA online. Please visit www.gardencitypta.org and join TODAY! ** Join ONLINE by October 2nd for a chance to win a $150.00 gift card**
You are Invited - Middle 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.
• September 27th (Monday) 9:15am- Middle School PTA Meeting, held at the GCMS
• October 12th (Tuesday) 7:30pm- All Schools PTA Meeting, held at the GCMS
• November 17th (Wednesday) 7:30pm- Middle School PTA Meeting, held at the GCMS
• February 9th (Wednesday) 7:30pm-All Schools PTA Meeting, held at the GCMS
• March 9th (Wednesday) 7:30pm- Joint Middle School/ High School PTA Meeting, held at the GCHS
• May 12th (Thursday) 7:30pm- All School PTA Meeting, held at the GCMS
• May 17th (Tuesday) 9:15am- Middle School PTA Meeting at the GCMS
*Subject to change. Meetings may be held virtually
Irvin Simon took class photos at the Middle School on September 9th and 10th. If your child was absent, photo make-up day is scheduled on Friday, November 5th. Look for an email from us for more information on when you will receive your child’s proofs and how to order pictures online. This fundraiser supports PTA programs in our schools.
PTA Reflections, “I Will Change the World by…” begins on September 21st. Categories, Entry Form and other info can be found on the PTA website: www.gardencitypta.org
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 Back to School Nights and our Sportswear Saturday events at St. Paul's on Saturday, September 18th and Saturday, October 2nd. Limited Cash & Carry items will also be on sale. Dress the entire family in maroon and gray and show your Garden City pride. The online store closes on September 25th, so purchase your sportswear today!
Ways to Get Involved
As we kick off the year, I would like to thank the Middle School PTA Board for volunteering to represent PTA committees and chair School committees. We are very lucky to be in a school district that values parent collaboration and works closely with PTA committees to make a difference for our children.
There are also many ways to get involved at the Middle School, and volunteers are needed throughout the year usually for short-term and limited time commitments. We use several ways to communicate and coordinate these school-wide volunteer opportunities- look for links to SignUpGenius and other notifications. Involvement is easy, and there is something for everyone and every schedule! Join one of the many PTA committees that help shape our children’s academic experiences. Please click here for more information on the MS open positions.
I sincerely thank you for your continued support of the PTA and I look forward to working with you towards a wonderful and successful year. Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Garden City PTA
Middle School Director
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