I hope you had a great start to the year. January was a busy month, and we have many exciting things coming up as we head into February.
PARP kicked off in November and we have had a variety of events courtesy of our wonderful PARP committee. In December, we had an author visit from Angela de Caprariis-Salerno, discussing her book “Peter and the Blitz”. In January, there was a library visit for K-2 and another for grades 3-5, followed by a wonderful author visit from Josh Funk, author of the One School, One Book “Dear Dragon”. This month’s PARP activity is GC Pen Pals. Make sure to sign up your children in K-5 to participate in this fun event. The email to do so went out on January 31st.
With the support of the PTA, Mrs. Vota was able to add to all these wonderful PARP events by inviting Doreen Rappaport for a virtual author visit by grade the week of Martin Luther King Jr day. Mrs. Rappaport discussed how she researches the subjects of her books, her work with the illustrator, and talked about her book “Martin’s Big Words:The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Registration for Parent University opened on January 28, you should have received an email to register. It is taking place over four evenings, February 4th, February 11, February 25 and March 3. There’s still time to register at www.gardencitypu.com
We had our joint elementary meeting on January 14 with guest speakers, social workers Mrs. Vincent and school psychologists Dr. Tornincaso, Mrs. Saavedra, and Dr. Mendelson. The topic was Supporting the Social & Emotional Health of Families in the Era of Covid-19. If you missed the meeting, you can visit Mrs. Vincent’s page for her monthly newsletter at https://www.smore.com/sp1g3
Laura Campbell hosted additional virtual parenting workshops in December and January, providing invaluable tips for parents. Watch your email for more opportunities to attend these parenting workshops in the coming months.
Please be sure to join us for our All Schools PTA meeting on February 10.
Please continue to help us raise funds from Box Tops by downloading the app at https://www.boxtops4education.com
As a reminder, the GC PTA has joined AmazonSmile. Make sure to register at this link: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/51-0253182 , Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible smile.amazon.com purchases, which benefits all of the Garden City schools.
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Have a great month and a wonderful winter break!!
Stratford School PTA Director
Tuesday, February 2nd: Board of Education Work Session at 8:15 PM
Thursday, February 4th: Parent University Night #1
Wednesday, February 10th: All Schools PTA Meeting at 7:30 PM
Thursday, February 11th: Parent University Night #2
Monday, February 15th – Friday, February 19th: Winter Recess- schools are closed
Monday, February 22nd: School reopens
Tuesday, February 23rd: Board of Education Meeting at 8:15 PM
Thursday, February 25th: Parent University Night #3
Wednesday, March 3rd: Parent University Night #4
Wednesday, February 10th: All Schools PTA Meeting
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