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A MESSAGE FROM THE CO-PRESIDENTS ...

Dear GHS Families,

Welcome back! We hope you had a restful and relaxing summer break!  We look forward to another great year with your continued support and we welcome all of our new families to GHS.  Please click HERE for the Back to School Checklist.

Your PTA has been busy getting ready for the new school year.  Last year, the GHS PTA successfully moved its directory, communications, volunteer sign ups and membership store to an online platform, MySchoolAnywhere (MSA).  MSA has now merged with MembershipToolkit (MTK). Membership Toolkit will still be a convenient way for you to access the GHS PTA calendar of events, the online store where you can join the PTA and be eligible for our great incentives, sign-up to volunteer or to attend events.  On August 31st, PTA members will have access to the student and staff directory conveniently located on your phone via the MembershipToolkit App or by logging in online. All you have to do is join the PTA!

On September 5th the GHS PTA will host a Volunteer Fair at 12pm and our first PTA General Meeting at 12:30pm in the GHS Media Center.  This is a great opportunity to speak with PTA Co-Chairs to find a volunteer position that is right for you.  The meeting will also include a school update from our Interim Headmaster, Ralph Mayo, and our new Superintendent, Dr. Toni Jones. 

Last year, the GHS PTA spent $160,000 for field trips, state of the art classroom technology, vaping detectors, scholarships, new furniture for the media center and so much more.  We spent $14,600 on staff support, including sponsoring GHS Guidance Counselors to attend the NACAC National Conference where they stay up-to-date on trends and admission issues affecting our students. 

This year, your generous support of the GHS PTA will allow us to provide over $170,000 of assistance for curriculum enrichment, student scholarships, GHS community outreach projects, staff support, and more! Your donation is important for our high school to continue to step ahead and engage in some of the best practices of the most competitive schools in the country.To accomplish this great work, we need you to join the PTA and give generously.

Get ready to party!  The GHS PTA cocktail party, Paint the Town Red, will be held on October 25th at Richards in Greenwich. Mark your calendars for this special night to socialize with GHS parents while supporting our students and teachers.  You don’t want to miss it!

We are looking forward to seeing you this year!  Feel free to email us with any questions or concerns at GHSPTA@ghspta.org and use the GHS Website as your first stop for information.

Please click HERE for the Back to School Checklist.

Thank you for your support,

Maureen Bonanno & Terry Lamantia Cataldo

 

 

PTA PROFILE:

  • We work to increase parent engagement and PTA membership so as to enhance educational outcomes for individual students, as well as for the student population as a whole.
  • We work to build an organization that is inclusive, welcoming and of value to its membership. We work to bring what begins as eleven elementary schools, and transitions to three middle schools, to a single high school with a united community of students and families.
  • We provide over 300 volunteers and thousands of hours of help in various departments of the school.
  • 84% of our 2017-2018 budget was dedicated to curriculum enrichment and student services.
     

2019-2020 EXECUTIVE BOARD

CO-PRESIDENTS
Maureen Bonanno
Terry Lamantia
GHSPTA@ghspta.org

SECRETARY
Kathy Walker
Secretary@ghspta.org

TREASURER
Anne Gustafsson
Treasurer@ghspta.org

VP COMMUNICATIONS
Anna Waters
VP.Communications@ghspta.org

VP DISTRIBUTIONS
Kim Blank
VP.Distributions@ghspta.org

VP PARENT EDUCATION
Leila Horn
VP.Parent.Ed@ghspta.org

VP PROGRAMS & SERVICES
Ingrid Winn
VP.Programs.Services@ghspta.org

VP TECHNOLOGY
Leslee Spadone
VP.Technology@ghspta.org

VP WAYS & MEANS
Cindy Lyall
VP.Ways.Means@ghspta.org