A MESSAGE FROM THE CO-PRESIDENTS ...
Dear GHS Families,
Happy New Year!
As we enter into a new year, we are grateful for the generosity of our parents as well as the dedication of our administrators and faculty for working tirelessly to educate our students during this pandemic. With your generous donations, we were able to create fun, safe outdoor spaces for our students which were enjoyed by our students and faculty through most of November. In addition, we funded distance learning and ventures in education technology grants to enhance the learning experience of our math, music, science and video production students.
For the second part of the school year, we will continue to advocate on behalf of our families for the BOE’s Operating and Capital Budgets. We will host two PTA meetings, continue to support virtual Curriculum Enrichment and Outreach for our students and honor our GHS staff during Teacher Appreciation Week. In February, we will fund virtual speakers and programs for Diversity Week to help our students explore different cultures and experiences.
Please join us on January 28th for our Virtual PTA General Membership Meeting at 7 pm via ZOOM (agenda). ZOOM details will be shared at a later date. At this meeting, there will be a panel discussion about social emotional learning and mental health resources with Tom Pereira, Dean of Student Life, GHS Staff and representatives from Kids In Crisis and Child Guidance Center. We are also in the process of planning a timely topic for our March General membership meeting.
It is with regret that we must cancel this year's Virtual SummerFare event (and directory production), which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, February 3. Unfortunately, due to uncertain times for many of our past SummerFare partners, the registration count was too low to ensure a quality experience for both vendors and families. See you in 2022!
If you have any questions, concerns or feedback for us, please feel free to email us at GHSPTA@ghspta.org and always remember to use the GHS Website as your first stop for information.
Thank you so much for your continued support!
Terry Lamantia & Stephanie Cowie
- 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.
- 95% of our 2019-2020 budget was dedicated to curriculum enrichment and student services.