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A MESSAGE FROM THE CO-PRESIDENTS ...

 

Dear GHS Families,

As we enter into a new year, we can’t help but feel grateful for the generosity of your volunteer time, donations, and support this school year.  With your generous donations, we were able to fund field trips, speakers and other programs to enrich the classroom experience. We hosted a very successful event at Richards, Paint the Town Red, where members mingled and took part in the auction and games.   And you may have noticed two red picnic tables that we purchased on the lawn behind security check in. Hopefully those will get a lot of use this spring! 

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 this spring, continue to support Curriculum Enrichment and Outreach for our students and honor our GHS staff during Teacher Appreciation Week.  We also will fund speakers and programs for Diversity Week, an amazing week at GHS in February dedicated to exploring different cultures and experiences.  

Please join us on January 28th for our PTA General Membership Meeting at 6:45pm in the GHS Media Center Rooms 1 and 2.  At the beginning of the meeting, we welcome you to join us for refreshments from 6:30-6:45 PM to connect with old friends and meet new parents.    We will vote on our new By-laws and also host a meeting with YWCA on "Navigating Teen Relationships in the Age of Social Media: What Parents Need to Know”.  In March, we will be hosting Dr. Toni Jones to speak to at our PTA General Membership Meeting.

Please help spread the word about SummerFare on January 22nd.  This event, our 2nd largest fundraiser, gathers over 100 camps, programs and teen employment opportunities for parents and students to peruse.  This event is free and open to the public. 

Feel free to email us with any questions or concerns at GHSPTA@ghspta.org and use the GHS Website for your first stop for information.

Thank you so much for your continued 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