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. Your PTA has been busy getting ready for the new school year. The GHS PTA is moving to an online directory this year so no more paper! Not only will this help the environment but it will also be more convenient for you. As a PTA Member you can have the student and staff directory conveniently located on your phone via the MySchoolAnywhere (MSA) App. The MSA App will also have access to the GHS PTA calendar of events, the online store where you can join the PTA and be eligible for our great incentives (check out the new baseball cap), sign-up to volunteer or to attend events. Emails to join the PTA and get the new directory are sent out in mid-August. All you have to do is join the PTA!
The GHS PTA will host its first PTA Meeting & Volunteer Fair of the year on September 6th at 9am in the GHS Media Center. This is a great opportunity to talk to PTA Committee Chairs to find a volunteer position that is right for you. The meeting will also include a school update from our Interim Headmaster, Rick Piotrzkowski, and Interim Superintendent, Ralph Mayo.
Our PTA needs your support to continue to fund curriculum enrichment, field trips, speakers, and to spruce up the campus. Last year, we spent $109,000 directly on students which included curriculum enrichment, scholarships and outreach and $14,000 on our teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week and Back to School lunch as well as funds for Guidance Counselors to attend the NACAC National Conference where they stay up-to-date on trends and admission issues affecting our students. To accomplish this great work, we need you to join the PTA and give generously.
Get ready to party! The GHS PTA benefit, Paint the Museum Red, will be held on October 19 at the Bruce Museum. Invitations will be emailed mid-September. Please come out and enjoy a cocktail with friends and shop our silent auction! Last year we had an amazing turn out. You don't want to miss it!
Thank you for your support!
Anne Pfetsch and Maureen Bonanno
GHS PTA Co-Presidents
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