A MESSAGE FROM THE CO-PRESIDENTS ...
Dear GHS Families,
On behalf of the GHS PTA Board of Directors, we would like to thank all of our members for supporting the PTA!
After a full year of this pandemic, we remain grateful to our District, school administrators and faculty for keeping our kids in school. We are also extremely grateful that all of our students are back in school full-time. We are also delighted that our seniors will be able to graduate in-person together.
Even though the PTA wasn’t able to volunteer in our typical way, our PTA membership continued to support the PTA, GHS staff and our students. With your generous contributions, we created safe outdoor spaces for our students and faculty with many beautiful picnic tables. We hosted a back to school teacher luncheon, a new teacher breakfast, holiday lunch, ran a successful membership drive and General Membership meetings that spoke about the Pandemic, our children’s Social and Emotional state and the Resilience in our Teens. During Teacher Appreciation week, due to your generous donations we provided our entire GHS Staff with individual gift cards, a luncheon, and sweet treats in all five houses. We received so many wonderful thank you notes from our GHS Staff. We are also happy that our Senior Celebrations provided a special memory for our Seniors.
In addition, the PTA funded distance learning technology grants for our music, science and math departments as well as ventures in education grants to purchase TI rovers, motors, sensors & probes for the Math and Computer Science Department as well as cameras, tripods, cases and lenses for our video production department. Thanks to the collaboration between the PTA and Gary Charles of GHS, our students enjoyed Diversity Week with a variety of speakers and performers. Also, we are delighted to report that we have funded WiFi boosters to surround the outside campus and TV monitors for each of the five houses, Science Wing, PAC. Gym, Black Box and Media Center to keep our students informed about daily activities and important events.
Although we weren’t physically present at GHS, we believe our presence was felt by the entire GHS Staff. We are so thankful for our PTA members and our entire GHS community. Wishing all of you a wonderful summer filled with family, friends and fun!
We look forward to seeing you in September!
Thank you so much for your continued support!
Terry Lamantia & Stephanie Cowie
GHS PTA Co-Presidents
GHS PTA Board Positions 2021-2022
Co-President - Stephanie Cowie
Co-President - Leila Horn
Secretary - Maureen Bonanno
Treasurer - Kathy Walker
Assistant Treasurer - Monica Huang
VP Communications - Anna Waters
VP Distributions - Anne Vranos
VP Parent Education - Katie Yu
VP Programs and Services - Valerie Rimmer
VP Technology - Leslee Spadone
VP Ways and Means - Diana Orbanowski