Parents' Committee

March 2017

Dear Parents,

It’s been a busy month at the Academy! Last week the Parents’ Committee hosted the Montgomery County District Attorney and the first Assistant District Attorney, along with police officers from the Plymouth Whitemarsh Police Department, for an informative talk about the laws and possible repercussions surrounding underage drinking. More than 125 people attended the event and participated in the question and answer session. These types of community events are planned and supported by the efforts of the many parents who volunteer within the Parents’ Committee.

As the year progresses I continue to be impressed by, and grateful for, the many members of our community who give so generously of their time and effort. Please remember that as parents you are automatically part of the Parents’ Committee. I encourage you to contact me if you are interested in getting involved as a grade level co-chair or as a standing committee chair for next year. If you’ve already reached out, we will be in touch in the weeks after Spring Break to discuss the final details.

Our most recent event was the Lower School Family Fun Night. Thank you to Hilary Simkins and Megan Rutt for planning a fun evening enjoyed by so many Lower School families! Coming up in May we have the Book Fair and the Kentucky Derby Gala. Planning for both is well under way and I hope to see you at these events.

Snow may be in the forecast, but I have thoughts of spring on my mind. Best wishes to you all for a relaxing and enjoyable Spring Break!

Warm regards,

Gina Zabinski


Below is a list of Spring Semester’s PC Events. As always, it is never too late to volunteer and get involved! CLICK HERE to join in the fun!

BOOK FAIR - SPRING: May 1 (set-up); May 2-4, 2017 - The Book Fair is held in the Common Room to raise funds for the school libraries and guest authors. Plan to shop among the fun selection of books and gifts. CLICK HERE to volunteer.

Chairs: Tracy Hehmeyer, Amy Huselton and Stephanie Pepper

: Saturday, May 6, 2017 - CLICK HERE

FACULTY/STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH BASKETS: Monday, May 22, 2017 - Each year the Parents’ Committee sponsors an appreciation luncheon for our faculty and staff. Volunteers are needed to assemble baskets and donate items for theme gift baskets for teachers. CLICK HERE to help out.

Chair: Marcy Kramp

TENNIS GROUP: April through June - 
The Parents' Committee will be offering spring tennis round robin sessions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. You can get in your exercise and meet some new GA parents at the same time. For more information, CLICK HERE.

LS FIELD DAY CONCESSION: Friday, May 26, 2017 - Lower School students participate in a morning of athletic events that pit the Blue Team against the Red. Volunteers are needed to organize and sell food. Parent volunteers of MS and US students would be very much appreciated! CLICK HERE

Chair: Craig Ritchie

2016-17 Parents’ Executive Committee

Parent Chair

Upper School Chair

Middle School Chair

Lower School Chair

Assistant Lower School Chair

Communications Liaison



Executive Advisor

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Every parent in the GA community is a member of the Parents' Committee. CLICK HERE to see how you can get involved this year.

school CalendarS

CLICK HERE to view the 2016-17 school calendars