Dear Fellow Parents,
It’s hard to believe we are halfway through the school year! Thank you once again to all of you who attended our Parents’ Committee events so far this year. In recent weeks we’ve been busy with the Holiday Marketplace, the Thanksgiving Food Drive, the Annual Cookie Exchange and planning for spring semester events, especially the Derby Gala scheduled for May 6, 2017. We had a great turnout for our most recent Parents’ Committee Meeting on December 7 during which Steve Dolan, Director of Security, provided an informative overview of safety and security on campus.
Thank you to the many parents, both moms and dads, who have already approached us about volunteering to co-chair events, committees and grade levels for next school year! If you are interested in volunteering for a particular event please contact me so we can get you signed up, as planning for next year starts in January.
Our next Parents’ Committee meeting is on Thursday, January 5, 2017, at 7pm in the Honickman Auditorium featuring an update on early college admissions from Director of College Counseling Karen Mason. This meeting also features a panel of recent GA graduates talking about their college experiences and taking questions from the audience. This meeting provides an opportunity to hear about GA through the eyes of former students and is valuable even if your own students aren’t yet in Upper School.
Happy Holidays to all and best wishes for an enjoyable and relaxing winter break,
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!
CSO – MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE: Monday, January 16, 2017 - The GA community joins Americans across the country in celebrating and honoring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on this federal holiday. Like the many Americans who will remember and memorialize Dr. King by participating in service projects in their communities, the GA community also participates in a day of service, making the holiday “A day ON, not a day OFF.” Volunteers are needed to help prepare for, organize and coordinate an activity as part of our events. The event will take place at GA and will serve as an all-school CSO effort to give back to an intergenerational segment of our community--- children, older adults and more through giving back to our local charities and organizations.
Chairs: Allison Herald and Genie Hill
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.
Chairs: Tracy Hehmeyer, Amy Huselton and Stephanie Pepper
KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY: 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.
Chair: Marcy Kramp
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!
Chair: Craig Ritchie
SENIOR DINNER: Friday, June 1, 2017 - The Senior Dinner (previously a luncheon held after Prize Day) is a special event to honor graduating seniors and their parents. Senior parents organize the event throughout the year. Junior Parents are asked to volunteer the day/evening of the dinner so that Senior parents can enjoy the event with their senior child(ren). All senior parents are welcome to participate in this fun way to celebrate your child's time at GA.
Chairs: Kathy Rosato and Shawn Towne