Cycle Days at GFMS
First Day of School is Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Starting September 2017, GFMS will have 6 cycles - even and odd numbers
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2016-2017 GFMS Parent Teacher Association Executive Board
President: Kimberly Badger
Vice Presidents: Amy Conroy and Ralph Fleischman
Recording Secretary: Jennifer Casey
Corresponding Secretary: Pat Ravert
Treasurer: Eileen Farrell
Trustees: Abby Avellino, Heather DeSerio, Doreen Paradiso, Bonnie Verna and Zoraima Rolon
Please join us for next PTA meeting of the school year on May 4, 2017 at 7pm in the GFMS Library. Executive board elections and PTA budget amendments. All positions are up for election. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing everyone!
Support the PTA - we need you!
Please, support the GFMS PTA! Dues are only $10 - it supports our children and many activities at GFMS like the Science Fair, The Brain Show and Honor Roll Breakfasts. Membership entitles you to vote on issues that impact our students such as our yearly budget, special financial requests and programs we fund. One-third of the membership fee goes to the NYS and National PTAs. The balance stays right here at GFMS!
With Membership comes privileges. As a PTA Member, you receive free and useful information, numerous discounts and special rates. Please click here to learn how to take advantage of these offers.
Click here to become a member online.
Prefer a paper form? GFMSPTA2016-2017MembershipForm.pdf
Sale Dates: April 21, 2017 to May 12, 2017
GFMS Students will be selling Discount Cards again this year. There are 24 offers to pick from and the card is good for ONE YEAR! Only $12 each card.
Current 7th graders will receive a portion of the profit ($2.40 per card) toward their 8th grade Washington DC trip. These sell quickly so order yours before it's too late!
May 5, 2017 - Career Day for 8th Graders - Help us make our first Career Day successful!! This is an opportunity to expose our students to a wide variety of occupations. Whether you are a nurse, mechanic, CPA, engineer, custodian or business owner – we need your help! The PTA is looking for adults interested in sharing their careers with our students. Through conversation with people in various professions, our students can learn about the career opportunities available to them.
Spirit Wear is available for purchase at any time if you use our order form - spiritwear2016.pdf . Please, have your child bring it into the main office in an envelope marked GFMS PTA. We will fill the order as soon as possible and return it to your child's homeroom teacher. Thank you in advance for supporting the PTA.
You can also purchase spirit wear during the GFMS Science Fair in February.
If you shop at DeCicco's in Brewster, you can help raise money for students at GFMS! Put your Original Receipt in the GFMS Box by the door and DeCicco's will donate 1% of all pre-tax sales to our school. This is an on-going program so please keep placing your receipts in the GFMS box!
You can help GFMS by purchasing participating products at TOPS. TOPS in Education is a program that makes it easy to get money for our school.
Here's how it works:
1. Register your TOPS BonusPlus® at http://www.topsmarkets.com/Education/sign_up/
2. Select your school(s) of choice (grades K-12) from the list of schools that have registered (you may select up to three schools).
3. Purchase participating TOPS brand, Full CircleTM, TopCare®, Tippy Toes, Valu Time® and Best Yet® products with your TOPS BonusPlus® throughout the 2016-2017 TOPS in Education program year.
4. TOPS contributes up to 5% of your purchase to the school(s) you have chosen. The more you shop, the higher percentage we donate!
Donate My Coke Rewards points to GFMS. Points earned, from codes found on participating brand packages, can be turned into things like athletic equipment, art supplies, books, classroom supplies and more. Become a My Coke Reward Member, then log in at www.mycokerewards.com/schools and enter any codes you might have. After codes have been entered, members can search for GFMS to make a point donation to the school. Even the smallest point contribution can lead to great things for students in our community!