All Grayson parents are a part of the Grayson Parent Association (GPA) and are welcome to get involved in our school.

Opportunities to participate in meetings, presentations and events are in our weekly newsletter, or look for emails from your class parents.

October Reminders from Barb Hafner

The Grayson Parent Association is partnering with Families Forward for our fall school community service project.  All families are asked to take part in this great opportunity to give back to local families who are in great need of basic supplies. Please begin collecting and saving supplies from family and friends like new toiletry items (especially travel size) as well as any NEW toys, books, and winter accessories to drop off at school on November 19 and 20.  Our K-5 students will be assembling care packages on our Day of Gratitude, November 20.

Contact me anytime or more information or with any questions or suggestions—you will also be hearing from your class parents soon about scheduling class meet-ups and signing up to provide Halloween healthy party snacks!

Support our Troops with Excess Candy
Friday, November 2

We will once again be collecting any excess Halloween candy on Friday, November 2 for Operation Gratitude.  Last year, our students donated over 28 pounds of candy for our deployed troops and first responders.  Contact Alesha Brophy with any questions.  Your child can bring candy to school labeled “ATTN: Alesha Brophy/Operation Gratitude” to school and we’ll collect at drop-off or you can bring it to our parent coffee social at Starbucks that morning!

GPA Parent Coffee Social
Friday, November 2
8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Starbucks 220 West Chester Pike

Stop by for a warm drink and lively conversation!

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SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, November 10
Open House parent get-together at Maura and Phil Bellaria’s House

A big thank you to Maura and Phil for hosting this popular parent social for the second year in a row.  Invitations will be in backpacks on Monday, October 8.

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Day of Gratitude
Tuesday, November 20
Service learning project for grades K-5

The GPA collecting toiletries, supplies and other items for their fall community service project to support Families Forward.  Please sign up to let us know what you can donate/drop off at school on November 19 or 20 when we’ll assemble care packages with our K-5 students.  Representatives from Families Forward will be coming to our school to speak with the children about how their efforts will help others in need.

GPA Meeting
Wednesday, December 19
5:00 p.m.

Immediately preceding the Winter Concert 

We’ve heard from many parents that you need to prioritize events you can attend due to work schedules, distance from school, and other personal commitments, so we will try having our GPA meetings the hour before school events.  Aftercare activities until 6:00 p.m. with pizza for dinner will be available to order closer to the date.

Agenda topics:  TBD

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Daytime Parent Q&A with P. Susan Jackson of The Daimon Institute
Friday, January 25
Details to follow

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