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.

Hello! I'm Barb Hafner,

President of the Grayson Parents Association (GPA).  I look forward to meeting everyone, to answer any questions and hear your suggestions and interests for supporting a culture of community among our school families. We are very fortunate and proud that we have such an engaged organization of support for our children and their teachers at Grayson.

Please check out our upcoming GPA events below, and consider your support through participating, sharing on social media or volunteering as you can.  Contact me anytime or more information or with any questions or suggestions—I look forward to seeing or hearing from you soon.

September Reminder
Community Service Kick Off

We will be assembling care packages with our students to support a local homeless shelter on our Day of Gratitude, November 20. Begin collecting and saving supplies from family and friends like new toiletry items (especially travel size) as well as any NEW toys and winter accessories you may be looking to part with. Also, on your next trip to the dentist ask if they would be willing to donate dental supplies to you to aid others in need through our school.

NOTE:  Barnes & Noble is having some great post Back-To-School sales, and a few parents have told us that they picked us some great little items at blow-out prices they plan to donate for our Day of Gratitude. Many of the mass retailers, office supply, and dollar stores are doing the same this time of year.

More to follow!

Shop and Save at J. Crew Mercantile
Sunday, September 30
Plymouth Meeting Mall
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This is a favorite GPA fundraiser. Click for more details on how you can shop, save and support Grayson.  Please share with your friends and family on social media, or print a few flyers to drop off at local businesses you support who are willing to share with their customers.  Everyone loves a good sale, and this is an easy way for us to help cover the costs of fall field trips for our students!

Last year, we raised over $1,000 that helped to cover costs of our Thankfulness Luncheon, field trips and teacher appreciation events.

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GPA Meeting
Friday, October 12
5:00 p.m.

Immediately preceding Family Fun Night activities

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:  Fall service learning projects and rest of year calendar (Barb Hafner), and Grayson Executive Board report (Sam Greenblatt and Melissa Bilash) on the state of the school, updates from the Real Estate Committee, and to answer any questions you may have.

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Scholastic Book Fair
October 4 – October 12

You’ll have a chance at Parent Conferences on October 4 and 5, and during Family Fun Night on October 12 to support our library in this annual GPA fundraiser. Our kids will have the opportunity to either shop or make a wish list on October 4 during the school day. Last year we were able to provide the Grayson library with over $1,500 worth of books through this event.  Check out these exciting new titles!

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
All School Family Cocktail Party at Maura and Phil Bellaria’s House

A big thank you to Maura and his for hosting this popular parent social for the second year in a row.  Details to follow.

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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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