Our Parent Teacher Organization provides fun educational events for our children as well as materials and support for our teachers

The GSES Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

Our PTO is the vibrant, “grassroots” part of the GSES community. PTO meetings allow us to:
• Identify and support enrichment opportunities for students and teachers
• Share news and information about developments and the school
• Raise ideas and input from parents and teachers about the direction of the school
• Plan and organize support for school functions and fundraising activities

PTO fundraisers generate dollars that expand and enrich our school. PTO funds have supported:

• Technology Enhancements and Purchases
• Faculty Continuing Education and Professional Development
• On-Site Theatre Productions
• Field Trip Subsidies
• Teacher Start Up Costs
• Author Visits
• Teacher appreciation Week

Your 2017-18 GSES PTO officers are:

PTO President: Susan Kennedy Spain
Vice President: Ivette Klumb
Second Vice President: Ken Seward
Treasurer: Bill Pilc
Secretary: Carol Viola
PTO Representative to the Board of Trustees: Drew Wise
Christy Hunter, Room Parent Liaison

PTO Meetings

The GSES PTO typically meets at 5:30 pm on the second Tuesday of each month during the school year.  Meetings typically last no longer than one hour.  Child care is provided free of cost and food is provided for all children and adults.  All parents and teachers are welcome and encouraged to attend and be heard.

2017-2018 Meeting Schedule

September 12, 2017
October 10, 2017
November 14, 2017
December 12, 2017
January 9, 2017
February 13, 2017
March 13, 2017
April 10, 2017
May 8, 2017

Parent Teacher Organization Meeting Agendas

July 1, 2017 (PTO Board Only)

July 26, 2017 (PTO Board Only)

August 9, 2017 (PTO Board Only)

September 12, 2017

November 14, 2017

January 9, 2018

February 13, 2018

Parent-Teacher Organization Minutes

September 2017 Minutes

October 10, 2017 Minutes

January 9, 2018 Minutes

Upcoming Fundraisers

Fawn Shop 2017

Fawn Shop has been a very special GSES tradition for the last 30 years. It is scheduled for December 4-8, 2017. The library is transformed into a Winter Wonderland where children can purchase gifts for family members and have them wrapped by “elves.” Elves will help your children find just the right gift for each family member. All items are between fifty cents and five dollars, a few at ten dollars. You set your child’s total budget. Payment is not due until shopping is complete and you will be billed no more than what you approved for spending. All proceeds benefit the GSES PTO.

A shopping list will be sent home in the red folders. Volunteers are needed to help decorate the library on Dec. 3, and to be an elf during the week to help the children shop and wrap presents. Please sign up using Sign Up Genius: .

In order to make shopping inventory plentiful we need your help. Please consider donating up to 10 new items or “gently used” items to the Fawn Shop. A box is in the library to collect these items presently. Items needed include: pet toys, treats, handmade items, tools, gadgets, music, gift cards, jewelry, household items, coffee, tea, soaps, hats, gloves and much more!! Thank you for helping to make the Fawn Shop a wonderful and memorable experience for the students.

Shopping List

Letter to Parents