We Stand on the Shoulders of Giants
Are you Ready to Stand with Us?
It’s that time of year again….time to elect new Parent Teacher Association Board members and Committee Chairs and we’re looking for people who care about the quality of education and creating a supportive learning community at Gonzales Community School.
Our PTA nominations will take place at the PTA meeting on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:30pm and we are looking for a new PTA President and Committee Chairs. Click to view all positions. Terms will start on July 1, 2017 and conclude on June 30, 2018.
Now before you delete this email, please read about the AMAZING work that PTA has done in society and improved the world that we currently live in. I’m not just talking at the school level either – over the years, PTA has established the following national programs that we take for granted today:
• Creation of Kindergarten classes
• Mandatory immunization
• Child labor laws
• Arts in Education
• Public health service
• Juvenile justice system
• Hot and healthy lunch programs
• School Safety
Just imagine our current society without these programs. It’s hard to do because these programs are basic standards that were established long before we started school. We never give much thought to how they were developed or the long hours that PTA members invested creating a better society for everyone – not just themselves.
Over the years, our school PTA community has also created and supported the following long-standing programs at Gonzales:
• Facilitating communication between school and home through the GCS PTA website and Thursday Note
• NDI participation for every third and fifth grader
• Nurse supplies – the district does not provide band-aids, Kleenex, etc for our children
• Snacks during PARCC Testing – every student receives a free snack from GCS PTA
• Teacher Funds – every teacher receives monies to buy supplies for their class
• Student clubs
• GCS garden
• Back-to-school BBQ
• Spring Showcase
• Science Fair boards
• Books for the Library
• Transportation for Field Trips
• Teacher and Staff Appreciation
• Spirit Gear
• National Junior High Society
We all lead very busy lives and have more obligations than we can count, but at the end of the day, all children deserve to attend a school that provides a quality education with enriching experiences and a community that supports their education. It is PTA’s philosophy that enriching programs and a supportive educational community should be available to all students, not just students whose families can afford to pay for a quality, well-rounded education.
You don’t need special skills, prior experience, be a stay-at-home mom, have extra money or have a lot of spare time to help your school and serve as a PTA Board Member, Committee Chair or PTA member, you just need to care.
I have served as GCS PTA President for two years and have reached my term-limit. Casey Stults and Robyn Romero-Cardenas have graciously agreed to serve a second year as Vice President and Treasurer and I will serve as Secretary. Board Members and Committee Chairs may be parents, teachers, grandparents, and community members.
Please find more information about these positions on our website at gcspta.org/the-board or in the school office. If you are interested in supporting education and your school community, please speak with our nominating committee chair, Lupe Longley via email firstname.lastname@example.org or at school to add your name to the list.
Thank you for caring about your school community and helping make Gonzales Community School a great school.
2016-17 GCS PTA Board Members
April Gallegos, PTA President
Casey Stults, PTA Vice President
Robyn Romero-Cardenas, PTA Treasurer
Carmella Roybal, PTA Secretary
Mr. Michael Lee, Principal