Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year!
COME JOIN US FOR A ZOOM DANCE PARTY!
Our next meeting will be held 2/8/2021. The meeting begins at 6:30 pm and will be held via Zoom.
Garfield Elementary PTA meeting
February 8, 2021 @ 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Time Topic Presenter
6:30 pm Welcome Marianne McIntosh
6:35 Approval of Minutes and financials Jen Olson and Kate Jennings
6:40 Staff Report Melissa Morrill
6:50 February Dance Emalie Huriax, Jenny Jenkins
7:00 Various Updates Marianne McIntosh
- Teacher grants
- Nominating Committee
- Standing rules
- Planning next year (Budget & Fundraising)
7:15 Updates and discussions with the Principal Brendon Chertok
7:30 pm Adjourn
Next meeting: March 8, 2021 at 6:30 pm via Zoom.
We appreciate your support of Garfield PTA and hope to see you at the meeting!
The Garfield Elementary School (GES) PTA Board
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Each year the PTA has supported our teachers with teacher grants to purchase supplies for their classrooms. The funds for these grants are usually raised through our normal fundraising we do throughout the year. As we all know this year has been anything but normal. As our teachers make their way through yet another transition with some moving to hybrid and others still teaching remote, we want to support them as much as we possibly can.
We had such a wonderful response for our Holiday Spirit fundraiser. We are hoping to do it once again and raise money for our amazing teachers. All donations made between February 1st and February 28th will be used for teacher grants.
Click here to donate today!
Join the PTA!
Garfield Elementary Parent Teacher Association (PTA) welcomes you to the new school year!
We believe Garfield is one of the best elementary schools in the Olympia School District. This
year is starting differently than typical. You may have many questions as your child(ren) and you navigate through this year at Garfield. Joining the PTA is a great way to make the journey easier. We offer a community of parents and guardians of students in all grades, as well as connection to the Principal and teacher representatives, who can answer many of your questions and provide support. While distance learning restricts PTA activities, we are brainstorming new opportunities to connect Garfield families. One exciting update is a shift to more user-friendly information on the PTA website for activities and volunteer opportunities.
Through the PTA, you can meet other families and start the process of establishing new relationships. The PTA keeps families up-to-date on many of the opportunities Garfield
Elementary and the Olympia School District provide for students. We sponsor events to bring
the Garfield community together and help build stronger bonds.
The PTA fundraises to support Garfield Elementary. Funds raised in previous years have supported the purchase and installation of the climbing wall in the gym, the purchase of audio-
visual equipment, performing arts assemblies, books for the library collection, and supply funds
for teachers. PTA fundraisers include the Cougar Mountain Cookie Dough sales, Purchase a
Paver Fundraiser, and Fun Run. Funds are also raised through PTA membership dues.
The PTA hosts fun community events, such as Fall Fling, Winter Bingo Night, monthly movie
nights, and more! Our best events happen when all our parents/guardians come together to
volunteer. Members and non-members alike may volunteer in a way that works for them:
daytime or evening, recurring or sporadically. Cheetahs appreciate their volunteers!
Help make Garfield the school you envision for your student: Join the PTA. Please check back here often for updated event information, volunteer opportunities, and a mailing list sign-up. Facebook users can also "Like" us at www.facebook.com/OlyGarfieldPTA for additional information.
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