Dear GCS Families,
As we close out 2019, we wanted to wish everyone a safe and joyful holiday season. The PTO has a lot to be proud of as 2019 draws to a close. In September, we hosted our first-ever student Fun Run fundraiser, which was a rousing success! Not only did the students have a blast participating, but they raised a lot of money for our PTO scholarship fund, and earned super-cool prizes in the process. In October, we hosted our ever-popular book fair, and the PTO gifted a book to every child in the school! In November, we resurrected a community-favorite fundraiser with the return of Butterbraids – plus we added coffee to the mix this year – yum! And December brings our biggest fundraiser of all: the Christmas Market brat booth. Thanks to all the families that are volunteering their time to help out by cooking and/or selling bratwursts this year! Without your help we simply couldn’t maximize this tremendous fundraising opportunity that the Georgetown Christmas Market affords us.
Did you know that the PTO scholarship fund has already fulfilled several scholarship requests this school year? Did you know you can pick up a scholarship form in the office to request assistance from the PTO for things like school supplies, school project materials, field trip costs, personal hygiene products, clothing, and other items? It’s a simple questionnaire to fill out. We are a giving community, so we want to make sure no one among us has to go without.
As we welcome in 2020, we encourage you to check in with the PTO from time to time. We have meetings the first Tuesday of the month (but next meeting will be an exception on January 14). Stay tuned for announcements on venue, as sometimes we hold meetings at the school and sometimes at a local business (like Guanella Pass Brewery). We know everyone’s busy, so regular attendance is not required! We just want to see your face from time to time and know what talents you’d be willing to lend as time permits. Stop by when you can! If you can’t make the meetings, but have some ideas on things we can do or things you’d like to help with, drop us a line at email@example.com. Also, be sure to like our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GCSKids/. Together we can continue to provide our students with enriching opportunities beyond the normal classroom experience.
From all of us at the PTO, have a great holiday break, and a fantastic new year!
-Your GCS Parent-Teacher Organization