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Our Mission is to prepare all students to reach their full potential as life-long learners and socially responsible contributors to our global community.

GFS ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Listed below are some key dates for upcoming GFS events. Please refer to our online calendar on the right-hand side of this page for a complete list of events:

With the school closure, please check back for updates.  
Wishing you and your family well!

Want to help out at GFS?
The PTA is currently recruiting new volunteers!

The GFS PTA Nominating Committee is starting to put together the slate for next year.  If you’ve been toying with the idea of getting involved, now is the time! There are lots of options to choose from. 

We are looking for:
A dynamic duo to take on our Logowear Committee
Art Smart Co-Chair (Great for art lovers)
Back to School Party Co-Chairs (A fun family event for our whole GFS community)
Books As Gifts Co-Chair (This is a great one for working parents!)
Cultural Arts Co-Chair (Help promote school wide performances)
Family Photo Day Co-Chair (This is a great one for working parents!)
Walk-a-thon Co-Chair (A great community event)
Staff Holiday Lunch Co-Chair (Help put on a festive celebration for our teachers!)
5th Grade Yearbook Co-Chairs
5th Bake Sale Co-Chairs
Flyer Co-Chair (This is easy to do before pick-up!)
Field Day Co-Chair (The most anticipated event of the year!)
Guest Author Co-Chair (Host 2 children's book authors at GFS!
Food Drive (Help stock the pantries in Westport!)
Staff Appreciation Week Co-Chair (Show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate their hard work!)
Field Day Snack Co-Chair (Organize yummie treats for our students!)
Lost and Found Co-Chair (Great for someone who picks up their child often.Back to School Lunch Co-Chair (A great way to welcome back the teachers and staff!)

Please contact Wendy McConaghy at
 gfspta.nomination@gmailcom.  For more detailed job descriptions please click here.

We need your help to continue to make GFS the terrific place it is!

JOIN THE PTA TODAY!
PTA Membership: Never too late to join the the PTA.  Click on the  membership link now!  For instructions on how to join using the mobile app, or other questions please view the following document. For membership questions please contact Marisa Zer.

Easy Ways to Support GFS
Amazon Smile:  Support GFS When You Shop on Amazon!  AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to contribute to GFS every time you shop, at no cost to you. All you need to do is use the smile.amazon.com URL for all of your purchases and Amazon donates to the GFS PTA. Please note if you use the regular amazon URL no donation to GFS PTA will be made. Thank you for your support by shopping on smile.amazon.com.  Questions?  Please contact Kate Grijns or Melanie Heiser

Mabel’s Labels: Did you know that an item that ends up in the GFS Lost and Found will be returned to its owner by the PTA if it is LABELED with your child’s name?!

Get your Mabel’s Labels today! Free shipping to your door.  Your purchase helps support the GFS PTA.

Ready to order? Please click here or see the flyer for more details. Questions? Email Kate Grijns or Melanie Heiser

Stop & Shop  Rewards Program: Our school is participating in the Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards Program, a great school fundraising program that runs from September 6, 2019 through March 14, 2020. 
Four ways to enter:
1) Register your current Stop + Shop card to Greens Farms Elementary School for  A+ Rewards on the website at www.stopandshop.com/aplus (using ID# 40658) or by calling 1-877-366-2668 and selecting Option #2

2) Register a new card for A+ Rewards on behalf of Greens Farms Elementary School
3)  Link your PeaPod account to your Stop and Shop Card

4)  Recruit neighbors, friends and family to do the same

If you have any questions, you can contact Melanie Heiser at melanie.s.heiser@gmail.com or Kate Grijns at kategrijns@yahoo.com.
Click here for instructions on how to register

Special Education News 
For a list of ALL upcoming Sip n Chats please download the flyer below.

SpEd Sip n Chat Schedule 

Join in to connect with other SpEd parents, ask questions and learn about community events and accommodative classes. No need to RSVP.  

Want to receive information about upcoming SpEd related activities and events?  Please email westportspedpta@gmail.com to be added to our mailing list or to connect with us.

All upcoming SpEd activities can be found HERE.

 

Visit All of Your Westport PTA Council Sites!

Westport Public Schools | PTA Council

PTA Council - Cultural Arts

PTA Council - Health & Wellness

PTA Council - PYD (Positive Youth Development)

PTA Council - SpEd (Special Education)

PTA Council - Workshop

PTA Council - Author Series

PTA Council - ArtSmart

Community Bulletin Board

 

See link below to pay dues. You will then have access to the Mobilearc Directory.

 

https://westport.mobilearq.com/school_directory_parent_register.html.

2019/20 New Families Documents:
GFS FAQs 2019-202

 

 

 

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