GCSS Home and School Association
The GCSS Home & School Association is the parent volunteer group seeking to enhance the GCSS student experience. If your child is a student in the GCSS -- AW Spalding, CAMS or CA -- then you are a member of the GCSS H&S Association.
The GCSS is blessed to have many parents that are willing to give of their time and expertise to enhance the overall learning experience of all students in the GCSS. Historically the Home and School Association was founded at AWS serving both the elementary and middle school classes. When the middle school moved to the CAMS campus in 2010 Home and School broadened it's reach to all the GCSS campuses - AWS, CAMS & CA; aiming to serve all classes in the GCSS. While the Home and School Association helps with fundraising they do so much more including volunteering in classrooms, serving as classroom chaplains, help supervise field trips, helping with hot lunches, and parent education opportunities.
If you are interested in volunteering your time and expertise, please contact the appropriate school office to get in contact with any of the three coordinators:
The GCSS Home & School Association is the parent volunteer group seeking to enhance the GCSS student experience. If your child is a student in the GCSS -- Montessori, AW Spalding, CAMS or CA -- then you are a member of the GCSS H&S Association. Some of the H&S offerings are:
Classroom Chaplains – to partner with the classroom teacher and the school chaplain in praying daily for the teacher and each student, lead a classroom spiritual growth initiative weekly, and meet quarterly with the Chaplain Team.
Praying Parents – every week parents to gather in prayer at each campus to lift the students, their families, and the faculty and staff up in prayer. This group of parents prays for any specific prayer requests, the safety and health of students, teachers and administrators, any field trips, etc.
Sandy Erickson Fun Run and 5K – honoring a beloved teacher, this fundraiser supports both H&S and worthy students. H&S presented a check for $30,000 to the GCSS Board of Trustees from the 2013 race. The third annual Sandy Erickson Fun Run and 5K will be held Sunday, November 2, 2014. For more details visit SandyEricksonFunRun.com and or follow the race on facebook at “Sandy Erickson Fun Run”.
Grandparents Day – a special opportunity to have either your grandparent(s) or another special adult(s) visit a student at school for the day.
Helping Hands – parents volunteer at the school and submit their hours at the school office. Every five volunteer hours, the family name of that volunteer will be entered in a drawing. In May, one name will be drawn and the family will receive a $500.00 tuition credit for the following school year.
Boxtops for Education - Boxtops, located on many everyday grocery items, are collected the first Monday and Tuesday morning of each month. H&S earned approximately $3000.00 through this program during the last school year. Please continue to clip and send those box tops in. The students enjoy the prizes they receive in exchange for their boxtop donations.
Publix Partners - Publix Partners is a bonus card program that benefits the GCSS. Every time you shop at Publix, please have the cashier scan your card or you can do it yourself through the self check-out. H&S receives $250 for every $37,000.00 spent in groceries. Pick up your card from the CAMS office today. You are welcome to pass them out to your friends and family.
Other H&S events during the school year include meet the teacher night treat, food can drive to help feed the hungry in our community, Christmas Work Shoppe, Family Fun Night, Teacher Appreciation Week and an adventure filled Field Day.
2017 - 18 Home and School Leadership Team
Leader – Jenny Sue Hocking
Treasurer - Amber Beldin
Secretary - Wencke Baker
CAMS Representatives - Gladys Griggs
CA Representative - Danette Tull
Classroom Chaplain Coordinator – Tina Shabo
Partnering for Eternity Scholarship Coordinator - Kelly Myers
Room Parent Coordinator – Lisa Guajardo
Helping Hands – Sharon Mohr
Uniform Resale Shop Coordinator – Beth Tucker
Uniform Resale Shop Assistant – Summer Biggs
Box Tops Coordinator - Courtney Shaw
- GCSS Home & School Association email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Sandy Erickson 5K Race email: email@example.com.
- H&S mailboxes at AWS & CAMS front offices.