The Golden Pond School Parent Group is an impressive group of parents who encourages every parent to get involved throughout the year by volunteering. The Parent Group enhances the children’s educational experience by teaching them about giving back to our community through various charitable events, helping to foster a sense of community within the school through social events and showing appreciation to the school staff. They host several creative fundraisers throughout the year to support these activities and manage spirit wear. Your involvement in the Parent Group is a wonderful way to get connected to the school and to make lasting friendships with other GPS families.
- Sign up to join the Parent Group and receive occasional e-mails by emailing email@example.com
- Join our GPS Parent Group Facebook Group!
- Attend our Parent Group Social and Information Night on October 10th, 7pm
at Baker’s Crust | 19890 Belmont Chase Drive, Ashburn, VA 20147
2019-2020 Parent Group Events
1st Wednesday of every month
PARENT GROUP and ROOM PARENT BREAKFAST MEETINGS
The Parent Group meets monthly to discuss group business. These meetings are typically held at a local restaurant with the option to arrive early, order breakfast, and socialize prior to the meeting. This makes for a fun and relaxing morning out with other GPS parents. We can also answer questions that room parents may have and serve as a forum for sharing ideas among room parents.
CIDER STAND & BAKE SALE
Please join The Parent Group from 8am – 2:30pm in the parking lot for apple cider, baked goods and lunch items plus games and activities. Proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and you can also make online donations on behalf of GPS here: http://trikeathon.stjude.org/TheGPSParentGroup
ART TO REMEMBER
Our most popular fundraiser each year! Art to Remember provides you with the opportunity to have special artwork, which is completed by your child during art class, reproduced onto a variety of keepsakes and gifts for family and friends. All gifts will be delivered in late December.
October 21st – November 15th
THANKSGIVING BASKET FOOD DRIVE
The shopping cart will be ready for your non-perishable grocery items! The Parent Group Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive is in the lobby and donations will be delivered to a local food bank. Thank you for your generosity!
TRUNK OR TREAT
5-7pm, GPS Parking Lot
Join The Parent Group for a festive trick-or-treat event! Decorate the back of your car and hang out with you friends as the children have a great night! We can’t wait to see all the costumes!
October 29th – November 15th
THANKSGIVING PIE SALEMom’s Apple Pie Sales are not to be missed! Avoid those long lines and preorder at GPS. The Parent Group will distribute pies on Nov. 20th. A percentage of all sales are returned to The Parent Group to help fund sponsored events throughout the year. Download the pie order form here.
Sat., December 7th, 9am-12pm
Mon., December 9th, 5-6:30pm
HOLIDAY SECRET SHOPPE
A not-to-be-missed event from The Parent Group! Children will shop for homemade gifts (that come home wrapped!) while parents enjoy refreshments in the lobby. The children delight in being able to shop for gifts for their parents, siblings, family and friends. Plus, each class will be displaying a special project made for the Holiday Secret Shoppe.
COMMUNITY SERVICE DRIVE (January)
COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY (February 8th)
Essential items are collected for a local community organization in need. Donations may include, but are not limited to: books, toys, winter coats and toiletries. After the donations are collected we gather on the weekend to sort and prepare the items for distribution to those in need. This is a wonderful opportunity for the little ones, who often cannot volunteer, to have a chance to participate in community service.
FAMILY FUN EVENT
GPS Families gather for an evening of fun! We play, we eat, we socialize with students, alumni and adults outside of the school setting. Location is TBD.
SPRING SING GOODIE BAGS + DVD SALES
Spring Sing is an annual Golden Pond School tradition where our children perform songs at a local high school. These children shine on stage and this is a great time for both students and parents. The Parent Group supports Spring Sing by providing goodie bags for the performers as well as selling flowers, spirit wear and professionally recorded DVDs of the performance.
GPS Parking Lot
Join us for our annual Lemonade Stand set-up in the GPS parking lot during school drop-offs and pick-ups. Lemonade, baked-goods and lunch items will be donated by parents, staff and local businesses and fun games and activities for the children. Donations will be accepted for these items and proceeds will be given to a selected charity.
May 4th – 8th
TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK
We love our GPS Teachers and Administration! Teacher appreciation events take place throughout the school year to thank our teachers and administrative staff for their hard work and dedication to our children. The events culminate with a week full of special activities in May!