Parent Group

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.

 

Tambre Cooper
President

Get involved!

 

Spirit Wear

Golden Pond School’s spirit wear is available through Land’s End. You can choose from a variety of different styles, colors, and sizes to accommodate your family’s needs and tastes.

We look forward to seeing everyone in Golden Pond spirit wear this school year!

2020-21 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.

Tuesday, October 20th 
CIDER STAND & BAKE SALE
Please join The Parent Group 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://events.stjude.org/GoldenPondSchool

Adjustments for 2020 due to COVID regulations:

The GPS Parent Group Cider Stand To-Go!
Purchase individually wrapped cookies from The Difference Baker (free from the Top 8 allergens) + a Pumpkin Mug with Cider to make at home!

All donations will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  For more information please go to the Golden Pond Parent Group 2020 Facebook Page!

October
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.

Monday, October 12th – Friday, November 6th
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 Piece of the Pie food bank. Thank you for your generosity!

Adjustments for 2020 due to COVID regulations:
– donations will be collected outside and picked up from the Parent Group daily

Postponed until 2021 
TRUNK OR TREAT
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!

Postponed until 2021
THANKSGIVING PIE SALE
Mom’s Apple Pie Sales are not to be missed! Avoid those long lines and preorder at GPS. The Parent Group will distribute pies on TBD. 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.

December TBD
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.
*event details will be adjusted for COVID

February/March TBD
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.
*event details adjusted for COVID

April 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.
*event details will be adjusted for COVID

April TBD
LEMONADE STAND 
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.
*event details will be adjusted for COVID

May 3rd – 7th
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!