Race for Ed Post Race Update!
2 weeks until Race for Ed Day!!!
Join the fun with Cub Scout Pack 413!!
The first Competency Immersion Day is on Wednesday, September 29, 2021. If your child would like a breakfast and/or lunch provided for them on that day you should complete the order form that is listed under the “Food Service Order Forms” on the district website. Orders must be completed before 12 noon on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Pickup will be at the school cafeteria where your child attends, before bus dismissal on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. If you have questions please call the Food Service Office at 717-597-3226, ext. 50508.
Greencastle Flyers Cross Country Club
PTO meeting September 9th at 7:00pm
G-A Elementary & Primary School PTO INVITES YOU TO... JOIN THE FUN, TO SUPPORT THE RACE FOR EDUCATION
GASD is currently experiencing a phone system outage. This is affecting incoming and outgoing calls, including fax. Our service provider has been alerted, and is working to resolve the issue. At this time, we have not been given an ETA for resolution.
PTO Back to School Social
PTO Race for Ed Kick Off Letter
August 2021 Dear Greencastle-Antrim Primary/Elementary Families: We are writing to announce that again this year we will be holding our annual fundraising event at G-A Elementary & Primary Schools….the Race for Education! This fundraiser has been so successful the past nine years that we were able to surpass our goal every year!! To-date the Race for Education has raised over $700,000 for the students in our Kindergarten through 5th grades. The Greencastle-Antrim Elementary/Primary PTO will be conducting its 9th annual Race for Education. The funds raised from this event are very important so that all our Primary and Elementary students may continue to experience the newest technology, school assemblies, and special events & activities which are COMPLETELY funded by the Race for Education. Monies from this fundraiser have also been used to back classroom grants so that our teachers can purchase essential education materials for their classrooms. Administration has been able to use the success of the Race for Education to fund other large-ticket objectives such as a safety fence for our Primary playground area; audio/visual equipment in our Primary building to use for assemblies, a stage in our Elementary school complete with audio/visual equipment; new playground equipment, and enlarged playground area for our Elementary students; new iPads, docking stations and Apple software; desktop computers; document cameras; as well as additional technology & teaching aids to enhance the classroom learning experience that directly benefit your child’s education at our schools. During this event, students will walk or jog around the G-A track for a one-hour period. Each student will raise funds by asking sponsors to contribute a tax deductible donation to the PTO. Your child will be coming home with this “Kick-off Packet” of information about our Race for Education. Please review the packet carefully. Your participation is essential to the success of this program. The PTO’s goal is to raise $85,000! this year. You can enable us to reach this goal by spending a minimal amount of time sending the enclosed mailers to potential sponsors, we will also be sending a virtual postcard that can be shared or emailed to family and friends as well. The Greencastle-Antrim Elementary & Primary School PTO will reach its goal of $85,000, if we receive an average of ten (10) shares per student. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support of this exciting event. Sincerely, On behalf of the Greencastle-Antrim Primary & Elementary Schools PTO Race for Education chairperson - Holly Kendall & K-5 principal - Ashely Martin
Just a quick reminder that kindergarten does a staggered start where all all kindergarten boys will only attend school on August 19th and 23rd and all kindergarten girls will only attend school on August 20th and 24th. August 25th all kindergarten children will attend school every day.
Just a reminder that today, August 17th is our OPEN HOUSE!!! Kindergarten 5:15-6:15 1st Grade 6:30-7:00 2nd Grade 7:15-7:45 Please bring your child's school supplies in a labeled ziploc bag! You may also bring your completed Permanent Car Rider forms and your $25 deposit for your child's iPad (please read information below to clarify who needs to pay). iPad Overview All students K-12 are assigned an iPad for on-campus, and if necessary, off-campus use. To take the device off-campus, the district leverages a $25 ‘off-campus’ fee. If your student has previously paid the $25 fee, there is no additional charge for this school year for taking the device off campus (exception: if your student has damaged the iPad in the previous school year, an additional $25 off-campus fee will be charged for this year). Parents / Students receiving a district device must read the ETO Student Packet (found here). https://www.gcasd.org/page/eto-forms $25 off-campus fee may be paid using the ETO Payment Portal using MySchoolBucks (found here). https://www.myschoolbucks.com/ver2/login/getlogin.action?loginRequired=true You may also pay via check or cash (checks made payable to the Greencastle-Antrim School District). The $25 fee is waived for students participating in free and reduced lunch. *Students must be enrolled in the national school lunch program prior to receiving their iPad to have the $25 fee waived.
We are currently looking for a PERSONAL CARE ASSISTANT/Paraprofessional (full-time with benefits!). Please visithttps://www.gcasd.org/page/employment-opportunities for more information or to apply!
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Free meals will continue through May 28, 2021 (contingent on the availability of funding).
COVID-19 HOTLINE To report a positive case, or report possible exposure, please contact 717-597-6417. You may also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to provide your full name, your student's name, and contact information so that we may follow-up with you.