Garden City PTA News

Congratulations to District Reflections Winners!

Check out for all the details on our incredible Reflections contest winners! We received more than 160 entries from across all seven schools answering the prompt of “I Am Hopeful Because…” — and the talent was incredible. We’re thrilled to congratulate our 70 District winners. Thirty of our students’ ‘hopeful’ entries now advance into the next round of competition across all of the PTA’s Nassau Region. Congratulations to our GC winners and good luck to everyone moving on to the next round!

Get Ready to Board the “Polar Express” with PARP

The PTA’s PARP committee is thrilled to announce plans for their annual Polar Express virtual read-aloud event for students in grades Pre-K through 5. We’ll be “boarding” the train on Tuesday, December 19, at 7:30 pm via Zoom. The Zoom link to register was shared in the most recent PTA E-Newsletter, and will be resent in upcoming emails to parents of grade UPK-5 students. We look forward to seeing all the GC children join us on this holiday adventure on the 19th!.

 Sportswear Pick-up Update

Did you order GC Sportswear during the PTA’s holiday sale? Pick-up will be adjusted to individual drop-off and pick-up options. Anyone who ordered will be contacted individually by the Sportswear Committee leads in order to make arrangements. Any questions, email

Save the Date for Parent University

The community’s annual Parent University event is coming up on Wednesday, January 24th. Mark your calendars now and save the evening for a series of fantastic learning sessions relevant to parents with students at all ages and stages. Please take a moment to share your thoughts and suggestions with us on the workshops being pursued, and make Parent University even better for everyone! The PTA has a quick survey available at We appreciate any input and suggestions you have to share.

Mark Your Calendars

Grab your calendar to mark down these important upcoming dates & deadlines from across the school district. You can keep an eye on the PTA website and the GCUFSD website “Events” page for even more detail on what’s happening across all seven schools.

  • Dec. 19 – Polar Express Virtual Read-Aloud
  • Dec. 19 – Board of Ed. Regular Session
  • Dec. 25-Jan. 1 – Holiday Recess, School Closed
  • Jan. 2 – School Reopens
  • Jan. 9 – Board of Ed. Work Session
  • Jan. 15 – MLK Jr. Day, School Closed

Your Membership Matters!

Please take a minute today to visit to rejoin for the new 2023-24 school year. While there, click the “Get Involved” tab to see the many volunteer opportunities with the PTA overall, and with your child’s specific schools. We can’t wait to work with you this year!

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