Monthly eNewsletter School Report

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER - GARDEN CITY HIGH SCHOOL PTA -

Another busy month! Thank you! to our HS Board members that have been hard at work already - Assistant Director  - Joyce Turner, Health and Safety - Roberta Clark & Cynthia George, Membership - Susan McGannon & AnnMarie Marciano, Photography - Nora Heavey, Beverly Acinapuro, Sandra Wu, Effie Campbell, Reflections - Joy Fullhardt, Sportswear - Laurie DeGearo, Julie LaSalla, Freshman BBQ - Joelle Mackey, Nicole Archer, Karen Carney, Gail Madigan, Nancy Poz, PVC - Meg Nix

 

Open HS PTA Board Positions - Secretary, Communications-Publicity, Membership, Reflections.  Please contact Ronda D’Antonio @ highschool@gardencitypta.org if you are interested or have questions.   Upcoming PTA Meetings and Events -

  • General Membership Vote on PTA By-Laws @ Stewart at 9:30AM

  • General Membership Vote on Resolutions @ Stratford at 9:30AM

  • November 2nd - HS PTA Meeting @ 9:15AM - Meeting and vote on nominating

  • December 12th @ 7:00PM - You asked for it, you got it! an evening HS PTA Meeting - Speaker -

Bob Wolf, founder of  HOPE® The Students' Bridge To Business and HOPE® Skills Presentations, will speak about skills which:

  • Every student can learn and apply

  • Complement what students learn in school and the technology they use every day

  • Help build self-confidence and self-esteem  

  • Give students a competitive edge in life

  • Are used to get interviews, interview successfully, network effectively, build supportive relationships, be a productive team player and a confident leader

  • Prepare students to earn support from and work effectively with people, the one constant they will encounter in every job as they navigate their career path

Bob has presented at Garden City High School for many years. His presentations are relevant, engaging, real, creative, fun, and unforgettable. His website is www.hopeskills.com

This presentation is good for MS and HS parents and students!

 

Upstander Program - Many students had the opportunity to attend the Upstander assembly on September 27th.  Below is information about the program.  Ask your child if they attended and what they thought about the presentation. Thank you to the PTA Health and Safety committee! The Siena College Research Institute, AT&T and Tyler Clementi Foundation have partnered to develop a program to educate high school students on the growing issue of cyberbullying and provide tools and resources for students to help curb this dangerous behavior.  The AT&T/Siena Upstander Program is an expansion on the Upstate Cyberbullying Census conducted by these three partners in 2016 to gauge the prevalence of cyberbullying in regions across New York.  

The objective of the AT&T/Siena Upstander Program is to create an Upstander culture within the schools led by Siena students that are trained to be Upstander Ambassadors.  The program is facilitated by a select group of trained Siena College students who are closer in age to high school youth and who better understand today’s high school culture and experience, use of social media other digital communication tools used by teens and who have more recent knowledge and experience with  cyberbullying. Garden City High School students will be participating in this program on Wednesday, September 27th.  They will be trained as Upstander Ambassadors and the program culminates in an event they host in collaboration with the Siena College facilitators in the form of an end of the day assembly for the student body. Watch for upcoming PTA sponsored evening programs for parents-

  • Jessica Lahey, Author of “The Gift of Failure” - October 24th @ 7:30pm - Click here to register (Note: She will also be presenting to all students and teachers.)

  • Josh Ochs, Smart Social - Digital Citizenship & Social Media Safety - November 28th @ 7:00PM - (Note: He will also be presenting to all MS & HS students.) 

Membership - High School membership levels are low!  We have many speakers and programs included in the HS PTA budget. (See examples of just a few above.) We need your support to ensure we will have the needed funds for these speakers and programs.  Please join today! - Click Here to Join

Freshman Party/BBQ - Friday, October 20th - 6:30PM-9PM This is a kickoff party/bbq for the Class of 2021. Encourage your child to attend! What could be more fun than - Friends, Food, Photobooth, DJ, fun Candy Land Theme and more! (Parents/guardians you may even have enough time to enjoy a nice dinner while they are at the party:)

 Photography -

  • Everyone should have received an email from “Irvin Simon Photographers” on Monday, October 2nd with information on how to view your child’s proofs. If you did not receive the email or have questions you can contact photography@gardencitypta.org

  • Don’t forget to select a yearbook pose. You will be prompted to select a yearbook pose when you log on. The yearbook pose must be selected separately. Just placing an order does not select the yearbook pose.  Anyone who has not selected a yearbook pose by the deadline (November 15th) will have one chosen for them.

  • October 11th - High School Only - Photo Make-ups - Underclassmen (Grades 9-11) During Lunch Periods

Reflections - Students will find a box in the HS Main Office to drop off their entries. Categories, Entry Form and other info can be found by clicking here.

Yearbook Photo Dates -

  • October 17th - 3PM High School Yearbook Club Photos in Gym

  • October 19th - 3PM High School Yearbook Club Photos in Gym


    Important Senior Yearbook Dates -

  • October 6th - High School Senior Portrait Selection Due Online/Phone to Island Photography by 11:59PM

  • October 6th - 2:30PM Senior Panoramic Photo

  • October 13th - High School Seniors Current & Growing Up Photos Due to www.yearbookforever.com by 11:59PM

     

World Language Honor Society Application Deadline - Juniors and Seniors - World Language Honor Society application deadline October 11th.  Information can be found on the World Languages Department webpage Homecoming Info -

  • October 10th-13th District-Wide Spirit Week (Check Daily Bulletin for daily events.)

  • October 13th - High School Pep Rally (Students Only)

  • October 14th - Homecoming Parade @ 1:00PM

  • October 14th - Football Game vs Carey @ 3:00PM

     

     

Athletics -

  • High School Sports Schedules

  • October 10th - 7:30PM Guest Speaker at Fall Athletics Code of Conduct Presentation - Glian Paul Gonzalez Part 1 for Middle & High School Parents (Note: This is a mandatory meeting for High School JV and Varsity team members.  Any student that has a conflict i.e. confirmation etc, should email their coach.)

Guidance Counseling Center Dates -

College related dates -

  • Seniors - Look outside of the Guidance office or on HS Counseling Center website to see the posting of colleges that will be visiting us.  (You can also check Daily Bulletin.)

  • Mini College Fairs (Students Only) at GCHS in Library. This is a great way for students to make contact with college reps and get information.

    • October 10th; 1PM-2:30PM

    • October 17th; 11AM-12:30PM

 

PSAT, SAT, ACT -

  • PSAT - All students must register in the Counseling Center by Friday, October 6th. Please mail or drop off a check/money order in the amount of $28.00 made payable to Garden City High School.

  • October 5th - November SAT & Subject Tests Registration Deadline

  • October 6th - October ACT (Late Registration) Deadline

  • October 7th - 7:45AM SAT & Subject Tests at High School

  • October 14th - 7:45AM PSAT/NMSQT Grades 10 & 11 at High School

  • October 25th - November SAT & Subject Tests (Late Registration) Deadline

  • October 28th - 7:45AM ACT Examination at High School

Sophomore Guidance Meeting - October 19th @ 7PM in Auditorium


Other Dates to Note -

October 5th - HS/MS 1st Quarter Progress Reports  
October 9th - Schools Closed October 11th - Progress reports can be viewed on Parent Portal at 3PM October 16th - Watch for email at the beginning of this week with info about Parent/Teacher Conferences October 25th - District-Wide Unity Day October 31st - Halloween (Yes, they wear costumes at the HS!) November 1st - High School Winter Athletic Green Forms Due to Nurse November 1st - HS Guidance & PTA - 7th Annual College Major Night (Parents & Students in Grades 6-12) in Library