WELCOME TO THE GREENACRES SCHOOL PTA WEBSITE! 

 

The GAPTA is a non-profit organization comprised of parents, teachers & administrators who voluntarily work together in the interest of enriching our children’s Greenacres elementary school experience through programs & activities. We welcome your involvement, whatever your schedule allows.

 

PTA activities include planning and implementing programs and services at the school that benefit our school & students; raising funds to support these initiatives; and bringing the Greenacres School community together.  

 

Please take a tour of our NEW School and hear about our new protocol on the link below!

We are delighted to share our Greenacres Welcome Video.

Directed and edited by Sam Hurwitz and DJ Ziffer.

Drone footage by Zach Siegel.

All Greenacres alumnus!

 

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If you already have a Membership Toolkit account with another organization, you can use the same log-in here. 


SPIRIT WEAR PICK UP

 

Spirit wear pick up is this week at 7 Oakstwain Road from 9am- 3pm. 

  • Tuesday, October 27 (parents with last names beginning A to L)
  • Wednesday, October 28th (parents with last names beginning M to Z)

Everyone who purchased spirit wear should have received an email with more details, but please reach out to Alison Milam if you didn't receive your email or if you have any other questions. 

 

Thanks again to everyone who made a purchase!


HALLOWEEN AT GREENACRES
 
Costumes on October 30th 

The PTA is excited to announce that in lieu of a Halloween Parade, the children will be able to wear their Halloween costumes throughout their in-class session on October 30th. 

Please make sure costumes are appropriate for school. Masks, accessories and inflatables are not permitted. Students must be able to comfortably work for two hours without getting overheated or irritable.

 

Greenacres Goes Booing! 

We hope that everyone has enjoyed the Greenacres Boo Bag Extravaganza thus far! This is a gentle reminder to please complete your Boos by this Friday, October 30th. An overview of the Greenacres Boo Bag Instructions can be found HERE

Please remember to help your child reveal their identities to their secret Boos by Halloween! Additionally, please be on the lookout for a Halloween email announcing the winner of the Greenacres Spirit Wear Raffle.  

Please reach out to Jen GaleonBea Libow or Michele Dalton with any questions and Happy Booing! 


 
 
CLASS GIFTS
 
Each class generally collects money at the beginning of the year for both a holiday and year-end group gift for their teachers, aide(s) and specials teachers. Contributing to the gift is always voluntary. This year, we are making it easier and you can pay here through our new site! Please pay by Thursday, October 15th to allow us time to get the holiday gifts purchased. 
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to your Class Parent (Complete List Here) or Courtney Allen.
 

GREENACRES VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR
Monday, November 2nd through Sunday, November 8th.
 
The PTA is excited to be able to bring you the Book Fair a little differently this year. We will be having a VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR, using a local vendor, Main Street Books. Without many of the events/programs we normally have, this is going to be one of our major fundraising efforts this year, so please fill your bookshelves! 
 
Parent/Classroom Book Donations
We also want to be sure we are still stocking the library and the classrooms. We will be providing the opportunity to give donations to the library or your child's/children's specific classrooms. These donations will be compiled and each teacher will receive a gift card with which they will be able to purchase books for their classroom/library from Main Street Books. 
 
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO DONATE!
 
Teacher Book Recommendations
We have also asked that teachers provide book recommendations by grade. This will allow us time to set up the website properly and also to ensure these books are all sourced and added to the site. Teachers will let your kids know if there are books that are needed for the curriculum that can be purchased at the Book Fair.
 
We look forward to getting the classrooms and your homes stocked with books!
 
The Book Fair Chairs

 

GREENACRES COMMUNITY COAT DRIVE

 

 Greenacres families, please help us give the gift of warmth this winter to other families in Westchester! In keeping with Greenacres tradition, please clean out your closets, pick up an extra coat at the store or order a coat online to support this effort. 

Due to limitations on entering the school building, drop off will be at the home of Melissa Eisenberg starting Monday, October 26th. Please drop off coats on the covered side porch of 64 Greenacres Avenue in the designated bin. Feel free to also have coats shipped directly to 64 Greenacres Avenue. The last day for dropping off coats is Friday, December 4th

If you have any questions please contact Melissa Eisenberg


 

 

THE YOUNG WRITERS WORKSHOP (YWW)

 

Attention all Young Writers!

 

Our YWW Catalog is now available to view HERE

 

The 26th Annual Young Writers’ Workshop will take place virtually on Saturday, November 21, 2020 from 9 am - 12 pm and is open to all Scarsdale 3rd through 5th graders.

 

Join us for this annual tradition -- and help your children feel connected to the greater Scarsdale community beyond their own elementary schools -- as the kids draw inspiration from local writers of news, advertising, adventure, magical worlds, mystery, poetry and MORE!  Whether your child is the next budding author or a reluctant writer, trust us -- your child will love Young Writers’ Workshop!  

 

Registration will run this Sunday, October 25 through Thursday, November 5.

 

Call for volunteers: Are you nimble in Zoom? We need parents who can manage a Zoom room (i.e., how to mute participants, how to share screens) to help facilitate the workshops on the day of the event. Please email writers10583@gmail.com if you are able to help! The time commitment is 10-12 am on November 21, as well as one evening or weekend training session.

 

Questions? Email event chairs, Deb Kolodner and Jill Casal, at writers10583@gmail.com.


 
SAVE THE DATE:

HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST AND DONUT GRAB!!!

Friday, October 30th

 

We are excited to announce the first ever Halloween Costume Contest and Donut Grab exclusively for our 5th graders!!!

 

Come on down, IN COSTUME, to the GA blacktop for fresh DONUTS** and a chance to win the contest.  1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be awarded and delivered to the winners’ homes on October 31st!

 

Please adhere to the following COHORT time slots:

 

11:15 – 11:25:  Rosenfeld Cohort A

11:25 – 11:35:  McCarren Cohort A

11:35 – 11:45:  Guski Cohort A

11:45 – 11:50:  Virtual only

12:10 – 12:20:  Guski Cohort B

12:20 – 12:30:  McCarren Cohort B

12:30 – 12:40 – Rosenfeld Cohort B

 

**Gluten-free donuts will be available!

Parents/guardians are required to fill out this form prior to the 30th.   No siblings please.

Masks are required and social distancing rules will be enforced.

We hope that ALL our 5th graders are able to join for this festive fall event!

 

No siblings please.

 

Please remember to pay your 5th grade dues ASAP.

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The Fifth Grade Chairs

Lauren Bender

Kate Levy

Maggie Samios

Stephanie Weismer


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OUR NEW WEBSITE!

 

Membership Toolkit is NOW our school PTA communications service, school directory, payment system and website manager.

 

FAMILY INFORMATION:

At the beginning of the school year, the GAPTA now requires that you confirm the correctness of your Family Information (Parents/Guardians & Students) or to register for the first time if you have not before. This is to make sure that all relevant GAPTA communications are sent to the email addresses on file and that the Family Information is correctly listed for our online and printed directory.

 

SALES/VOLUNTEER FORMS:
All GAPTA items for purchases can be made using a credit card or debit card via PayPal. Any relevant SALES and/or VOLUNTEER forms will be available and shown HERE

 

GAPTA ONLINE DIRECTORY & WEEKLY NEWSLETTERS:  

You MUST join the GAPTA to have access to the Greenacres online school directory, participate in PTA sponsored activities like the School Play and After School Clubs and also to receive the GAPTA weekly newsletter, The Greenacres Gazette.

 

DOWNLOAD THE MEMBERSHIP TOOLKIT APP FOR YOUR SMARTPHONE:

Download the Membership Toolkit APP for your smartphone 

(You'll be asked to enter the email address that you use for Membership Toolkit.  The system will automatically send you a reset password email.  Once you change your password, you will then be able to sign into the app).  

 

Questions about the GREENACRES PTA? Contact Jen Fischer our PTA PRESIDENT

 

If you would like to request website content edits, updates or have suggestions for features you'd like to see, please email Kathy Stahler