Geneva Parents Association (GPA)

Dear Geneva Day School Parents,

On behalf of the Geneva Parents Association (GPA), I would like to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year! My name is Dory Halbe, mom of August, Liesel and Levi. I am your GPA President this year. We have a great GPA Board and an an exciting year ahead!

For those of you who are new to Geneva Day School, the GPA is a volunteer group consisting of parents who meet monthly to discuss issues important to the School and to plan activities that help foster a greater sense of community among our families. These activities include fundraisers, community events, and philanthropic activities. The GPA serves as a bridge between the School and Geneva families. This year’s GPA board also includes:  Sarah Nesbitt, Treasurers; Lauren Strauss, Secretary; Elaine Kaviani, Auction Chair; and Cindy Chi and Norean Qadir as Board Members At-Large.

As the parent of a student at Geneva Day School, you are automatically a member of the GPA and are invited to attend the monthly GPA meetings, which alternate between the second Tuesday evening one month, and Friday morning the next. Childcare is available during our evening meetings. We encourage you to attend these meetings and share your ideas with us. It’s a great way to get involved in your child’s school experience. Parent involvement is vital to making this year’s events a success.

There are many other ways to become involved. One way is to be a Room Parent—parents who volunteer for these positions find that it’s a great way to get to know the teachers and meet other classroom parents. Another way to get involved is to serve on committees or volunteer at GPA events.

Please be sure you to mark your calendar for the these key events at the beginning of  the school year.

New Parent Coffees 

     Tuesday, September 5 at 9:15  a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

     Wednesday, September 6 at 9:15  a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Annual Welcome Back Social

     Friday, September 8 at 5:30 p.m. 

These events are casual and fun ways for new and returning parents to connect with the others in the Geneva community and learn about upcoming GPA events.

We look forward to meeting all the new Geneva families and reconnecting with those families returning for another great year! Please feel free to contact us at gpa@genevadayschool.org with any questions or concerns regarding the GPA or GPA-sponsored events. We are always looking for new ideas and suggestions!

Sincerely,

Dory Halbe

GPA President

gpa@genevadayschool.org


 How can I get involved?!We love volunteers

There are lots of ways to get involved with the GPA and at Geneva Day School!  From joining the GPA Board to signing up to work a half-hour shift at a GPA event, the GPA can always use your help.  Whether you are able to give a little of your time or a lot, any amount of time that you can give helps keep the GPA community running smoothly.

Below are some of the ways you can help with the GPA:

  • Chair or volunteer to help with a GPA event: There are many GPA-sponsored events throughout the year which would not be possible without your help.
  • Volunteer to be a GPA Class Representative: A GPA class representative is the liaison between the GPA, parents, and teachers communicating GPA ideas/concerns from your classroom’s parents.  They report GPA needs/ideas back to parents by attending monthly GPA meetings and reporting to the class via email.
  • Volunteer to be a Room Parent: Room parents communicate class events and announcements; arrange for volunteers from class to bring snacks and activities for class parties; collect funds; purchase items and assemble a class basket for the Annual Silent Auction; and more!

How Do I Contact the GPA?

Email gpa@genevadayschool.org for more information or to volunteer!