With a child in the school, you’re a member of the Greenland Parent Organization. Choose ways that you can get involved – the events of the GPO can’t happen without you!
Participate by Organizing, Volunteering and/or Attending
Community “Welcome Back” BBQ
A fun, community-wide barbeque to welcome staff, faculty, students and families back for another great school year! This event is free to attend and hosted annually in September. (Currently paused for 2020.)
Expo/Ice Cream Smorgasbord
The GPO sponsors everyone’s favorite ice cream smorgasbord featured at each year’s School Expo where families can view impressive class projects school-wide.
This event is an adult-only event that allows parents and guardians of our GCS community an opportunity to socialize outside of school-sponsored events while raising funds for GPO programs and initiatives. Come together with friends, both new and old, for a fun night out. Ticket sales, a wine pull and silent auction will raise money for GCS. (Spring 2020 event was cancelled. Please check back soon.)
GPO Golf Tournament
This fantastic golf tournament is the sole source of funding for an annual scholarship which is awarded to a graduating high school senior who attended GCS. Open to adult and junior golfers, the events features silent auctions, raffles, a dinner and contests. (Fall 2020 event was paused.)
Our initiative to improve the outdoor spaces at GCS are ongoing, and we are always looking for talented, energetic volunteers to take on special designing, building, and painting projects. Reach out and let us know if you have an idea and can help in its execution!
Last Day of School Lunch
Our way to help the staff and teachers celebrate the wrap of another successful year, a simple lunch is catered and enjoyed as we celebrate staff milestones, retirements and kick off summer.
After working so hard to improve their reading, writing and arithmetic skills, students in grades K-4 are awarded fun prizes and enjoy a well-earned, carnival-style celebration. Attractions include items such as bouncy houses, face painting, popcorn, and cotton candy! Ask any GCS graduate and this event is sure to be a highlight of their elementary years.
Scholastic Book Fair
The week-long book fair, typically hosted in the Spring, showcases hundreds of titles for readers of all ages. Get classics and new favorites at great prices while helping grow the GCS library. Be on the lookout for more information in emails from the GPO and GCS about opportunities to attend or purchase online.
Staff Appreciation Day
A day-long expression of gratitude for the excellent staff of GCS, the teachers and staff enjoy breakfast and lunch items made by parents as well as raffle items and special surprises. Join us in saying thanks for all they do for our kids!
Please check back here and watch your email for new, exciting events. We are fortunate to have great friends (and fellow GCS parents) at businesses who willing to host give-back events at their locations. Each year we look forward to a holiday shopping event at making faces, a fitness fundraiser at Cycle Fierce, and more. Interested in driving Greenland-based traffic to your business and want to do a give-back to the GPO? Fill out this form, and we’ll contact you to talk!
Purchase from these sites and a portion of the purchase is returned to GCS
Did you know that Amazon has a give-back program? The Greenland Parent Organization is registered with Amazon Smile and Just login to your Amazon account here, select “Greenland Parent Organization” as your charity, and a percentage of your purchase come right back to us! Remember, only purchases at smile.amazon.com or through the activated Amazon Shopping app support charity. Learn how to activate your Amazon Shopping app by clicking here. Spread the word to your extended family members, too. It’s easy for them to support your kids at GCS in this way, too!
Box Top Redemptions
Did you know that we raise more than $1,000 annually through this program? Click here to download the app to get started. The collection of Box Tops is now digital and tracked/collected through scanning receipts from your store purchases. It’s easy to participate, and you can encourage family members to participate, too! We have some tips to get started here, too.
Color Street by Kristal Seator
Color Street brings revolutionary real nail polish strips to your fingertips through Independent Stylists. Click here to shop and 10% of your purchase price will be donated back to the GPO. Thanks to your shopping–and your beautiful nails–the GPO has earned more than $100 from Independent Stylist Kristal Seator since 2020.
Tired of losing and misplacing things? Want to help stop the spread of germs in school? Label everything going into the classroom. Mabel’s Labels offers dependable labels for shoes, clothing, water bottles and more. Click here, search for “Greenland Central School,” and start shopping. Twenty percent of your purchase is returned to the GPO.
Original Works transforms your child’s artwork into quality products to share with family and friends. These make priceless gifts that arrive right before the holiday season! Click here to view the Web site. Full details about the Fall 2020 Holiday Season are coming soon.
Spread the Word
Funded exclusively by the GPO Golf Tournament, this annual $2,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior. Criteria used in the selection process includes academic achievements, service to the community/good citizenship, extracurricular activities, jobs held, and an essay.
The scholarship is awarded in full each June to the winner(s).
- Graduate of GCS attending at least grades 6-8
- Acceptance to a 2- or 4-year post-secondary school
- Attending the fall after high school graduation
Ask your high school guidance counselor for information about this opportunity and instructions on how to apply.