With a child in the school, YOU ARE A MEMBER of the Greenland Parent Organization. Your level of involvement is all by choice. We NEED help in every way to make the 2023/24 school year one to celebrate.
We are working on fundraisers for 2023/24. If you have an idea, please reach out! Below are several events planned for this year, all need parent support.
GPO Golf Tournament This event 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 event is held at the Breakfast Hill Golf Club in Greenland and features silent auctions, raffles, food and much more.
Fall Fiesta: “Food Trucks & a Flick” New for 2023! Thanks to the efforts of many volunteers, we host a free community outdoor movie on the school grounds. Food trucks attend for additional options to picnic dinners!
GCS Community Spirit Fun Run will be Back in November 2023!
This active, back to school event was a huge success in September of 2021! Families and community members joined to cheer each other on for a 3 mile out-and-back loop through Greenland neighborhoods. If you are interested in helping with this event, let us know!
Holiday Tree Lighting in Collaboration with the Greenland Women’s Club This event for children and adults could be a scene in a Hallmark movie! Held on the town green, children engage in candy cane hunts, ugly sweater contests, caroling, and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Greenland Plays In 2023, new playground equipment was installed, along with a brick patio and other updates. 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!
Milestone Gifts for Faculty and Staff Every Spring, faculty members celebrate their dedication to the GCS community through staff appreciation events. The GPO recognizes individuals with tokens of gratification when they celebrate 10, 15, 20, 25 and more years.
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.
An expression of gratitude for the excellent staff of GCS, the teachers and staff enjoy Espresso Dave events, Food Truck luncheons, and special surprises. We’ve had raffles, massages, treats, and we’re always looking for new ideas! 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. 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!
Other Ways to Support Our GPO:
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.
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.
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.