Programs / Teacher and Administration Support
Teacher and Administration Support
Fall / Spring Book Fair
Classes will visit the book fair during the school day and students will be able to purchase books at that time, if they wish. Some of the funds raised go toward teacher supplies.
Lunch and breakfast are provided to staff their first week back after summer break, we have a Thanksgiving pie raffle, a holiday treat cart, and a variety of treats/lunches are provided during staff appreciation week in May.
At the beginning of each school year, the GPES PTA provides the teachers some funding for their classroom supplies. Books for the classroom library, inviting decorations, pillows for reading corners, and other supplies and learning tools not covered by MCPS... these are just some of the many things Garrett Park teachers have told us they purchased with the money the PTA gave them at the start of this school year. Together, we are supporting Garrett Park teachers who go above and beyond to create welcoming and enriching learning environments for our children.
Past PTA membership donations have provided teachers with funds they wouldn’t otherwise have to cover:
Drums, ukuleles, maracas, triangles, and more for music instruction
Books for classrooms and the library
Toys, games and puzzles for indoor recess
Books, games, workbooks and fidgets to support the counseling program
Hula hoops, jump ropes, balls, and more for recess
Fifth Grade Promotion activities
And much, much more.