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Parents' Association

Objectives of the GBN Parents’ Association

  • To build understanding and support within the parent community for the school and its goals, and to promote parent education;
  • To serve as an avenue of communication and foster cooperative relationships among the parents, students, faculty and administration of the school;
  • To encourage the participation of parents in school activities;
  • To work collaboratively with other parent groups at the school;
  • To recognize outstanding achievement by sponsoring the Distinguished Teacher Award, the E. J. Duffy Spartan Spirit Award, and the Paul Pryma Award for Courageous Kindness;
  • To work closely with the school’s principal and other administrative personnel to further the school’s mission.

Why Join?

  • Your $25 dues will positively impact our GBN Community
    • The Staff Benefits – The GBNPA contributes hospitality, meals, sweet treats; awards; thank you gifts, year-end gifts, and retirement gifts for teachers and GBN staff.
    • The Students Benefits – We provide annual scholarship awards for students, Grad Night support, GBN Foundation donation, the school newspaper and yearbook.
    • The Parent Association Members Benefit – Home mailing of the Torch, the GBN student newspaper.
    • The School Benefits – We provide an annual gift to the school that benefits students, staff and parents.
  • Volunteer opportunities. Volunteering is completely optional, but many parents like to be involved in the following activities:
    • Baking and serving for teacher and staff appreciation events
    • Assisting in the selection of the student and staff awards
    • Representing GBN parents on committees related to important issues, including school safety, all-school workshop, and curriculum.
  • Opportunity to connect to the GBN Community
    • You will receive copies of the Torch, the GBN student newspaper, delivered to your home.
    • Invitation to attend monthly PA meetings to hear from the District 225 Superintendent, the GBN Principal and other GBN educators

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