Gentry Middle School Parent Teacher Student AssociationWelcome to the Gentry PTSA page. This page is where you will find information for upcoming events and meeting, as well as minutes from previous meetings. We hope all parents will join the Gentry PTSA and get involved with our school this year! Our students still need parent involvement even though they are getting older. We look forward to working with you.There is no better way to know what is happening in your child's school than to attend regular PTSA meetings. It is also a great way to connect with other parents, become more familiar with teachers, be a part of school improvement and enjoy resources that are available to parents of school age children.October 21 PTSA Zoom Meeting 6:00 - 6:30pm
Meeting ID: 975 4033 0298
October, 2020 PTSA Update
Hi there GMS Families! This school year may not have started out the way we had all planned, but PTSA continues to support and serve our school community and we want you to be involved! If you have not joined PTSA yet, it never too late. In fact, our executive board has a great opportunity for you to join now AND show your support of our amazing school community at the same time.
When you complete the membership form we ask for a $25 fee. That fee pays for your membership dues, (a portion of this collected fee is also sent to the MO State PTA/PTSA), as well as a yard sign that will be placed in your yard showing your support for GMS school, staff and students. We feel it is important to show our appreciation for our teachers, staff and students during these difficult times. Gentry is an awesome school community with the BEST teachers/staff in the district and we are asking you for your assistance in helping show support.
Our executive board is made up of four (4) officers. Due to the pandemic, we were unable to transition this board to new officers in the spring. If you are interested in being more involved or taking on a more active role in PTSA, please reach out to any of our current officers for more information. The current officers are:
Eric Gilbert - President, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mandy Llewellyn - Vice President, email@example.com
Bree McMurray - Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
Haley Schwarz - Treasurer, email@example.com
We now have an online store open to purchase Gentry sportswear. This store will remain open until the end of the day on Friday, October 16th. All orders can be placed and paid for through the online site and we will collect all orders and have them available for families to pick up by the end of the month. Once we have a better idea on exact times, we will send an email to all families coordinating the date/time that those orders can be picked up. Our plan is to have a tent set up in the parking lot at GMS one evening. This is our only planned opportunity to offer sportswear this school year and also our only opportunity to have a fundraiser, so be sure to check out our fun designs and get yours before it’s too late.
Even though we aren’t all together in person, our PTSA is continuing to support our school in many ways:
- we have purchased several outdoor tents for our students. These will allow for teachers/students to have more outdoor teaching/learning environments.
- we are offering additional nutrition bags to families that need them during these uncertain times.
- we are continuing with our efforts to show appreciation to our school staff through small tokens and periodic lunches/snacks.
- we continue to offer (3) teacher grants per semester to enhance our students’ learning environments.
We need your help! PLEASE consider joining Gentry PTSA. We would love to have you join us to discuss ideas. Our hope is that we can continue to better our students learning environment TOGETHER! We invite you to join our next meeting on Wednesday, October 21st at 6pm. The link for that zoom meeting will be included as we get closer to our meeting date. We hope you are able to make it! As always, THANK YOU for your continued support of OUR Gentry School Community!Membership forms can be found at: https://forms.gle/JLyQ2UwgG39of4ib9
PTSA meetings will be the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6pm with a zoom link included for 2020.Upcoming meeting dates:October 21November 18December 16PTSA Teacher Grant Applications at: https://forms.gle/ch9s6QwixNgrU1YG6PTSA will collect applications through October 20 and will vote at the October 21 meeting.2020-21 PTSA OfficersEric Gilbert - firstname.lastname@example.org (President)Mandy Llewellyn - email@example.com (Vice President)Bree McMurray - firstname.lastname@example.org (Secretary)Haley Schwarz - email@example.com (Treasurer)