Wine and Canvas Fundraiser

GPA Families,

We are excited to announce our next fundraiser! We will be hosting a painting event at Wine and Canvas on November 22nd, from 4-7pm. You can register to participate by clicking on this LINK. Space is limited and we can only take the first 50 registrants. We will start a wait list after that. The cost of the event is $40. Please send cash or a check made payable to GPA PTO for the cost of the registration no later than November 16th or your spot will be given to someone on the wait list. This will be a super fun evening and you get to take home a painting that you made yourself! Here is what we will be creating:


Wine and Canvas is located at 5221 Monroe Street, near Target.  We are looking forward to this event! Please do not hesitate to respond with any questions or concerns.


**If the above link does not work, here is the full link to use**:


Veteran’s Day

Dear Families,

Veteran’s Day is November 11th.  We would like to honor family members who are serving or have served our country.  **Please fill out a brick for any veteran in your family.  Discuss with your child the significance of Veteran’s Day andreturn the bricks to school by Friday, November 6, 2015.  (additional copies are available).**  We will construct our honor wall in the cafeteria as a tribute to all of those who serve.


Many people confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day.  Do you know the difference?  Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring those who died serving their country. On a Veterans Day we thank and honor those who served in the military. Veterans Day is observed on November 11th of each year. This day used to be called Armistice Day. The Veterans Day National Ceremony is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. At 11 a.m., a color guard, made up of members from each of the military services, renders honors to America’s war dead during a tradition-rich ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

We can all better value the freedoms we have today be­cause of the men and women who have served in defense of our nation.  There are nearly 24 million Veterans living among us, in every state and territory and from every walk of life. Many of the students in our school may be the son, daughter, cousin, or rela­tive of a Veteran or current service member. By engaging in discussion about these crucial mem­bers of our society, students will be able to hear from and about those who helped shape American history. Our hope is that students will be encour­aged to learn more of these often unheard stories from those close to them.

 Moment of Silence, While Veterans Day is primarily a tribute to Americaʼs living Veterans, and is typically observed more as a celebration than as a somber remembrance (Memorial Day), it is always appropriate to include a moment of respect for those who gave their lives for our country. The signing of the World War I Armistice took place in a railway coach near the battle zone in France. The bugles sounded cease fire and the hostilities ended, marking a most significant moment in world history. Although 11:00 a.m. remains a traditional hour for this type of tribute, a moment of silence is appropriate on this day.

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Trunk or Treat 10/27

Reminder! Trunk or Treat is TOMORROW, 6-8pm at GPA.

•If you are NOT decorating your trunk, please park at the Sanger Library or utilize street parking on Drummond. Please leave the lots for decorated trunks.
•Plan for inclement weather: we are still on! Parents can set up decorations in gym and cafeteria and students will trick or treat inside.
•Please watch Facebook for updates during the day tomorrow.

Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week:

10/26 – Hats Off to Being Drug and Bully Free **Students can wear their favorite hat with School Uniform.**
10/27 – Be a Super Hero! Have the Power to Say No to Drugs and Bullying! **Wear your Favorite Super Hero Shirt and Uniform Pants**

10/28 – I’m Too Bright to be a Bully or use Drugs! **Wear Bright Colored/Neon Shirt and Sunglasses. Uniform Pants.**

10/29 – Team Up Against Drugs and Bullying! **Wear your Favorite Sports Team Apparel, College T-Shirts, or Jersey! Uniform Pants.**

10/30 – Scare Drugs and Bullies Away! **Wear your Halloween Costume to School (Teacher’s Choice) OR Orange and Black. This is a dress down day for students!**

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