At GSB, the personal involvement of all parents in their children's education is valued. All parents of GSB students are members of the Parents' Association.
Through the gifts of volunteer time and financial resources, the Parents' Association provides invaluable support for the school and helps promote GSB's distinctive community spirit. This involvement gives GSB parents a better understanding of the school, the community, and provides an avenue to get to know other parents, teachers, and staff. With the funds raised from its various activities, the Parents' Association allocates funds to special programs, projects, and events that benefit all members of the GSB community.
Under its by-laws, the Parents’ Association is directed by an executive committee, composed of the president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer, the head of school, and a representative of the school's administration. The Parents' Association Steering Committee, chaired by the president, is composed of the members of the executive committee and chairs of the standing committees, including: Annual Fund, Athletic Booster Club, Bingo Night, Casino Night / Auction, Community Through Conversation, Fashion Event, Homecoming / Family Day, Welcome Breakfast, Year-end Breakfast, Parent Admission Network, and Publicity. Additional committees may be added, as needed, each year.
The Executive Committee and Steering Committee meet monthly to discuss and plan events for the GSB community. Meetings take place at the beginning of each month, after drop-off, in Founders Hall.
For information on our Parents' Association events, please see the individual event tabs, which are updated frequently with information about each event.
To reach an Executive Committee member with a question or suggestion, please contact Jennifer Doherty. To learn more about upcoming Parents' Association happenings, please see the most recent weekly newsletters.
Support Our Events and Efforts
The Parents’ Association strongly encourages all GSB parents to attend and support our events and efforts. We welcome new volunteers! If you would like more information on the various volunteer opportunities or would like to work on an event or committee, please complete the online volunteer form. A member of the Executive or Steering Committees will contact you.
Arts: Alison Racine
Athletic Booster: Kristin Licata
Gill at the Mill: Michelle Lawse, Emily Maillet Kellogg, and Tanya Moeller
Bingo Night: Ian Conn, Jen Judd, and Jennifer Koester
Care Network: Jen Meenan
Common Ground Speaks: Elizabeth DiCesare and Megan Messina
Diversity & Inclusion Committee:
Kim Donaldson and Vicki Lockhart
Fashion Event: Kathryn Hanson and Lauren Salko
Golf Outing: Rachel Kalafer, Brenda Liberti, and Steve Liberti
Homecoming/Family Day: Marcella Criscola, Shelby Godfrey, and Sharon Macak
PA Book Club: Sheri Cohen and Michelle Leo
Parent Admission Network: Jaime Goodrich
Pie Sales: Shannon Sabol and Celeste Campos
Publicity: Sharon Bittman
Volunteer Coordinator: Susan Brooks
Welcome Breakfast: Michele Winneker and Nicole Kolb
Year-End Breakfast: Melissa Toledo and Kate Khazraei
Being involved helps me reinforce to my children that their school, service, and community are important to our family. Spending time helping out in smaller groups has allowed me to build friendships more quickly than I might have otherwise. It is also a very simple way to meet parents across the three divisions who can offer advice about the upcoming years!
I came to GSB two years ago as the parent of an incoming Upper School student. Everything "clicked" when I began getting involved with the Parents' Association, and I quickly experienced first-hand what a fun, smart, and caring community this truly is. I feel that being involved is the key to getting to know this community well, and you will get as much out of it as you give.