The Family Association Home > About Us > The Family Association The Family Association is an organization of student families and staff that strengthens the school community through social events, fund raising activities, and community service. Family Association meetings are held twice a year. The Association is led cooperatively by elected representatives. Family Association The Family Association hosts several events throughout the year to bring families together. Some of these events are: Welcome Reception for new families Family Table Movie Night Family Game Night Winter Skating Party Family Dance Party Family Picnic See the calendars listed in the school newsletter for the dates of this year’s Family Association events (current dates are also listed in the fliers and newsletters linked below). Family Service It is recommended that families commit to providing 20 hours per year of service to the school upon enrollment of their children in GCCS. Families can fulfill this commitment in a variety of ways: Chaperoning fieldwork Volunteering in the classroom Reading with groups or individuals Helping with projects Serving as a guest expert Serving as a Family Association Officer or Committee Member Volunteering at Family Association events Serving on the Board of Trustees Serving as a room parent Performing clerical tasks at home Working at Saturday Cleaning Days Performing handiwork, e.g. light carpentry, painting Doing photography or videography Managing the class’s Facebook page Managing class initiatives such as Scholastic Book orders. Each year as part of the enrollment/re-enrollment process, families complete a survey of their volunteer interests. That information is provided to the classroom teachers and Family Association officers. In addition, calls for volunteers will appear in Currents and in the weekly classroom newsletters. Current Family Association Fliers and Newsletters FA Sign-up flyer 2022-2023 FA Events calendar Community Involvement and Committees babysitters wanted Box Tops flier Other Ways to Get Involved Diversity and Racial Equity Committee GCCS was founded on the belief that all children benefit from life experiences that come with attending school with peers from other racial, socio-economic, religious, and ethnic groups as well as those who have disabilities, live in different geographic areas, and have different family structures. We have been fortunate to provide our students with one of the most diverse peer populations in the county. In order to capitalize upon our diversity and improve our ability to promote students’ appreciation of their classmates’ different backgrounds, this committee of staff, parents, and alumni has been founded to support and facilitate parent and student community-building across differences. In addition, the committee supports staff efforts to celebrate and highlight opportunities to talk productively about race and bias and build personal relationships and make cultural curriculum connections.