Annual Auction: We need YOU!

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Our Annual Auction is April 21st!! The PTA’s Annual Auction is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We have an amazing and dedicated group of parents who are making this event happen, and they need help. We cannot expect the PTA to fund what we do if we don’t come together as a community and make the auction a success. Our annual auction traditionally raises upwards of Forty Thousand Dollars, $40,000.00. This money is what keeps our kids safe as they cross the street in the morning and at recess, helps purchase the curriculum teachers need, allows us to celebrate our teachers and staff with appreciation events, provides scholarships so ALL students can participate in IslandWood, pays for Discover Dance, allows us to fund events like Dia De Los Muertos, Heritage Night and The LGBTQ Ice Cream Social, allows us to give scholarships so ALL students can go on field trips and enjoy after school programming, and much more. There are many ways you can get involved:

*Volunteer to work the auction, helping with set-up or clean-up.
 
*Volunteer your expertise in LAN networks to set-up the computers day-of. Or if your uncle or your niece are experts here, please ask them to help! Family members can be a part of Graham Hill, too!!
 
*Invite members of the community to buy a table at the auction. Our Family, Friends and Neighbors are stakeholders in the success of Graham Hill, and more often that not they want to help.
 
*Start talking to your fellow parents and guardians about the auction, make people aware it is happening and get them engaged.
**Please contact Kathryn Lynch to get involved!! klynchprongay@yahoo.com

Black Lives Matter Week Of Action

Graham Hill is participating in Black Lives Matter Week of Action next week. This Monday, February 5, we are inviting African American leaders and community members to gather in front of the school at 7:25a to welcome our students as they arrive at school. Please have your children use the front entrance of the school on Monday, and invite African American family, friends and neighbors to join us! GHBlackHigh5BLM Week Flyer REVISEDBLM Week Flyer REVISEDpg2

Family Karaoke: What a blast!

A huge thank you to Black & Tan Hall for inviting Graham Hill to be a part of their Family Karaoke Night at the Collaboratory! Many Graham Hill Families and Staff enjoyed a fun filled night with brave kids belting out their favorite tunes, Chef Tarik Abdullah’s delicious food and a late night dance lesson from The Massive Monkeys. A great night: let’s do it again! 😉

Family Karaoke Night!

Karaoke - PosterPlease join us while we sing and dance Friday January 26th from 6p-10p! Admission is free and food and drink will be available for purchase. Crafts will be provided for kids of all ages, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Graham Hill PTA!

Raise Money for the PTA while you shop!

As you are shopping this holiday season, please consider these two very easy ways to raise funds for the Graham Hill PTA:

1. JOIN OUR eSCRIP PROGRAM

They have a very similar name, but are not the same program. eScrip is run entirely online. Once you have registered with Graham Hill as your non-profit, every time you access your online shopping though eScrip and retailers will give back an average of 3% to Graham Hill’s PTA! You can even register your credit cards to then make money for the PTA when you eat out at participating restaurants. 
 
  • You create an account and enter the Graham Hill PTA ID#: 8562794
  • You start shopping online. This is a much better place to start when ordering through Amazon, since Graham Hill will receive 1.4% of all dollars spent rather than the .04% we receive from Amazon Smile.
  • Please note that Bartell’s is a part of the eScrip program. Please sign up for their BCaring card at any Bartell’s and then register that card in your eScrip account. Bartell’s will then donate 4% of the amount you spend to Graham Hill’s PTA when you use the card!
 
2. JOIN OUR SCRIP PROGRAM


Scrip is fundraising while you shop®! You buy gift cards for over 780 retailer brands you already shop at and earn a rebate on every gift card you purchase at face value. That rebate goes right to our PTA.

Creating an Account:

  • You’ll need to enter our enrollment code which will link your account to our organization.
  • ENROLLMENT CODE: 334525AF57L46
  • You order pre-loaded cards to spend at merchants and they donate a percentage of the card value to Graham Hill’s PTA:
    • 13% donated from Bath & Body Works 
    • 11% donated from Chili’s
    • 10% donated from Macy’s
    • 14% donated from The GAP

Food For Families

The Graham Hill Student and Family Advocate, Brittany Sampson, organized 60 Thanksgiving meals for families in need. The PTA helped by donating 60 Turkey Roasting Pans, and many members donated food and time to the effort. Thank you Ms. Sampson, for keeping food on the table during the holidays for our families!