We invite all parents, teachers, grandparents and community friends
to join the Githens Middle School PTA!
What do your dues support?
Your contribution invests in your child's community school, Githens, and supports not just your child and their teachers but everyone who is at the school. It shows your commitment to helping everyone and together all GMS contributions are able to do amazing things for our students and staff. Your annual dues support school wide initiatives to increase family and student engagement in learning and to support celebrations and whole school events. We hold monthly meetings on the 3rd Monday.
The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.
Our PTA Values
Collaboration: We work in partnership with a wide array of individuals and organizations to accomplish our agreed-upon goals.
Commitment: We are dedicated to promoting children’s health, well-being, and educational success through strong parent, family, and community involvement.
Accountability: We acknowledge our obligations. We deliver on our promises.
Respect: We value our colleagues and ourselves. We expect the same high quality of effort and thought from ourselves as we do from others.
Inclusivity: We invite the stranger and welcome the newcomer. We value and seek input from as wide a spectrum of viewpoints and experiences as possible.
Integrity: We act consistently with our beliefs. When we err, we acknowledge the mistake and seek to make amends.
EXAMPLES OF GMS PTA
ACCOMPLISHMENTS & SCHOOL CONTRIBUTIONS
Securing AIM E & O insurance coverage for family events
Collaborated with the school on the Lowe’s Grant -Beautification of School Grounds
Recipient of trees planted through City of Durham grant
Established a Parents of African American Children (PAAC) group to support African American student achievement and families.
Student Clothing Closet and Donations
School wide Dances
8th grade End of Year formal Dance
Teacher Beginning of the year grants
Cookie Dough Annual Fundraiser
Annual Student Book Fair
Teacher Classroom and Project Grants
Field Trip Grants
Quarterly A and A/B Honor Roll Recognition Celebrations & Ice Cream Social
8th Grade -END OF YEAR Promotion CELEBRATION
Teacher Appreciation Gifts and Luncheon