If you are a new parent, or just trying to get back into the swing of things, check out our New Parent page and make sure you’re signed up for all the right e-news feeds, and that you know what information is available to you. Back to School packets should be sent out to your home around August 10th. You should have received a letter from the Principal with back to school events, and know that your student’s schedule should be available to them on Infinite Campus now.
School will start August 13th. The school relies on an army of parent volunteers to help get school started, and then to provide a wide range of services during the year.
Click here to see Gunn PTSA open positions. We need help and food for staff appreciation and lunch events, feeding students at test time, serving at student barbeques and the turkey feast, help with homecoming and grad night, helping staff parent ed school and PTSA events, and then helping run the PTSA itself.
Click here to volunteer in various classes and offices at school. Help is especially needed in the first weeks back to school. These positions include help with back to school textbook distribution, college & career, student activities, tutoring, library, arts, athletics, special ed, languages and classroom help in a variety of classes…
Sign up if you’re interested, or if you just want more information, let us know, and we will contact you with it.
Johns Hopkins University identifies Volunteering as one of the essential ways a parent can contribute to a student’s success at school. Gunn PTSA has many volunteer opportunities, some that bring parents on campus to serve students directly, and some working with other parents on school-related projects – all of which are designed to support students and the school. Being on campus is especially beneficial for parents so you can experience the Gunn “ecosystem” yourself!
Sign your student up here…
On Friday, April 27, Syrous Parsay of Stanford University shared his thoughts for a roadmap on college planning. While photos of his slides and recordings of his presentation are not permitted, we were encouraged to take notes, which we translated into Spanish and traditional Chinese. See below! Continue reading Notes from College Planning Roadmap with Syrous Parsay
We need parents to sign up to help at the Annual Gunn PTSA International Buffet on Thursday, April 19, at lunchtime. Volunteer duties include food servers, cashiers, set up, clean up and hydration. Click here to sign up.
Student tickets go on sale for $5 Monday, April 16 and are limited to 1,000 diners.
Menu includes international cuisines such as chow mein, chicken, pasta, hummus, quiches, pierogis, glass noodles, sushi, tacos, butter chicken, fruit bars, hot dogs and salads.
PAUSD has announced that no food can be made at home and brought onto campus for this event due to health concerns for our students, and only food produced at a professional kitchen can be served.
If you prefer to donate money, you can either donate through the PTSA website or PayPal. To use PayPal, log into your PayPal account and use the Gunn PTSA email address (GunnPTSA@gmail.com) to “Pay For Goods And Services” (PTSA pays the fees) or “Send Money To Friends and Family” (you pay the fees).
The World Languages Department and several language clubs are planning a whole week of events during Gunn’s International Weekfestivities April 16-20.
More information, please contact the Gunn PTSA: GunnPTSA@gmail.com