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All parents at Greensboro Day School are automatically members of the Parents’ Association. It is a great way to stay informed about the school, from what happens in the classroom to what happens in the Board room, and all parts in between. Volunteering at GDS keeps you in touch with other parents, which is a valuable tool as your children spend more and more time with their friends, away from home. We are a community raising our children together. PA events and gatherings give us more opportunities to work together on the crucial task of child rearing.
Opportunities range from small to large and we welcome all volunteers!

Learn more about the different ways to get involved with the GDS Parents' Association:

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  • Parents' Association

    Mission – The PA is committed to these priorities:  supporting faculty, students and parents, implementing effective fundraising events, effective community building initiatives, and parental involvement and communication.

    Benefits – Volunteering at School keeps you in touch with other parents, which is a valuable tool as your children spend more and more time with their friends, away from home. We are a community raising our children together. PA events and gatherings give us more opportunities to work together on the crucial task of child rearing.

    Volunteer Opportunities – All parents at GDS are automatically members of the Parents’ Association. There are several Board positions to serve various needs and activities at GDS, however, you do not need to serve on the Board to be an active member of the PA. 
    • The biggest events of the year, where the PA needs everything from planners and coordinators, to hourly shift workers, are: Fall Festival, Bengal Paws for Service, Spring Fundraiser and The Bengal Dash.
    • Room parents will contact lower school parents regarding volunteer opportunities in individual classrooms. This is some of the most important time you can spend at GDS - benefitting your child, your child’s teacher, and yourself in so many ways!
    Contact: Holly Jones, 2018-19 Parents' Association President
  • Parent Ambassador Council

    Mission – The Parent Ambassador Council was formed to coordinate parent efforts in assisting admission activities and community building through a variety of events and activities. In addition to helping with direct efforts with regard to internal or external marketing, admission process, and retention, these committee members are asked to always keep an open mind and seek opportunities to highlight Greensboro Day School whenever possible.
    Benefits – The commitment from each Parent Ambassador to these activities will truly help to strengthen and enrich the Greensboro Day School experience for both the GDS and Greensboro community. Members gain a better understanding of the GDS admission process, meet new and current families, and become better acquainted with teachers and staff.
    Volunteer Opportunities – Parent Ambassadors will serve as liaisons at open houses, coffees, reunions, and other school and community events. Ambassadors are called upon in various ways to welcome new families, support, and engage existing families and even strengthen ties with alumni.
    Contact:  Rachel Percival or 336-288-8590.
  • PA Cares

    The Greensboro Day School PA CARES is an ongoing Parents' Association program developed to enhance the GDS community by providing support to GDS families, faculty and staff in times of need. The GDS PA CARES committee is available to provide assistance to immediate family members of the GDS community during times of illness, death, catastrophic events, and celebrations such as a birth or adoption. Support is offered on an as needed basis and may vary accordingly. Privacy and particular requests are honored by the committee. 
    • Email the committee member from your division with the request.
    • The committee member will call the family and find out if GDS PA CARES can help them in any way.
    • Examples of assistance and encouragement may be meals, transportation, homework pickup, flowers, cards, etc.

    Jennifer Pitts 
    Lower School

    Allison Bell 
    Middle School

    Liza Lee 
    Upper School
  • Bengal Boosters

    Mission - The Booster Club provides families with the opportunity to support Greensboro Day School athletics through spirit activities and other events. Supporting the Bengal Booster Club helps pay forneeded equipment and supplies; state and PACIS dues; coaching clinics; improvement in athletic facilities; athletic awards meal for seniors in the fall, winter, and spring; non-budgeted replacement items; and bus transportation. 
    Benefits – There are three types of memberships available: Bengal Booster, Junior Bengal Booster, and Alumni/Grandparent Bengal Booster. See website for details, additional fees are required.

    Read more on the Bengal Boosters page.
  • M.A.D. Society

    Mission - The Music, Art, Drama (MAD) Society provides support to Greensboro Day School's visual and performing arts programs. Supporting the MAD SOCIETY helps pay for performing arts event receptions, non-budgeted replacement items, transportation for students to local workshops and seminars, improvements in fine arts classrooms, guest professionals to provide master classes, and faculty enrichment.
    Benefits -  Every membership includes the following: early access to ticket sales before the general Box Office opening, e-mail updates about upcoming GDS arts events, and the opportunity to enhance experiences in visual and performing arts for all students. Different membership levels offer additional benefits. Additional fees are required.
    Volunteer Opportunities – Volunteers may serve on the MAD Board, which includes planning and administrative duties; other volunteer needs include reception servers, art show hangers, etc.
    Visit the the M.A.D. Society page for more information. 

Parents' Association Projects

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  • Amazon Smile

    AmazonSmile Foundation
    If you shop with Amazon, this is a great opportunity to support GDS through eligible purchases. Simply sign in to your Amazon account at https://smile.amazon.com and add GDS as your supporting organization. Please share this resource for giving with your family and friends.
  • Attractions Guide

    The Parents' Association will sell Attractions Guide Books in the beginning of the 2019 school year. To order, see any Greensboro Day School student or go to attractionsbook.com/pay and enter code GreensboroDay.
  • Bengal Dash

    Since 2007, the Bengal Dash brings runners and walkers for a kids' dash, 1 mile fun run, and chip-timed 5k race. 

    Save the date for May 4, 2019!

  • Bengal Paws for Service

    Bengal Paws for Service is an annual day of service for parents, students, faculty, and staff. The entire community comes together to serve together and work with area nonprofits. 

    Save the date for November 17, 2018!
  • VIC Card and Boxtops

    Easy ways to support GDS!
    Harris Teeter Together in Education

    If you haven’t already done so, PLEASE re-link your Harris Teeter VIC Card to GDS! During the last academic year, we received $2,975 from this wonderful program. With your help, we can greatly increase this amount for this school year! You can do this online at www.harristeeter.com or in any Harris Teeter store. Our school code is 3746. 

    Please ask your family and friends to link too! GDS will get credit if they link their card to our school no matter where in the country they shop at Harris Teeter. Our School gets a percentage of dollars spent on products including Harris Teeter Brand, H.T. Traders, Hunter Farms, Top Care, More Value, Highland Crest and Your Pet.

    Box Tops for Education

    GDS collects Box Tops! Simply clip them from the many participating products and turn them in to any Division Office at GDS. Last year we earned over $1,200 by collecting Box Tops. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents and they add up fast! Participating products include General Mills, Cottonelle, Huggies, Betty Crocker, Kleenex, Avery, Ziplock, Hefty and Pillsbury.
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