Back-to-School Night Volunteer Fair –
August 24 (PS & MS): 5:30 p.m. Volunteer Fair & Spirit Wear Sale; 6:30 p.m. Classroom Visits
August 26 (LS): 5:30 p.m. Volunteer Fair & Spirit Wear Sale; 6:30 p.m. Classroom Visits
This evening, adults-only event is held shortly after the start of school to acquaint families with GSL, the faculty, and student classrooms. It begins with a Spirit Wear Sale and Volunteer Fair sign-up in McClure Hall offering an overview of the various P.A. activities happening throughout the year.
Charleston Wrap - Fall Fundraiser – September 7-24
One of the P.A.’s most popular moneymakers (and the only fall fundraiser) is the two-week Charleston Wrap sale - a great opportunity to stock up on wrapping paper and gifts. Ask out-of-town friends and family to shop online (www.charlestonwrap.com, school ID 11033). Profits from all sales are used to fulfill teacher Wish List items, so shop big, and feel great about supporting the Saints! All sales this year will be online.
Spirit Wear Sale – October 12, 3-6 p.m., Anchor Center
Spirit Wear consists of all GSL-logo items such as t-shirts, hats, accessories, specialty monogrammed items, and tech sports shirts that are NOT part of the official school uniform. It also includes outerwear - sweatshirts and fleeces - which can be worn as part of the school uniform in the classroom. Click here to purchase outerwear online today! Outerwear and other Spirit Wear items are available for sale at selected special events throughout the year such as Back-to-School Night and the All-School Picnic. Other sales are announced in advance via the weekly Enews. (Checks, Amex, MasterCard, and Visa accepted.)
All-School Picnic – (TBD)
The All School picnic is typically held every fall at Snowden Field (GSL’s athletic field at 2233 Harbert). Food and drinks are provided. It's a great way to meet other families and a fun, school-wide community event. Spirit Wear is also available for purchase (Visa, MasterCard, Amex, or Check accepted). Bring a blanket and/or chairs and enjoy!
Teacher Appreciation – October 19; February 10 (Luncheon); May 27 (Breakfast)
The PA hosts several special events to honor faculty and make them feel special. It typically consists of a treat day in the fall; a luncheon in February; and a breakfast served prior to the final faculty meeting in May. (Additional gifts from individual parents are NOT expected.) Parent volunteers are needed to help watch classrooms while teachers enjoy a catered luncheon on campus during the event in February.
Novel. – November 8-14
Shop at novel. online with a special GSL coupon code or in store simply by telling the bookseller that you are shopping for GSL. GSL will receive 20% of the total net sales. This is a great way to support one of our local bookstores and our GSL community! Please click here for flyer you need to shop in person!
Mother-Son Event – February 28
The Mother-Son event for boys in grades 4-8 is generally held the same weekend in February as the Father-Daughter dance. In years past, mother-and-son combos have gone bowling, participated in scavenger hunts, and most recently had a movie night at Railgarten. For our 2022 event, they will be attending a Grizzlies game vs. the San Antonio Spurs at FedExForum!
Italian Dinner – March 24
Join the 8th grade class and their families for an Italian Dinner Meal Kit drive-thru event. A long-standing GSL tradition, proceeds go toward the 8th grade class whitewater rafting and outdoor exploration trip. Enjoy being hosted by our enthusiastic 8th graders – tips are appreciated!
Anchor Auction – April 8 at The Children’s Museum of Memphis
The Anchor Auction is the PA's #1 fundraiser. This annual event is a fun adult evening complete with dinner and both a live and silent auction. Parents are encouraged to donate items such as artwork, accessories, services, parties, vacation home usage, etc. Groups of parents often bid together on one of the parties or other big items. All proceeds help fund the Teacher Wish list to enhance classrooms and support the school. This event needs MANY volunteers, both in planning and execution.
Father-Daughter Dance – NOTE NEW DATE! April 22
This special night out is for all 4th-8th grade girls and their favorite father figures! The themed night of dinner and dancing is planned for the Lemaster Turf Playground; rain option inside the Anchor Center.
Trivia Event – NOTE NEW DATE! April 24
Our annual Trivia Event brings adults together to compete as teams and see who has the best trivia knowledge! Highlights include themed tables, door prizes, and a grand prize.
Lower School Book Swap – May 11-13
This event is a great opportunity to recycle gently-used children's books (no DVD's or adult books) and trade them for other books – FREE! There will be collection boxes around campus leading up to the Swap.
P.A. volunteers offer support as needed throughout the year (coordinating meals, transportation, etc.) for GSL families facing a health crisis or other personal difficulties involving an immediate family member.
*Event dates, locations & times subject to change