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, 2021
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 Sales (Dates & Locations TBD)
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, 2021; February 10, 2022 (Luncheon); May 27, 2022 (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.
Trivia Night – February 11, 2022
Trivia Night brings adults together for a night of fun with trivia! Highlights include themed-tables, door prizes and a grand prize.
Father-Daughter Dance – February 25, 2022
This special night out is for all 4th-8th grade girls and their favorite father figures! The themed night of dinner and dancing is held in the Anchor Center.
Mother-Son Event – February 27, 2022
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, have gone roller skating!
Italian Dinner – March 24, 2022
Join the 8th grade class and their families for an Italian Dinner feast in Trezevant and McClure Halls. A long-standing GSL tradition, proceeds go toward the 8th grade class whitewater rafting and outdoor exploration trip. Enjoy being served by your favorite GSL 8th graders – tips are appreciated! The event also features the popular Kids Carnival for Little Lukers through 4th graders plus a fabulous bake sale.
Anchor Auction – April 8, 2022 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.
Lower School Book Swap – May 11-13, 2022
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. In past years, this event has culminated with a Family Reading Night for Preschool and Lower School.
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.
*Event Dates, Locations & Times Subject to Change