Parents in Partnership Overview
Parents in Partnership (PIP)
PIP works hard to support the staff, students and families of GTCHS in many ways. PIP is managed by volunteer parents of GTCHS students.
- Funds $5,500 of mini-grants for teachers to purchase classroom supplies, equipment and more.
- Contributes $10,000 toward cost of textbooks
- Pays $5,000 contract for Naviance, a college and career readiness software available to all students
- Supports teachers and GTCHS School Board with snacks throughout the year.
- Runs the school lunch program
- Organizes parent volunteers in support of school events throughout the year
Nurse McCann Sets Up New Nurses Station
After receiving a PIP Mini Grant, Nurse McCann purchased new office furniture for the health room and was able to set up a special health station for GTCHS students.
PIP Purchases Safety Locks
To Secure Every Room in Seconds For Safety
Ms. Lissa Cady demonstrates how easily the safety locks secure a room. Teachers and staff had these security locks added to every door after PIP purchased a lock for every classroom at GTCHS.
Parent Volunteer, Lauren Jonker, PIP Hospitality Coordinator, arranges faculty snacks each month for teachers and staff and also makes sure they each get a treat for their birthday.
L-R Hospitality Coordinator, Lauren Jonker, Volunteer Coordinator, Libby Campbell and Past PIP President, Regina Broome prepare snacks for a GTCHS faculty meeting.
PIP spends weeks preparing for Teacher Appreciation Week each year. Teachers really appreciate the special treatment they receive all week.
GTCHS families donated mulch and flowers for the Beautification Day. Left-Right: Nicholas Harrison, Nicole Shaffer, Connor Sweet, Isa Marin, Ken Brooks, Sofia Morales-Marin, Noah Brook and Ellie Brooks planted flowers, pulled weeds and spread mulch.
PIP Lunch Volunteers
Nurse McCann needed special tables for the nurse station in her office. She applied for a mini grant from PIP and was able to set up the nurses station for GTCHS students.
PIP money is used to fund mini-grants for GTCHS teachers to supplement their teaching. Among the many mini-grants used to help GTCHS teachers, Ms. Hawkins received some needed software for her technology program and Mr. Adomatis purchased some needed science equipment.