The GMSCA regularly holds a Steering Committee Meeting and all parents are welcome to attend. The Steering Committee is facilitated by a Lead Coordinator(s) who holds the global view of all GMSCA activities to promote interdependence and cohesiveness in the work of individual committees toward the vision of the GMSCA.
Mission Statement of the GMSCA: The GMS Community Association is a dynamic, inclusive organization that strives to enrich the school experience for all. We foster a vibrant school community, and serve to bridge and connect home and school while supporting the mission and goals of GMS.
The GMS Community Association (GMSCA):
- Collaborates to respond to community needs,
- Communicates openly and regularly,
- Facilitates opportunities for cultural and social gatherings,
- Supports volunteerism,
- And cultivates an outreach and support network for GMS families.
All GMS parents, extended family members, teachers and staff are considered members of the GMS Community Association (GMSCA), and are invited to participate in the association’s activities. Opportunities for involvement abound!
The work of the GMSCA is guided collaboratively by a Steering Committee that meets monthly (or more often as needed) and includes representatives from each GMSCA committee, each division (including toddler, primary, lower el, upper el and middle school) and the GMS staff.
Each division is also represented on the Steering Committee by a Division Coordinator, who serves as a liaison to room parents volunteering at each level.
Some regular activities/events that are sponsored or supported by the GMSCA include: new family welcome/ outreach events, community service opportunities, Fall Festival, fall and spring community garden workdays, fall and spring book fairs, International Fair, The Green and White Bash (spring fundraising event).