Working together towards the same goal!
The best for Garrison Mill!
Purpose of the PTA?
Encourages parent and family
connections with the school to
improve the lives and education
Purpose of the Foundation?
To support Garrison Mill's efforts towards STEM Certification. This
effort includes fully funding two science teachers as well as our
What does the PTA provide?
- Provides over $10,000 in grants to staff and teachers for supplies needed throughout the year.
- Paper, weekly readers, habitat days, media center supplies, and staff training.
- Programs for Garrison Mill Elementary children and parents through cultural arts presentations, lunch and learn, community outreach, literacy, and the PTA Reflections program
- Fun activities for families and students such as spring fling, activity nights, fun run, movie night, school dance, and talent show.
- Support for the faculty and staff by providing media center volunteers, and front desk helpers.
- Science Instructor salary, including benefits and insurance, set by Cobb County (~$68,000)
- Science Lab supplies
- School Garden/Outdoor Learning Space
- Teacher Training & Certifications
- Computer Lab supplies
- Educational technology, equipment and materials
- Enriching educational opportunities after school every day (FEAST)
How does the PTA raise funds?
- Fall fundraising drive
- Family donations
- Spirit nights
- Box Tops for Education
How does the Foundation raise funds?
- August Fundraising drive
- Family donations and employer matching programs
- 10% of participation fees from FEAST
- Business Sponsorships
How can I volunteer with GMEF?
- Join our Board
- Help out in our school garden
- Respond to volunteer requests
How can I volunteer with the PTA?
- Serve on one of the 40+ GM committees
- Participate in GM PTA activities throughout the year