Garrison Mill

Elementary School

PTA & Educational Foundation

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

of students.  

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

science lab.


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. 


GMEF Provides:

  • 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



Reflections 2018-2019


It's more than just an art contest!  There are so many categories to choose from to enter.  This is a great way to encourage your children's creativity with a little effort and much reward!  



Information for this year's Reflection topic can be found here. There is helpful information as well as forms for entries on the Georgia PTA webpage, here.  Any Garrison Mill student is eligible and can enter as many entries as they would like.

Take advantage of the upcoming fall break and encourage your kids to use their many talents while you are on vacation or even exploring around your home.

 For more information contact our Reflections Chair: Kathy Tira at with any questions.  The deadline for entries will be October 22.




The PTA Meeting and Bus Safety Program previously scheduled for September 6th has been moved!


  The General Membership Meeting will be Monday, September 17th. Meeting begins at 6:30 pm.



  The Kindergarten Bus Safety Program will be Monday, October 8th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.


See you there!






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Helping Hand!


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