Our Blog is for ALL parents of Goochland Middle School Students! We hope that you will visit us often, and take an active role in your child's education by volunteering at GMS!

January 28, 2014

Thank You Goochland!

The GMS PTA would like to thank all the families that have taken a part in the various fundraisers that we have put on so far this school year. We would like to remind all families that the proceeds from each fundraiser goes back to help the students and teachers at Goochland Middle.  The bulk of the money raised will go to present a fun-filled Field Day in May and to give teachers some special things during Teacher Appreciation Week, also in May.  If you have any ideas or suggestions on any other fun fundraisers, we would like to know.  Please email us your suggestions using the link to the left of the page.  The PTA still needs the support of parents to make sure our students get to enjoy the school year while learning.  Without you, they have nothing.  If you would like to volunteer, please let us know.  We are always looking for more people to help with upcoming events.

January 13, 2014

Valentine's Dance

The PTA has planned a great Valentine's Dance for the Middle School Students.  It is scheduled for Friday, February 7, 2014 from 6:30-8:30 P.M.  We are in need of volunteers. Please help us!

Please click on the link below to view the online sign up sheet.

To sign up, go to:

We will be having contest with prizes, pizza, cotton candy, cookie decorations (contest) photo booth ($2.00 for a 4x6) and lots more!!

January 7, 2014

Upcoming events

Thanks to all the parents that braved the cold to attend last nights PTA meeting.  After our financial report, we are to report that we are bringing in some revenue but we are dependent upon the students and families to continue to support us throughout the year.  We want to remind everyone that the events the PTA sets up to raise money is strictly to benefit the students.  With the funds we raise this year, we will have to directly sponsor or help in the following:

Field day in May for 6th and 7th grade - still need volunteers
Teacher Appreciation Week in May
Eighth grade trip/moving on ceremony/ and school gift
School Beautification - still need volunteers

If for any reason you or your student has any concerns or suggestions on how we can make any event better, please let us know in a PTA meeting or through email.  We only know what you tell us and we can only change what we are told should be changed.

On that note, we are looking for volunteers to help with the following PTA Sponsored programs:

Valentines' Dance - 2/7/2014  6:30-8:30
(be on the look out for sign-up genius)
Variety Show - 3/14/2014
Please email if you would like to help coordinate this event 
Tiesha Holman, Chair
Silent Auction - 4/4/2014
Please email if you would like to help coordinate and volunteer with this event 
The chair of this committee would make sure the committee is on track with donations and getting a minimum of 15 baskets to be auctioned off.  If you would like to donate something to a basket, please email us and let us know.  Anything will help!
Spaghetti Dinner - 4/4/2014
Please email if you would like to help coordinate and volunteer with this event
Rebecca Cox, Chair

Again, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to let us know.

PTA Board

January 6, 2014

Happy New Year

We would like to thank all of the families and community supporters that participated in our Fundraising efforts over the Holidays.  Please keep informed for the upcoming events.

We will be holding our monthly PTA meeting tonight at 6:00 P.M. in the GMS library.  Please come out and support our efforts.  We will be discussing the upcoming fundraising events, finalizing dates and times and also having a financial update.

See you all tonight!

December 31, 2013

A BIG Thanks and let's Gear up for More!

It was great seeing so many of our Parents, Students and Teachers at Genghis on yesterday.  It will take a couple of weeks before we receive our 20%, but we will be sure to keep you updated on the amount we raised.  Now on to our Tree Recycling Program on this Saturday, January 4, 2014.  From 10 am to 1 pm, you can bring your Christmas Tree to be recycled properly with a kind donation of $5.  If you mulch, bring your own shovel and bucket/bags and get it for free!
What a great way to dispose of the tree and help the GMS community.  This is community wide so tell everyone you see and talk to this week.  Remember that all proceeds from this and any GMS PTA Fundraiser goes back to help the teachers, administration and even more importantly, your students.  Help us, help them!
We look forward to seeing you and your neighbors, who knows, may even be some prizes!

December 11, 2013

            Chesterfield Towne Center             Short Pump
             11500 Midlothian Tpke.               11849 W. Broad St.
                 (804) 420-8888                            (804) 360-4206
Please mention this Fundraiser to your Server!

Genghis Grill-The Mongolian Stir Fry is a build your own bowl, fast casual, asian stir-fry concept. The atmosphere is colorful, lively and a lot of fun! It's actually not a cuisine, but an INTERACTIVE style of exhibition cooking modeled after a centuries-old legend. According to this legend, 12th century Mongol warriors, led by the mighty warrior, GENGHIS KHAN heated their shields over open fires to grill food in the fields of battle!

Hope to see you all there.  Please tell you friends and other loved ones as well, we can use everyone coming out and having a great time at Genghis to make your own stir fry bowl before the new year.  If you have any questions, please email us.

Thanks for your support

December 4, 2013

Thanks for the great turn out at the GMS PTA meeting held on Monday.  We have lots of energy and parents willing to put forth the effort to fundraise so the kids can have an educational but fun-filled year.  Please see the new area to the right called Upcoming events.  These are events that the PTA has planned and you can mark you calendar.  Closer to the date, we will update the blog with specifics and your child will have some sort of communication, usually a flyer and/or permission slip.  It's not too late to join the PTA for only $7.00 per family member or send in a tax-deductible donation.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email us using the link to the right.  Thanks again to everyone and we hope to see you all at the upcoming events to support your student.


December 2, 2013

PTA Meeting

We invite all family and friends to come out tonight for our PTA meeting at 6:00 P.M.  We will be meeting in the GMS Library.  Come out even if you haven't signed up yet and you can take care of that tonight!  Bring all your ideas and share.  We look forward to seeing you all there!  If you can't attend tonight but would like to share so information, please email us. (Use the link to the right)



November 21, 2013

2013-2014 GMS PTA Board

Please get to know your board and find out how you can help volunteer this year!

President - Cheryl Sheppard
Vice-President - Stephanie Braxton
Secretary - Tiesha Holman
Treasurer - Rebecca Cox

Teacher Representative - Carolyn Elliott
8th Grade Parent Representative - Leslie Serpico
7th Grade Parent Representative - NaKonsavon Lucy
6th Grade Parent Representative - Sharon Willms

The following committees will help with specific events throughout the school year.  Below is a list of the chairs for these committees and each committee needs additional volunteers.  If you would like to help on a committee, please send the PTA an email at gmseaglespta@gmail.com with your name and contact information.

Teacher Appreciation Chair - Fontella Allen
Dances/Fundraising Chair - VACANT
Field Day Co-Chairs - 6th and 7th Grade Parent Representatives
Beautification Chair - VACANT
8th Grade Ceremony/Trip Co-Chairs - Leslie Serpico & Katie Martin

Membership for the GMS PTA is $7.00.  Please join and/or volunteer.