Family Engagement

Families and staff enjoy learning mathematics at HASI Math Night

Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Academics, Community, Events, Family Engagement, Featured, News, Partners | 0 comments

Families and staff enjoy learning mathematics at HASI Math Night

The Harvard Achievement Support Initiative (HASI) introduced GPA students, parents, and staff to new math games and resources.

Read More

GPA Walk-a-thon: Wednesday, April 4

Posted by on Mar 30, 2012 in Community, Events, Extended Learning, Family Engagement, Health and Wellness, News | 0 comments

The 3rd annual Gardner Pilot Academy Walk-a-thon will take place on Wednesday, April 4, with a rain date of Thursday, April 5. This fun event is both a fundraiser and an opportunity to promote health and wellness in the GPA community. Students and families are invited to collect pledges to support physical activity programs offered at GPA through Playworks. Pledge forms are available here or from your child’s teacher and the main office at the school. Prizes will be awarded to the class and the individual students who raise the most funds. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks...

Read More

GPA Friendship Feast: Friday, June 8

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Community, Events, Family Engagement, News | 0 comments

GPA Friendship Feast Friday, June 8, 2012 4:00 – 7:30 p.m. Please join us for a fun-filled annual community celebration of a great year of learning and growth at Gardner Pilot Academy. Friendship Feast features games, music, raffles, silent auction, and food from all over the world! Help us celebrate our K-8 expansion, support physical activity through Playworks, meet Mayor Menino, and congratulate students, families, teachers, and other staff for another banner year for GPA! Rain or shine. RSVP to the event on Facebook. Download the Friendship Feast Flier (PDF). Download the list of...

Read More

Former GPA students: Help us plan the K-8 expansion!

Posted by on Mar 14, 2012 in Community, Family Engagement | 0 comments

We are seeking input from former GPA students — especially those currently in middle school — to help us plan the school’s expansion to the middle grades. Please complete this short on-line survey designed by GPA students to tell us about your experience in middle school and what you hope GPA will offer to students in grades 6-8. Thank you!

Read More

GPA featured in new report on community schools

Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 in Academics, Community, Extended Learning, Family Engagement, Featured, Health and Wellness, News, Partners | 0 comments

GPA featured in new report on community schools

The Center for American Progress has published a new report about community schools that features Gardner Pilot Academy as a national model.

Read More

Recent GPA News

Posted by on Dec 16, 2011 in Academics, Community, Events, Family Engagement, News, Partners | 0 comments

Recent GPA News

It’s been an exciting fall at Gardner Pilot Academy, with many innovative events and activities to engage students and families in learning and enrichment. Here’s just a sample of some of our recent happenings: On Friday, December 9, GPA hosted the first Showcase of Arts Enrichment.  Every Friday, the entire school engages in enrichment activities for the first hour of the school day. Students participate in activities like ballroom dancing, capeoira, African drumming, hip hop dancing, sports, and visual arts with the Museum of Fine Arts. Three times per year, students showcase...

Read More