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GPA teacher Liz Byron to run 155-mile “ultra-marathon” for student laptops

Posted by on Sep 29, 2012 in Academics, Events, Featured, News | 0 comments

GPA teacher Liz Byron to run 155-mile “ultra-marathon” for student laptops

Sixth grade special education teacher will run the equivalent of six marathons through the Sahara Desert to raise $50,000 for GPA classroom technology.

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Stand for Children names Susan Fulginiti-Schmidt one of “Our Heroes”

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Academics, Community, News, Partners | 0 comments

Stand for Children names Susan Fulginiti-Schmidt one of “Our Heroes”

Susan Fulginiti-Schmidt was one of only five Massachusetts teachers recently named one of “Our Heroes” by Stand for Children. The organization honored Ms. Schmidt for her work on behalf of students with and without disabilities in GPA inclusion classrooms. Congratulations!            

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Dine at Applebee’s on September 12 to support GPA!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Dine at Applebee’s on September 12 to support GPA!

Gardner Pilot Academy is participating in Applebee’s “Dining to Donate” program. On Wednesday, September 12, between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m., just present the flier below when you eat at the Applebee’s in Brighton (381 Chestnut Hill Ave.), and the school will receive 15% of the proceeds. This is an easy, fun way to help generate funds for GPA! Please spread the word among your families, friends, and colleagues. Download the flier: In English En...

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Vote for GPA to earn school supplies from Target!

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in Community, Events, Family Engagement, News, Partners | 0 comments

Vote for GPA to earn school supplies from Target!

Help Gardner Pilot Academy raise funds for books and school supplies from Target by voting in the “Give With Target” contest. Rally your friends and family, because for every 25 votes our school receives, Target will send a $25 gift card to the school. Please vote now, and share with your networks via email, Facebook, Twitter, and any other ways you...

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Friendship Feast features K-8 ribbon cutting

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012 in Community, Events, Family Engagement, Featured, News, Partners | 0 comments

Friendship Feast features K-8 ribbon cutting

Families, staff, and partners gathered to celebrate another successful school year and the expansion to middle grades next year, while raising nearly $10,000 to support physical activity at the school.

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GPA featured in “Making Learning Visible” video

Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Gardner Pilot Academy students and staff are featured in a new video about “Making Learning Visible,” a project with the Documentation Studio at Wheelock College. The video was aired at a recent event about the project at the Boston Children’s Museum, where GPA students’ work also was displayed. Kids Are the Experts! Making Learning Visible in Boston Public Schools from Melissa Rivard on...

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GPA volunteers earn two awards from Boston Partners in Education

Posted by on May 31, 2012 in News | 0 comments

GPA volunteers earn two awards from Boston Partners in Education

At its annual volunteer recognition event, this year called AMP! (Academic Mentors Party), Boston Partners in Education presented two awards to adults who support students at Gardner Pilot Academy. The Nicholas A. Lopardo Corporate Partner Award was presented to Genzyme for its employees’ longstanding involvement at GPA. For 11 years, Genzyme has participated in Power Lunch at the school. Genzyme’s volunteer program is entirely employee-initiated, and this year, the company nearly doubled its participation. Fourteen employees mentor 12...

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Senator DiDomenico visits GPA

Posted by on May 30, 2012 in News | 0 comments

Senator DiDomenico visits GPA

During a visit to GPA today, Senator Sal DiDomenico learned from 5th grade students about their work to help prepare the school for K-8 expansion. The Senator generously donated $300 to the school’s soccer team and pledged to get others to support soccer in Allston. Thank you, Senator...

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GPA students help open new Faneuil Hall Visitor Center

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Community, Events, Featured, News, Partners | 0 comments

GPA students help open new Faneuil Hall Visitor Center

GPA students had a front-row seat at the grand opening of a new Visitor Center in historic Faneuil Hall.

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GPA shines in ballroom dance competition

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in Events, Extended Learning, Health and Wellness, News | 0 comments

GPA shines in ballroom dance competition

For the second year in a row, GPA’s ballroom dance troupe captured the “Most Entertaining” prize at a recent ballroom dance competition held at Excel High School in South Boston. GPA students danced the merengue in the competition, which featured dance troupes from five other area schools....

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