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GITA United Way Campaign - October 2016

    The Grand Island Teacher's Association has completed their 2016-2017 United Way Campaign. Jennifer Corbett, the GITA's United Coordinator was pleased to announce that $8,258 was raised in this year's efforts. The United Way mission is to create opportunities for all. Money donated by the GITA will go to programs that support education, promote health and build a strong community.




Pride of the Island Recipients Announced - June 2016

    The Grand Island Teacher's Association is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2016 Pride of the Island Award. This award is presented each year to recognize those students who make a positive contribution to the atmosphere of their classroom, their school and their community. Students who receive this award are consistently found to be: Personable, Responsible, Involved, Diligent and Enterprising. Those who work with children everyday are aware of the great amount of patience, persistence and love involved with raising such a child. Parents should be commended for their efforts in motivating their child to put education above all other priorities in his/her life and to strive daily to be a well-rounded individual. Each member of the GITA is only allowed to nominate one student; thus, receiving this recognition is indeed something of which to be truly proud. See list.




2016 Hospice Bouquet Sale - March 2016


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   The Grand Island Teachers' Association has participated in the Hospice Bouquet Sale for 23 years. This year they raised $3,508.00 and now have a combined total of over $62,000. Co-chairs of the event are Linda Harbison and Deborah Beis. Building coordinators are: Kim MacDonell, Sidway; Tricia McDonald & Lynn Ackendorf, Kaegebein; Jennifer Corbett, Huth Road; Mary Jane Fonte, Veronica Conner Middle School and Karen Surdyke, Grand Island High School. On Tuesday, March 2nd, volunteers met at Elderwood at Riverwood to cut, sort, assemble and deliver bouquets to 81 residents and all the dining room tables. Helping at Elderwood were; Megan Gaick, Laurie & Nadelyn Cordero and friend Zoe, Ashley Stafford, Cindy Robinson, Mary Jane Fonte, Jennifer Corbett, Linda Harbison & Debbie Beis.




Pride of the Island Recipients Announced - May 2015

    The Grand Island Teacher's Association is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2015 Pride of the Island Award. This award is presented each year to recognize those students who make a positive contribution to the atmosphere of their classroom, their school and their community. Students who receive this award are consistently found to be: Personable, Responsible, Involved, Diligent and Enterprising. Those who work with children everyday are aware of the great amount of patience, persistence and love involved with raising such a child. Parents should be commended for their efforts in motivating their child to put education above all other priorities in his/her life and to strive daily to be a well-rounded individual. Each member of the GITA is only allowed to nominate one student; thus, receiving this recognition is indeed something of which to be truly proud. See list.




2015 Hospice Bouquet Sale - March 2015

   The Grand Island Teachers' Association has participated in the Hospice Bouquet Sale for 22 years. This year they raised $3,258.00 through dress-down days at each school. Co-chairs of the event are Linda Harbison and Deborah Beis. Building coordinators are: Kim MacDonell, Sidway; Tricia McDonald, Kaegebein; Jennifer Corbett, Huth Road; Mary Jane Fonte, Veronica Conner Middle School and Karen Surdyke, Grand Island High School. On Tuesday, March 3rd, 18 volunteers met at Elderwood at Riverwood to cut, sort, assemble and deliver bouquets to 81 residents and all the dining room tables.




Pride of the Island Recipients Announced - May 2014

    The Grand Island Teacherís Association is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2014 Pride of the Island Award. This award is presented each year to recognize those students who make a positive contribution to the atmosphere of their classroom, their school and their community. Students who receive this award are consistently found to be: Positive, Responsible, Interested, Determined & Enterprising. Those who work with children everyday are aware of the great amount of patience, persistence and love involved with raising such a child. Parents should be commended for their efforts in motivating their child to put education above all other priorities in his/her life and to strive daily to be a well-rounded individual. Each member of the GITA is only allowed to nominate one student; thus, receiving this recognition is indeed something of which to be truly proud. See list of students.




Elderwood Residents Receive Hospice Flowers - March 2014

   

Top: Mary Slovick and Christine Clendening. Bottom: Linda McGinn

   Volunteers from the Grand Island Teachers Association has been supporting the annual Hospice Bouquet Sale for 21 years. The 2014 sale was in memory of Grand Island Orchestra Teacher Debbie Remson who passed away last fall. Teachers from all of the island schools together raised $3,612.00 through selling a standard bouquet or a tribute bouquet. For each tribute bouquet sold, a hospice patient also received a bouquet. The GITA has raised over $56,000 since 1994. On Tuesday, March 6th, the GITA gathered at Elderwood Healthcare Facility to arrange and deliver flowers to the residents. Over 100 arrangements were passed out to all the residents rooms and the dining rooms. The long-time coordinators of the flower sale are retired teachers, Linda Harbison and Debbie Beis. School coordinators are Christine Clendening-Sidway, Tricia McDonald-Kaegebein, Jennifer Corbett-Huth, Mary Jane Fonte-Middle and Tracy Beatty-High School.




Pride of the Island Recipients Announced - May 2013

   The Grand Island Teacherís Association is pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2013 Pride of the Island Award. This award is presented each year to recognize those students who make a positive contribution to the atmosphere of their classroom, their school and their community. Students who receive this award are consistently found to be: Positive, Responsible, Interested, Determined & Enterprising. Those who work with children everyday are aware of the great amount of patience, persistence and love involved with raising such a child. Parents should be commended for their efforts in motivating their child to put education above all other priorities in his/her life and to strive daily to be a well-rounded individual. Each member of the GITA is only allowed to nominate one student; thus, receiving this recognition is indeed something of which to be truly proud. See list of students.


Pride of the Island - May 2012

   See list.


GITA Supports Hospice Bouquet Sale - March 2012

   

Left: Carmela Meli Right: Mildred Rusiniak and Clarice Jakubczak
GITA flower arrangers.

Photos by Jodi Robinson-Click photos for larger view

   The Grand Island Teachers Association has supported the Hospice Bouquet Sale for nineteen years. This year the sale was in memory of Renee Luzi, a Sidway teacher who lost her fight against cancer in December 2011. Teachers from all of the island schools together raised $4,264.00 through selling a standard bouquet and a tribute bouquet. For each tribute bouquet sold, a hospice patient will also receive a bouquet. On Tuesday, March 6th, the GITA gathered at Elderwood Healthcare Facility to arrange and deliver flowers to the residents. The long-time coordinators of the flower sale are retired teachers, Linda Harbison and Debbie Beis.
The following is a list of volunteers from the school district:

GIHS - Tracy Beatty, Megan Gaiek and Nancy Pioli
Middle School - Mary Jane Fonte
Huth Road - Jennifer Kropidlowski, Dana Papaj, Jill Gregson, Ann Agnello, Mary Kopf, Brittany Papaj, Linda and Dennis McGinn
Kaegebein - Tricia McDonald, Lee Burns, Kathy Andress, Kathy Chadwick, Lynn Ackendorf
Sidway - Kimberly MacDonell, Joelle Stapleton, Mary Slovick, Amy Stevenson, Karen Zirnheld



Pride Of The Island - May 2011

The Grand Island Teachers Association has announced the recipients of the Pride of the Island awards for 2011. Click Pride of the Island Recipients. Due to several students being left off the original list, the list has been replaced and is complete.


Pride Of The Island - May 2010

Click High School Recipients
Click Connor Middle School Recipients
Click Huth Road Elementary School Recipients
Click Kaegebein Elementary School Recipients
Click Charlotte Sidway School Recipients





Pride Of The Island - 2004 - 2009

See previous GITA page.



GITA Supports Hospice Bouquet Sale - March 2010

   

From left: Lauren Fonte, Andrea Nicolia, Kathy Fik, Diane Lipp, Charlene Burchfield, Jennifer Kropidlowski, Patti Kwarciak, Debbie Beis, Mary Jane Fonte.


Photos by Jodi Robinson-Click photos for larger view

   The Grand Island Teachers Association has supported the Hospice Bouquet Sale for seventeen years. This year the teachers raised $3705 through selling the standard bouquet at $7.00 and the tribute bouquet at $30. For each tribute bouquet sold, a hospice patient will also receive a bouquet. In addition, Dress-Down Friday money was used to make 150+ arrangements for the residents at Elderwood Healthcare Facility on Grand Island. On Tuesday, March 3rd, the GITA gathered at Elderwood to arrange and deliver flowers to the residents.