Thanks for seeking information about how you can support Griswold Public Schools!
Various groups and individuals at GPS take initiative to fundraise for classrooms, student programs and extracurricular offerings that fall outside of our school budget.
Please consider helping our schools, teachers, and students via the following fundraising opportunities:
Griswold Public Schools is a district partner of DonorsChoose, a trusted crowdfunding site for schools. Teachers in our district can use DonorsChoose to fundraise for technology and materials for classroom projects that get shipped directly to the school. Search 'Griswold Public Schools' at donorschoose.org to see if teachers are currently seeking project donations. We appreciate any amount you can contribute!
Do you shop on Amazon? Consider using smile.amazon.com to contribute part of your orders towards your favorite charity. Amazon Smile has the same products and prices as the Amazon you know, but with Smile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the 501(c)3 nonprofit you select.
Qualifying GPS non-profits you can support through Amazon Smile include:
- Griswold Elementary School PTO
- Griswold Middle School PTO
- Griswold Soccer (Middle School soccer club)
- Griswold High School Project Safegraduation
Make sure charity selected is located in Griswold, Connecticut and not Iowa.
Additionally, from time to time, our Parent Teacher Organizations utilize Amazon wishlists to source materials for events, Teachers Appreciation Week, and more. Look out for calls for donations on our social media channels.
Our Parent Teacher Organizations are always fundraising for specific school projects and events. They frequently host student and family-friendly events to raise funds, such as fun nights/dances, skate nights, bake sales, and more. You can also donate directly to the PTO to support school programs.
Follow our PTOs on Facebook for updates:
- GES PTO Webpage | Facebook Page
- GMS PTO Webpage | Facebook Page
How to donate to the GMS PTO: Checks made payable to "GMS PTO" can be mailed to the Middle School at 211 Slater Avenue, Griswold, CT 06351, or sent in with a student to give to the school secretaries. Donations are 100% Tax-deductible. Please check with your employer to see if they will match your donation! You can also donate on Venmo: email@example.com.
- GHS PTO Webpage | Facebook Page
Other Current GPS-related Fundraisers: (as of October 2022)
- GHS Fundraisers:
Through January 31 - GHS is collecting hygiene supplies like shampoo, conditioner, new toothbrushes, new deodorant, perfume, soap, and toothpaste for kids and teens in our community that are in need of personal hygiene products. There are three boxes in the school outside of the office and in front of 3102 and 4102. Please reach out Jaime Poitras, Ms. Jewell, or Mrs. Long with any questions.
Class of 2023 Project Safe Grad Calendar Fundraiser - The GHS Class of 2023 Project Safe Grad is selling prize calendars for the month of February. $20/calendar. Each day in February, the organizers will draw a number and that number wins the prize for that day. Participants are eligible for the drawing on each day in February; even if you win on one day, we will put your name in for the drawing on the following day. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to purchase a calendar to support the project safe grad fundraising effort!
February 9, 2023 at 7:00p.m.: Faculty Talent Show for Tri-M Music Honor Society
- February 11, 2023 - Gown Gala: The Class of 2023 Project Safe Grad is looking for dress donations for the Gown Gala. Please email email@example.com to donate a lightly used prom-style dress (prom, homecoming, bridesmaid dresses, etc.)
The Gown Gala will be held Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the GHS Auditorium and surrounding hallway. Senior girls will participate in a fashion show at 12:30 p.m., MC'd by Jimmy & Shelly from WCTY! Formal dresses and accessories will be for sale.
- Contact the GHS PTO for more ways to contribute!
- March 25, 2025: Griswold Booster Club Dinner Dance
May 16, 2023: "Eyes on the Pies" Pepperoni Pizza Competition for Tri-M Music Honor Society
- GMS Fundraisers:
- GMS Student Services is always collecting personal care items (toiletries, snacks, etc.) for their Care Closet
- Holiday Giving Tree (collecting hats, scarves, gloves, socks, etc.)
- Contact the GMS PTO for more ways to contribute!
- GES Fundraisers:
- Contact the GES PTO for more ways to contribute!
- District-wide Fundraisers: