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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- GHS PTO Webpage | Facebook Page | Instagram Profile
Donate to the GHS PTO on PayPal!
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!
Other Current GPS-related Fundraisers: (as of Nov. 28, 2023)
- GHS Fundraisers:
Ongoing: Griswold Booster Club Merch Sales (fill out the apparel request form here) and Concessions Stand
Ongoing: GHS PTO SquadLocker Merch Sales for "Class of" merch
Ongoing: Sneaker Drive - do you have any sneakers that you no longer need or want? Instead of throwing them out, please donate them to the GOT SNEAKERS drive. Collection bags will be located outside Ms. Nassimos’s classroom 4225 and Ms. Davis’s classroom 4101.
Ongoing: Career Closet - the GHS Business department is always collecting business casual clothes for students to have access to for interviews. See Ms. Bromley in room 4213 to donate or access clothes from the closet.
National Honor Society Food Drive - NHS is sponsoring a food drive to benefit Saint Mary’s Food Pantry in Jewett City just in time for the holidays. All non-perishable items must be brought to Mrs. Laliberte's room (room 4121), before the start of school. Every student who donates will automatically be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a gift card. There will be one lucky student chosen from each class.
Save the Date: Project Safe Graduation Corn Hole Tournament at the JC French Club. January 14, 2024; registration begins at 12 p.m. and games start at 1:00 p.m. $20/person to enter. Prices for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. Stay tuned for more information!
Project Safe Graduation Calendar Fundraiser will take place in February 2024. Stay tuned for more information!
Project Safe Graduation Night Out with Souls on Fire Band at the JC French Club. February 16 from 7-10 p.m. Tickets will be $25/person or $40/couple. Bring your own snacks and dance moves! Stay tuned for more information!
GHS PTO Calendar Fundraiser will take place in May 2024. Stay tuned for more information!
Contact the GHS PTO for more ways to contribute!
- GMS Fundraisers:
- GMS PTO Holiday Bazaar and Basket Raffle. Join us for the 2nd annual event on Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at GMS. Vendors, Baskets, Concessions, Crafts, Photos with Santa, Silent Auction, Raffles, etc. Snow Date Dec. 3.
- GMS Student Services is always collecting personal care items (toiletries, snacks, etc.) for their Care Closet
- Contact the GMS PTO for more ways to contribute!
- GES Fundraisers:
Griswold Elementary School raised $20,346.97 via the Next Level Power of Purpose Fundraiser this year, which will help fund field trips and school equipment
Contact the GES PTO for more ways to contribute!
- District-wide Fundraisers: