Dear GSFS Families,

A warm welcome to all families as we start this unusual school year. We are dealing with unprecedented times, but it only strengthens my appreciation of the GSFS community.  On behalf of the Parents and Caregivers Association (PCA), including committee members Andrea Vaden-Harris, Kristen Taft, and Charles Case, we look forward to partnering with you to make this a safe, productive, and fun year.

We have included “Caregivers” in the name of our group to better reflect those who devote their time and energy raising our children. One of the primary goals of PCA is to enhance our GSFS community by giving a voice to those parents and caregivers.   The PCA sponsors meetings throughout the year to provide opportunities for dialogue, along with community-building and fundraising events. These gatherings may look different this school year given the pandemic, but there will still be chances for your family to help with our events and programming, regardless of how much time you have to give. Every family is a member of the PCA and your tuition to GSFS includes your dues to support the PCA.

Our first meeting of the year will take place virtually on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:00 pm.  We hope you will join us to discuss plans for community building/fundraising events and programming.

I would also like to remind you that on Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30 pm the Parents and Caregivers Committee for Advancing Racial Equity in Our School (PCA CARES) will be meeting.  This vital committee supports GSFS families to promote the positive racial identity of our children and to develop skills to recognize and counter structural racism, unintentional racism, and microaggressions, and to undo white supremacy. 

We hope to see you at the upcoming virtual association meetings. Please feel free to reach out to the PCA with ideas, questions or concerns at pa@greenestreetfriends.org.

I wish you and yours a safe, healthy and enjoyable school year. 


Josh Ferguson (dad to Charlotte Ferguson, 2nd grade)

Pronouns: he, him, his