2020-2021 Budget

Each year the GSHSA members vote on a budget for the next school year.  The budget proposals are based on previous years and adjusted for projected student population as well as program costs. You are welcome to view this year's approved budget at any time.  Please email gsfamilies1@gmail.com for a copy.


How the Budget Helps our School

  • Field trips for every grade.
  • Reading Programs - Reading is Fundamental, Reading Olympics, First grade Author's Tea, Books for incoming Kindergartners and outgoing 6th graders, Literacy Week
  • Educational Enrichment - 4th Grade Pennsylvania Day, School Assemblies, Artist in Residence, Musical Instruments, Odyssey of the Mind, Earth Day
  • 5th Grade D.A.R.E Program
  • 6th Grade End of Year Events
  • Teacher Support and Appreciation
  • Panther Pride Program
  • HSA Sponsored Events - Block Party, VIP Dance, Roller Skating Night, Talent Show, Ice Cream and Water Ice Socials, Cupcake Baking Contest, Olympic Day, School Decor and Gardening


Why is Fundraising Required for Families?

The average cost per student for the 2020-21 school year is approximately $50. Many years we ask families who would prefer NOT to raise funds to support our initiatives to provide an "Opt-out donation" to cover the cost for their student(s). Due to COVID restrictions for this school year, we will not be requesting this Opt-out fee. For more information on some of the following virtual fundraisers, please visit our Ongoing Fundraisers page.


Coupons and Shopping Rewards:

Kidstuff Book Sales
BoxTops for Education
Keystone Green Collection Bin
Food & Funds
Amazon Smiles
Weis4School Rewards
Shutterfly and TinyPrints Purchases

Virtual Events and Fundraisers

Art to Remember and Framing Sale
Usborne Boxed Card Sale
Scholastic Book Fair
First Day School Supplies
Spirit Items
Spanish Club

In School Events and Fundraisers

Panther Pride-Coin Drive
Ice Cream/Water Ice Social
School Picture Day
Roller Skating
Secret Shop
Cupcake Walk

GSHSA Generated Funds

Opt Out Donations
Membership Dues