Originally delivered on 9/27/2020 5:30 pm

September 27, 2020

September 27, 2020
Reminders & Upcoming Events

Monday, September 28th is a 

student holiday.

All Reflection entries are due 


Student Entry Submission Packet

**Interested in being one of the judges? Please contact Elizabeth Taylor at elizabeth.taylor@capitalone.com . 

Volunteer Orientation Meeting

The virtual Volunteer Orientation meeting has been moved to Wednesday, September 30th at 5:30pm

A link will be shared via email with all room parents before the meeting on Wednesday.

Bridge Builders Academy

Are you ready to help your child reach for the stars? Do you want to get a closer look at the digital resources that support your child’s pre-K through grade 5 virtual classroom? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us for an up-close look at Henrico’s digital resources on September 30th from 6-7pm.

Learning Strand: Information, Access and Opportunities

Presenter: HCPS Department of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation

Find more information here. 

Browse the full list of items here: 

Silent Auction "Look Book"

The Spiritwear store is OPEN through 10/4 on Membership Toolkit.

**All apparel is pre-order and will be available for a "bus loop" pick up in early October. 

Yearbook Photo Submissions

A new EMAIL address has been created for quick & easy yearbook photo submissions! 


**Please include student's first & last name, teacher name and grade level with all photo submissions

261 library books are still missing!

Please return any overdue library books. A green bin in located in front of the school for a "contactless" drop off. 

Volunteer Opportunities
Sponsorships Committee Chair

The PTA is looking for a Sponsorships Committee Chair!

Due to COVID & a decrease in "in-person" fundraising events, our corporate sponsors have become even more vital in supporting our school and teachers.   

The Sponsorships Chair would serve as the lead contact for all existing sponsors. Additionally, they would extend new communications to potential sponsors. 

Please contact PTA President, Patty Ayres, at pattyayres@hotmail.com for more information.

Rooms Parents Still Needed

Room parent responsibilities are sure to be a little different this year, but they are still a vital support to our teachers and parents. The involvement and encouragement of our parent volunteers is especially important during a year with so much uncertainty.  

We are still in need of room parents for the following classes: Grinsell, Dunn, Cohen, Hubley, Williams (2), and Ball.  To sign up, please visit Membership Toolkit.

If you have any questions, please contact our room parent coordinator, Kimberly Clary.  kimberlybclary@gmail.com

Birthday Photo Volunteers

WHAT: 5'8"+ volunteer to "suit up" as Gayton's adorable alligator mascot

WHEN: October 16th (4:45-6:00pm)

WHERE: Gayton Elementary bus loop

WHY: To celebrate all of our October "gator babies"

***To sign up - please contact Debbie Long at long.debbie@outlook.com OR sign up via Membership Toolkit under Signups***

Other Important Information
Membership Toolkit Login/Update

Don't forget to to update your Membership Toolkit account!

To create your Membership Toolkit Account: 

  • Go to gaytonpta.com.
  • Click on the Register/Login button.
  • If you already have an account with another organization that uses Membership Toolkit you can use the same email and password to login. You can then proceed to the numbered steps below.
  • Select "Create Account" and fill in the name, email, and password information.
  • Click "verify my email" and then check your email for a link to complete the process. The link expires in 2 hours. If you do not receive the email, check your spam or junk folders.
  • Once you have verified your email address, log back in and finish the registration process.

1. Complete the Parent/Family and Student Information.

2. Complete the Directory/Publish Preferences.

3. Once these forms are complete, you will be presented with forms for PTA Membership, Gator Giving, and Volunteer Opportunities. All of your Back-to-School needs in one convenient place!

Once the Primary Account is set up, the Primary User can "invite" other email addresses to access his/her account. This allows the Secondary User to have their own login information, but still have access to the family account.

Questions? Please don't hesitate to contact us at whitlockra@gmail.com.

Calendar of Events
Monday, September 28
Henrico Schools Closed: Yom Kippur
Tuesday, September 29
5:00p Spirit Night: Chipotle
Wednesday, September 30
Reflections Entries Due
5:30p Virtual Volunteer Orientation
Friday, October 2
12:00p Virtual Silent Auction
Saturday, October 3
12:00p Virtual Silent Auction
Sunday, October 4
12:00p Virtual Silent Auction
Monday, October 5
12:00p Virtual Silent Auction
6:30p Fall Picnics on Front Yards
Thursday, October 15
Principal's Coffee: Internet Safety
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