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Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year
Snowflake Palace
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 Snowflake Palace will be held December 6-8, 2017. As always, we will need a large amount of volunteers to help. In the next few weeks, please be on the lookout for an email with volunteer slots to sign up.  If you would like to volunteer or have and questions regarding Snowflake Palace, please contact Alison Coyne or Jen Farrell

2017 Connect for Kids November Programs
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Our November programs include:


Speaker Series

Modify Your Child’s Behavior Using Proven KazdinSM Method

Are you dealing with talking back, temper tantrums, school behavior problems, trouble following directions, stealing or lying? Kazdin’s Parent Management Training is a set of interventions developed by Dr. Alan Kazdin, Director of the Yale Parenting Center, that teach and coach families how to modify a child’s problem behavior. At this presentation featuring Cynthia Petrucci, LSW, and Lora Zoller, LPCC, of Applewood Centers Inc., you will learn Kazdin strategies that use positive reinforcement, antecedents, practice and problem solving to improve behavior and decrease a child’s opposition and aggression. Touting a 78% success rate, the goal of the Kazdin program is to improve parent-child interactions and empower families to create positive changes.

Thursday, November 30, 6:00 pm

West River Branch of the Elyria Public Library System, 1194 West River Rd. N.


Elementary Experiences

Social Series: Assessing and Reacting to Problems

Problems come in all different shapes and sizes and can range from a small “glitch” to a huge catastrophe! As social thinkers, it is not only important to rate our problems but also to match our reaction to them in a socially appropriate way. Ellen Spear, MA, CCC-SLP, of Lakeshore Speech Therapy, LLC., will help families determine how big or little a problem is and know what strategies will work to help deal with that problem. This Elementary Experiences program is for families and their children (ages 7-12 years) who are struggling in an area of development.  Siblings (ages 7-12 years) may also attend. For more information, visit

Saturday, November 11, Session begins at 2:30 pm

Westlake Porter Public Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd., Westlake 2017 Press Release.docx 2017 Programs.pdf 

Earn Money for GPSPTA by shopping!
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Heinen's rewards will donate 1% of purchases to the GPS PTA, all you have to do is sign up! Go to the service desk at Heinen's and request that your rewards go to the Goldwood PTA or call 1-855-475-2300. Heinens rewards have to be signed up for every year.
Register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card 
Make the most out of this educational award program! simply register your Giant Eagle Card with Apples for the Students and use it each time you shop at Giant Eagle to earn points for your school. Earning points is simple! With every scan of your registered Giant Eagle Advantage Card at the cash register, points are automatically credited to your selected school.
1. Sign in to or create an account.
2. Register your Giant Eagle Advantage Card online
3. Visit the My School Programs page and enter the code of the school that you'd like to receive points. You can search for the school code by name, city, or zip code.
4. Be sure to encourage your family and friends to register too. 
  Spirit Wear
Don't forget to show your school pride by purchasing spirit wear! Plus your child can participate in wearing their school colors on special days at school. As an added bonus you are also supporting the Middle and High Schools. You can order spirit wear here or purchase at the High School during the following hours: Tuesday 5-7pm, Thursday 5-7pm, and Fridays 11am-1pm.Questions? Contact Amanda Klidas or Jill Uhl