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The overall purpose of PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children.

The GSES PTA helps support Goldsmith-Schiffman Elementary School by organizing special projects, coordinating volunteer efforts for school events, fundraising, and supplying our teachers and staff with the supplies and equipment they need to most effectively educate our children.


We also keep you up to date on everything going on at GSES! We send out a weekly email called the Sunday Send Out that includes news and upcoming events.  Sign up above or email us at to receive our weekly updates.

The GSES PTA strives to bring together parents, teachers, staff, and the Big Cove community to help provide the best possible learning environment and opportunities for our children.


Every parent, grandparent, guardian, faculty and staff member, or community member can become a PTA member. Family memberships are only $10. Membership dues also help to support the local, state, and national PTA programs.


In accordance with our bylaws, the Goldsmith Schiffman Elementary PTA aims to: 


  1. Promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school, community, and place of worship,

  2. Raise the standards of home life,

  3. Secure adequate laws for the care and protection of children and youth,

  4. Bring into closer relation the home and the school, that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of children and youth,

  5. Develop between educators and the general public such united efforts as will secure for all children and youth the highest advantages in physical, mental, social, and spiritual education.

The purposes of the PTA are promoted through and advocacy and educational program directed toward parents, teachers and the general public; developed through conferences, committees, projects, and programs; and governed and qualified by the basic policies set forth in Article III.

The organization is organized exclusively for the charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding section of any future federal tax code (hereinafter referred to as "Internal Revenue Code").

For for information about local, state, and national PTA, visit the following links.

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