We are not simply a school - we are a community of families because of the dedication of our parent volunteers. Porter-Gaud values and encourages parent engagement. The relationships between parents, faculty, students, and administrators are strengthened by parent involvement in the volunteer opportunities offered by the Porter-Gaud Parent Association (PGPA).
The mission of the PGPA is to:
1. Build community among families through special events and volunteer opportunities.
2. Provide families with information and resources helpful to parenting.
3. Raise funds that support school programs.
The Porter-Gaud calendar is full of events to connect with other members of the community. In addition to the many arts and athletic events throughout the year, there are also occasions to bring together our entire Cyclone community. Listed below are some of these community-building events:
WELCOME MEETING - August 27 at 8:30 a.m. in the Cafeteria
The Porter-Gaud Parents Association would like to welcome you to the 2019-2020 School year. As parents with children at Porter-Gaud you are member of the PGPA. We will be having our first meeting Tuesday, August 27 the at 8:30 in the cafeteria and sincerely hope you will be able to attend. This will be a great opportunity to meet fellow parents, learn about the PGPA and the various ways to get involved. You can also, click the link below to volunteer.
PARENT NIGHTS - August and September
Parent Nights provide important start-of-school information and give parents an opportunity to hear from school
administrators, ask questions, and meet teachers.
PARENT SOCIALS AND GATHERINGS - All-year long
Casual, grade-level parent gatherings are held throughout the year and are hosted at parents’ homes, restaurants, or on campus. Details will be sent out through grade-level evites and emails closer to these events.
CYCLONETOWN - August 23, 2019
Porter-Gaud hosts an all-community picnic in conjunction with the first home Varsity football game. The event is held on the lawn in front of the S&T Building and includes food, live music, and children’s activities. It is a super fun event to welcome our new families.
FOUNDERS DAY - Week of October 21
An annual concert that features the musical talent of our choirs and instrumental ensembles across all three divisions. The concert’s origins can be traced back to 1978.
HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL - October 25
Our annual school-wide carnival held in the middle of campus on the Green. The carnival includes games, activities, food, a cake walk, and the parade matching up our seniors and our first graders. One of the best events of the year!
HOLIDAY MARKET - December 4-5
The Porter-Gaud Parent Association hosts a holiday bizarre, filled with local artisans and vendors. The entire
community is invited to shop. A portion of the proceeds supports the teacher wish list.
PORTERPALOOZA - Spring 2020
Held in the Spring, PorterPalooza is the largest social gathering of the year for Porter-Gaud parents and raises funds for the Parent Association and the School.