PTSA Monday Message April 30, 2017

Welcome to the Monday Message for the Grafton High School 2016/2017 school year!


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May 1 – “B” Day

May 4 – Donatos Fundraiser from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

May 6 – SAT Testing

May 7 – Car Wash Fundraiser at One Stop Auto from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.

May 10 – Chipotle Fundraiser from 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. at Patrick Henry Mall

May 11 – Relay for Life Barbeque Dinner from 2:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Grafton

May 12 – Early Dismissal for Students

May 15-19 – Prom Tickets on sale for $50 during Lunch Blocks

May 15-19 – Class Day Tickets on sale for $5 during Lunch Blocks

May 15-19 – After Prom Tickets on sale for $10 during Lunch Blocks

May 18 – Interim Reports Issued






May 1 – Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Smithfield @ 4:00 p.m., Smithfield High School

May 1 – Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Smithfield @ 4:00 p.m., Grafton High School

May 1 – Varsity Baseball & Softball vs. Heritage @ 4:30 p.m., Heritage High School

May 1 – JV Baseball & Softball vs. Heritage @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School

May 1 – Boys Soccer vs. York @ 5:30/7:00 p.m., Bailey Field

May 1 – Boys JV Lacrosse vs. Hickory JV @ 5:30 p.m., Christopher Newport University

May 1 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Hickory @ 7:30 p.m., Christopher Newport University

May 2 – Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Midlothian @ 4:00 p.m., Grafton High School

May 2 – Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Midlothian @ 4:00 p.m., Tomahawk Creek Middle School

May 2 – Varsity Baseball & Softball vs. New Kent @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School

May 2 – JV Baseball & Softball vs. New Kent @ 4:30 p.m., New Kent High School

May 2 – Girls Soccer vs. York @ 5:30/7:00 p.m., Bailey Field

May 3 – Boys & Girls Varsity Track Meet @ 3:30 p.m., New Kent High School

May 3 – Girls Varsity Tennis vs. Heritage @ 4:00 p.m., Heritage High School

May 3 – Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Heritage @ 4:00 p.m., Grafton High School

May 3 – Boys Soccer vs. Bethel @ 5:30/7:00 p.m., Bailey Field

May 3 – Boys JV Lacrosse vs. Tabb JV @ 5:30 p.m., Warhill Sports Complex #5

May 3 – Girls JV Lacrosse vs. First Colonial JV @ 7:00 p.m., Yorktown Middle School

May 3 – Boys Varsity Lacrosse vs. Tabb @ 7:30 p.m., Warhill Sports Complex #5

May 4 – Girls Soccer vs. Menchville @ 4:00/5:30 p.m., Menchville High School

May 5 – Varsity Baseball & Softball vs. Lafayette @ 4:30 p.m., Grafton High School

May 5 – JV Baseball vs. Lafayette @ 4:30 p.m., WISC Fields

May 5 – JV Softball vs. Lafayette @ 4:30 p.m., Williamsburg Rec Center


* Information for GHS sports is obtained from the Bay Rivers District site at:





Prom tickets are $50.00, and they go on sale May 15th during all lunch blocks in the Atrium!






Parents and Students – YCSD is celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week this week.  Thank a teacher for motivating, inspiring, helping, teaching by posting a photo or story on social media using the hashtag #ThankATeacher.  The GHS Facebook page is Grafton Clippers.

Give your teacher a written note, personal words of thanks and encouragement, or a special treat.

PTSA is thanking teachers with treats and a special snack mix bar on Friday.  You may sign up to contribute at this link:





Grafton’s Relay for Life team is sponsoring a Barbecue Dinner on Thursday, May 11th, here at Grafton from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10.00 for one pulled pork sandwich (chicken upon request), beans, slaw, homemade dessert and a drink.  It is eat-in or take-out.  Attached is a flyer with more information.

All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.





DONATOS – We have 2 more fundraisers on Thursday, May 4th and Thursday, May 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Show the attached flyer or just mention Grafton After Prom for us to receive a portion of sales.

This is super easy, they will honor DINE-IN, PICK-UP or DELIVERY.  We will receive $2.00 for every pizza purchased!  Simply tell the cashier you support GRAFTON HIGH SCHOOL AFTER PROM!





After Prom Class of 2017 is having a Car Wash Fundraiser on Sunday, May 7th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at One Stop Auto on Route 17.  Seniors and parents please sign up to volunteer:

If you have any questions please contact:  Kim Parker 757-897-6601 or; Amy Guyer 757-814-8004 or





CHIPOTLE is holding a fundraiser for After Prom on May 10th at their Patrick Henry Mall location.  We get 50%!!!  Yes 50%!!! of all sales from2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. that day.  So, spread the word and make sure everyone you know goes to Chipotle for lunch or dinner that day.  The flyer is attached to this email for you to print onto white paper or download onto your phone.  But if you forget either of those then just mention Grafton After Prom to the cashier to make sure we get our fundraising check.





Senior Class Day Volunteers Needed

Parents – Tuesday, May 30th, is Class Day for seniors.  It’s a chance for them to relax, have fun with their classmates and EAT!  We are looking for some parents who would be willing to coordinate/organize the lunch.  We typically serve hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks, cookies etc.  The parents would grill the food, serve and clean up.  You would NOT be responsible for class day activities/games.

Please contact Virginia Shriner if you can help (  The end of the year is fast approaching!


Pictures Needed!

Part of Class Day is a slideshow of your seniors.  We would like for you to submit pictures of your student as a baby/toddler/youngster and a current photo so we can see how they have grown/changed.  Digital images are preferred but we can scan your photo if necessary.  We would also appreciate group pictures of seniors: summer activities, sports, middle school photos, musical performances, etc.

You may email the images to or copy onto a CD/flashdrive and send them in to Virginia Shriner.  The deadline is May 1st.  Don’t let your senior be left out!!!





4 Weeks until After Prom!!!  The next After Prom meeting is Thursday, May 11th at 6:30 p.m. in the GHS Cafeteria.

We have another Car Wash on Sunday, May 7th at One Stop Auto and we need lots of students to sign up!  We need Parent Chaperones too.

Dates to Remember:

May 7th from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Car Wash at One Stop Auto

May 10th – Chipotle Fundraiser at the Patrick Henry Mall location from2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

May 15th – 19th – After Prom Ticket Sales

May 27th from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. – Prom at Marriott in City Center

May 28th from 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. – After Prom at YMCA


If you can help, please contact the Committee Chairs:

Decorations – Julie Martin,

Solicitations – David Allen,

Logistics – Keith Zagursky, and Wynn Davie,

Check In/Check Out – Kelly Zagursky, and Shannon Davie,

Mr. Grafton – Martha Owens,

Entertainment – Susan Heard,

Food – Dyan Chestnut,

Fundraising – Kim Parker, and Amy Guyer,

Outback Dinner – Claudia Hoyes,

Garden Flags Fundraiser – Claudia Hoyes,

5K Fun Run – Tina Hoffmann, and Patti Cubstead,

Prize Store – Magda Tabor,

Senior Assembly/Ticket Sales – Janet Schramel,

Casino – Lychelle Chisolm,


Alternatively sign up on-line by clicking on the following link:


Sandra Di Gangi, GHS PTSA President


Class of 2017 Graduation Flag

Next Order Dates are May 1st and June 1st!!

Show your GHS spirit and order a Class of 2017 Graduation Flag!  Any graduating year can be sewn onto the flag.  The order form is attached, so please fill it out and send it to the main office to be put in the PTSA box or email me.  The flags are $20.  The orders will be placed on May 2nd and June 2nd.

Thank you for supporting the After Prom!  Any questions, please contact Claudia Hoyes at 652-8922 or





2017-2018 Grafton HS PTSA Board Nominees

The Nominating Committee announces the following list of nominees and vacancies for the 2017-2018 term of the Grafton HS PTSA Executive Board.

Slated Officer Candidates:

President:  Sandra DiGangi

Vice President:  Eve Mazaika

Recording Secretary:  Vacant

Corresponding Secretary:  Vacant

Treasurer:  Kaylin Haywood

If you are interested in serving in any of these positions, please contact the Nominating Committee at


Summer Academy – Registration will start on May 1st at Grafton High School.  In order to register, your students must have a check written to Grafton High School for the correct amount and a completed Summer Academy form.  Students get this from their school counselor only.  Please note that all high school summer courses are taught virtually.

Cost:  $550 for a full original credit, $450 for a full repeat credit, $300 for a semester (.5) credit

Where:  York High School or Online

Dates:  June 23rd – July 27th, Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

For more information see the YCSD website or call your student’s counselor.


GABC Booster Club 

The Grafton Athletic Booster Club is pleased to announce the continuation of its Post-Secondary Scholarship Program.  The Grafton Athletic Booster Club will award two post-secondary scholarships.  They will be awarded to two athletes from the class of 2017, one male and one female. The scholarships will be in the amount of $500 each.  For eligibility requirements and additional information please see the attached application.  If you are interested in applying please complete this application and return it to the guidance office by Friday, May 12th.  Applications are available in the guidance office also.



Do you like to support our Grafton Athletes?  Do you realize that if you sign up to work concessions you get into the games for free on that night.  The link to sign up is:

Remember 100% of all profits made at the games goes back into the athletics for tournaments, equipment, banquets etc.

If you have any question you can contact Tricia O’Grady at

Thanks again for your support



GABC Membership

Interested in supporting Grafton’s Sports Activities?  Consider joining the GABC for only $10.00.  You may be wondering where the money goes.  All of your $10.00 returns back to the athletes in equipment for each sport as well as hosting the end of the season banquet.  Senior recognition is also supported by the booster club, along with scholarships.  Look for the GABC table at Open House and Back to School Night to join and check out our website for more information and news.

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