Tomorrow will be a very special day for the Jaguar Fun Run

Parents are invited to watch their children at the Fun Run on Thursday, May 19th.  Parents must enter the main office at the middle school and sign-in.  ALL grades are running at the middle school.  Students must wear sneakers in order to participate! 
Please view the list below for the time your child is running.
Grades K-2 – 1:30-3:00pm
Grades 3-5 – 10:00-11:30am
Grades 6-7 – 8:15-9:15am
Grades 8 – 12:30-1:10pm


PTO Meeting – Wednesday, May 18, at 7:00 PM at the GMMS cafeteria

Dear GMRSD Families,

Just a reminder our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday, May 18th at 7:00 PM at the GMMS cafeteria. Please join us to discuss the continuation of the PTO and if applicable, to vote on board positions (secretary, co-vice president, co-president) for the 2016-2017 school year.

Also, the following chair positions are open for next year (as long as officer positions are filled):

  • Birthday Book Club
  • Great Meadows Idol
  • Harvest Day – Central
  • Holiday Shoppe – Central
  • Holiday Shoppe – Liberty
  • Hospitality – Liberty
  • Kid Stuff Books – Liberty
  • Parent Volunteer Network Organizer
  • Staff Appreciation – Liberty
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Valentine’s Day Dance
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Big Event – Tricky Tray, Casino Night, Golf Outing, etc.

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Jaguar Fun Run

There are just 2 days left until the Jaguar Fun Run!  There is still time to register your child on using our school’s registration code 696327.  Students will receive a free gift just for registering.  They will also receive a free t-shirt on the day of the run.  So spread the word by getting pledges for each lap your child completes, or you can also make a flat donation.  Please help us achieve our goal to raise $10,000 for our 3 schools.  We are currently at 37% of our goal.  All proceeds will go toward teacher grants and PTO sponsored activities.

Please come join us on Thursday, May 19, and cheer on our students!  All students are invited to participate, regardless of financial participation.  Thank you for supporting our school!





Fun Run Kick Off Pep Rally

Fun was had by all 3 schools today at the kick off Pep Rall

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The Jaguars Fun Run kicked off today with an exciting Pep Rally, and we are thrilled about this year’s program! Our Fun Run includes all students in a fun, team building, and fitness event while helping our school raise much-needed funds during the two week program. Because our program is one day short, we are opening up pledging today! You can learn more about the process through this video: (password: bwr).

This year, our schools are raising funds to go toward ongoing PTO events, teacher grants, and assemblies throughout the year for our schools. Our goal is to raise $10,000, and we need YOUR help!

Here’s how you can support Great Meadows:

•   Register your student. To log in pledges, please register your child on, using our school’s registration code:696327. Students receive a FREE GIFT just by having their parent or guardian register them on

•   Reach out to sponsors. Connect with 10 sponsors. You can use social media in the pledging process and even create custom videos—all of this is on Be sure to capture and record each sponsor’s e-mail address. They will also have an easy opportunity to pay for your student’s pledge by credit card online.

•   Ask your child about the BIG WORLD RECESS Character Play of the day! This year’s character theme is BIG WORLD RECESS, a global fitness theme all about playing with more character. Watch the fun videos with your child on

•   Come to the Fun Run on Thursday, May 19! All students are invited to participate, regardless of financial participation. Remember, students will be running 30-35 laps, and we would love for you to come out and cheer.

Thank you for supporting our school. We hope to see you next week at the Fun Run!


Great Meadows Idol Auditions & Rehearsals

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Clothing Drive on Saturday, April 9, at Field of Dreams 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Are you in the mood to do some spring cleaning and donate your unwanted items?  Please visit!accepted/c21kz for additional acceptable items, as well as unacceptable items.  Please make sure to bag your items.  We will be paid per pound and donations go directly to Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

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Holiday Shoppe for Liberty & Central Schools

The Holiday Shoppe this year will be presented by a new vendor called Penguin Patch. Liberty School will shop on December 8th & 9th, with a makeup day on the 10th. Central School will shop on December 14th & 15th, with a makeup day on the 16th. Flyers and shopping envelopes were sent home. Please make checks payable to the GMRSD PTO. Parents are welcome to shop with their student. It is such a joy watching the children choose a gift for those special people on their list!


Gift Card Sales

Not sure what kind of gift to give to someone on your holiday list this year? Look no further! We are currently running a special holiday gift card sale. All students should have received a flyer with various gift cards available to purchase. From November 9th through December 7, you can place an order and help the PTO earn money for our schools.

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Dine Out Fundraising Night at Panera

Want to to take the night off from cooking?  Please come and join us for our first Dine Out Fundraiser of the year at Panera in Hackettstown on Tuesday, November 10, from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. The GMRSD PTO will receive 20% of net proceeds with 50+ redeemed flyers. You are eligible to submit one printed flyer per person or electronic flyer per device per person in your party to help us achieve our goal faster. Offer is also valid on takeout orders. Flyers were sent home last week.


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Fall Festival

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Middle School Get Together

GMMS Get Together  will be held on Friday, October 23rd , 6:30-8:30pm.

******We are in need of chaperons and snack donations.******

This year we will have a dance with a DJ in the cafeteria and sports in the gym! Looking forward to a fun night!


Central Book Fair

Central’s Scholastic Book Fair will be held on October 21st, 22nd, and 23rd during regularly scheduled library times.

Please email us if you are able to volunteer time to help out. The K-2 age children need more help than other grades with their book selections and check out. We accept cash, credit cards, and checks made out to: GMRSD PTO. We can provide change to any student whose check is made out for more than the purchase price.


Fall is in the air!!

Liberty’s Harvest Day is scheduled this Wednesday, October 7, 9:15am-12:30pm.  Set up begins at 8 am with the festivities starting at 9:15am. Looking forward to a festive morning full of games, pumpkin painting, farm animals and snack!! If you would like to volunteer contact Cathleen Rafalko at

Central Harvest Day is scheduled for Thursday, October 8, 9:15 AM – 12:00 PM. We will begin setting up at 8:30 AM. Looking forward to scarecrow making and all the fun fall activities!!  Contact  Kim Ligarzewski at with any questions.


Central’s Harvest Day

Fall is upon us and Harvest Day is here!
 Central Harvest Day is scheduled for Thursday, October 8 (Rain Date Friday, October 9) 9:15 AM – 12:00 PMWe will begin setting up at 8:30 AM. Contact  Kim Ligarzewski at with any questions.


Liberty Harvest Day Rescheduled

Due to the anticipated inclimate weather for tomorrow, Liberty’s Harvest Day has been rescheduled to Wednesday, October 7, 9:15 am – 12:30 pm  (rain date Wednesday, October 14.)  Set up begins at 8 am with the festivities starting at 9:15 am.

If you would like to volunteer contact Cathleen Rafalko at


Liberty Harvest Day

Rain Rain go away, Liberty wants to have Harvest Day!!

Liberty’s Harvest Day is scheduled this Thursday, October 1, 9:15am-12:30pm. (Raindate TBD) Set up begins at 8 am with the festivities starting at 9:15am. Looking forward to a festive morning full of games, pumpkin painting, farm animals and snack!!

If you would like to volunteer contact Cathleen Rafalko at





KidStuff Books were sent home on Monday, September 28th.  Please be on the lookout for these books.  Books were sent home with your youngest child. 
Each family will receive a sample book to view.  If you would like to purchase the book, please keep the book and send in your payment.  If you do not wish to keep the book, please return it ASAP.
The PTO receives 50% of the cost of the book, so it is a great fundraiser!  In addition, most people find they utilize so many of the coupons, they make all of their money and then some back.


Mark Your Calendars

Hard to believe the school year is almost here! Mark your calendars for our upcoming PTO meetings.

All meetings are in the GMMS cafeteria at 7pm.

September 9, 2016

October 7, 2015

November 11, 2015


January 6, 2016

February 3, 2016

March 2, 2016

April 6, 2016

May 18, 2016

June 8, 2016


Friendly’s Dine Out

Don’t forget tonight is Friendly’s Dine Out night!! Tuesday, May 19th, 5-8 pm!! Remember to bring the flyer to help raise money for our schools!

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