Tuesday, November 7th between 10 am - 3 pm - Gold Coast Arts Center
Students across Great Neck are invited to create cards, write letters of encouragement, and submit artwork that will be shared with soldiers, citizens and children across Israel. This community-wide effort is designed to help raise the spirits of those affected by recent events.
All submissions will be sent to the National Library of Israel, who will distribute these materials to those most in need.
Gold Coast Arts Center is partnering with the UPTC to open its doors to all Great Neck families who want to participate in this effort. On Tuesday, November 7th, between 10am - 3pm, GNPS students are welcome to stop by the Great Neck Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Road, to cultivate their submissions. Basic art supplies will be provided. All children 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult. (Reminder, there is no school on this day.)
About the UPTC
Great Neck's United Parent-Teacher Council (“UPTC”) serves as a coordinating body for all of the PTAs and PTOs in order to identify common interests and achieve shared goals.
Founded in 1943, the UPTC was established by a group of Great Neck parents who believed that regular meetings of PTA representatives and the District Superintendent could benefit the education of children in the community.
For nearly 80 years, the UPTC has served as a clearinghouse for important and useful educational ideas, as well as a coordinating body for parent action, and as a stimulus to local PTA/PTO and general community activities in the interests of better education across the Great Neck peninsula.
If you would like to join a UPTC Committee, or learn more, please reach out to us today.
UPTC Leadership: Executive Board Members
Have a question for one our parent-leader volunteers? Please email them below.
October 10, 2023 -
Responding to the Emergency in Israel
Dear Great Neck families,
On behalf of the UPTC and the PTAs/PTOs of Great Neck, we mourn alongside our friends and neighbors as we stand in solidarity with the people of Israel.
The devastation of the attack on Israel is incomprehensible. At this time, we call upon the Great Neck community to aid those most in need. The organizations listed below are some of the trusted agencies and nonprofits providing direct relief to those most affected.
FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES is supporting tens of thousands of soldiers and reservists serving on the front lines.
Donation link: https://support.fidf.org
ISRAAID is providing emergency medical care, post-trauma mental health support, relief items, water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions.
MAGEN DAVID ADOM is Israel's medical emergency, disaster, ambulance, and blood service (similar to the American Red Cross).
Donation link: https://afmda.org
UNITED HAZTALAH is the emergency EMT service in Israel, which has launched an emergency campaign for equipment and supplies.
Donation link: https://israelrescue.org/campaign/israel-under-attack/
We hope you will consider supporting this community-wide effort; and we thank you for your generosity, compassion, and support.
Great Neck PTA's & PTO's
Throughout the years, Great Neck parent-teacher organizations have exerted significant leadership in efforts to promote the general welfare of children in their own schools and throughout the school District by combining their efforts and working with the United Parent-Teacher Council.