Holiday Parties

3rd Grade
Tuesday, December 18th–11:45am-1:00pm










4th Grade
Wednesday, December 19th–11:45am-1:00pm











5th Grade
Thursday, December 20th–11:45am-1:00pm










2018 GBI Reflections Winners

It is with great pleasure that I announce to you our winners from the Heroes Around Me Reflections contest.

We would like to congratulate the following on Outstanding Interpretation of the Theme (1st place)

Literature – Sofia Hertzog

Photography – Kassidy Dashiell

Visual Arts – Marcy Stambaugh

We would like to congratulate the following on receiving the Award of Excellence (2nd place)

Photography – Caitlin Watson

Literature – Sophie Lessik

Visual Arts – Isabella Newell

We would like to congratulate the following on receiving the Award of Merit (3rd place)

Visual Arts – Caitlin Watson

Literature – Hayden Cummings

We would like to congratulate the following on receiving Honorable Mention

Visual Arts – Joleah Bright

Carrie Watson, PTA Reflections Chair


Skate Night

Join us for an evening of fun on November 13th at Greenbrier Family Skate Center.   Cost is $7 per skater (includes admission and skate rental), and $3 for non-skaters.  Parent/Guardian must remain at the rink with the student. Advance tickets must be purchased by November 9th. Tickets will be available at the door until maximum capacity is reached.

A master list of advance purchase tickets will be kept at the door.  Email confirmation of purchase will be sent out to parents.


Calling All Vendors

Vendor registration is now open for the 2019 Spring Carnival & Vendor Fair. If you or anyone you know is interested in participating, application forms are available here.  For any questions, please contact [email protected]


Chubby’s Pumpkin Fall Fest

Who is ready for fall? Join the PTA for our Fall Fest at Chubby’s Pumpkin. Chubby’s will donate 10% from every purchase made on Oct 18 for the entire day. The PTA will be there from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM celebrating with the DJ, selling spirit wear, and spending time with friends. We hope to see everyone there for a fun fall night!


1, 2, 3, 4! We Declare a Penny War!

The Penny War is back! This friendly competition funds the online education resource, BrainPOP, for every GBI classroom. This fun contest will take place during lunch hours October 15-19th. Participating in this event is as simple as donating your spare coins to your child’s classroom. There will be two winners, one for the most points and one for the most money. The winning classrooms will enjoy a pizza party with Mrs. Martin!



Kona Ice Book Fair Family Night

It’s Family Night at GBI!  Join us on Monday, October 1st to shop the Scholastic Book Fair and enjoy a shaved ice.  The Kona Ice truck will be open at the school from 5:15pm-7:45pm.  20% of all proceeds will go to GBI PTA.  Bring your friends and family!


Burrito Perdido Spirit Night

Come and enjoy a meal with your family and friends at Burrito Perdido on September 2oth for our first Spirit Night of the 2018-2019 School Year!  10% of all proceeds from the evening will donated to the GBI PTA.  We hope to see you all there!


Book Nook Volunteers Needed!


The Book Nook is looking for volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year.

What is the Book Nook?
The Book Nook is a quiet place for students to read when they are finished with their lunch and want a quieter place to spend their remaining lunch time.

What are the Volunteer’s Responsibilities?
Volunteers supervise the students until it is time for them to return to their class.  Volunteers may use the quiet time in any manner they choose, such as reading, paperwork, or catching up on emails.

What are the hours?
The Book Nook is open during lunch, from 11:00-12:45.

If you are interest, please sign up at:

For any questions, please text/call Bren Bowman at
(757) 705-1796 or email [email protected]


Show Your Wildcat Spirit!

All new Spirit Wear for the 2018-2019 is now available, and will be sold at all Open Houses.  Cash, check, and credit cards will be accepted as payment.  Order forms can also be printed out and sent to school with your student.



Open Houses

Parents and students of Great Bridge Intermediate School are invited to Open House to meet their child’s teacher.  This is an opportunity to hear classroom expectations and individual supply needs from their teachers prior to the first day of the new school year.  The Open House schedule is staggered by grade level to accommodate parking needs.  The schedule for the 2018-19 school year is as follows:

3rd Grade – 8/30 @ 6pm
4th Grade – 8/29 @ 6pm
5th Grade – 8/29 @ 7:15pm


Thank you!

As we rapidly approach the end of another school year, the PTA would like to thank you, the parents, for your donations and support.  Your generous contributions has allowed the PTA to put nearly $5,000 back into Great Bridge Intermediate School throughout the school year.  This money has been spent on:

  • 5th Grade End-of-the-Year Party
  • Bookshelves for the library
  • BrainPop
  • School Improvements
  • Student Aid
  • Teacher Appreciation

In addition, the PTA has made a $14,000 donation to GBI to be used for the purchase of Chromebooks for student use.

Without the support of parents, the PTA would not be able to give back to the students and teachers the way we do.  THANK YOU!


End of the Year Parties

The end of the school year is rapidly approaching.  Here are a few things parents need to know about the grade level End of the Year Parties.


3rd Grade – Monday, June 11th

4th Grade – Tuesday, June 12th

5th Grade – Wednesday, June 13th


11:45am – 1:00pm


If you plan to attend your child’s party, please email the class room parent ahead of time.  This allows Mrs. Watts to expedite the check-in process.


DO NOT PARK in the bus parking lot!  Please park along Wildcat Way, the GBI parking lot, and the GBHS parking lots.



Congratulations to the 2018-2019 PTA Board

On Thursday, May 10, the 2018-2019 Board was voted into office.  Congratulations to the new board!

Executive Board

President – Sara Gregg

Vice President – Bren Bowman

Treasurer – Michele Bright

Secretary – Alexis James

Committee Chairs

Art to Remember – Bren Bowman

Fundraising – Open

Hospitality/Teacher Appreciation – Kerri Crosby

Membership – Rickey and Karin Patterson

Spirit Nights – Melissa Jones

Spirit Wear – Jenn Groves

Reflections – Carrie Watson

Room Parent Coordinator – Shannon Stidham

Volunteer Coordinator – Carrie Watson


The Skinny Dip Spirit Night

Please note the date of our next GBI PTA Spirit Night. It will be at The Skinny Dip at the Hanbury Road location. Due to the strings concert this week, the date was changed to May 22. Flyers will go home later this month in the brown envelopes. Thank you.