Open House

As summer is coming to a close, everyone at GBI and the PTA is working hard to prepare for back to school.  Open house is scheduled for Thursday, August 29.  Please come out to meet your teacher and be sure to stop by the PTA table to say hello, become a PTA member, and check out our new spirit wear.  See you all Aug 29.

5th Grade–4:00 PM

4th Grade–5:00 PM

3rd Grade–6:00 PM

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Thank You!!!

As another school year comes to an end, GBI PTA would like to thank you, the parents, for your donations and support.  Your contributions have allowed the PTA to put over $40,000 back into GBI     throughout the 2018-2019 school year.  This money has gone to:

  • Teacher Appreciation
  • BrainPop Program
  • BrainPop Computer Science and Coding Program
  • SOL Pass
  • 3rd Grade SOL Chinese Presentations
  • T-shirts for Running Club Volunteer Coaches
  • T-Shirts for Battle of the Books Participants
  • Clinic Supplies
  • 5th Grade End-of-the-Year Party
  • $1,000 donation for art supplies
  • $33,000 for 141 ChromeBooks from Boosterthon donations

In addition, the PTA has made a $6,000 donation to GBI to be used at the school’s discretion.

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



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End of the Year Parties

End of the year parties are just around the corner! If you have not yet signed up to bring food to your student’s party, please do so below.

June 10th – 11:45 – 1:00

3rd Grade Food:

June 11th – 11:45 – 1:00

4th Grade Food:

June 12th –  11:45 – 1:00

5th Grade Food:

PARKING:  Please do not park in the gravel bus overflow or in the bus/fire lanes. You may park in the high school lots and along Wildcat Way.

All school visitors must check in at the security desk.  Be sure to RSVP to your room parent in order for badges to be printed in advance.  If you do not have your room parent’s contact information, please email [email protected] with the names of those attending and your child’s classroom.


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Spring Carnival & Vendor Fair

The 2nd Annual GBI Spring Carnival & Vendor Fair is just around the corner.  Join the rebellion May 4th between 10am-4pm for food trucks, vendors, bounce houses/inflatables, and games.  The $5 admission includes all games, inflatables, obstacle courses, face painting, races, and 1 cake walk ticket.  Additional cake walk tickets are available for $ each.  May the Fourth be with you!



Congratulations, Marcy!

CONGRATULATIONS to GBI student, Marcy, for placing FIRST in the PTA Reflections contest for the State of VIRGINIA!


An Evening of Art: Family Art Night

Join us April 4th for a special Evening of Art. This event will showcase the art of GBI students and our Reflections winners, provide kids with hands on art projects, as well as include an auction of the works of local artists. Admission is $5 per family.


Boosterthon Pledging is Open!

This year’s main fundraiser is the Great Bridge Wildcat Fun Run! It is a two-week program that kicks off with a Pep Rally on Monday, March 18. Packets are expected to go home with students on this day. Families will then gather pledges for every lap your student runs (30-35 laps), and we’ll celebrate at the Fun Run on Wednesday, March 27. With our big goal of raising $15,000 for Chromebooks, we asked the Fun Run experts at Boosterthon to power our Fun Run and make it easier, more profitable, and more fun.

Students will also experience an amazing character theme, MINDSPARK MYSTERY LAB! Boosterthon’s most exciting theme yet combines S.T.E.A.M skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with character-building. While they’re teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to solve mysteries, our students will learn five 21st-century character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world.

The easiest way to help us reach our goals is through our easy SHARE feature on

• Make a Student Star video to share with Facebook Friends by logging into your student’s account on  GBI’s Code is 713-493.

• Copy and paste the email template and then send to family, friends, and local businesses

• Go to from your mobile device, click share, and send texts to friends and family?


Due to space limitations and minimal parking, we unfortunately are not able to invite parents to cheer their students on for this year’s fun run.  We want to ensure the safety of the students as we negotiate our way through GBI’s first Boosterthon event.  We appreciate your understanding, as we know many parents will be disappointed by this decision.

Thank you for supporting GBI!


March Madness 2019

The most anticipated event of the year is upon us!  Join in the fun at GBI’s annual 5th Grade vs Faculty basketball game.  This year’s game is on Monday, March 11th at GBHS. The PTA will be auctioning off the classroom baskets ($1 = 1 ticket, $5 = 6 tickets, $10 = 12 tickets, and $20 = 25 tickets.) Spirit wear will also be on sale!



Classroom Raffle Basket Themes

The annual March Madness: 5th Grade vs. Faculty game is just a few weeks away!  This means room parents are in need of donations to help assemble the classroom baskets to be auctioned off at the game.  The list of classroom themes is below:

  • Airoldi –
  • Anderson – Gift Wrap Basket
  • Betsinger – Ice Cream Basket
  • Brink – Chocolate Lovers
  • Crook – Dog Lovers
  • Fernheimer – School Supplies
  • Hahn – Junk Food Lovers
  • Hall – Taco Night
  • Holk –
  • Holt – Coffee Lovers
  • Hubbard – Sports
  • Hubshman – Breakfast
  • Kelly – Baking Tools
  • Liske – Super Heroes
  • Murphy – Movie Night
  • Possich – Beach Day
  • Purcell – Road Trip
  • Reyes – Candy Lovers
  • Rhodes – Arts & Crafts
  • Roberts – Picnic Time
  • Ross – Spa Day/Beauty
  • Schonrock – Game Night
  • Smith – Car Kit
  • Taylor – Pizza Night
  • Workman – Candies, Cookies & Mixes

2018-2019 Reflections District Winners

Congratulations to our Great Bridge Intermediate Students. 2018-2019 District Winners have been announced. Its never too early to start being creative. Reflections will kick off at the beginning of next school year with a new Theme, “Look Within”.


2019-2020 PTA Board Elections

It’s that time of year!  The Great Bridge Intermediate PTA nominating committee is now actively recruiting candidates for the 2019-2020 School Year PTA Board.  The goal of the nominating committee is to enlist the talents of as many GBI families as possible.

If you or some you know are interested in being considered by the Nominating Committee for a position, please complete and return the form on back. Please understand that the completion of this form does not guarantee a position. You may mark your interest in more than one position.  All positions are open for consideration.

Please return the form to the school in a sealed envelope marked “PTA – Attn:  Nominating Committeeno later than Friday, March 8th.  The election will be held May 8th.

The nominating committee’s responsibility is to consider all persons interested in a particular PTA board position. Positions include:

  • President
  • Vice-President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Committee Chairperson positions are also open.  These positions include:

  • Membership
  • Spirit Nights
  • Hospitality/Teacher Appreciation
  • Fundraising

Please review the information on the letter included in this post, and indicate any positions that you may be interested in fulfilling. Please note that committee chair positions do not require nominations.

Please be advised that the nominating committee must submit the PTA officer nominations to the PTA board no later March 13th.  Elections will take place at the PTA meeting scheduled for May 8th.

For any questions, please contact the nominating committee chairperson, Bren Bowman, at  (757) 705-1796 or [email protected].

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Book Bingo Family Night!

Who’s ready for a fun night of book bingo? Our next spirit night is Wednesday, February 20 in the GBI cafeteria.  Each child will go home with a new (to them) book.  This is a FREE event.

We are also asking for book donations. We are looking for picture books through advanced chapter books. Please send donations in marked with PTA Book Bingo.


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.

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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!