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The Gilroy Early College Academy (GECA) Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is a non-profit (501c) organization that aids in creating the best possible high school experience for all students, staff and parents.  As parents and guardians, we have an unconditional love for our children. As PTSA, we have an unconditional commitment to our school!

 " It takes a village! "  

2017-18 New Premium Card

Dear GECA Parents/Guardians:


The GECA PTSA is ready to fill the spots on our NEW Premium Card for the 2017-2018 school year.  We would like to cordially invite our parents/guardians to participate as well.  If you own a business and would like a spot on our Premium Card, please click on the card image below or contact me Colleen Ito at Fundraiser@gecaptsa.org.  I’m happy to send you all the details and documents.  Completed contracts may be emailed to me or dropped in the main office at GECA. 

Deadline to submit a contract is July 2, 2017.


Basic Information about the Premium Card:

  1. There is NO CHARGE to the business participating on the premium card.
  2. The card will be valid for one full year, from Sept. 1, 2017- Sept. 1, 2018
  3. Submission of contract is not a binding agreement until you are contacted by PTSA.  We will try to include as many GECA parents as possible but spots are limited and given on a first come first serve basis.
  4. The Premium Card is a wallet size plastic card similar to the one below and fits into your wallet similar to a credit card.


Thank you for supporting the GECA PTSA Premium Card Fundraiser!



Colleen Ito

Fundraising Chair

We made it!  2016-17 was another successful year

We made it!  2016-17 was another successful year.  Freshmen adapted, Sophomores persevered, Juniors continued their exceptional work and Seniors spread their wings, all the while with the support of their teachers, their parents/guardians, and the community. It does take a village!

We worked hard to keep true to our vision: Through communication and participation we build a cohesive team between students, parents, the school, and Gavilan College.

Thank you ALL for helping us reach far beyond our 2016-17 School Year goals. Together, we made a difference! Check out all of this year’s accomplishments ! (attached as PDF, and posted on school loop – PTSA Page)

Thank you to our GECA community for your support. Special thanks to our teachers for inspiring our students and assisting them in their academic achievements, Parents and community members for your help and healthy donations, ASB for keeping us updated with students news all year long in PTSA meetings, PTSA Board for their undivided commitment and willingness, and Last but not least, our principal for keeping it all together.

We(PTSA) also  would like to Thank Frida Arias Rivera for pioneering the first student translator assisting in PTSA meetings.

Our gratitude as well to all our guest speakers: Dr. Rose , Gavilan College Superintendent, and Denise Apuzzo from Gavilan Financial Aid Service and  Outreach Services;  College Wise Director, Marisela Gomez; Santa Clara Department of Alcohol and Drugs Services representative  Lorenzo; and the Executive Director of “Cary the Vision” Shelley Swan.  We learned a great deal from every unique and informative presentation!

In closing special thanks to Joanne and Colleen who stepped up during the Board Election last night and accepted the position of Secretary and Fundraising Chair.


Congratulations and Welcome to our new elected PTSA 2017-18 Board members:    

President: Deborah Rettig –Class 2019 & 2020

Vice-President: Louise Shields Class 2019

Co- VP Linda Lemon Class 2019

Secretary:  Joanne Ohlson Class 2021

Treasurer: Kathlyn Greubel Class 2019

Fundraising Chair: Colleen Ito Class 2020


It was a privilege to serve you this year as the President of PTSA. I am happy that I was able to connect and work with so many new people this year, and I am proud to pass on a financially stable, well organized, vibrant Board which was built on the hard work and ethic of its past and present Board members.

Many thanks to our current Board members Louise, Deborah, Kathlyn, Linda, and Lisa who were a major part of the success for the GECA PTSA. It is our team efforts that allowed us to have such a productive year. 


Best Regards,

Lydie Jones

PTSA President

PTSA Presentation - Navigating GECA/Gavilan Requirements

Board 2017-18


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