Gerstell Academy Parents' Association

Gerstell Academy Parents' Association


Hello, new Gerstell family. We are looking for a 10X skort for our oldest. She needs it for special dress on Tuesday, August 30th. We ordered some from Flynn O’Hara but because of shipping delays they will not arrive on time. If anyone has a 10X skort they need to resell, please message me.
Gerstell Textbooks for Sale
Contact Tonya Turner 443-220-4593
Gerstell Family! Please come donate!
Calling all Life Savers! Please consider donating the Gift Of Life at Gerstell Academy's Blood Drive!

Gerstell Academy CommunityBlood Drive

Thursday, November 8, 2018
2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Wilson Room
2500 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD 21048

To schedule your lifesaving donation, please use the link below to make an appointment

or contact Ms. Lennartsson at [email protected]. Alternatively, call 1 (800) RED CROSS.

For questions on eligibility please call Donor Services at: 1-866-236-3276
To save time during your donation, please consider using RapidPass at
Thank you so much for an amazing Family Fun Night!! We had a great time and we appreciate all your hard work! Can’t wait for the next event!
Any 4th-grade laxers looking for a great club with awesome coaches and instruction! Here is a chance for you! Give Coach Tracey Ordakowski Rohrback a shout!

As a parent or guardian of a Gerstell Academy student, you are automatically a member of the Parents’ Association, also known as GAPA. The mission of the Gerstell Academy Parents’ Association is to support the administration, faculty, and family of the Gerstell Academy for the mutual benefit of all by enhancing the campus and community life of every student.

Operating as usual

Now it's easier to send Gerstell Academy Parents' Association a message. 10/26/2021

Now it's easier to send Gerstell Academy Parents' Association a message.

Now it's easier to send Gerstell Academy Parents' Association a message.

Photos from Gerstell Academy Parents' Association's post 03/26/2021

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The volunteers for the Swap Shop are stuck! They need more hangers. Please consider donating hangers so they can continue to organize the Swap Shop. You may drop them off at the door of the Swap Shop anytime. Thank you!


Swap Shop is open today till 3 pm 08/11/2020

Gerstell USA V2 Reusable Face Mask Product Description: A portion of the proceeds goes back to Gerstell Academy Class of 2022. 2ply 100% Cotton Ringspun Jersey Washable & Breathable Disclaimer: The mask should not be used (1) in any surgical setting or where significant exposure to liquid, bodily or other hazardous fliuds, may be...

[08/04/20]   Hi parents, a quick update on swap shop: it will be opening soon for drop offs and pick up! Watch the GAPA announcements for details.

[07/30/20]   Please join us for our back to school GAPA planning meeting. See events page for link to zoom.


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Last chance to promote your business at our holiday bazaar! ❄️ ❄️ ❄️
EMAIL [email protected] for your vendor application!

[05/30/18]   Sorry all, a bit of a rant coming:

Our Swap Shop is free and entirely volunteer-run. If you all want it to continue this way, we as a group need to do better. We need more volunteers, and we need to follow our "Leave it as you found it or Better" mentality. Of late we've had only ONE volunteer keeping up with it, and each week it seems her work is not only undone BUT made worse, with people tearing through bags of clothing to be thrown out, taking equipment (bins and hangars) meant to safely store and display the clothing, and drop-offs including stained shirts, underwear, etc.

If you are dropping off clothing, please check to make sure there are no holes, stains, or any other reason for it to be thrown out. If it's not fit for your child to wear, it's not fit for ANYONE's child either.

If you are "shopping", please do us all the courtesy of re-folding clothing, sorting items, and in short, being a good guest. Other than clothing, do not remove items from the swap shop if you did not bring it yourself.

If you are reading this and have strong feelings about this post, then jump in and help. Otherwise we will have to reorganize and begin to restrict access for drop offs and shopping in a way that will be deemed most inconvenient for our parents.

Please pause and think to yourself, how can i help make this situation better. We're all in this together, so lets do what we can to improve! Thank you!

[05/24/18]   FINAL PREP FOR FIELD DAY HAS BEGUN! One of your last chances to buy tickets for Tuition Raffle and Field Day Raffle Baskets is TONIGHT at the MS/US concert!
Also of note, the pre-order for Chick-Fil-A lunches has closed. We will bring some extras but not many. Please don't forget to bring cash to pay for your orders!
Thanks so much for your support!


Gerstell Academy Parents' Association

Folks we are down to the last THREE TICKETS!!
Please don't be left out this year! Email Vicki Vicki Ziff Marcus to get yours before they're gone!!
Thanks to Vicki and here team for working so hard to make this happen!

Get yours before they’re gone!!


How about a Mountain Bike?? Or an Apple Watch? Buy those tickets for Field Day only $1 each!!


Who wants a special edition XBox One? Minecraft Edition with a special Piggie Controller? Round out the basket with an XBox sweatshirt and a year of XBox Live Gold? Oh Really? Well you gotta PLAY to WIN!!
Raffle Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5!! We sell right up until prizes are drawn at Field Day May 25th at 11:30am!! Many thanks to the Witcher and Keiser families!


Just some of our Field Day Raffle Prize Baskets! Buy your tickets today! Pre-sale is on NOW $1/each or 6 tix for $5!!! 04/26/2018

Gerstell Academy: Raffle/Giveaway

Get yours before they’re gone!! Raffle/Giveaway - Gerstell Academy

[04/25/18]   GAPA is in search of donors to underwrite some big prizes for Field Day! We still need some generous families to sponsor our American Girl Doll(s) and Accessories, a Microsoft Surface (for which we get matching money!), and any other prizes you can think of! Our parents are amazingly generous and resourceful so please DM us for details or if you'd like to help!

[04/19/18]   We need help in the swap shop!! Please come and help this Tuesday, April 24 from 10-12noon!! 04/11/2018

2018 Art Fair Sign-Up

Art Fair is Thursday May 10! Please consider volunteering for this fun annual event! Please help us support the Art Department during their annual Art Fair, Thursday May 10, 2017 from 2pm to 6pm! We need supplies and volunteers; Thank You in advance from Mrs. Estes, Mrs. Pollasch, and GAPA!

[03/29/18]   Our next meeting is Friday April 6 at 8:30 am in the Wilson Room!
Please attend as we are in desperate need of help for Field Day as well as officers for next year! This organization is only as robust as its members! We need each and every one of you!!

[03/05/18]   Hello Wonderful Gerstell Parents and Volunteers,

Happy Monday! It's hard to believe that there are only three months left in the school year, and you might be asking yourself..."Hey, I would still LOVE to help volunteer at Gerstell." Well, here is your chance to have some fun, meet some new friends and work together toward a good cause.

Today at 3PM in the Wilson Room, we will be having our first official meeting to kick off the 50% off Tuition Raffle. There are many simple ways that you can lend a hand... so if you are available and would like to be part of an exciting and rewarding event... I invite you to join us for the big happening!

Please RSVP to Vicki Marcus at [email protected] if you are planning on attending.


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We need help and support for Geo Bee, next Friday March 2 from 1-3:30! Please and thank you!


Bring the whole family next Friday!! Big and Little Kids fun for all!

Please do not forget to mark your calendars for Friday, January 19th, at Players Fun Zone!
See attached flyer with all the information for a fun night!


Gerstell Academy

2017 was filled with some incredible experiences for our students. What is your favorite story from the following?

[11/27/17]   If any parent would like to help decorate the school for the Holidays, we need you! This WEDNESDAY, November 29, at 8:30am! Choose the RESH or the PAC and meet us there!

[10/24/17]   GAPA still needs volunteers for Book Fair Tuesday (today) from 3-4:30pm. Any takers??

[10/23/17]   Help! We need an emergency volunteer for book Fair today between 2:30-4:30! Can anyone help? 10/19/2017

Book Fair Volunteer Sign-up Sheet

GAPA needs your help! Next week is book Fair and we need volunteers to help!
Please use this link to sign up if interested: makes it easy to coordinate school events & classroom activities, fundraisers, snack schedules, potlucks & more!


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Closing in on the final week of our Charleston Wrap fall fundraiser! If you haven't had a chance, please look at their offerings ONLINE to support our school!
And here you will find the link to our site:
Use the school code z-11019
Spread and share via FB to all your friends and family! A great way to get snappy wrapping for your holiday needs and personalized gifts for your loved ones!

[08/26/17]   If anyone has pictures from Thursday's Back to School BBQ, kindly post them here!
Thanks to all who came out to support our school! The weather was perfect and it was a really fun evening! Thanks again!


You've received an Evite invitation.

Please join us for a Back to School BBQ to kick of the 2017-18 school year! Lots of family fun and a great way to connect with friends before classes begin! You're invited to Gerstell Academy Back to School Family Picnic - Click here to RSVP

[07/24/17]   The Used Book Sale is this Tuesday and Wednesday, July 25 and 26! We need volunteers for Wednesday from 4-7pm. If you're interested please email Michelle Nightingale at [email protected]!





2500 Old Westminster Pike
Finksburg, MD

General information

Gerstell Academy is a dynamic and rapidly growing school community, and we need your support to achieve our mission and purpose. We welcome and encourage your participation, and sincerely hope you will consider sharing your time, talents, and treasures with our lively students, faculty, and staff. Chairperson: Mrs. Nichole Ballard [email protected] Vice Chairpersons: Mr. and Mrs. Reid and Carolyn Wraase [email protected] and [email protected] Treasurer: Mrs. Jessica Ladzinski [email protected] Secretary: Mrs. Mooregan Hankins [email protected]
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