Dear GCA Family,


Due to impossible circumstances, including the shortened summer, we will be unable to hold our regular summer program this year. We are very saddened by this, but with all of the LAUSD schools scrambling to have campuses ready for an August start, there is no room for our program.


In lieu of our regular program we wish to keep the spirit of GCA alive by making a few offerings to our membership this summer. We are working with some of our teachers to make online programming as well as weekend meet ups to continue the fun and learning in 2012. We would like to continue to offer opportunities for old friends to meet and new friends to be made in our community.


First, we would like to offer a group sales trip to see Chimpanzee at the El Capitan Theater on Saturday, May 21, 2012. We must have a minimum of 20 tickets sold to make this trip a reality. In addition to seeing the movie, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Jane Goodall Foundation. As part of admission, there will be a wildlife show at the theater. This will be a great event for all. If you are interested, please email us how many tickets you would like. We are looking at the late afternoon showing.


Second, our Harry Potter teacher is working on making some of her classes in an online format so that they can be continued. The online course will be open to any members on a first come first come, first served basis with a limit of 30 participants. We are also working on having one or two park meet-ups that will include a quidditch game and a pot luck "feast" for a nominal fee. She is also contemplating an online Movie Madness class and an online Lego Architect class.


Last, we would like to offer a group sales opportunity to see Pixar's Brave at the El Captian Theater. A minimum of 20 tickets must be sold to make this trip happen.


A separate e-mail will be sent with specific details for any opportunities as soon as they are available.


If you would like to help organize day trips or have suggestions on how to keep our membership involved this summer, please contact us. As we are a membership organization, it will improve the experience for all.


Thank you for your membership and understanding. We look forward to seeing everyone next summer when we resume a normal summer program!


-The GCA Staff