Gilmer County Chamber of Commerce

Education Celebration Week

Though we are just now getting into the swing of summer, school is just around the corner. The first day of school for Gilmer County Charter School System will be August 4. And as we do every year, the Gilmer Chamber will celebrate and honor our educators.  There are several ways for you and your company/organization to help.

Door Prizes
As always we will be collecting door prizes to be given out to our educators. We always have a great showing of support from our businesses and I know we will again this year. We ask that door prizes be of a $20 value.  Door prizes can be gift cards, cash, goodies, school supplies, jewelry, whatever you would like! Door prizes can be dropped off at the Chamber office any time 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Saturday. Or, let us know and we will be glad to pick them up.


Volunteer at Open Houses
August 2 will be open house at each of our Charter School locations. The principals and administers have asked for our help. We will need approximately 50 volunteers to help during the open houses. Volunteer duties will vary by school but could include greeting parents and students, handing out maps of the schools, helping parents and students to locate classrooms by escorting them, possibly working with a staff member to look up bus routes, cut out laminating, handing out forms, etc. Below are the times and locations. Please reply that you can help and if you have a preference of schools, please let me know.

School Open house hours # of volunteers
Ellijay Primary 4:00p – 6:00p 12
Ellijay Elementary 4:00p – 6:00p 15
Mountain View 4:00p – 6:00p 5
Gilmer Middle 4:30p-6:30p 6
Clear Creek Middle 4:30p – 6:30p 3
Gilmer High 5:00p – 7:00p 10

Teacher Workroom Sponsorships

Last year we provided snacks and refreshments for the teacher workrooms at each of the schools, central office, maintenance and transportation facilities. This was a huge hit and greatly appreciated. We do this on the day of Open House as our educators typically don’t have time to leave and take a break. We need 20 sponsors and the cost is $50.00. The deadline to reserve this sponsorship is July 21.

We hope that you will help us celebrate our schools! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ellen Grant at the Gilmer Chamber 706-635-7400.