COMMUNITY AND EVENTS

GMCA activities are a function of the interests of the membership. Some events, like the annual July 4th Parade and Celebration are steeped in tradition, while others are relatively new, like food truck and karaoke nights.  Join us today, and get involved! Members and non-members can also reserve space at our facilities for private parties and events.

YEAR AT A GLANCE

Jan
  • Super Bowl Viewing Party
Feb
  • Member Appreciation Party
Mar – Apr
  • Spring Egg Hunt and Community Potluck
  • House and Garden Tour
May
  • Marlins Swim Team starts
  • Memorial Day Potluck and Concert in the Park
June
  • Friday Night Dinners & Food Trucks
  • Saturday Swim Meets
July
  • 4th of July Parade and celebration
  • Quarterly meeting and Ice Cream Social
  • Swim Team Championships
Aug
  • Food trucks and Karaoke in the park
Sept
  • Fall swim conditioning starts
  • Labor Day Picnic
Oct
  • Progressive Dinner
  • Scary Distance Swim meet, Halloween event
Nov – Dec
  • Holiday Open House

 

CALENDAR

View all community events and details on the GMCA Google Calendar

CLASSES

Music Classes

Noise Lab is dedicated to helping families give their children the gift of music.

Noise lab is passionate about providing unique and innovative opportunities for learning music through creativity and improvisation. Research suggests that childhood is a key time for music learning. By providing a music rich environment, your children can improve aptitude, musicianship, and develop instrument readiness and music literacy.

Classes offered Saturday and Sunday mornings. Please check with the organisers to confirm the schedule: mynoiselab@gmail.com

Join today!  www.noiselabmusic.org

Noise Lab is led by dedicated Bay Area parents, musicians, and educators with doctoral degrees in music education.

Meet the Harts

Leslie Hart is an active freelance horn player and professional educator in the San Francisco bay area. She is currently the music specialist at the Bing Nursery School at Stanford University and completed a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music. Leslie has several published works on learning music with creativity and improvisation and she performs regularly as a member of Emerald Brass QuintetFrequency 49 Woodwind Sextet and with Opera San Jose.

 

David Hart a native of California, leads an international music career focusing on both education and performance. Passionate about teaching and learning, he completed a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Music Education from the Eastman School of Music. David focuses his education research on ways to improve creativity and improvisation in the music learning process. Currently, David is director of instrumental music at the Harker Middle School and teaches jazz band, orchestra, and choir. He helped create the Harker Concert Series and is currently co-artist director. He performs as a freelance jazz trumpet player throughout the Bay Area and is on faculty at the Stanford Jazz Workshop.

Mindfulness for Teens

Dates: August 29th-October 3rd (Tuesdays)

Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm

Where: Greenmeadow Community Room

Cost: $180, sliding scale available

To Register: Visit www.inwavegroup.com/teenmindfulness  or email vy.le@inwavegroup.com

Who: For mature middle school and high school students

What to Expect: Learn and practice experiential skills for focus and wellbeing

Vy “V” Le is a teen mindfulness facilitator at Insight Meditation Center and a mentor with Inward Bound Mindfulness teen retreats. She has also taught mindfulness at Castilleja School. She is a certified Mindfulness Facilitator from the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She is a BRUIJAN; having studied Mathematics Applied Science from UCLA and a MBA from USC. She has also completed training with Mindful Schools and MBSR-Teens.

 

PARTY AND EVENTS RENTALS

Members and non-members can rent space beside our pool for parties.  Our green and shady park is also available for group gatherings and picnics, and our community room can seat up to 30 people for meetings and presentations. Contact us to enquire about availability or make a reservation.  

Pool Parties

Rentals are available for up to three hours any day of the week, for up to 25 guests.  Please note that the pool will be shared with other pool users, but there will be a reserved grass area for you and your guests, with shade, use of the barbecue and additional lifeguards.

You may bring in your own cake, food and drinks, but please no glass on the pool deck.

Members: $100 for up to 3 hours. $100 deposit.

Non-members: $100 per hour, with a $50 registration fee and $100 deposit.

Please contact Gabby to enquire about availability.

Park Rentals

Reservations are required for all parties wishing to hold space in the Greenmeadow Community Park.

Members: One to 24 guests at no charge with a reservation. Member parties of 25 guests or more will have a $25.00 per hour fee.

Non-members can rent space in the park for $50.00 per hour with a reservation.

Contact Gabby for more information.

Community Room Rentals

The Community room can hold up to 30 people in a classroom setting, and there are tables and chairs available for use.

Members: Free

Non-Members can rent this space for $25 per hour.

Contact Gabby to reserve.

New Clubhouse – open in 2018!

Starting in late 2017 we will be building a new multi-purpose clubhouse space which will have capacity for 50 people.

Learn more about the renovation.

PARTNERS

Greenmeadow works with a selection of external organizations which help us to contribute to our wider community, and deliver major services and benefits to our members and to the public. We have partnered with the Greenmeadow Scholarship Fund, Santa Clara Swim Club and the Montessori School of Los Altos.

Greenmeadow Scholarship Fund

The Greenmeadow Community Scholarship Fund (GMCSF) is a unique community-based scholarship program, and an example of what defines our community and makes it special.  It seeks to acknowledge and honor graduating high school seniors who demonstrate the qualities of potential for achievement, service to the community and worthy character. Winners get scholarship awards and textbook stipends to support further education.  

There are two parts to the GMSCF.  The Greenmeadow Community Scholarship is for students whose families belong to the Greenmeadow Community Association.  The George Ebey Scholarship is for Menlo-Atherton High School students and is awarded in collaboration with the Menlo-Atherton College and Career Center.

The GMCSF has been in continual operation since awarding its first scholarship in 1964. The Scholarship Board is staffed exclusively by volunteers with roots in the Greenmeadow community who believe strongly in the value of recognizing and supporting young people in our local communities. The scholarship continues to exist because of the generous contributions of Greenmeadow community members.  The Scholarship Fund is non-profit and donations are tax deductible.  GMCSF would like to thank its donors for their commitment to the ideals of this scholarship which remains a unique and cherished Greenmeadow tradition.

In 2017 the GMCSF honored 15 outstanding graduating high school seniors.  The recipients exemplified what the scholarship is all about: academic performance, community service, and worthy character. The 2017 winners were:

This year’s winners were:

Greenmeadow Scholarship: George Ebey Scholarship –  Menlo-Atherton High School Finalists
Olivia Ellson (Scholarship Winner) Ulises Cisneros Arreguin (Scholarship Winner)
Jonas Enders (Scholarship Winner) Renato Lopez Rivas (Scholarship Winner)
Tatiana Klein ( Award of Merit) Evelia Rodriguez (Scholarship Winner)
Natalie Rozak (Award of Merit) Mayrayanet Ayala Caballero (Award of Merit)
Shana Seligman (Award of Merit) Rueben Guerrero ( Award of Merit)
Tatiana Sreenivasan (Award of Merit) Laura Arceo Madriz (Award of Merit)
Charles Stewart (Award of Merit) Jessica Chavez Navarro (Award of Merit)
Zaira Sepulveda Ochoa (Award of Merit)

 

(Menlo-Atherton) from FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:

Evelia Rodriguez

Zaira Sepulveda Ochoa

Laura Arceo Madriz

Ulises Cisneros Arreguin

Ruben Guerrero

Jessica Chavez Navarro

Mayrayanet Ayala Caballero

Not in photo: Renato Lopez Rivas

 

 

(GM) from Left to Right:

Shana Seligman

Jonas Enders

Natalie Rozak

Tatiana Klein

Olivia Ellson

Tatiana Sreenivasan

Charles Stewart

Santa Clara Swim Club

Santa Clara Swim Club (SCSC) has partnered with Greenmeadow to provide club management services. SCSC’s goal has been to take the daily administration off the hands of Greenmeadow volunteers and allow them to enjoy their program and facility as members, not as administrators. Greenmeadow and SCSC are excited about their continued partnership to meet the future needs of the Greenmeadow aquatics program.

SCSC was established in 1951 by the legendary and Hall of Fame coach George Haines. His goal for the club was to create a swim program in the Bay Area that provided the highest quality of opportunities for all to enjoy the sport of swimming. During the life of the club, SCSC has had over 100 Olympians representing both the USA and other countries. The club has seen 51 Gold medals earned at the Olympics by SCSC swimmers and the club has won 48 National titles. Besides these elite level accomplishments, the club has developed a reputation of creating excellent age group swimmers, high school swimmers, as well as many adult swimmers who still compete nationally in Masters meets. These types of achievements are just a snapshot into the history of the club and his goal of allowing all to discover their highest level of performance.

Since 2006, under Head Coach John Bitter, SCSC has grown in other ways to help foster the development of swimming throughout the Bay Area. Today the club runs a premier Learn-to-Swim program that is the first introduction to swimming for many. SCSC has also established a bridge program to help with the transition from lessons to competitive swimming. Recently the club has begun to offer both women’s water polo and a special needs program, as no area of aquatics should be denied the same opportunity.

Montessori School of Los Altos at Greenmeadow

 

The Montessori School of Los Altos at Greenmeadow is located at 303 Parkside Drive, Palo Alto.  The preschool was built in 1954 as part of the original Greenmeadow development, and is located next to the pool compound.  The preschool is operated by the Montessori School of Los Altos.

This innovative preschool offers a 3-year Montessori Primary curriculum that explores many key areas of learning through small group and individual lessons.

In addition to the core elements of the Montessori Program like Language, Mathematics, Practical Life, Sensorial and Geography, the preschool offers Science and Music enrichment programs as well as both Mandarin and Spanish language programs.

At the Montessori School of Los Altos at Greenmeadow, a child’s development is rounded out with lessons in grace and courtesy, art appreciation and hands on projects, movement and dance, rhythm, song and an introduction to musical instruments as well as the chance to participate in many cultural activities and celebrations reflecting their diverse parent community.

Each child will thrive in this program, building strong academic skills, a cooperative approach to working with their teachers and peers and a love of learning. Please contact the preschool to join a tour; smartkids@sbcglobal.net  or phone 650.493.7200