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 can also reserve space at some of our facilities for private parties and events.
- Memorial Day Potluck, May 27, 5-7:30 pm, GMCA Park/Clubhouse. Contact Sonya Bardski for more information or to volunteer.
- Host your own event. See details here.
Please remember that unless otherwise noted, clubhouse and pool activities are open to members and their guests only. The guest policy is: 8 guests per membership per month, maximum 4 per event. Greenmeadow residents may not attend as guests. We hope that residents will join as fair share members or as swim members. To learn more about membership, please see greenmeadow.org/join
YEAR AT A GLANCE
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Quintet, Frequency 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.
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.
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: $150 for up to 3 hours. $100 deposit.
Non-members: $125 per hour (minimum of two hours), with a $50 registration fee and $100 deposit.
Please contact us to enquire about availability.
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.
Contact us 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.
Price: $150 for a three hour rental.
Rules for Usage:
• Allowed up to 30 guests. Additional $50 will be added for parties with over 30 guests.
Parties with over fifty guests need to make special arrangements with the manager.
• Only Greenmeadow members are allowed to reserve the space.
• Must follow the cleaning and usage policy.
• Rentals will be offered year round but will not be allowed on some Holidays
(Clubhouse will be open to all members on Holidays).
• See manager with any request that falls outside of this policy.
Contact us to reserve.
We have just completed a multi-purpose clubhouse space with an 1100 sq ft great room, which opens to the pool, the park, and an all-new outdoor dining patio.
We encourage members to utilize the space! Although it is not available for private events, the space is great for social events and gatherings. Please contact us with any questions that you may have.
Learn more about scheduling your own event at the clubhouse.
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
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:
Zaira Sepulveda Ochoa
Laura Arceo Madriz
Ulises Cisneros Arreguin
Jessica Chavez Navarro
Mayrayanet Ayala Caballero
Not in photo: Renato Lopez Rivas
(GM) from Left to Right:
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
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; email@example.com or phone 650.493.7200