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Copy of GMS PTA News & Daily Announcements - Tuesday October 16, 2018

Fall Book Fair is Coming to GMS

The fall book fair is from Monday, Oct 22 through Friday, Oct 26. Students are encouraged to come find a new adventure in some great books. We will be open from 8:00am until 3:00pm, and they can stop in anytime with permission from their teacher. We will also be open until 5:30pm during the SGA Dance on Thursday Oct 25. Parents are always welcome.

We are looking for volunteers to help make this a successful event for our students and our school. Please use the sign up genius if you can help:


The SGA is asking for donations of water and Candy Bars for the Fall Dance and the Basketball games. Any donation can be brought into room 101. If you have any questions or would like to make other arrangements for drop off, please contact Ms. Mesina. The SGA is also looking for Volunteers for the dance. Please check the Sign Up Genius to see how you can help!

Tuesday After School Activities

Boys Softball

Cross Country

Jazz Band

Drama Club

ESOL homework club


Arts and Activism





Be sure to order your yearbook now for $35.00! After October 26th the price will go up. You can order online at See Ms. Marie Dolan in room 300 if you have any questions.

GMS World Cup

Attention soccer fans! The GMS world cup is back for 2018. You will get a chance to compete against other GMS students in a 7 on 7 soccer tournament later this month and against another Middle School on Nov. 13th. Get your team together and come see Sr. Padilla or Mrs. Larcamp for a permission slip and team roster sheet. Get your cleats on and come out and play!

Music Department Fundraiser

10/15-10/24 Music Department Fundraiser Yankee Candle

Funds raised with support the music program

Gaithersburg High School Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences Program

Parents and students are invited to attend an information meeting on Thursday, October 18 at 6:00 PM at Gaithersburg HS in the Performing Arts Center to learn more about the Project Lead the Way Biomedical Sciences program available to your Grade 8 student. We will discuss program structure, application process, and deadlines. We hope you are able to attend.

xMinds IEP Clinic / Clinica del IEP

Saturday, October 20, 2018; 1–4 p.m.

Place: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville

100 Welsh Park Dr., Rockville, MD 20850

Cost: Free for members; Non-members: $20

For Registration and more information go to

PPMD ha proporcionado gentilmente auriculares para permitir la interpretación simultánea de esta presentación al Español. El número de auriculares es limitado, por lo que es necesario registrarse. La Coordinadora de Enlace Latina del PPMD, Mariela Pijem, estará disponible para hablar con las familias de habla hispana sobre cualquier inquietud que tengan con respecto al IEP de su hijo durante la parte de consulta de la Clínica.

GMS New Spirit Wear Items

Hey parents, we have new Spirit Wear items and you can find them buy them in the following website: With the weather changing there are many options for the kids.

Previously Announced

Chromebook Expectations

  • Chromebooks should be put into lockers during lunch and PE.

  • Chromebooks should NOT be use during breakfast.

  • Students should NOT borrow or use another students chromebook.

  • If a student says their chromebook is missing they should check with their 1st period teacher first and then go back through their schedule to try and find it. If they can’t find the chromebook then they should go to the media center to report it. If a student goes to the media center to report it missing and then it is found the period 1 teacher needs to send an email so it can be removed from the missing list.

  • If a chromebook is damaged the student should take the chromebook to the media center to Ms. Tanner and she will create a unicenter ticket.

GMStrong for October

Our GMStrong theme for October is healthy activities. Throughout the month staff and students will discuss and participate in healthy activities. During all lunches, one row of tables in the café will be allowed to eat their lunch outside in the courtyard and then play soccer and football in the courtyard. Each day a different row of tables will be given this opportunity. This will continue for the month of October.

Student Service Learning Opportunity-School-Age Students

Grades 6-12, are needed to participate in the “Future Vote” Program. Future Vote students will serve as Election Day student aides during the 2018 Gubernatorial General Election on Tuesday, November 6. Students and their guardians must attend mandatory training to participate in the Future Vote Program and, if applicable, students will receive Student Service Learning (SSL) credits.

Future Voter Registration:


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