GMS PTA News & Daily Announcements - Friday February 15, 2019


8th Grade Fundraiser at Chipotle

The 8th-grade team will be sponsoring a fundraiser at Chipotle on Monday, February 25th from 4 to 8. Please come to the Chipotle at 564 N. Frederick Ave. and tell them you’re there to support the 8th graders at Gaithersburg Middle School. Your contribution will go towards helping GMS 8th graders enjoy and participate at the end of year activities. If you have any questions please ask Mr. Padilla or Mrs. Larcamp. Thank you for your help.


Student Attendance

  • Daily attendance is necessary for a student to be successful at school. In addition, patterns of regular attendance and on-time arrival established now will help students throughout their education and their employment years.

  • If a student’s absence or tardy is excused, they should bring a note from a parent or guardian excusing them. Failure to bring a note within three days will automatically be considered unexcused.

  • Student’s attendance and tardies are monitored by the school. Beginning Marking Period 3 on January 29, 2019, students will be receiving consequences after three tardies to school.

Yearbook

Are you curious about the GMS yearbook? Check out the preview pages in the display cases outside the cafeteria! These are just 3 of the 64 pages in the yearbook.

Order your yearbook by Friday, February 15th!!! The price goes up after the 15th! You can order online by going to the GMS website and clicking on the yearbook link.


Minority Scholars

  • Applications for Minority Scholars are due ASAP.

  • If you need an application or have any questions, please see Mr. Padilla, Ms. Mesina or Ms. Hunsberger.

Business Challenge Program

  • Do you want to challenge yourself? Do you want real-world experience for your resume? Are you interested in solving a local problem? Do you wish to start a business someday?

  • Mr. Stouffer is sponsoring a Business Challenge program that will start February 27th and last until the end of May. If so, please stop by Mr. Stouffer’s classroom to pick-up a flyer.

Demystifying DORS (Division of Rehabilitation Services) - Workshop

Featuring Marcia Rohrer, Program Manager I, Maryland State Department of Education,

Division of Rehabilitation Services

This meeting is open to all who want to learn about DORS. Families, teachers, or others who work with Middle School age students and older students/youth and adults may benefit from all the information Marcia will share. Please register for this meeting, so we can be prepared to welcome you.

  • Unlock the mystery of the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

  • Understand the difference between Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

  • Explore the partnership between DORS and DDA

  • Learn how to connect with DORS Supported Employment

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 7:30-9 pm

The Arc Montgomery County

11600 Nebel Street, Rockville, MD 20852

Registration is required; online registration opens one month prior to each meeting at www.TheArcMontgomeryCounty.org/connect/agency-calendar

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Special Education Workshop

For Parents and Guardians. Receive information from a panel of experts/guardians, teachers and principals. Interpretation is available upon request. Please register online: https://goo.gl/forms/VNqz41yTFgvBriMw2. Richard Montgomery High School

250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville, MD 20852. Wednesday February 20, 2019. 7pm - 8:30pm

Attend a Breakout session:

  • Secondary Transition Services

  • Supporting a Student on the Alternate Learning Outcomes

  • Strategies for Supporting a Student with Anxiety

  • Strategies for Being Safe in the Community

  • Universal Design for Learning

  • Special Education Eligibility

Weekly Calendar

Monday, February 11, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 2


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

9:30 am-12:30 pm Model UN Field Trip to Algerian Embassy-Ms. Sanders

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 3

10:40-11:10 am Grade 6 Straight A and Honor Roll Celebration-Cafeteria

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 4

10:40-11:10 am Grade 7 Straight A and Honor Roll Celebration-Cafeteria

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Thursday, February 14, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 5

10:40-11:10 am Grade 8 Straight A and Honor Roll Celebration-Cafeteria

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Friday, February 15, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 6

10:40-11:10 am Straight A and Honor Roll Group Pictures-Gym

ALL LUNCHES-Straight A Pizza Luncheon Room 703


Upcoming Events

February 18, 2019

HOLIDAY-President’s Day-No School


February 19, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 7

4:20 pm Activity Bus


February 20, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 1- On a Roll Celebration

4:20 pm Activity Bus


February 21, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 2

4:20 pm Activity Bus


February 22, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 3-Town Hall Meetings-All grade levels

11:14 am-1:20 pm Library Lunch Activity Day-All Lunch Periods Media Center

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