GMS PTA News & Daily Announcements - Friday February 8, 2019


Parents we need your help for honor roll and straight A celebrations next week!! Honor roll celebrations:  *6th grade - Feb. 12 10:30 to 11:00 *7th grade -  Feb. 13 10:30 to 11:00 *8th grade -  Feb. 14 10:30 to 11:00 If you can help during any of these times email Kari at kariprimozic@starpower.net

Straight A pizza parties during lunch!! * 6th grade lunch - 12:45 to 1:30 * 7th grade lunch - 12:00 to 12:45 * 8th grade lunch - 11:00 to 11:45 If you can help during any of these times email Trang at t_d_gisler@yahoo.com


Library Lunch Activity

  • There will be a Library Lunch Activity today in the media center during all lunches.

  • It is BINGO Day. Pick up a pass any time before lunch.

  • Bring your lunch and come play BINGO! Prizes will be given! See you there!

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.

Student Government Association (SGA)

  • The SGA will be holding a meeting after school next week on Wednesday, 2/13 from 3:20-4:20PM. During this time, we will be preparing our baked goods for the Valentine's fundraiser on Thursday, 2/14. The upcoming SMOB candidates will also be visiting with the SGA.

  • The SGA will be having a Valentine's Day bake sale next Thursday, 2/14. We will be selling baked goods for $1.00. Treats will include cookies, rice krispy treats, and brownies. Please come out and support the SGA!

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?

  • There will be a meeting Wednesday, February 13th after school to discuss the details.

  • 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.

Basketball Update

Both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams lost yesterday. Congratulations on a great season.


ESOL 10’s WIDA ACCESS Testing

All ESOL 10 students will take the WIDA ACCESS test today.


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

February 4-8 National School Counseling Week


Monday, February 4, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 4-8th grade peer leader meting


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 5-You Have the Power Survey

3:30 pm Boys’ Basketball AWAY GMS @ Farquhar MS

3:30 pm Girls’ Basketball HOME Farquhar MS @ GMS

4:20 pm Activity Bus

6:30 pm Rising 5th Grade Parent Articulation Information Night-Learn about courses for 6th grade, transitioning to middle school etc.


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

8th grade students will register for high school courses during Science class.

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 6-You Have the Power Lesson on name calling/7th grade peer leader meeting

1:00-3:00 pm Invent the Future Challenge KID Museum-Ms. Pantella

2:50 pm Report Card Distribution-Homeroom

3:30 pm Math Team Competition-Clemente MS

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Thursday, February 7, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 7

11:14 am-1:20 pm Book Wars Meeting-All Lunch Periods Media Center

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Friday, February 8, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 1

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


Upcoming Events

February 11, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 2


February 12, 2019

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

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 3

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

4:20 pm Activity Bus


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


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

11:14 am-1:20 pm Book Wars Meeting-All Lunch Periods Media Center

4:20 pm Activity Bus


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

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