GMS PTA News & Daily Announcements - Friday January 18, 2019

Here is the Good Morning Gaithersburg News Show for Friday 1/18.

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Model UN Conference:

  • Today is the Winter Model UN conference in Mrs. Sanders room all day. All of her English classes will go to different rooms.

  • Period 1 will go to the art room, period 4 will go to room 800 and Viking Time 5 and Period 5 will go to room 809.

  • Model UN students will go to period 1 for breakfast and attendance and then will immediately go to room 701 for conference when the bell rings at 8:15. Thank you all for your support.


Marking Period 2 Ends 1/25/19:

  • We have a week until the second marking period ends on 1/25/19.

  • Students if you need to complete work, please see your teachers during Viking Time or get a pass to get help during lunch.


Student Government Association (SGA):

  • The SGA will be selling snacks and water at Tuesday, January 22nd basketball game outside the gym.

  • The SGA will be staying after school on Wednesday, January 23rd from 3:20-4:20 for a meeting.

  • This week is Martin Luther King's Week of Service. In celebration of this event, the SGA will be painting kindness rocks to be on display for GMS. SGA and other interested students will be staying after school on Thursday, January 24th from 3:20-4:20 to complete this activity. The SGA will also be announcing motivational quotes to inspire your day on the morning announcements.


Thursday Night-6th grade ODE Parent Night

ATTENTION: DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER ON THURSDAY JANUARY 17th, THIS MEETING HAS BEEN MOVED TO NEXT THURSDAY, JANUARY 24th AT 7 PM IN THE CAFETERIA.

Outdoor Education for our 6th graders is quickly approaching. Yesterday (1/15/19) students received their permission slip and Outdoor Education packet through their Science classes. All paperwork and money/checks $80.00 should be returned to their Science teacher.


There will be a parent information session regarding GMS Outdoor Education on Thursday, January 17th at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria. GMS Staff will share: the dates, courses students will participate in, cabin organization, meals, evening activities. In addition, parents who are interested in chaperoning at Outdoor Education during the day or overnight will need to get fingerprinted. The fingerprinting service will be offered FREE to parents on Thursday, January 17th at 7:00 PM. Please bring a valid ID.


Minority Scholars Organization

Minority Scholars is an organization to help increase the academic achievement of minority students at Gaithersburg Middle School as well as provide opportunities for leadership opportunities and SSL hours. An informational meeting will be held on Friday, January 18th during Viking Time 5. This meeting will take place in Mr. Padilla’s room, room 800. Come learn about this exciting opportunity.


Winter Coats

  • Students-If you need a winter coat, please stop by the main office or the counseling office. We have many coats to give students.

Weight Lifting and Conditioning

  • After school, Weight lifting and condition will start next week on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

  • This is open for all grade levels. Please see Mr. Frawley for details.

Women’s Choir

Women’s choir is canceled until April due to the preparation for the upcoming choral festival. It will start again on April 2.


WIDA Testing for ESOL Students

  • WIDA testing will begin next Wednesday, January 16th – January 29th for all ESOL Level 1-5 students.

  • This test determines a student’s ESOL Level and determines if a student is ready to exit the ESOL Program.

  • It is very important that all students arrive to school on time. Students can earn prizes for arriving on time and ready for testing.

  • Students who are not in an ESOL class but are required to be assessed will be taking WIDA test January 31st through February 8

Weekly Calendar

Monday, January 14, 2019

Grade 7 Field Trip to Finance Park-Edison Center for Junior Achievement Experience

  • Graham’s, Mr. Suggs, Ms. Smith, Ms. Terra’s, Mr. Schultze World Studies Classes will attend the field trip. (If there is a delayed opening or no school the trip will be rescheduled for another date)

  • If your child did not request a bag lunch from the GMS café, please provide your child with a bag lunch.

  • The students will leave GMS at 8:20 AM (Please be sure your child is on time to school.) Students will return to GMS at 2:30 PM.

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 1

6:00 pm Identity Workshop Media Center, Rooms 500 and 502


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

  • Grade 7 Field Trip to Finance Park-Edison Center for Junior Achievement Experience

  • Stouffer’s World Studies Classes will attend the field trip.

  • If your child did not request a bag lunch from the GMS café, please provide your child with a bag lunch.

  • The students will leave GMS at 8:20 AM (Please be sure your child is on time to school.) Students will return to GMS at 2:30 PM.

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 2

4:20 pm Activity Bus

6:30 pm Rising 9th Grade Parent Night Meeting for current 8th-grade Parents-Gaithersburg HIGH School Performing Arts Center


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Picture Re-take Day for Selected Students and Staff-Gym Stage

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 3

3:30 pm Boys’ Basketball HOME Shady Grove MS @ GMS

3:30 pm Girls’ Basketball AWAY GMS @ Shady Grove MS

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Thursday, January 17, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 4

11:15-1:30 pm Book Wars Meeting All Lunches Media Center

4:20 pm Activity Bus

7:00 pm 6th-grade Outdoor Education Parent Information Night-Cafeteria


Friday, January 18, 2019

Model UN Conference-Ms. Sanders Room 701

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 5

11:15-1:30 pm Library Lunch Activities Day All Lunches-Media Center


Upcoming Events

January 21, 2019

HOLIDAY-Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Day


January 22, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 6

3:30 pm Boys’ Basketball HOME Montgomery Village MS @ GMS

3:30 pm Girls’ Basketball AWAY GMS @ Montgomery Village MS

4:20 pm Activity Bus


January 23, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 7

4:20 pm Activity Bus

6:30 pm French Exchange Parent Meeting-Media Center


January 24, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 1

11:15-1:30 pm Book Wars Meeting-All Lunches -Media Center

Model UN Fundraiser California Pizza Kitchen Rio Center

3:30 pm Boys’ Basketball AWAY GMS @ Forest Oak MS

3:30 pm Girls’ Basketball HOME Forest Oak MS @ GMS

4:20 pm Activity Bus


January 25, 2019

No Viking Time

First Semester Ends

Second Marking Period Ends

12:30 pm Early Release

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