GMS PTA News & Daily Announcements - Monday December 17, 2018


GMS Scholars

GM Scholars will be having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich making party after school on the last week before winter break. Students will be making sandwiches to donate to Martha's table. They will be donated to feed the homeless in DC. We would ask for a donation of wheat sandwich bread, peanut butter and (preferably squeezable) grape or strawberry Jelly. You can bring your donations to the main office on or before Monday, December 17th. Thank you!!!!!!


GMS PTA Holiday Desserts

The holidays are a great time to say THANK YOU with some holiday treats! Please consider sending in a treat for the GMS Staff to have at school and a few to take home!

Treats should can be dropped of at GMS by 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 18. If you need to make other arrangements or have questions, please call or text

Jane Czarnopys @ 301-792-0036. Click HERE to Sign Up!!!


7th Grade Free Field Trip to Junior Achievement Finance Park

This year, 7th grade World Studies students at Gaithersburg will participate in an exciting program sponsored by MCPS known as Junior Achievement Finance Park.

This program will provide our students with the opportunity to actively participate in lessons over the next few weeks that will get them thinking about different ways to look at money so that they ultimately have a much more thorough understanding of concepts like careers, income, taxes, savings, managing risk, debit vs. credit, budgeting, and much more!

The culminating activity of the JA Finance program is for students to participate in a simulation at the JA Finance Park facility at Thomas Edison High School. During this experience, students must apply the financial knowledge they’ve acquired in their World Studies classes to successfully navigate the life situation they are provided.

Students will attend on either January 14th or January 15th depending on their World Studies teacher.


GMS Play

Team of Stars Drama Club Presents: THE GHOSTS OF FRIENDS PAST: A HOLIDAY STORY

Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00 PM at Gaithersburg MS

Free-Flyer attached to this email


You Have the Power Club (YHTP) sponsored by Project Change

Help reduce intolerance, disrespect and bullying

THE YHTP Club meets after school Room 311 Wednesdays January 9, 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13. Club is free but registration is required (Registration form is attached)


Town Hall Reminders

  • Be sure you are getting to class on time before the late bell rings.

  • Students may not use the vending machine in the café during Viking Time. You may use the vending machine before school or during lunch.


Media Center Events

Come and have lunch in the Media Center Friday for a Library Lunch Activities Day. Pick up a pass any time before lunch and create Friendship Bracelets, origami or coloring! Create while you eat your lunch! See you at the Media Center on Friday!


GMS Play

Team of Stars Drama Club Presents: THE GHOSTS OF FRIENDS PAST: A HOLIDAY STORY

Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00 PM at Gaithersburg MS. Free


GMS Yearbook

Give the gift they will open again and again. Buy a GMS yearbook for your child!

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1066856/Gaithersburg-Middle-School/2019-Yearbook/2018072404310139062/CATALOG_SHOP/


Weekly Calendar

Monday, December 17

SGA Spirit-Meme Day

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 4


Tuesday, December 18

SGA Spirit-Jersey Day

Interim grades for Marking Period 2 are posted on the MCPS parent portal

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 5

4:20 pm Activity Bus

7:00 pm GMS Play-Gym


Wednesday, December 19

SGA Spirit-Wacky Wednesday

10:40-11:10 am GMStrong-Mindfulness

1:00-4:00 pm Invent the Future Challenge KID Museum Field Trip-Ms. Pantella

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Thursday, December 20

SGA Spirit-Ugly Sweater Day

10:40-11:10 am GMStrong-Mindfulness

11:15 am-1:20 pm Book Wars-Media Center

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Friday, December 21

SGA Spirit-PJ Day

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 6


Upcoming Events

December 24-31 Winter Break

January 1, 2019 HOLIDAY-New Year’s Day

January 2, 2019 Return to school

4:20 pm Activity Bus

January 3, 2019 4:20 pm Activity Bus

January 4, 2019 Student Service Learning due to Ms. Mesina




Upcoming Events

December 24-31 Winter Break

January 1, 2019 HOLIDAY-New Year’s Day

January 2, 2019 Return to school

January 4, 2019 Student Service Learning due to Ms. Mesina

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