GMS PTA News & Daily Announcements - Monday December 3, 2018

Honor Roll and Straight A students

Congratulations to our GMS Quarter 1 Honor Roll and Straight A students! We will be having Honor Roll Celebrations during Viking Time and the Straight A Pizza Lunch Celebration next week!

We need parents to help serve during Honor Roll treats and Straight A pizza lunches!


Honor Roll (this includes straight A) Celebrations will be as follows:

  • Tuesday December 4 – 6th Grade Honor Roll Celebration – 10:30 to 11:10

  • Wednesday December 5 – 7th Grade Honor Roll Celebration – 10:30 to 11:10

  • Thursday December 6 – 8th Grade Honor Roll Celebration – 10:30 to 11:10

**If you are able to help during any of the dates and times below please email Kari Primozic at kariprimozic@starpower.net


Straight A Pizza lunch celebrations will be on Friday December 7th – during lunch periods:

  • 6th Grade Lunch – 12:30 to 1:15

  • 7th Grade Lunch – 11:45 to 12:30

  • 8th Grade Lunch – 11:00 to 11:45

**If you are able to help on Friday, December 7th during any of these times please email Trang Gisler at t_d_gisler@yahoo.com


Gift Card Raffle

We would also like to have a gift card raffle for our GMS students during each of the honor roll and straight A celebrations!! If you are able to donate a gift card valued at $5 or $10 to subway, 7-11, Starbucks etc. please send in to front office in an envelop labeled GMS PTA Honor Roll/Straight A – attention Kari Primozic. THANK YOU!

Shout Outs

  • Thanks to our community for attending the MCPS Latino community forum on 11/26/18. Over 300 people participated in sharing how MCPS can support Latino students and families.

  • Thanks to our counselors for conducting the Signs of Suicide lessons for students in Math classes.

  • Congratulations to the following 7th and 8th grade students for performing in the All-County West Honors Band concert on Saturday, December 1, 2018

Amanda S. -7th Omar B. – 8th

Jessica C. – 8th Timothy G. – 8th

Vanessa M. – 8th Elise L. – 8th

Anneke S. – 8th Natalie W. – 8th


GMStrong November/December

  • This past week during GMStrong lessons our students focused on generosity.

  • GMS collaborated with students from Richard Montgomery HS to write letters that will be mailed to orphanages around the world.

  • The students reflected and created generosity villages that are displayed around the school.

  • We are conducting a food drive until December 15th. Canned foods should be dropped off at the main office or counseling office. Types of Food Needed: Rice, black and red beans (bag not canned), lentils (bag not canned), juice, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, fruit cups, pudding, flavored oatmeal, peanut butter, jelly, bread, granola bars, canola oil, and canned corn.

  • In December in GMStrong students will focus on spirituality and mindfulness.


Project Change Pajama Drive

The GMS Project Change Service Club will be sponsoring a Pajama Drive for Comfort Cases (serving children in foster care) beginning Monday Dec. 3 through Friday Dec. 14.

We will be Collecting New Pajamas in all sizes! We hope you can help!

Donations should be brought to the main office.


Every Student Succeeds Act State Report Card

Next week the state of Maryland will release a report card for each school. Learn more by viewing this short video:

ESSA State Report Card https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7yPS9QRGts


Remembering Past President George Bush

  • Former President George H. W. Bush who passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018.

  • The United States Flag and Maryland State Flag are lowered to half-staff to honor his service.

  • Per federal law, the United States flag shall be flown at half-staff 30 days from the death of a former president.

Weekly Calendar

Monday, December 3

Viking Time 1-Student Service Learning Presentation


Tuesday, December 4

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 2-6th grade GMStrong Peer Leader Meeting

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

3:20 pm GMS 7th and 8th grade Boys and Girls Basketball Tryouts

All medical forms need to be turned in by December 4th prior to trying out.

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/gaithersburgms/athletics.aspx

Boys coaches: Mr. Zimmerman and Mr. Miller

Girls coaches: Ms. Brown and Ms. Schultze

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Wednesday, December 5

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 3

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

4:20 pm Activity Bus

6:00-8:00 pm African American Student Achievement Action Group Community Forum at Argyle MS (see flyer for more information)


Thursday, December 6

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 4-8th grade GMStrong Peer Leader Meeting

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

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Friday, December 7

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 5

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

11:10 am-1:30 pm Straight A Pizza Luncheon Room 703


Giant A+ Rewards-Gaithersburg Middle School ID# 00795

Our school is participating in the Giant A+ School Rewards Program, a great school fundraising program that runs from September 7, 2018–March 16, 2019. This is an easy way for you to help our school earn CASH each time you, your family members and friends shop at any Giant Food Store. Please help our school and register your Giant Card to our SCHOOL ID# 00795.

* Visit https://giantfood.com/school-rewards/ Follow the prompts to create your online account. You'll need your 12-digit Giant Card number and the School ID #.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR GIANT CARD NUMBER CALL 1-877-366-2668 OPTION #1

REMEMBER...if you supported our school last year, you DO NOT need to register your card again!


Shop at Amazon

Our school is participating in the Amazon Smile Program. AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Shop on AmazonSmile and designate Gaithersburg Middle School PTA as your charity to help support the PTA with every purchase - https://smile.amazon.com/

--additional information :

Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.

From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.

Select a new charitable organization to support.


Upcoming Events

December 10, 2018

French Immersion 8th grade Field Trip to Mount Vernon-Ms. Ursu


December 11, 2018

6:00 pm PTA Meeting-Media Center

7:00 pm Winter Chorus Concert-Gym


December 12, 2018

3:30 pm Math Team Competition

3:00 pm Interims Due

6:00 pm Band and Orchestra Pizza and Bake Sale

6:30 pm French Exchange Parent Meeting-Media Center

7:00 pm Winter Band and Orchestra Concert-Gym


December 13, 2018

3:00 pm GEMS Field Trip


December 14, 2018

French Field Trip to Alliance Francaise-Ms. Ursu

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