GMS PTA News & Daily Announcements - Monday October 29, 2018


SGA News

  • Pennies for Patients The SGA is conducting a penny drive for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. This organization collects money to further research efforts for people with blood cancers. The SGA will be collecting coins and online donations. Our school donation site is also listed on the GMS website for more information.

  • Spirit Week Spirit Week will be held on October 29th - November 2nd.  The SGA has decided on having the following spirit days:  Monday: pajama day; Tuesday: color day; Wednesday: generation day; Thursday: twin day; Friday: hat day. 

Holiday Giving

The Montgomery County Holiday Giving Project Coalition is offering some assistance for families that may be in need during the holiday season.

If your family would like to be considered for assistance during this holiday season, please call the counseling office at 240-740-4960 by Monday, October 22. A school counselor will be able to provide additional information as needed.


Free Dentist

Gaithersburg Middle School Linkages to Learning program is offering a dental visit through Smile Maryland for our students on Friday, November 9th, 2018. This event is during school hours. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the Linkages office at 240-672-1480.


Applications for High School Magnet Program

Attention 8th graders: We encourage you to apply for the high school magnet program that is right for you. Come see Sr. Padilla in room 800 if you have any questions and for more information and literature regarding the application process and to receive a code to join the google classroom that can be used for application help and other resources. In addition, on Wed. Oct. 24 and Thursday, Nov. 1 Sr. Padilla, Mr. Evans and Ms. Lynch will stay after school to help you with your application materials. The application deadline is Friday November 2. The details can be found on the MCPS webpage:

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/specialprograms/admissions/applications.aspx


MCPS Hearing and Vision Screening

In accordance with the Maryland State Law students in Montgomery County Public Schools are screened for possible vision and hearing problems. Trained hearing and vision screeners will be screening students new to MCPS in 6th, 7th, 8th grade, and students referred by teachers because of possible signs of hearing or vision problems on October 26th, 29th and 30th 2018

You will receive a referral form to take your child’s to the doctor if your child fails the screening.

If your child is already under care for a hearing or vision problem, or you do not wish your child to be screened at school, please notify the school nurse in writing.

If your child wears glasses or contacts, they should wear them every day and bring them to the screening.


Yearbook

Be sure to order your yearbook now for $35.00! After October 26th the price will go up. You can order online at Jostensyearbooks.com See Ms. Marie Dolan in room 300 if you have any questions.

Open Gym

Mr. Miller will be having open gym for students on Fridays from 3:10-4:30pm. There are no activity buses on Fridays so please provide your own transportation.


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