GMS PTA News & Daily Announcements - Thursday January 31, 2019


No Viking Time due to the 2 Hour Delay Schedule-1,2,3,4,5,6,7


Semester 2/Marking Period 3 Began on Tuesday, January 29th

  • This is a fresh start for all students. This is a good time to set a goal for Marking Period 3. Think about your grades from Marking Period 2 and create a goal for yourself.

  • Some student schedules have shifted. You may be in a new elective for semester 2.

  • Some students have moved from PE to Health for Marking Period 3.

  • Please review your schedule carefully.


GMStrong!

Due to the weather GMStrong! will be canceled for January.


GMS Articulation for the 2019-2020 school year

  • 6th grade Science classes today will be visited by GMS counselors to begin the registration process for next school year.

  • 7th grade Science classes will be visited on Friday, 2/1/19 by GMS counselors to begin the registration process for next year.

  • Completed registration cards are due to be returned to their Science teachers on Monday, February 4th.


5th grade Parent Articulation Night Reschedules to 2/5/19 at 6:30 PM

  • Attention Grade 5 Parents – Gaithersburg Middle School will host a 5th Grade Parent Information Night on Tuesday, February 5th at 6:30 pm.

  • This event is an opportunity to meet GMS staff, hear about the instructional program, and learn about course offerings, registration process, and articulation timelines for students.


Minority Scholars

Applications for Minority Scholars are due this Friday, February 1st. If you need an application or have any questions, please see Mr. Padilla, Ms. Mesina or Ms. Hunsberger.


Media Center

Students, please return any overdue books to the Media Center as soon as possible.


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.


Student Attendance

  • Daily attendance is necessary for a student to be successful at school. In addition, patterns of regular attendance and on-time arrival established now will help students throughout their education and their employment years.

  • If a student’s absence or tardy is excused, they should bring a note from a parent or guardian excusing them. Failure to bring a note within three days will automatically be considered unexcused.

  • Student’s attendance and tardies are monitored by the school. Beginning Marking Period 3 on January 29, 2019, students will be receiving consequences after three tardies to school.


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.


Weekly Calendar

Monday, January 28, 2019

Professional day for teachers-No school for students

Second Semester/Third Marking Period Begins


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Second Semester Begins/Third Marking Period Begins

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 2 Elective Presentation for grades 6/7

10:40-11:10 am Peer Leaders Meeting-Cafeteria

Grades Due

4:20 pm Activity Bus

There is no jazz band today. Tuesday afternoons practices will continue in February.

Students in 6th-grade honors band and orchestra final rehearsal is tonight! Your concert is next Tuesday evening.


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

10:40-11:10 am GMStrong!-Mentors

3:30 pm Boys’ Basketball HOME Argyle MS @ GMS

3:30 pm Girls’ Basketball AWAY GMS @ Argyle MS

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. (Snow Date-February 5 at 6:30 PM)


Thursday, January 31, 2019

10:40-11:10 am GMStrong!-Mentors

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

4:20 pm Activity Bus


February 1-28

African American History Month


Friday, February 1, 2019

8:15 am-9:00 am Grade 8 Assembly Presentation by Gaithersburg High School

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 3-8th graders view time management presentation


Upcoming Events

February 4-8

National School Counseling Week


February 4, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 4


February 5-7

4:20 pm Activity Bus


February 5, 2019

Lunar New Year

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 5

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

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

4:20 pm Activity Bus

Snow date-6:30 pm Elementary Feeder School Parent Information Night


February 6, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 6

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


February 7, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 7

4:20 pm Activity Bus


February 8, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 1

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