GMS PTA News & Daily Announcements - Tuesday February 12, 2019


Parents we need your help for honor roll and straight A celebrations next week!! Honor roll celebrations:  *6th grade - Feb. 12 10:30 to 11:00 *7th grade -  Feb. 13 10:30 to 11:00 *8th grade -  Feb. 14 10:30 to 11:00 If you can help during any of these times email Kari at kariprimozic@starpower.net

Straight A pizza parties during lunch!! * 6th grade lunch - 12:45 to 1:30 * 7th grade lunch - 12:00 to 12:45 * 8th grade lunch - 11:00 to 11:45 If you can help during any of these times email Trang at t_d_gisler@yahoo.com


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.


GMS Honor Roll and Straight A Gift Card Raffle

  • We would like to have a gift card raffle for our GMS students during each of the honor roll and straight A celebrations next week (February 12 to 15)!!

  • 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 envelope labeled GMS PTA Honor Roll/Straight A – attention Kari Primozic. Questions: Email Kari at: kariprimozic@starpower.net

THANK YOU!


Yearbook

Are you curious about the GMS yearbook? Check out the preview pages in the display cases outside the cafeteria! These are just 3 of the 64 pages in the yearbook.

Order your yearbook by Friday, February 15th!!! The price goes up after the 15th! You can order online by going to the GMS website and clicking on the yearbook link.


Grade 6 Straight A and Honor Roll Celebration

Viking Time teachers please distribute passes to students. Students report to the cafeteria to celebrate your achievements during marking period 2. Congratulations!


Homegrown Valentines

  • Come visit the greenhouse and bring home a plant or two that have been grown by our very own students!

  • We are in the greenhouse 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th. If you come by before or after also check with Sharon Alpert if she will be available. Bring home something special for your someone special - or yourself!!

  • All the plants for sale are $3.00.

Minority Scholars

  • Applications for Minority Scholars are due ASAP.

  • If you need an application or have any questions, please see Mr. Padilla, Ms. Mesina or Ms. Hunsberger.

Student Government Association (SGA)

  • The SGA will be holding a meeting after school next week on Wednesday, 2/13 from 3:20-4:20PM. During this time, we will be preparing our baked goods for the Valentine's fundraiser on Thursday, 2/14. The upcoming SMOB candidates will also be visiting with the SGA.

  • The SGA will be having a Valentine's Day bake sale next Thursday, 2/14. We will be selling baked goods for $1.00. Treats will include cookies, rice krispy treats, and brownies. Please come out and support the SGA!

Business Challenge Program

  • Do you want to challenge yourself? Do you want real-world experience for your resume? Are you interested in solving a local problem? Do you wish to start a business someday?

  • There will be a meeting Wednesday, February 13th after school to discuss the details.

  • Mr. Stouffer is sponsoring a Business Challenge program that will start February 27th and last until the end of May. If so, please stop by Mr. Stouffer’s classroom to pick-up a flyer.

Demystifying DORS (Division of Rehabilitation Services) - Workshop

Featuring Marcia Rohrer, Program Manager I, Maryland State Department of Education,

Division of Rehabilitation Services

This meeting is open to all who want to learn about DORS. Families, teachers, or others who work with Middle School age students and older students/youth and adults may benefit from all the information Marcia will share. Please register for this meeting, so we can be prepared to welcome you.

  • Unlock the mystery of the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS)

  • Understand the difference between Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

  • Explore the partnership between DORS and DDA

  • Learn how to connect with DORS Supported Employment

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 7:30-9 pm

The Arc Montgomery County

11600 Nebel Street, Rockville, MD 20852

Registration is required; online registration opens one month prior to each meeting at www.TheArcMontgomeryCounty.org/connect/agency-calendar

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Special Education Workshop

For Parents and Guardians. Receive information from a panel of experts/guardians, teachers and principals. Interpretation is available upon request. Please register online: https://goo.gl/forms/VNqz41yTFgvBriMw2. Richard Montgomery High School

250 Richard Montgomery Drive, Rockville, MD 20852. Wednesday February 20, 2019. 7pm - 8:30pm

Attend a Breakout session:

  • Secondary Transition Services

  • Supporting a Student on the Alternate Learning Outcomes

  • Strategies for Supporting a Student with Anxiety

  • Strategies for Being Safe in the Community

  • Universal Design for Learning

  • Special Education Eligibility

Weekly Calendar

Monday, February 11, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 2


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

9:30 am-12:30 pm Model UN Field Trip to Algerian Embassy-Ms. Sanders

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 3

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

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 4

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

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Thursday, February 14, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 5

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

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Friday, February 15, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 6

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

ALL LUNCHES-Straight A Pizza Luncheon Room 703


Upcoming Events

February 18, 2019

HOLIDAY-President’s Day-No School


February 19, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 7

4:20 pm Activity Bus


February 20, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 1- On a Roll Celebration

4:20 pm Activity Bus


February 21, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 2

4:20 pm Activity Bus


February 22, 2019

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 3-Town Hall Meetings-All grade levels

11:14 am-1:20 pm Library Lunch Activity Day-All Lunch Periods Media Center

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