GMS PTA News & Daily Announcements - Tuesday January 29, 2019

MCPS Early Release

Based on the most updated weather forecast, Montgomery County Public Schools will close early today, Tuesday, January 29, 2019, in anticipation of emergency weather conditions. GMS students will be released at 12:30 PM today.

Administrative offices will remain open as scheduled. Schools will dismiss students two and one-half hours earlier than the regular closing time. Students in morning pre-kindergarten programs and morning half-day Head Start will be dismissed at 10:50 a.m. Afternoon pre-kindergarten and other early childhood programs are canceled. All school and community activities in school buildings also are canceled. Childcare programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled.


Swimming Class

Swimming starts again on Tuesday, January 29, 2019.

Parents/Guardians should sign permission slips and return them with their child. The form is available on the school website if their child has lost their copy.


Semester 2 and Marking Period 3 Begins today

This is a fresh start for all 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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