GMS PTA News & Daily Announcements - Wednesday November 14, 2018

After School Activities

  • Will take place on Today and Tomorrow, Thursday this week.

  • Piano/guitar Club is canceled after school today.

  • The STEM Club will not be meeting in November. Stem club will resume on December 5.

Fundraiser Items Arrived!

We will call students to the cafeteria by grade today during period 7 to pick up their order. Thank you to everyone that participated in the school-wide fundraiser.


SSL Hrs Opportunity

  • Attention Students!  Would you like to earn SSL hours?  Come to the Preparing for Success Conference at Montgomery College in Germantown on Saturday, November 17th from 9:30-2:30.  This year's theme is Navigating Life, the Streets and social media.  See Ms. Mesina in room 101 for more information about registration.  

  • Also, There will be a conference on Sunday April 7, 2019 from 12:30—4:30 PM at Richard Montgomery High School where students can learn more about healthy teen dating and respectful relationships.  A PSA contest is now open where students and student groups can create a 60 second video. Winners can win up to $1,000.00 in cash prizes and gift cards. See Ms. Mesina for more information!

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/


To change your charitable organization:

Sign in to smile.amazon.comon your desktop or mobile phone browser.From your desktop, go to Your Accountfrom 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.


Important Dates and Events

Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

1:00 pm World Cup Soccer Tournament Finals


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

10:40 am-11:10 am Viking Time 7 Grade 8 Signs of Suicide Lesson in Algebra/Math Classes

1:00 pm-5:00 pm Invent the Future Challenge -KID Museum Trip-Ms. Pantella Students will be picked up and dropped off at GMS by MCPS buses. Parents should pick up from GMS around 5 pm.

3:20 pm Academic Academy Club begins Students in any grade who need help completing their homework can attend. The club will meet each Wednesday with Ms. Olson in room 301.

3:30 pm Math Team Competition- Clemente MS

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Thursday, November 15, 2018

10:40 am-11:10 am Viking Time

11:15 am-1:20 pm Book Wars Meeting All Lunches Media Center. Grade 8 Signs of Suicide Lesson in Algebra Math Classes

11:00 am-2:45 pm GEMS Field Trip to Earth Treks

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Friday, November 16, 2018

10:40 am-11:10 am Viking Time 2

11:30 am-1:30 pm Bridge Thanksgiving


Upcoming Events:

November 19, 2018    6:00 pm Identity Workshop  

November 20-21         NO ACTIVITY BUS

November 20, 2018    Report Card Distribution

November 21, 2018    12:30 pm Early Release-No Activity Bus

November 22-23         No School

November 26            5:30-8:30 PM Latino Forum with Superintendent Dr. Smith


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