8/21/14 Kindergarten Playdate Venue and Time Changes….

Good Afternoon Parents and Guardians,

Our kindergarten playdate that was scheduled for this evening from 5:00pm – 6:30pm at Gunpowder Elementary has be relocated and there has been a change in time due to potential rain in the forecast. We will now be meeting from 6:15pm – 7:45pm at Perry Hall Baptist Church located at 3919 Schroeder Avenue, Perry Hall, MD 21128. We will be meeting in the gym.

The church has agreed to allow us to use the gym and will be supplying us with the use of their bounce house, a wavier will need to be signed prior to your child using the bounce house. Children will be broken up into groups based on their class assignments and will travel by station with their class to the different activities scheduled.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,

Jenn Holt
Gunpowder PTA President 2014-2015 School Year


Welcome to the Gunpowder Elementary PTA Website!


You have arrived at the “new”  home of the Gunpowder Elementary PTA. We hope you will find the NEW design and format of our NEW website to be both user-friendly and informative. We invite you to check out each of the above tabs. Our “Info” tab has links to school forms, event flyers, information about Gunpowder PTA committees, and more. The “Contact Us” tab offers the ability for you to get in touch with your PTA Executive Officers, PTA Committee Chairs and the Teachers and Staff at GES. Our “Events Calendar” page tells you everything going on at the school this month and in the months ahead. “Fundraising”  gives you an overview of what our fundraisers will be this year as well as link you to all the Rebate Programs that the school and PTA participate in. Our “Join the PTA” page is new this year with our brand new website. We will now be able to have members join and pay for their annual PTA memberships through Square. So make sure you check this new feature out and join today!  “Volunteer” tab, which can direct you to the BCPS volunteer online training and instructions, the school and PTA volunteer needs through VolunteerSpot, and our volunteer hour tracking system. Another new feature this year is our “PTA Store”. This page will link you directly to our Square online Market Place that will show our current items for sale, whether it be Bingo tickets, PTA Memberships or PTA Spiritwear merchandise you can find all that through this link. Finally, there is our “Newsletter” link. Here you will find our collaborative Newsletter with the school. Look for some BIG changes to our newsletter this fall!

We are off to a great start this school year with lots of new and positive changes. So stay in the loop with the PTA and school and be sure to register for our email list. You can expect to receive weekly automated messages on Sunday summarizing the latest website posts and upcoming events.

We hope you enjoy the new site. If you come across an issue, please let us know and we will look into it. Please send an email to Jaime Elwood, our webmaster at

Thank you,

Jenn Holt
Gunpowder Elementary
PTA President


Stay in the know! Important Information for the 2014/2015 School Year



Do you want to learn how to Stay in the Know about the latest news and information on PTA events, fundraisers and more?  Click the link below to review how to Stay in the Know!

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VolunteerSpot….NEW this year….a one stop Volunteer Shop; School & PTA needs!

Please check out our new combined School & PTA VolunteerSpot page. Here you can sign up to volunteer for School & PTA activities and events. Teachers and room parents will be able to list classroom volunteer needs, donations needs and more. Special area teachers will be able to recruit volunteers for their classes as well. So check back often or book mark the page to gain access to the many volunteer and donation opportunities within our school and PTA!



PTA Calendar Downloads

calendar-150x150The PTA calendar on the website will download directly into your smart phone or computer. Click “Calendar” on the top menu bar or click “View Calendar” on the left sidebar. Once you are on the calendar page you can input which grades your children are in by clicking the “Category” button at the top left side of the calendar view. Then click on “Subscribe to filtered calendar” in the bottom left corner and select the appropriate calendar application. The calendar information will then be downloaded to your smart phone or computer.

Most dates have been entered, but as always, dates are subject to change. Please check back prior to events for any possible changes.


Please help us welcome……


Good Evening GES Family,

Please help me by welcoming Mrs. Wendy Cunningham, acting principal of GES. Mrs. Cunningham has been working in Baltimore County as a teacher, resource teacher, and assistant principal for 19 years.

Announced through an email to our current GES families today, several Family Meet and Greets have been scheduled. Mrs. Cunningham is very excited to meet the students and families of Gunpowder.

I am very much looking forward to working with Mrs. Cunningham and Mrs. Kahan next year and wish them both a successful school year!

Thank you,

Jenn Holt
GES PTA President


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