May
15

SCOOP~N~SWAP is May 26th!

SCOOP Join your Gunpowder friends for a delicious ice cream sundae! When: Thursday, May 26, 2015 Time: 4:30 – 6:30 PM Where: Gunpowder Gym Cost: FREE Bring a blanket to sit on with family and friends outside near the playgrounds.

SWAP Get ready for Summer reading with a “gently used” book. From now through May 25, students may bring in gently used books on their library day to exchange for BOOK SWAP coupons (maximum of 5 coupons). On May 26 at the Scoop~N~Swap event, students may exchange each coupon for a book on the table. Students who will want chapter books are encouraged to bring in gently used chapter books to swap, as last year we ran out of chapter books

We’ll also be collecting Canned Goods at this event

Click for full details:  SCOOP FLYER 2015

May
15

Click for the latest 5th Grade News including upcoming events and spirit days

5th grade Steering News flyer 5-2016

May
01

May General Election Meeting Tuesday May 10th, 6:30 pm

Please join your fellow GES families at our upcoming May General Membership PTA Meeting:

Tuesday, May 10th, 6:30PM in the School Library – General Membership PTA Meeting

We need as many PTA members as possible to attend. We will be voting in our new officers and approving the PTA’s proposed bylaws for 2016-2018, and we need your support!

Please RSVP via this link on volunteerspot http://vols.pt/qbvMP1 to let us know that you can make the meeting, or to signup for childcare. Childcare will be provided FREE of charge by Open-door. All children must be of school age and must be pre-registered to attend.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Jenn Holt
PTA President 2015-2016
President@gunpowderpta.org

May
01

5th Grade End of Year Celebration

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Click here to download the flyer  5th grade Party Invitation 2015-16

May
01

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week

 It’s Teacher Appreciation week, and it’s NOT too late to do something special for your child’s teacher or the entire staff.  This is a great opportunity to contribute and show our AWESOME GES teachers just how much they mean to us!  It’s not too late to donate- click here for details.  Donation_Flyer
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May
01

Gunpowder Elementary PTA’s Nominating Committee presents the following members as nominees for the 2016-2017 PTA Executive Board

Announcement of Officer Nominees flyer 2016-2017

May
01

May General Membership PTA Meeting! Tuesday, May 10th 6:30pm – School Library

Please join your fellow GES families at our upcoming May General Membership PTA Meeting:

Tuesday, May 10th, 6:30PM in the School Library – General Membership PTA Meeting

We need as many PTA members as possible to attend. We will be voting in our new officers and approving the PTA’s proposed bylaws for 2016-2018, and we need your support!

Please RSVP via this link on volunteerspot http://vols.pt/qbvMP1 to let us know that you can make the meeting, or to signup for childcare. Childcare will be provided FREE of charge by Open-door. All children must be of school age and must be pre-registered to attend.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Jenn Holt
PTA President 2015-2016
President@gunpowderpta.org

Apr
24

PTA Nominations are due April 26th!

Did you know that the Gunpowder PTA spends approximately $37,000 EVERY YEAR on our students. PTA funds are used to supplement field trips, school supplies, assemblies, events and many other functions. We have an incredibly wonderful PTA board and want you to join us! Please see the attached flyers and consider joining as a PTA officer, or committee chairperson next year, or nominate someone you know would be perfect. Nominations are due by April 26th to Nicole Jantz – nominating@gunpowderpta.org. Please reach out to Nicole if you have any questions, or would like to nominate yourself or someone you know who would be a great addition to the PTA. Many officer positions will be vacant next year and we NEED YOU! No experience necessary, no part is to big or too small, commit your time to help make our school even better!

Apr
24

Labels for Education update

The Labels for Education Program is ending for good at the end of this school year. There will be one final submission in May. Please send in all your labels by May 6th. Labels should be in envelopes or plastic bags and placed in the Labels for Education bin in the front hallway. These include labels from Campbells soup, Pepperidge Farm and many more. This is our last chance to get great prizes for the school so get your labels in.
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Apr
24

Sign my shirt orders are due by April 29th

Sign my shirt orders are due no later than April 29th!  Shirts are color coordinated by grade, so make sure to get your order in!  Shirts come with a marker for capturing autographs at all the end of year festivities including FIELD DAY! The winner of the Sign My Shirt T-shirt Design contest was 4th Grader, Dashawn S.  Congratulations for such a great design!

Apr
24

Teacher Appreciation week is coming!

Teacher Appreciation week is coming soon and we need your help!  This is a great opportunity to contribute and show our AWESOME GES teachers just how much they mean to us!  Please see the attached flyers to volunteer your time or how to make a donation!
See flyers for details
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Donation Request

Apr
10

PTA officer nominations now being accepted

PTA Officer Nominations Now Being Accepted

The PTA can be an important player in what happens at Gunpowder Elementary School. The role of the
PTA is to represent the interest of its members and the students of this school. It can be an advocacy
organization, a social organization, a partner with the administration and the community. To what degree it is
any or all of these, depends to a great extent on what the officers, the board of directors, and the members
decide. That starts with the annual election of the group’s leaders. Please consider supporting the PTA,
the students, and the school by serving as an officer or nominating someone that you think would Make a good candidate.

Gunpowder Elementary PTA’s board of directors recently selected its Nominating Committe
Nominating Committee is responsible for identifying officer candidates for the following school year. Any
Gunpowder Elementary PTA member is eligible to serve as an officer. You need not have been active in
the PTA or the school in the past to be nominated as a PTA officer. Parents, guardians,
grandparents and community members all can be candidates.

Per Gunpowder Elementary PTA’s bylaws, this PTA has six officers, all of whom are elected to a one-year
term. The term begins on July 1 and concludes on June 30 of the following year. Following is a list of the
officer positions. A description of the responsibilities associated with each position can be found on
the back side of this page. If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else, please send
an e-mail to Nominating@gunpowderpta.org, or contact one of the members of the Nominating
Committee named on this form by the preliminary nomination deadline of April 26, 2016.

Gunpowder PTA is in need of nominees for the following positions:

President
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
Treasurer
Recording Secretary
Corresponding Secretary

see flyer section of website for more details and job descriptions

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Apr
10

Please join us for an upcoming PTA meeting!

Please join your fellow GES families at our upcoming PTA Meetings:

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Tuesday, April 19th, 6:15PM – Special info session – Come learn about all of the opportunities available within the PTA for the 2016-2017 school year. Light refreshments will be served. Board meeting will follow at 7:00PM

Tuesday, May 10th, 6:30PM – General Membership Meeting – We need as many PTA members as possible to attend. We will be voting in the new officers and bylaws, and we need your support!

 

 

 

Apr
10

Disco themed Spring Dance- April 15th

 

 

Come get your Groovy on at the Spring Dance. Friday April 15th from 7-9. See below for details!

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Mar
18

Join us for GES Skateland day during Spring Break

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When:        Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Time:        6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where:       Putty Hill Skateland (8019 Belair Road)

Admission:        PTA Members – Free

Non-Members & Friends of Gunpowder Families are Welcome for $5

Skate Rentals: $2.00

All children must be accompanied by an adult, and each skater must have completed a waiver

 

Questions?  Contact Kelly McCready (Committee Chair) Skateland@gunpowderpta.org

Click here for the flyer: springbreak_skateland

Mar
18

Gunpowder Elementary PTA’s scholarship program – applications due April 15th

We are pleased to be able to offer our GES Alumni Scholarship again this year. Please see the link for flyers and application listed below or contact the scholarship committee for more information at scholarship@gunpowderpta.org

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Mar
18

Sign My Shirt T-Shirt Design Contest

This spring, the PTA plans to once again hold its “Sign-My-Shirt” sale. This year the PTA would again like to use a student design. The sketch will be printed on the front of the t-shirt in one color. The artist whose design is selected will win a free shirt, a $25.00 Barnes and Noble gift card, have his or her picture taken for the school yearbook and receive a certificate to acknowledge their achievement.

See the full details here:  sign my shirt design contest 2016

Mar
10

Hershey Park Ticket Sales benefit GES PTA

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Link to printable flyer here: Hershey Flyer

Mar
10

GES Cultural Night is coming March 16th

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CULTURAL NIGHT IS COMING TO GUNPOWDER

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS GES Cultural Night FLYER 2016

Dec
08

Family Science Night- Save the date!

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Save the Date: January 26, 2016 6:30-8 pm

Conduct awesome science experiments with your family! Learn together and have some fun at the same time!

Hands On Science Experiments, Science Challenges, and

Amazing Demos.

See full details here:  FSN_savedate

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