“Sign-My-Shirt” Sale- Order by Friday May 8th


2014/2015 “Sign-My-Shirt” Sale is going on now. Shirts are only $10

This year students will be wearing their t-shirts on Field Day.  Each grade will be issued a different colored shirt.  Students will be permitted to wear their shirts and collect autographs from their teachers and classmates during end of the year festivities.

Colors:  Kindergarten-Orange; 1st grade- Red; 2nd grade-Purple; 3rd grade-Green; 4th grade-Yellow; 5th grade- Royal Blue

Order forms will be coming home via Backpack Express!

No orders will be accepted after the May 8th deadline so please get your orders in as soon as you can.


2015-16 PTA Officer Nominations deadline extended to April 29th

Our PTA is still looking for officer nominations for the 2015-16 school year. The PTA enhances our children’s elementary school education with family functions, field-trip subsidies, academic priorities and so much more. We need motivated people like you who care enough to help lead the way by becoming a PTA officer to ensure the PTA’s continued success.
If you would like to nominate yourself or know of a great candidate you would like to nominate, please contact the Nominating committee at Nominating@gunpowderpta.org. The deadline has been extended until Wednesday, April 29th. We look forward to hearing from you!

Nominating Flyer Pg1 2014-15 - reminder Nominating Flyer Pg2


Kids Helping Hopkins – donation days this Thursday & Friday (4/23 & 4/24)

Kids Helping Hopkins is an educational program sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.  The program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to help others and to teach the values of kindness and respect. On April 23rd & 24th your child may bring in loose change or a donation and put it in the bucket located in the main hallway between 8:35-9:00am. Donations will help Johns Hopkins Children’s Center to be able to provide patients and their families with activities and crafts, research and support, and most importantly, the resources which allow parents to stay with their children while they are being treated. Thanks for your Support!

KHH 2015


PTA Oriole Ticket Sales – deadline Wednesday, May 13th

Come join Gunpowder families on June 29th for Gunpowder Spirit Night at Oriole Park and/or purchase ticket vouchers to attend any of the nights listed on the flyer.

Oriole tickets flyer and order form 2015 - for posting



Teacher Appreciation Week is May 4-8! Our Teachers are Superheros!


View Teach Appreciation Week Flyer Here:  Teacher_Kids

View Teach Appreciation Week Newsletter and Donation Request Info Here: TAW_newsletter

To donate items or volunteer, click here:  Volunteer Spot



Reminder- Sign My Shirt entries due tomorrow April 13th

Sign my shirt Art Design Contest entries are due tomorrow, Monday April 13th for 4th and 5th graders only!! Thank you!!


Teach Appreciation Week Information and Donation Request


Please help us make this a SUPER week for our teachers!

Signup on Volunteer Spot http://www.gunpowderpta.org/volunteer/ or send me an email at Teacher_week@gunpowederpta.org with the item you would like to donate from the list below. Worried about how to get your donation to school- contact me!

Monday, May 4th: Super Powered Breakfast

Sponsored by the PTA and Panera Bread

Tuesday, May 5th: Power-up Snack Bar (make your own power mix) (Please help with)

Peanuts – Raisins (large container)

Almonds – Your Favorite Dried Fruit

Pretzels (1 Bag) – Chocolate Chips (Any flavor)

M&Ms -Wasabi Peas

Chex Cereal (1 Box) – Cheerios (1 Box)

Wednesday, May 6th: Soup’er Lunch (Please help with)

Crock Pot of your Favorite Soup – Assorted cookies

Assorted Crackers – Grapes

Assorted Bread and Rolls – Carrots and Celery

Thursday, May 7th: A Special Thank You 

Sponsored by the PTA

Friday, May 8th: A Hero Sized Lunch  (Please help with)

Fruit Tray     – Vegetable Tray

Favorite Side Dish   – Favorite Salad

Assorted Desserts     – Case of Water

Click here to open the Flyer TAW_newsletter2



Paint On Canvas Fundraiser at The Harp- Sunday, May 3rd


ART DAY fundraiser for Gunpowder elementary PTA 5-3-15

**This organization and its materials are not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by BCPS, the Superintendent, or this BCPS or office.   


Spring Break Skateland event – April 9, 2-4pm

The Gunpowder Elementary PTA Invites you to join us for

Spring Break

skate clipart


Putty Hill Skateland (8019 Belair Rd)

PTA Members are Free. Non-members & Friends of Gunpowder Families are welcome for $5

Skate Rentals are $2

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

(See Info/Flyers for Flyer & Waiver)


Gunpowder Elementary School Alumni Scholarship Info

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

Your application packet must include:

  1. Completed application
  2. Essay of 500 words or less
  3. At least one letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or guidance counselor.
  4. A copy of your 2014-2015 PTSA Membership Card
  5. A student whose high school does not have PTSA must join the Gunpowder Elementary PTA in order to apply.


Mail or deliver to:

Gunpowder Elementary School

Attn: Lacey Wancowicz, PTA Scholarship Committee Chair

9540 Holiday Manor Road

Nottingham, MD 21236


Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

All applications must be received by 2 p.m. on April 15th, 2015 in order to be considered.
Scholarship Flyer 2015
Gunpowder Scholarship Application


Cultural Night, Wednesday March 18th!

GES Cultural Night FlyerWe hope you can join us for Cultural Night on Wednesday, March 18th from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Families will be able to travel around the world to learn and explore different cultures and get their passport stamped. You can learn about a cultures traditional dress, dance, music, facts, history, language, food and beverages.

If you are interested in contributing or volunteering for this event please contact the event chair, Shellie Holthaus,  at culturalnight@gunpowderpta.org

You can download the flyer here for more information: GES Cultural Night Flyer


Thank you from the Ronald McDonald House

On top of the goody bags, no-sew fleece blankets and Wish List items donated to the RMHC by the Gunpowder Elementary family, the Gunpowder PTA also donated quite a few boxes of candy bars left over from our Fundraiser this year. We received a thank you note from them for our donation and we wanted to share it with you.RMHC Thank you to PTA 2015


Don’t forget to turn in your Boxtops by 2/27


Turn them in by February 27th. Label them to enter the contest to win $40.00 Weis gift card.

You can package them in baggies or attach to sheets.

You can find the flyer and sheets in the flyer section of the website or click here: BOXTOPS


Cancelled – Movie Night on March 6 | Dolphin Tale 2 & Book of Life

Due to the weather, we need to cancel the Movie Night :(. Keep visiting our web page to stay in the know on all upcoming events!


For full details click here for the flyer :  movienight2-2


Join us at Serpicos for our next Restaurant Night!


March 3rd all day!  Please bring the flyer to support GES.  Download the flyer here Serpicos


Volunteer to become a Nominating Committee Member

OUR PTA NEEDS YOUR HELP! We are currently looking for 3 PTA members to head up this years Nominating Committee. This committee works together for approximately 2 short months to bring forward the names of the most eligible person for each elected officer position for the 2015-16 school year. The committee members are able to meet and carryout the simple duties of this committee on their own schedules, making this a very flexible committee. If you are interested in helping, know someone who would be great for this committee or want more information to see if you would be interested, please contact us at Nominating@gunpowderpta.org ASAP. Thank you for your continued support!

nominating hands clipart


Don’t forget to register for Family Science Night!- January 14th 6:30-8 p.m.

Family Science Night


Italian Sensation Restaurant Night- December 18th- all day

Come out and support Gunpowder Elementary School with our next restaurant night!

Carry-out or Dine-in

Italian Sensation will donate a percentage to the PTA. Please come out and help

support the PTA at this all day event.

Please bring this flyer to the restaurant!  ItalianSensationFlyer-2


There is still time to donate to the Adopt-A-Family campaign this year

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the Adopt-A-Family campaign this year! We will be wrapping things up on Tuesday, December 16th, so if you would like to donate, you still have 4 more days . This will allow enough time to get the donations to needy families before Winter break. Thank you!!!

Didn’t get the flyer? HERE it is.


Lunch With Santa Reminder….registration deadline is this Tuesday, 12/2/14



WHEN- Saturday, December 6th, 2014

WHERE- Gunpowder Elementary School

TIME- 11:00am-1:00pm

COST- Students and Children – $5.00 Price includes one slice of pizza, beverage, dessert, games, and one craft

PTA Members – $3.00 Price includes one slice of pizza, beverage, and dessert,

Non- PTA Members – $8.00 Price includes one slice of pizza, beverage, and dessert (it is not too late to join)

***Pictures with Santa available for only $2.00- pay cash at the event ***

Service projects for Saint Rita’s, Angel Park information and donations, songs, games, and fun!


We are still looking for adult and Middle School Volunteers!  Please sign up!


This is a PRE-PAID event only. Children Must be Accompanied by an Adult at all Times.

Please remember to send in your RSVP and payment by this Tuesday, December 2, 2014. We will be unable to accept late RSVPs as the pizza must be ordered in advance.

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