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

Nov
18

Save the date for Lunch With Santa

GUNPOWDER ELEMENTARY PTA PRESENTS………

LUNCH WITH SANTA

WHEN- Saturday, December 5th, 2015

WHERE– Gunpowder Elementary School

TIME– 12:00pm – 2:00pm

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

PTA Members – $5.00 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 $3.00- pay cash at the event ***

Service projects for Brightview Perry Hall and The Johns Hopkins Children’s Center (New Toy Donations being accepted), crafts, games and fun!

Volunteers Needed! Please sign up at http://vols.pt/AqGTa6

Click here for the full details!  LunchwithSanta2015 Final

Nov
18

Show us Your Spirit!

5th Grade!  WEAR your CLASS of 2016 T-shirt on mid-month

WEDNESDAY’S Nov. -18th — Dec. 16th — Jan. 13th — Feb. 17th — Mar. 16th — Apr. 13th — May 18th — June 8 th (due to a short month).

SPECIAL 5 th grade Spirit Days –

Wed., Dec. 23rd – wear your 5th grade T-shirt & pajama bottoms

Wed., Jan. 6th – wear your favorite Football team gear/colors Wed.

Feb. 10th – Whacky Wednesday! (wear crazy hair & socks)

Tues., March 8th – Dress as your favorite book character

Tues., Apr. 5th – wear your favorite Baseball team gear/colors

Tues., May 24th – wear your favorite College team gear/colors

5th grade Spirit days and committee meeting flyer Nov 2015 (1)

Oct
18

GES Movie Night…

Our first movie night of the year is coming up. It will be held on Friday, November 6th. Please see the flyer below for more info. We are in need of volunteers and donations. Please visit our Volunteersport page to signup.

Thanks,

Mike Holt
GES PTA Movie Night Chair
movienight@gunpowderpta.org

 

2015 MOVIE NIGHT FLYER

Oct
18

Spirit Wear Sale! October 19th- October 30th

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http://www.companycasuals.com/gunpowderelementary

Oct
16

Announcing Prizes for the World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser

Visit the flyers page to learn about official fundraiser rules and Prizes!

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Prizes for World Finest Fundraiser 2015

Fundraiser rules 2015

Oct
16

Fall Fun Festival Friday October 23rd 6-8 pm

Wear your costumes and  dance, trunk or treat,  pumpkin decorating contest, activities, games and crafts!!  (no weapons please).  Plus a Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Click here for details.  fall festival flyer 2015 1  FALL FEST PUMPKIN CONTEST2015

To donate or volunteer please signup on our volunteerspotm page: http://vols.pt/BiHax8

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Oct
03

The PTA Bingo fundraiser is next weekend! Get your tickets now!

The PTA Bingo fundraiser is next weekend, Friday, October 9th at Tall Cedars Hall in Parkville. We still have lots of seats left so be sure to get your tickets ASAP (and BEFORE Friday) to take advantage of the Advance ticket price of $20 (tickets at the door will be $25). Please consider joining us and inviting lots of friends and family. It will be a fun night and it is for a great cause!! 90% of the prizes include a Vera Bradley, Coach, Michael Kors bag or Longaberger basket AS WELL AS additional goodies from local businesses (i.e. theatre tickets, gift certificates, etc.). You can purchase tickets online on our website up until Thursday night or by cash/check with the following flyer NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY. Hope to see you there!

Bingo Ticket flyer – reminder 2015

Sep
20

Bingo Fundraiser, October 9, 2015 – Tickets Now Available & Volunteers needed

Looking for an evening of fun with friends and family with an added bonus of potentially walking away with a great prize all the while supporting our children at Gunpowder Elementary? Then get your tickets NOW for our Annual Bingo Fundraiser on Friday, October 9th. Prizes include Vera Bradley, Coach & Michael Kors bags as well as Longaberger baskets! Please, ask your friends and family to join you…the more the merrier ;). This fundraiser is only as successful as our patrons! You can purchase tickets on-line via this PTA web page OR send payment in to school using the flyer emailed and sent home (Bingo Ticket flyer 2015). Also, please consider volunteering for all or part of the event. We need people to help run such a large event. To see where you can help go to Volunteer/Sign Up To Volunteer and look for the VolunteerSpot button. For questions, please email bingo@gunpowderpta.org.

Sep
15

September PTA Board Meeting

Unfortunately, tonight’s scheduled September PTA board meeting has officially been canceled. Our next scheduled PTA board meeting is for Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 6:30 PM in the school library. We hope that you can join us!

Sep
13

Weekly Update for 9/13/15

Hello Gunpowder Family!

We have a few reminders and announcements for the coming weeks:

Tuesday, September 15th: PTA Board Meeting
The PTA will hold our first board meeting of the year this Tuesday, September 15, 2015 from 6:30pm – 8pm in the school library. All members are invited to attend the meeting. Open Door will again be offering free child care for those members who need coverage for their school aged children during the meeting. You must RSVP to me by Tuesday at 12:00 pm in order for Open Door to provide coverage for your child.  Please email me at President@gunpowderpta.org

Friday, September 18th: Hotdog Night
We are also still in need of MANY volunteers and donations to make this event successful!! So please take a look at our needs on our volunteerspot page and signup HERE today! Middle and high schoolers are welcome to volunteer and will get service credit hours for doing so!

If you have not yet RSVP’ed please do so ASAP! RSVP for Hotdog Night HERE now!

Thursday, October 8th: Candy Bar Fundraiser
You should have received an email or flyer sent home this week along with a ConnectEd email message from Felicia Steele, Candy Bar Fundraising Chair, regarding our Candy Bar Fundraiser that is scheduled to start in October. You can find the flyer HERE if you missed the ConnectEd, email or flyer sent home.

Friday, October 9th: Bingo
Donations and volunteers for the event are still being sought. If you would like to help, have a company that would like to donate or have additional questions, please inquire with Kim Levush, Bingo Chair. You can also sign-up to volunteer HERE!

School Clubs:
Volunteers are being sought to help setup or run school clubs this year. If you have an idea or would like to volunteer to help with a school club this year, please contact Sandy Jones, PTA & School Clubs Committee Chair.

As always, if you have questions please feel free to email me. Have a great week!

Thanks,

Jenn Holt
2015-2016 PTA President
Gunpowder Elementary School

Sep
02

Attention Gunpowder Families!

Gunpowder PTA’s Annual Bingo Fundraiser will be held on Friday, October 9, 2015. Proceeds from this event will be used to support many PTA activities.

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Hello Gunpowder Families!

Gunpowder PTA’s Annual Bingo Fundraiser will be held on Friday, October 9, 2015. Proceeds from
this event will be used to support many PTA activities.
Activities such as family fun events, academic priorities, community service projects, field trip subsidies, scholarships, teacher appreciation…just to name a few! In order to ensure this fundraiser is a success, we could use your help!

We would love to have each class represented at the bingo by sponsoring a prize. Every class raising enough money to sponsor a bag/basket will have their class photo displayed right in front of their Prize at the Bingo!
To participate, please send a monetary donation of $1 – $5 (depending on what your family is able to contribute) in to school in a sealed envelope noting the following:

“PTA Bingo – class donation” and include your child’s name and teacher. Checks should be made payable to “Gunpowder Elementary PTA”.

**This is of course optional, but would help greatly in the effort of “a little can go a long way” towards our cause. This type of fundraiser is a huge undertaking. Any amount you are able to send will be greatly appreciated!**

ALSO, if your family is affiliated with a business that would like to donate to sponsor a prize (or donate a product and/or gift certificate to supplement a prize), please contact us ASAP to coordinate the donation. A family or group of families are welcome to sponsor a prize as well!

Tickets are now on sale so make sure to check out the Ticket Sales flyer coming home soon with ticket information OR you can purchase tickets on-line from the PTA website at www.gunpowderpta.org.

Respectfully,
Kim Levush, Bingo Fundraiser Chair bingo@gunpowderpta.org

To download this letter click here:  Bingo Class sponsors flyer 2015 – K-4

 

Aug
29

Hotdog Night…

Please join us for our 21st annual Hotdog Night on Friday, September 18, 2015 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Please RSVP at the link above or fill out and send in the Gunpowder Students Hotdog Night flyer below. hotdog

We are in need of lots of volunteers (middle schoolers looking for volunteer hours are welcome) to help make this event a successful one. You can sign-up to volunteer for Hotdog Night here: http://vols.pt/1PBF2h

 

Gunpowder Students Hotdog Night Flyer 2015-2016

6th Grade Hotdog Night Flyer 2015-2016

Aug
26

Start making great memories for our children. Join the PTA today!

 

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Today will come and go.  Eventually the series of each child’s day becomes a vast collection of experiences which form memories and shape who they are.  What will they remember?  Who will they become?

Every day we are creating memories with the children in our lives.  What can you do to help fill a child’s heart, build confidence, and/or help solve a problem?  Sometimes you don’t even need to say a word, but you can spend time focused on something related to the students, teachers and school.

Joining Gunpowder PTA is one of the easiest and best ways to show your support and help make memories for our children that last a lifetime.  Becoming a member does not mean you automatically sign up to volunteer; it just means you believe in our organization and all that we are doing.  You will see our membership table at most school events.  All parents, family members and caregivers, along with school faculty and staff can be members!

Annual membership dues for our chapter are just $10 per adult.  Members enjoy great benefits including free entry for themselves and their children to most Gunpowder PTA events, as well as discounts from national retailers and access to a variety of parenting and educational resources on the national PTA website.  EVERY class that achieves 100% membership, will receive 30 minutes of extra recess!  Each person joining will also be entered into a drawing for several exciting prizes!  For your convenience, you can join via our website at http://www.gunpowderpta.org/join -now/ or there is a link to the paper form is below for download.

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Aug
19

Start Making Memories! Join the PTA Today!

ap_insideout_ff12Joining Gunpowder PTA is one of the easiest and best ways to show your support and help make memories for our children that last a lifetime. Becoming a member does not mean you automatically sign up to volunteer; it just means you believe in our organization and all that we are doing. You will see our membership table at most school events. All parents, family members and caregivers, along with school faculty and staff can be members!

Annual membership dues for our chapter are just $10 per adult.  Members enjoy great benefits including free entry for themselves and their children to most Gunpowder PTA events, as well as discounts from national retailers and access to a variety of parenting and educational resources on the national PTA website.

CLASSES WITH 100% PARTICIPATION WILL RECEIVE 30 MINUTES OF EXTRA RECESS OR GAMES!  EACH STUDENT WHOSE PARENT JOINS THE PTA WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR SEVERAL EXCITING PRIZES!

 How do I join the PTA?  

View our flyer for full details  Flyer_Inside Out

Join & Pay Online today at:  http://www.gunpowderpta.org/join-now/

 

Aug
13

Help Us Welcome Back Our Teachers!

Want to help the PTA out with welcoming our teachers back to school next Tuesday and Thursday? We need a few volunteers to help with setting up and cleaning up our “Welcome Back Lunch” on Tuesday and “Welcome Back Breakfast” on Thursday. Please email me for more information if you can help.

Thanks,

Jenn Holt

president@gunpowderpta.org

Jul
30

Kindergarten Playdates and other important PTA updates…..

Good Evening GES Families,

Our summer incoming Kindergarten Playdates have been scheduled for the following days and times. We will be hosting all of these at the playground nearest the tennis courts at Gunpowder. Incoming kindergartners will have a chance to meet a friend or two from their class. Parents can meet other fellow kindergarten parents, ask questions to PTA members or staff present. A small snack and drinks will be provided. We hope you can make one or all of them. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at playdates@gunpowderpta.org

Thursday,  August 6th5p.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday,  August 15th, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Tuesday,  August 25th, 5p.m.-7 p.m.

Please see the PTA Summer Mailing 15-16 for some additional important PTA and school information!

Have a great evening!

Jul
19

The PTA is gearing up for the 2015-2016 School Year….

Good Afternoon GES Family,

Several GES PTA members were able to attend the MD PTA convention this weekend. We had the great opportunity to network with other Local, Council and State PTA members as well as benifit from many  of the informative workshops offered. Your PTA has already begun planning our calendar of events for the 2015-2016 school year. We are looking for many new faces to join our organization. We have several roles both large and small available to help GES have another greatly successful year! Below are some of the roles we are looking to fill. If you have specific questions about a Committee Chair role or Board Of Directors role, please feel free to email me directly at President@gunpowderpta.org.

Thank you,

Jenn Holt
2015-2016
GES PTA President

Committee Chairs
Bulletin Board
Bylaws
Kids Helping Hopkins
Science Night
Scholarship
Spiritwear
Spring Dance
Volunteer Coordinator
Watch Dogs

Board Of Directors
Advocacy
Communications Chair
Social Events Chair
Fundraising Chair (Fundraisers have been determined and volunteers have stepped forward to run them all)
Hospitality
Operations Chair
Service Events Chair

**For all of our prior GES families or for those who would no longer like to receive emails from us, please be aware of the opt-out options located with the forwarded email.

Jul
14

2015-2016 School Supply List

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View it here

Jul
13

Summer Planning Meeting

The PTA will host our first planning meeting of the summer on Tuesday, July 14th at 6:30pm. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. We plan on discussing our calendar of events for next year and fundraising.  Please email Jenn Holt, PTA President, at President@gunpowderpta.org for more information.

We hope you can make it!

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