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


Join us for Movie Night on March 6 | Dolphin Tale 2 & Book of Life


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.


Save the date- Family Science Night at GES


Join us at Gunpowder Elementary School for:

Save the Date: January 14, 2015 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.

Click here for the full details:  FSN_2


Save the date for the Skateland event over Winter Break


Save the Date for the GES Skateland event over Winter Break!

When: Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Time: 2:00-4:00 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

View the flyer here:  WinterBreak_Skateland


American Education Week is Next Week- November 17-21st

We need your help!  Please consider donating a snack or baked good or your time as a greeter!
Please visit our VolunteerSpot page to sign-up. We appreciate any and all volunteers or donations!
Here’s how VolunteerSpot works in 3 easy steps:
1)  Go to  VolunteerSpot:  http://vols.pt/kj5h3X
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.
VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone.
An email reminder will be sent to you 2 days prior to your schedule sign-up, so long as you supply and email address.
Please contact Maria Morris or Karyn Polk at hospitality@gunpowderpta.org if you have any questions. Thank you!


Calling all Gunpowder Elementary families and friends!

Calling all Gunpowder Elementary families and friends!
Our Annual PTA Bingo Fundraiser is next Friday, November 7th at Tall Cedars in Parkville and we still have a lot of tickets available. Doors open at 6pm and games start at 7pm. The deadline for paper orders via school is next Wednesday, the 5th. You can also order on-line up until next Thursday, the 6th. This fundraiser is for a great cause so please consider taking a little time out to have some fun and support our event!
We are also looking for more volunteers. We have full night spots and partial night spots available. This is a huge undertaking so all help is greatly appreciated! Go to Volunteers on the PTA website to find the list of opportunities to sign up. We hope to see you there. Any questions, email us at bingo@gunpowderpta.org.
Thank you!


Northeast Community Forum Power-Point

While we are still waiting on the the compiled information from the Community Forum at PHHS regarding overcrowding, the Power-Point presentation from the evening has been passed on to us. Please see the link below. As soon as we have been given the compiled data from that evening we will be sure to share it with our GES community.


Jenn Holt
GES PTA President 14-15

NE Community Forum Meeting Power-Point 10/8/2014 


Spiritwear Orders

Update from our spiritwear company, Advertees: Spiritwear has shipped and we should get it by Thursday at the latest. We will post another update once everything arrives.



Northeast Area Educational Advisory Council meeting on Operating and Pre-Capital Budget Planning

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 29th at 7:00pm there will be a Northeast Area Educational Advisory Council meeting on Operating and Pre-Capital Budget Planning.Baltimore County Public Schools’ Northeast Area Educational Advisory Council will host the annual Operating and Pre-Capital Budget meeting to solicit feedback from our community on the budgetary needs of our schools. Come out and be heard!

Please consider coming to advocate for Gunpowder! We are in desperate need of additional parking spaces, a SAFE drop-off point for our walkers, as well as a redesigned bus loop and parking lot. The GES community should have a voice in where money is being spent so I hope to see you there.

For more information regarding the meeting, contact Daya Chaney Webb at 443.388.6379 or bcps.neaac@gmail.com

Thanks, Jenn Holt

Budget Meeting FLYER - PERRY HALL


Fall Event Volunteers & Donations are still needed…Can you help?





Our Fall Event is scheduled for next Friday, October 24th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. We are still in need of lots of volunteers and donations. Please take a look at our VolunteerSpot page to see if you can help make this event a successful one!



5th Grade T-Shirt Orders….


Flyers for our 5th grade “Class of 2015″ T-shirts were sent home this week. Ms. Levush personally hand delivered them to the classrooms and told the kids they needed to take them home so hopefully you all got it. In case you didn’t, you can find it below. We are missing a lot of children’s sizes. Please sign-up ASAP so we can get this order sent in time to get these shirts before the Bingo Fundraiser in early November. If parents want a shirt, you can order one too. Just send in your $8 or $10 to school no later than Monday. Thanks!!!

VolunteerSpot 5th Grade Shirt Size Sign-up

5th grade T-shirt flyer 2014-15



Check out our newsletter….please notice several dates have been corrected from our printed version.



PTA Updates 10/5/14

Good Afternoon Gunpowder Family,

A few updates and reminders:

Reminder Candy Fundraiser: Thank you to all our families who participated in our candy bar sale. Our fundraiser wrapped up this past Friday, October 3rd. If you have not yet returned your unsold candy or money, please return it this week. Our 2nd 5Ib candy bar winner is Gina V. (Ms. Freer’s class)!!!! Congratulations Gina!!!!! For any questions please contact Felicia Steele, Candy Chair at candybars@gunpowderpta.org

Reminder Community Forum: This Wednesday, October 8th, Baltimore County Public Schools will host a community forum at Perry Hall High School at 6:30 p.m. 4601 Ebenezer Road, Perry Hall 21236, to  solicit feedback from students, parents, stakeholders and others about school facilities across the school district. As BCPS continues examining long-term planning to accommodate growth, the school system is committed to incorporating stakeholder viewpoints in its planning process. To do so, five community forums have been scheduled to gather public priorities related to the needs of both existing and future physical facilities. http://www.bcps.org/news/articles/article6726.html

Movie Night: Thank you to everyone who attended and helped volunteer. We hope a fun night was held by all. Please join us again for our next Movie Night in February.

Fall Event: Please join us for our next PTA event, our Fall Event on Friday, October 24th from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. This will be a fun evening with trunk or treating, a DJ and more. We are looking for volunteers so please visit our Volunteerspot page to signup! For more information please check out our flyer or email our Fall Event Chairs at fallevent@gunpowderpta.org

School Clubs: Our school clubs will be starting later this month. More information will be sent home in the coming weeks.  If you have any questions or would like to help organize or run a before or afterschool club, please contact our School Clubs Committee Chair, Sandy Jones at schoolclubs@gunpowderpta.org

Child Care-Monthly PTA Meeting: Our next PTA board meeting will be held on next Tuesday, October 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. If you are in need of child care to attend the meeting, please email me to reserve your space. President@gunpowderpta.org All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Bingo: Our annual Bingo is coming up soon! You can purchase your tickets online or you may return your order form to school. We are still looking for donations. Please contact our Bingo Committee Chairs for more info. Bingo@gunpowderpta.org

Volunteer Needs: Check out the latest School & PTA volunteer needs on our GES VolunteerSpot page!  http://www.volunteerspot.com/group/706941586089

Remember The Date:
October 17th – Professional Development; School Closed
October 21st – PTA Board Meeting
October 24th – Fall Event
October 31st – School Closes 3 Hours Early
November 3rd – School Closes 3 Hours Early
November 4th – School Closed
November 7th – Bingo
November 14th – School Closed
November 17th – 21st – American Education Week & Canned Food Drive
November 18th – PTA Board Meeting
November 24th – December 12th – Adopt a Family Campaign
November 27th & 28th – School Closed: Thanksgiving Break

Have a great week!

Jenn Holt
GES PTA President 2014-2015


Volunteer Needs….Movie Night, Library Helpers, Reading Room Book Organizers….

Can you help in the library at GES during classes? Can you give a little time to help organize the GES reading book room? Can you help out or donate for Movie Night next Friday, Oct., 3rd from 6pm-9pm?

Check out the GES VolunteerSpot page and signup today!




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