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.

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!

May
09

Oriole Ticket orders for PTA Family Spirit Night on June 29th due May 13th!

Reminder: Orders for Oriole Tickets to attend our PTA Family Spirit Night at Camden Yards on June 29th are DUE THIS Wednesday, MAY 13th!

Oriole tickets flyer and order form 2015 - for posting

May
09

PTA Executive Board nominations for the 2015-16 school year

The nominations for the 2015-16 school year are attached. The election of PTA officers will occur on Tuesday, May 19th at the PTA’s Spring General Membership Meeting scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the school library. All PTA members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Announcement of Officer Nominees flyer 2015-16

May
08

PTA SPRING DANCE Friday, May 15th – 6:30 – 8pm

The PTA SPRING DANCE is Friday, May 15th from 6:30 – 8. The theme is “Let’s Get Healthy” so wear your workout/gym clothes and tennis shoes and join fellow classmates for some fun! If you did not get a chance to donate your change to Kids Helping Hopkins, you will have a chance to do so at the lemonade stand during the dance. We are looking for 2 volunteers to help at the front door and 4 middle/high school volunteers to help with the water station and tattoos. If you are interested and available, please contact Lacey Wancowicz at dance@gunpowderpta.org ASAP.

Spring Dance 2015 Flyer

May
03

Reminder: Submit Your Volunteer Hours This Week

This is a reminder to please submit your volunteer hours by Thursday, May 7th, if you have not done so yet.

Thanks!

The School and PTA are in need of your volunteer hours! If you have done any volunteer time at home (school or PTA), or volunteered at any PTA events during non-school hours please take a moment and fill out the online volunteer hours tracker. http://www.gunpowderpta.org/volunt…/volunteer-hours-tracker/

You may enter your hours from July 1, 2014 through Thursday, May 7, 2015. This will help the school and PTA know just how many hours you have completed this year for the volunteer tea. If you would rather just email your hours, please send them to: volunteers@gunpowderpta.org no later than Thursday, May 7, 2015. Any hours received after this date will not be counted towards this years volunteer tea.

Apr
29

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

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Reminder- Teacher Appreciation is coming May 4-8th.  Be sure to have your student send in their “I think your Super” pictures  for homeroom and special area teachers on Monday May 4th and check out the spirit days for children to wear their Teacher’s favorite color!

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

To donate items or volunteer, click here:  Volunteer Spot

 

Apr
25

Please Submit Your Volunteer Hours!

The School and PTA are in need of your volunteer hours! If you have done any volunteer time at home (school or PTA), or volunteered at any PTA events during non-school hours please take a moment and fill out the online volunteer hours tracker. http://www.gunpowderpta.org/volunt…/volunteer-hours-tracker/

You may enter your hours from July 1, 2014 through Thursday, May 7, 2015. This will help the school and PTA know just how many hours you have completed this year for the volunteer tea. If you would rather just email your hours, please send them to: volunteers@gunpowderpta.org no later than Thursday, May 7, 2015. Any hours received after this date will not be counted towards this years volunteer tea.

Thank you.

Apr
25

Attention 5th Grade Parents

We were contacted by the PHMS PTSA. During the parent information session next Wednesday, April 29th, they will have spirtwear available for purchase. Available items include t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, shorts, sweatpants, drawstring sack packs, and several other items. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted. Visit them at ww.phmsptsa.org

Thank you!

Apr
22

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

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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.

Apr
20

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!

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Apr
20

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

Apr
20

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

 

Apr
12

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!!

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