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

The Gunpowder Elementary PTA Invites you to join us for

Spring Break

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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

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

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 ASAP. Thank you for your continued support!

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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:
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 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
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

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!


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