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7th Grade Field Trip

7th graders will be going to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC on April 5.  Please return permission form and money to the school by March 29.  If there are any questions or concerns please contact Ms. Khoury or Ms. Myat


8th Grade End of the Year Celebration Field Trip Hershey

8th graders will be going to Hershey Park for the End of the Year Celebration on June 7.  Please return permission form and money to the school by April 15. If there are any questions or concerns please contact Mrs. Larcamp or Mr. Padilla.


Good Morning Gaithersburg News Show

Here is the News Show for Monday, March 25.


International Night @ GMS on April 5

Join us on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. for Gaithersburg Middle School’s International Night. Come to celebrate our school’s diversity by sharing your family’s ethnicity and heritage with us! This will be an exciting, fun-filled family event with food, entertainment, display of other culture’s attires, flags, and treasures.  Please fill out the flyer and choose one or more ways your family would like to participate. We would appreciate a reply no later than March 29th. If you have any questions or would like volunteer your time and share more about your heritage, please contact Carolina Harp at 240-263-5314 or Carolina.harp@gmail.com, Renee Jahangiri at rjahangiri@msn.com, or Nancy McLay at peppermclay@gmail.com


2019 Project Change logo Donate Your Gently Worn, Used and New Shoes

Project Change, a non-profit serving youth in Montgomery County, is collecting gently worn, used and new shoes from March 4 until May 4.  Collection box in the GMS Main Office. Collected shoes are used to support micro-enterprise vendors. in developing nations.  More information at www.projectchange-md.org and in this flyer and How Social Enterprise Works.


Incoming 6th Grade Parent Information for 2019-2020

Here is the Incoming 6th Grade Parent Information from the February 5 meeting.  It includes the instructional program, course offerings, registration process, and articulation timelines for the incoming 6th grade students.  GMS 2019-2020 Course Bulletin in English and Spanish


2019 sweet memories valentines dayYearbooks on sale

Enjoy the memories.  Purchase the GMS Yearbook online.


SSL Opportunities

 Need SSL hours?  There are several SSL opportunities coming up in March to help the members of Asbury Methodist Village with their book fair.  March 21st to March 31st are the dates available to help with the book fair.  It is a close walk from GMS!  For specific directions and times, please see Ms.Mesina in room 101 or check out the flyer.


ARC Montgomery County 2019 Respite Resource Fair 

Come to the fair on March 23 from 10 am to 2 pm at The Activity Center at Bohrer Park Summit Hill Farm 506 S. Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg.  Learn how unpaid, live-in, primary caregivers can get short term, occasional relief from their caregiver duties and other support. Meet potential caregiver providers and learn more about how respite care works. More information at  www.thearcmontgomerycounty.org and in this English/Spanish flyer.


Every Student Succeeds Act State Report Card

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has released a new accountability report card for every school in the state of Maryland. The Maryland Report Card for Gaithersburg Middle School can be found here.  Principal letter to parents in English and Spanish. Learn more by viewing this short video:  ESSA State Report Card  


Parent Information 2018-19

Here is the Parent Information in English and Spanish for our GMS families for the new school year!   


Join the GMS PTA

The GMS PTA Needs You!  GMS PTA 2018-19 Membership/Donation Form in English or Spanish 


Saturday SchoolSaturday School

Saturday School provides affordable academic support and tutoring for students grades K-12 in Montgomery County. Saturday School programming includes SAT Prep, STEM Curiosity Academy and a new CODING Program for elementary and middle school students. Saturday School starts opening ceremonies are on Saturday, September 15. More information is available in Saturday School CalendarEnglish flyer, English registration and Spanish flyer, Spanish registration and at www.saturdayschool.org  
 


Summer Camps 2019

  Team of Stars Musical Theater Summer Camp is coming!  Reserve your space now.  June 25 - July 26  Mondays through Thursdays 
More information in this flyer and  registration
Register now for Gaithersburg’s popular Summer Camps while space remains!  City of Gaithersburg Camps offer convenient and affordable sessions all summer long for participants ages 4-14. For more information, see this flyer or visit our website at:www.gaithersburgmd.gov/recreation/youth-teen-activities/summer-camps


MCPS Evidence of Learning and Accountability Model

Evidence of Learning website https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/evidence-of-learning-framework/ 
Evidence of Learning overview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YSJCVSotKc 
MCPS Equity Accountability Model  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcRrZ4w6Ukk


GMS Report Card is now available

The Maryland State Department of Education has posted the results of the 2017 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the High School Assessments on the Maryland Report Card website. The Gaithersburg Middle School report is now available. Please click on the link:

http://reportcard.msde.maryland.gov/Entity.aspx?k=150554


Results of Radon Testing at GMS - March 2019 Update

Radon Testing was recently done at GMS and MCPS and here is  information on the testing.  Fact information in English and Spanish.  Gaithersburg MS Radon Mitigation Letter in English and Spanish.


Want to Support GMS with Every Purchase?  

Our school is participating in the Giant A+ School Rewards Program, a great school fundraising program that runs from September 7, 2018–March 16, 2019. This is an easy way for you to help our school earn CASH each time you, your family members and friends shop at any Giant Food Store. Please help our school and register your Giant Card to our SCHOOL ID# 00795.
* Visit
https://giantfood.com/school-rewards/ Follow the prompts to create your online account. You'll need your 12-digit Giant Card number and the School ID #.
IF YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR GIANT CARD NUMBER CALL 1-877-366-2668 OPTION #1
REMEMBER...if you supported our school last year, you DO NOT need to register your card again!
  Giant Rewards Letters in English and Spanish


Shop on Amazon and support GMS

Our school is participating in the Amazon Smile Program.  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. 
Shop on AmazonSmile and designate Gaithersburg Middle School  PTA  as your charity to help support the PTA with every purchase -  https://smile.amazon.com/


myMCPS Parent Portal

The new MCPS Parent Portal is an online tool for communicating with students and parents. The myMCPS Parent Portal automatically uploads grades, attendance and school messages for viewing by students and parents. There is a mobile application and a desktop application. For information on how to set up an account and other questions you may have on the myMCPS Parent Portal, go to  https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/mymcps-classroom/ 

New features for the Parent Portal are now available as of April 2018 -  details are available in English and Spanish
***Document Library: Now including current and past MAP reports, a parent resource that breaks down the MAP report, and the Student Grades and Graduation Credit Report (high school only) 
***Grade History: This section now includes Student Service Learning hours, displaying hours earned and hours remaining


Free Office 365 for MCPS Students 

All MCPS students are eligible to download and install the latest version of the Microsoft Office software suite, Office 365 ProPlus, for free.  Step-by-step directions for downloading and installing the software can be found on the Parents and Students web page and are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Vietnamese, Korean, and Amharic.  

Family Life Unit Now Opt-Out instead of Opt-In

A parent permission form is no longer required to take family life or disease prevention and control unit in 7th and 8th grade.  If you wish to opt your son or daughter out of this portion of the health curriculum, parents must return a signed form to the health teacher.   If the form is not returned it is assumed that the student will participate in both the family life and disease prevention and control unit. 

If you have any question about what is taught during these units, please refer to the link below and/or contact Katie Becker – Team Leader at Gaithersburg Middle School.

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/health/middle/

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