Speak Up Survey 2014
Your opinions matter to us! BCPS has partnered with Project Tomorrow to provide a custom online survey to learn more about how students are using technology to learn. We want parents and community members to be a part of the conversation!
Speak Up provides a unique way for the ideas and opinions of our stakeholders to have an impact on BCPS' digital conversion, as well as federal policies and programs. All data collected is 100% confidential.
The Speak Up online surveys are open for input from Monday, November 17, 2014, to Friday, December 19, 2014. All of the Speak Up surveys are online and accessible 24/7 from any Internet-connected computer.
Go to http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014/ to help us prepare students for the 21st century.
NIGHTS OF INNOVATION
All BCPS’ students, parents, staff, and other stakeholders are invited to attend Nights of Innovation. This event, held in partnership with Discovery Education, will be one of the first opportunities for visitors to see the transformation of teaching and learning at the Lighthouse Schools.
Nights of Innovation will be run in an open house format with opportunities to visit several stations including hands-on, interactive stations with Discovery Education, a Student Digital Showcase, model classrooms that exemplify learner-centered environments, and more. Visitors are welcome to attend any one of the four Nights of Innovation being held around the county. All events will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday, December 1, 2014, Fort Garrison and Joppa View Elementary Schools
Thursday, December 4, 2014, Hawthorne and Lansdowne Elementary Schools
STUDENT ACCESS TO MICROSOFT OFFICE 365 STUDENT ADVANTAGE PROGRAM
Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) has entered into an agreement with Microsoft to participate in the Microsoft Office 365 Student Advantage Program. The program will give students and their family members access to as many as five copies of the Microsoft Office 365 suite for personal computers, tablets, iPads, iPhones, and Android devices, all free of charge. The Microsoft Office 365 suite contains all of the most widely used Office functions – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher software tools
We are excited to tell you about a very special program we are coordinating at our school in conjunction with Crayola. It’s called Crayola ColorCycle – an amazing new program devised to turn used markers into energy!
All around Gunpowder Elementary students and teachers will be collecting used markers that are ready to be discarded. The markers will be sent to a facility where they will be converted into clean fuel. This fuel can be used to power vehicles, heat homes, cook meals and more!
Please help support our efforts by sending your kids in with any used markers you may have around the house – even non-Crayola brands. Drop-off boxes will be located around the school for your child to deposit the markers.
Thank you in advance for participating! With the help of parents like you across the country, the Crayola ColorCycle program can keep tons of plastic out of landfills each year.
Remember, don’t throw out that used marker—ColorCycle it!
Green School Committee
is looking for teachers who have made a positive impact in your community. Every month a new teacher will be chosen for the Teachers are Heroes Award.
Courtesy of abc2news.com
Parents, new this year, teachers and the PTA are using Volunteer Spot to organize and advertise when volunteers are needed. Please consider volunteering at GES!