Principal's Communications



Good afternoon -

In our efforts to keep all Gunpowder families and community members informed about school initiatives and events, please take a moment and read the below information.  Thank you for your ongoing support. 

Together We Build, Together We Grow, Together We Are Great!


Early Dismissal:  Friday, May 31, 2017

  • Third Quarter Ends- School Dismisses at 12:15 PM (3 hours early)

  • The Student council will be sponsoring a spirit day this Friday, March 31st! We are asking that students wear red, white and blue or superwomen/superhero shirts in honor of Women's History Month.

  • GENTS will meet until 2 PM.Please pick up students participating at 2 PM in the school lobby.

Grade 3 Recorder Concert:  Monday, April 3, 2017 at 9:10 am

Grade 3 parents are invited to the Gunpowder cafeteria for the recorder concert. Please be sure to bring your picture ID to show when signing in at the office.    

Grade 5 Panoramic Picture:  Friday, April 7th at 9 am. 

Grade 5 students are asked to wear their “official” 5th grade shirt (super hero) next Friday for the panoramic picture.

GENTS Meeting Cancelled:  No GENTS meeting on Monday, April 7th, 2017





Attention Parents that purchased Hershey Park Tickets

Hershey Park needs a breakdown of Junior and Senior Tickets. This is a change from last year and we were just notified of the change.


The breakdown is as follows:       Junior Ticket is ages 3-8   //   Senior Ticket is ages 55-69


If you ordered a Jr/Sr Ticket please email Megan Power at to let her know the breakdown of tickets that you need.


Please email no later than Thursday, March 30th.



 Your application packet must include:

Completed application / Essay of 500 words or less / At least one letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or guidance counselor.

A copy of your 2016-2017 PTSA Membership Card /  A student whose high school does not have PTSA must join Gunpowder Elementary PTA in order to apply.


Email for questions or for an Application


PTA Officer Nominations Now Being Accepted!!!


Gunpowder PTA is looking for someone to step into the position of Treasurer for the 2017-18 School Year!!!! 
Individuals who are interested in working with a great group of people and being part of an awesome team should
email our Nominating Committee Chair - Nicole Jantz at


The deadline to apply is April 21, 2017

Volunteers for Teacher Appreciation Week

 Join us for a casual evening to discuss our 2017 Teacher Appreciation Week!!!
We will be discussing many ideas and sharing suggestions on how we can make this the best week ever for our AWESOME Teachers!!!



Thursday, March 30th at 7:30pm  ~ Basta Pasta in Perry Hall
The meeting will last approximately one hour.