Principal's Communications



Good afternoon Gunpowder Families, 

Please take a few minutes to read the below PTA updates.  Your support and contributions are GREATLY appreciated as we work together for OUR Gunpowder Family.

Teachers Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is scheduled for 5/8-5/12 this year.  Our theme is Teachers & Staff at Gunpowder make our school so Happy & Bright! We will be having color spirit week to recognize and thank our amazing staff.  More information will be coming soon.

Monday- Students wear Gunpowder Spirit Wear or blue

Tuesday- Students Wear Red

Wednesday- Students wear Yellow

Thursday- Students wear Green and crazy socks 

Friday- Students wear Orange and bring in a thank you note for their teacher! 

Help us to show our teachers and staff how much they mean to us by donating items or your time. 

Sign Ups Can be found here:

Donations Needed

Teacher Appreciation Week- Volunteer Sign Up

Items can be sent to school with your child, dropped off on 5/5 from 6pm-7pm or email the PTA at [email protected] to make arrangements if needed.  Please note on items that the donations are for TAW and made it the attention of the PTA.  Thanks in advance for your generous donations. 

Field Day- June 2nd

"Sign my shirts" Order forms will be coming home with students.  Forms and money are due no later than Friday, April 28th.

ORDER FORM:  SignMyShirtOrderForm-2023-Front.pdf SignMyShirtOrderForm-2023-Back.pdf 

We are excited to have volunteers again this year.  All volunteers will be required to wear a Volunteer shirt or Yellow. 

Attached are the order forms for Volunteer Shirts:  VolunteerOrderForm-FRONT.pdf VolunteertOrderForm-BACK.pdf .  All volunteer forms and money are due no later than Friday, April 28th.  Volunteer sign ups will be sent out by the end of this week.  Spectators are also invited to attend  the event. Spectators should not wear yellow to this event. Spectators need to take the BCPS Volunteer Training.

BCPS Volunteer Training

PTA Meeting- 5/9

Our next PTA meeting will be 5/9 at 6:30pm.  We will be holding a vote for next year's open board positions.  Nominations are still open for the Vice President and Treasure position.  Please email [email protected] if interested.  We will discuss field day and end of school year events at the meeting.  Please join us!!

We look forward to seeing you at upcoming events.  

Anchored in love! 


Anchored in Love, Strengthened by Unity, We ARE Gunpowder Family! 


Wishing you well today and sending love your way! 

Proud Principal, 
Wendy Cunningham