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PTA Updates:  

Upcoming Events:

3rd Grade Restaurant Nights

February 21st- All day

Please help support our third graders by dining in or ordering carry out from Luca’s Pizza Café.  The third grade would love your support as they try to earn money to help with the cost of their Washington DC field trip. Lucas Flyer 

February 27th- All day

Please help support our third graders by dining in or ordering carry out from Chick-Fil-A.  The third grade would love your support as they try to earn money to help with the cost of their Washington DC field trip. 

 PTA Meeting Date:

March 6th- 6:30PM- In school meeting

5th Grade Fundraiser Event

Say Goodbye to winter and hang out with friends while earning money for GES 5th grade class. White Marsh Avenue Skate Rink

March 3rd- 6pm-8pm  Skating Flyer 

Please see attached flyer.  Must show flyer at event and purchase tickets in person!

Faith in the Flakes Assembly

Justin Berk will be visiting our school on Wednesday, March 13th to present a STEM program assembly (FAITH IN THE FLAKES) for our Gunpowder Elementary students grades K-5!  The assembly will take place in our gymnasium (many thanks to Mr. Smith and Mr. Calhoun for sharing their space for this event).  Shirt orders need to be submitted by 2/23! FITF T-shirt Order Form 

The program times are as follows:

Session 1: 9:00am – 10:00am – Grades K, 1, and 5

Session 2: 10:20am – 11:20am – Grades 2, 3, and 4

We are looking for parent volunteers to attend the assemblies and give some planning time back to our amazing teachers.  Volunteers need to have a completed and approved volunteer application by February 29, 2024.   Please sign up on PT Board or the link below:

Faith In Flakes Volunteer Sign Up

Shamrock Shuffle

Save the date for our annual Shamrock Shuffle.

March 13th - 6pm-7:30pm

Skateland Putty Hill

8019 Belair Rd, Nottingham MD 21236

Come wearing green and have fun with games, music, and prizes.  This event will be free for PTA Members and $5 for Non-PTA Members. No skates will be worn for this event- bring your dancing shoes! Please sign up to volunteer below:

Shamrock Shuffle Volunteer

School Store Schedule

We need volunteers for the school store to be successful in February. Please sign up to volunteer at the link below:

This week at the school store all 2nd graders will receive a coupon for 1 free item!! This was their prize for having the most gift cards donated for our December Holiday Drive!!

School Store Sign Up

2/23- 2nd & 3rd grades

3/1- K & 5th grades

3/8- 1st & 4th grades

3/15- 2nd & 3rd grades

Multi-Cultural Night

Multi-Cultural night was a huge success!! Thank you to everyone for sharing their cultural with our school family.  We had over 40 families participate and a lot of visitors! Special thanks to Ms. LaPierre and Favour Onyibe for planning such an amazing event! We can’t wait until next year’s event!  

Bingo Updates

We are working hard to bring this exciting event back to GES.  We have the DJ set and ready to have a great event.  We still need help with planning, volunteers, and donations.  We will be having another virtual BINGO meeting soon- please join us!!  Tickets will be on sale soon!!


There are so many ways to donate to this amazing fundraiser. Each grade has been assigned a theme. You can donate a basket item based off your grades assigned theme, make your own basket, or we are accepting gift card and monetary donations as well. Please ensure your child’s name and grade is listed on any donations. More information to come about donation drop off but please start collecting items.

Kindergarten: Disney

1st Grade: Summertime Fun

2nd Grade: Sports

3rd Grade: Entertainment

4th Grade: Spa/ Cozy Day

5th Grade: Snowed in

With much thanks, 

PTA Executive Board

 Click here to view the 2023-2024 School Supply List! ---> Supply List

2023-2024 BCPS Calendar

Thank you Jerry's Auto Group for our Chick-fil-A lunch for Teacher Appreciation Week!! 
TAW lunch

Looking for before or after care? We welcome Caliday as our before and after care program at GES for information please click here ---> Caliday Flyer

GES Vision Statement:

We believe our students at Gunpowder Elementary should learn in a rigorous, responsive, and safe learning environment where culture and diversity are recognized, accommodated, valued, and respected.  Our teaching staff will demonstrate high expectations for all learners.  We will promote a learning environment that is driven by interest, ability, and learning style to meet the strengths and needs of our learners.  Families are recognized as partners in the learning process.  We embrace communication between and among staff and community as we work to create the best learning opportunities for all students. 

GES Mission Statement:

Our Gunpowder Family strives each day to inspire one another to become more virtuous and conscious, honoring each other's dignity, anchored in love, and guided by hope for our children's future.  Ensuring that each member of our family feels safe and loved will allow adults and students to develop into creative and critical thinkers, effective communicators, peaceful problem solvers, and confident, authentic human beings.

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