Principal's Communications



Good Afternoon, 

Please take a few minutes to learn about the following Gunpowder Family Updates.  Wishing you well! 

End of 1st Marking Period: 

  • This Friday, November 5th, marks the end of the first marking period. 
  • Students will be dismissed beginning at 12:35 PM. 
  • Report cards will be distributed to students in grades 2-5 on Monday, November 22nd and posted in Focus. 
  • Virtual parent-teacher conferences will be held for all students on Wednesday, November 24th or at another mutually convenient and agreed upon time.  
  • Students will not receive special area grades as part of marking period 1 and 3 report cards.  
  • To view the BCPS Grading and Reporting Manual, please follow this link:

Fall Picture Day: 

  • Grades K-5, Thursday, November 11, 2021
  • Flyers will be coming home soon 

American Education Week: 

  • This celebration of our students and school will again look different this year. 
  • Visitors will not be allowed to enter our building during the week of 8/15-19 in honor of American Education Week, due to social distancing requirements.  
  • More to come...

PTA Updates:


GES Sponsored Clubs 

GES is fortunate to be able to run a few clubs for our students this year.  The following are the clubs being offered.  Parents must provide transportation for children and complete the application/permission form.  Flyers are attached below and should be returned to the club leader, if interested.  Email addresses are also below if you have questions about the clubs. 

Club Flyer Club Leader(s)
DIY Crafts  DIY Crafts Flyer 

Mrs. Warm

Ms. Cassedy

Jump roping Club  Jump Rope Club Flyer 

Mrs. Warm

Ms. Cassedy

Newspaper Club Newspaper Club Flyer Ms. Ross
Yoga Club Yoga Club Flyer  Ms. Gibson

Drumming Club

    *Invitation Only Ms. Bialek
Guitar Club  Guitar Club Flyer  Mr. Fornoff


Community Extra-Curricular Opportunity:  Cub Scouts Troop 732 seeking new members.  Please see flyer attached:  Cub Scouts 732 Flyer 

Wishing you well today and sending love your way! 

Proud Principal, 
Wendy Cunningham