Principal's Communications



Dear Gunpowder Families, 

Starting NEXT WEEK GES will be CELEBRATING 2 Weeks in a row…

Bullying Prevention Oct.16-20 & Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-27!!

October is Bullying Prevention Month, “Kindness Matters” #BCPSCares

GES will participate in, “Wear a Color for Character”- Bullying Prevention Week!

  • “Wear a Color for Character” is the week of October 16- 20.  This activity, for students and adults, involves wearing a color to represent positive character traits.  Flyer attached to this email will be put in teacher mailboxes to send home with students THIS WEEK.  Share photos on social media using #BCPSCares.

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More info to follow soon regarding Red Ribbon Week Spirit Days for the week of Oct. 23-27! 

Thanks for your support, let’s make it a fun two weeks!! 😊☮💗

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Lisa Deiaco & Amy Cherry, School Counselors

Elissa Pelta, Social Worker

Rick Brown, School Psychologist

The Office of Transportation announces the countywide implementation of BusWhere, a location tracking software, that allows subscribers to see bus locations in real time on a mobile phone or computer. Via the BusWhere app, subscribers may opt to receive notifications as the bus is approaching a designated bus stop or if there is a significant issue causing a delay.

On or about October 2, 2023, parents of bus riders should receive an e-mail invitation directly from BusWhere to create an account.

Please visit the main BCPS Web page for additional information.

For questions or concerns, parents as well as school based staff, may utilize the BusWhere Assistance Request Form via the enclosed link


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


Wishing you well today and sending love your way! 

Proud Principal, 
Wendy Cunningham