Teacher Appreciation Week: May 2nd - May 6th
Teacher Appreciation Week is from May 2nd through May 6th this year. Please review the attached flyer for more information from the GKES PTA regarding donations for a breakfast cart for the teachers!
GKES 4th & 5th Grade Dance
GKES will be holding a 4th & 5th Grade school dance on Friday, April 22nd. The dance begins right after school and will end at 4:30 pm. The cost of the dance is $5.00. Students must returned a signed permission slip and the admission cost to their classroom teachers no later than April 19th. Please see the attached flyer for additional information.
GKES Science Night
The GKES Science Committee is hosting a Science Night on April 21, 2016. The Science Night begins at 6:30 pm. Please refer to the flyer for more information.
School System Calendar Changes-Please Review
On April 13, 2016, the Board of Education revised the 2015-2016 school system operating calendars. The school year will be shortened by one day since one of the inclement weather days built into the calendar was not used. April 29, 2016 will now be an early dismissal day to prevent the need for schools to close on a Monday. Schools will now be open on Friday, April 29, 2016 with a two hour early dismissal. There will be no school for Head Start and PreKindergarten on April 29, 2016.
Please review the Superintendent's Press Release that is listed below for important dates and calendar changes.
Upcoming PARCC 2016 Information & Details
This is the second year Maryland is administering the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessment. The PARCC assessment will be given to students in grades 3-8 for the content areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics. Please review the attached PARCC Letter from SMCPS Superintendent Mr. Smith for additional information and details.