This is Ann Dolan Principal at Gaithersburg Middle School.

Follow Principal Dolan for daily highpoints: on Twitter: @Gaithersburg_MS

Please refer to our website with more details about our upcoming events this week: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/gaithersburgms/

Shout Outs:

  • Congratulations to our top two GMS Soccer teams, FC Ajax and Chelsea FC on their tie for first in the GMS World Cup!  Our top two teams will move on to the final tournament vs. Redland Middle School.  The final tournament will be held next Tuesday, November 13th after school. 
  • Thanks to the SGA for their fundraising efforts for Pennies for Patients. We raised over $300.00.
  • Gaithersburg Middle School was awarded the Label FrancEducation from the Embassy of France due to the quality of our French Immersion program.

GMS Fundraiser Items

  • Fundraiser items will arrive the week of November 12th. 
  • We will send another message with information on when items will be sent home.
  • Thank you to everyone that participated in the school-wide fundraiser.

MCPS Resources on Bullying and Hazing

  • Due to recent events in MCPS, the attached handout on bullying and hazing was created to share with parents.
  • Please report any bullying or hazing to school staff immediately. Attached is the appropriate form.

Giant A+ Rewards-Gaithersburg Middle School ID# 00795
Our school is participating in the Giant A+ School Rewards Program, a great school fundraising program that runs from September 7, 2018–March 16, 2019. This is an easy way for you to help our school earn CASH each time you, your family members and friends shop at any Giant Food Store. Please help our school and register your Giant Card to our SCHOOL ID# 00795. 
* Visit https://giantfood.com/school-rewards/ Follow the prompts to create your online account. You'll need your 12-digit Giant Card number and the School ID #.
REMEMBER...if you supported our school last year, you DO NOT need to register your card again!

Shop at Amazon

Our school is participating in the Amazon Smile Program.  AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

Shop on AmazonSmile and designate Gaithersburg Middle School  PTA  as your charity to help support the PTA with every purchase -  https://smile.amazon.com/

--additional information : NOTE to PTA  : if you need additional instructions how to select the charitable organization, you can include this in the newsletter : To change your charitable organization:

  1. Sign in to smile.amazon.comon your desktop or mobile phone browser.
  2. From your desktop, go to Your Accountfrom the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
  3. Select a new charitable organization to support.

School-Based Flu Clinics

There are injectable flu vaccines that will be offered at school-based clinics for students aged 3 to 18 years old. Tuesday, November 13, 2018-1:30-4:30 PM at Kennedy High School, Northwest High School, Rockville High School. Make an appointment using the link below:


Monday, November 12, 2018

  • 12:30 pm Early Release-NO ACTIVITY BUS
  • Maryvale French Immersion Grade 5 Students Shadow
  • 1:00-7:00 pm GMS Parent Conferences (No appointments needed)

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

  • 12:30 pm Early Release-NO ACTIVITY BUS
  • Focus on Wellness GMS Viking Warrior Run for Students and Staff
    • The different grade levels will be racing at different times.
    • There will be a winner at each grade level who will receive a turkey! 
    • Shirts are on sale for $10.00.  If you want a T-shirt, please return the order form to Ms. Larcamp!
    • The schedule for that day as well as the order form can be found on the GMS website.
    • The rain date for this event is Wednesday, November 21, 2018.
  • 1:00 pm World Cup Soccer Tournament Finals

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

  • 10:40 am-11:10 am Viking Time 7
  • Grade 8 Signs of Suicide Lesson in Algebra Math Classes
  • 1:00 pm-5:00 pm Invent the Future Challenge -KID Museum Trip-Ms. Pantella
    • Students will be picked up and dropped off at GMS by MCPS buses.
    • Parents should pick up from GMS around 5 pm.
  • 3:20 pm Academic Academy Club begins
    • Students in any grade who need help completing their homework can attend.
    • The club will meet each Wednesday with Ms. Olson in room 301.
  • 3:30 pm Math Team Competition-Clemente MS
  • 4:20 pm Activity Bus

Thursday, November 15, 2018

  • 10:40 am-11:10 am Viking Time 1
  • 11:15 am-1:20 pm Book Wars Meeting All Lunches Media Center
  • Grade 8 Signs of Suicide Lesson in Algebra Math Classes
  • 11:00 am-2:45 pm GEMS Field Trip to Earth Treks
  • 4:20 pm Activity Bud

Friday, November 16, 2018

  • 10:40 am-11:10 am Viking Time 2
  • 11:30 am-1:30 pm Bridge Thanksgiving


  • The STEM Club will not be meeting in November.
  • Stem club will resume on December 5.


Upcoming Events:

November 19, 2018    6:00 pm Identity Workshop  

November 20-21         NO ACTIVITY BUS

November 20, 2018    Report Card Distribution

November 21, 2018    12:30 pm Early Release-No Activity Bus

November 22-23         No School

November 26           5:30-8:30 PM Latino Forum with Superintendent Dr. Smith

(See attached flyer for more information)