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Upcoming Events
Today
12/1/2014
- Spanish Field Trip
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
12/2/2014
Repeating Event - PTSO Meeting - Cafe
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
PWCS News
 
GPMS Announcements
Students return to school on Monday, December 1. The faculty and staff of Graham Park wish you a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Monday,
12/1
 
Blue B Day
 

Tuesday,
12/2
 
White C Day

Wednesday,
12/3
 
Blue A Day

Thursday,
12/4
 
White B Day

Friday,
12/5
 
Blue C Day

Monday,
12/8
 
White A Day
 

Tuesday,
12/9
 
Blue B Day

Wednesday,
12/10
 
White C Day

Thursday,
12/11
 
Blue A Day

Friday,
12/12
 
White B Day
First Quarter Report Cards
It's hard to believe we're already done with the first 9-weeks!  Students will be bringing their report cards home today (11/13/14).  Please review them carefully with your students, noticing their accomplishments and helping them set new goals for the second quarter.  Please sign the cover for them to turn in tomorrow, and you may keep the report card itself.

Parents, Guardians, & Students:  PWCS uses a much easier grading scale for sixth and seventh graders.  In 8th grade, we use the tougher, numeric, high school grading scale, which often results in lower grades/report-card shock.  6th & 7th graders are encouraged to use this GRADE CONVERSION TOOL (Click Here) to enter their assignment grades from Parent Portal to see what their grades would be if they were in 8th grade.  It's important to maintain good work habits to be ready for 8th grade and beyond...
Eastern Regional Champions!


Graham Park's 2014-2015 boys soccer team had a
phenominal season and are now the 2014-2015 Eastern Regional Champions! They supported each other on and off the field and truly worked together as a TEAM! Way to go GPMS Soccer!
 
8th graders (you will be greatly missed next year): Grayson Andrews, Alex Bravo, Alex Forsythe, Jack Forsythe, Kofi Afriyie,
Cristian Maldonado, Elie Mayunga, Ryan McKenna, Reggie Quarshie, Yovani Vergara, and Brenden Zabava.
7th graders: Youssef Chaoui, Jose Lainez, Nana Ofari-Atta, Guillermo Padilla, Nick Rodriguez, and Brandon Woods.
6th graders: Madison Cofer, Max Johnson, and Josh Talcott.
 
*The team was lead by captains Grayson Andrews, Ryan McKenna, Jack Forsythe, and Brenden Zabava! These four captains set tone every day by keeping their teammates focused at practice, encouraging communication during the games, and always working hard for eachother and encouraging eachother! Much of GP's success is due to the leadership of these boys...you ROAR!

 
A Free and Easy Way to Support GP
Leaves are falling and our school garden needs as many as we can get to make compost and mulch for our garden beds.  We​ can only use leaves from untreated lawns.  Please consider bringing in your bagged leaves to the school instead of leaving them at the curb.

 
High School Specialty Programs
Prince William County Public Schools offers high school students specialty programs, career and technical education programs, Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC), The Governor's School @ Innovation Park, and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. View more details on the high school specialty program Web page.

Find out more about Potomac High School's information night on November 6.
 
Find out more about Osborne Park's Information nights on December 10 and January 7.

See below for more information about Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.
Apply to the Math and Science Program
Applications for Graham Park's Math and Science Program for the 2015-2016 school year are due by February 1st. Find out more about this opportunity at GP's Math/Science page or start your application
Boxtops for Education and Labels for Education
Did you know there is a difference between Box tops and labels for education? It's true: they are completely separate BUT we collect both of them. Box tops go on the collection sheets and the labels for education go to Mrs. Ballam in the library. Thanks for helping our school by bringing both of these in!
Thomas Jefferson Test Prep
There is a TJHSST Prep Course being held at Benton Middle School. There are four sessions: 10/4, 10/18, 11/8 and 11/22 from 9-11 and it is also available online. It is FREE to attend. You must complete the attached form and email it to Mrs. Bastian at suziebastian2015@gmail.com to register. This prep course is only available to 8th grade students. Find more information here.
Wanted: Your old musical instruments!
Unload those old band and orchestra instruments gathering dust in your attic and know that you've helped the students of Graham Park! Instruments do not have to be in top playing condition and will receive a tax write-off for the donation. Please contact Ms. Fessner (fessnecj@pwcs.edu) or Ms. Martino (martinokx@pwcs.edu) for more information. 
Applications for Thomas Jefferson High School
Applications for Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology are available now on the TJ website. Applications are due no later then October 17th at 4pm. Applications must be filled out and submitted online and can be found here.
 
There will be an Open House at Holmes Middle School on 11/15 and the the mandatory testing date is 12/6/14. If you are interested in applying for TJHST, or for additional information, please contact Mrs. Garecht in our School Counseling Office garechtma@pwcs.edu or 703-221-2118
Mandatory Concussion Training Dates Announced
Parents, guardians and student athletes will be required to attend a mandatory concussion training session for the 2014-2015 school year.  More details will follow soon.  Graham Park's training dates are shown below:
 

Date 

 

Time

October 28, 2014

7:00-8:00 PM

January 15, 2015

7:00-8:00 PM

March 10, 2015

7:00-8:00 PM

Got Books???

Please consider donating your gently used books to the GPMS library!  We are always looking to refresh our most popular titles and introduce our students to something new!  Questions?  Contact Mrs. Abrams at 703 221 2118.  Happy Reading! 

 

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