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Welcome to Gorman Crossing
School Hours: 9:25 am - 3:55 pm
School Colors: Blue & Green
Mascot: Gordy Gator
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Upcoming Dates
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Mar 10                    Kindergarten Trip to Toby's
Mar 11-12                MSA Testing - grades 3-5
Mar 12                    1st grade STEM day
Mar 13                    Hearing and Vision re-screening
Mar 18                    4th & 5th grade Math Olympiad
Mar 20                    PreK trip to Cradelrock Library 9:30-11:30 and 1:30 - 3:15pm
Mar 21                     1st grade trip to Toby's Dinner Theatre 9:30 - 12:00 pm
Apr 10                     STEM Expo 6:00 - 8:00 pm
May 9                      5th grade trip to Philadelphia
May 15                     1st grade trip to Camden Yards 9:30 - 2:00 pm
Jun 5                      4th grade trip to Annapolis 9:30 am - 2:30 pm


Preparing for Winter Weather
Maryland weather is hard to understand! Thank you for having your child dressed appropriately each day so that they can go outside for recess.
If there are any weather-related delays or closings, you can hear about them a variety of ways:  If you subscribe to HCPSS News you will automatically be alerted with a message via email or text; most local television stations announce delays or closings by 5:30 a.m.; and HCPSS Channel 95 on Comcast also provides the latest information.  To join HCPSS News please log onto https://www.hcpssnews.com/user/userdefault.aspx





Point Of Sale
The new Point of Sale (POS) system will be used starting Thursday, November 7, in the cafeteria. All families should have received their letter from the school system sharing each student’s six-digit code that will be used in the cafeteria. Pin numbers will be used by students in the cafeteria line when buying breakfast, lunch, milk or a la carte items. Money can be placed on the card, either electronically or with cash, in advance so students do not have carry cash to school each day.  If your child is buying lunch this week or in the future, please take some time to review the pin numbers with him/her.  Cafeteria staff will have access to this information and will assist as we transition to this new system.  As always, it is extremely helpful to assure students are prepared to get a school meal or are sent with a lunch each day so that students can be fed in a timely manner.  
This new system will increase the challenge of loaning students money to purchase a lunch should they not any for that day. Additionally, Para-educators will no longer be able to hold onto money for students.
More information can be found by visiting:
http://www.hcpss.org/foodservice/mealplan2.shtml



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Literacy at Home

A Guide for Parents


Download here:

Primary Guide                         Intermediate Guide





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Please visit the new Student Services Website.






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Sign up to help our school with your bonus/savings cards.

A simple way to financially support the school and not have to do anything but purchase items you normally would for your family is to register your bonus/savings cards online and identifying GCES as the school which you would like to support. These merchants will donate a percentage to our school, at no extra cost to you.


Giant:  Log on to www.giantfood.com/aplus/and click on "Designate Schools" to designate Gorman Crossing Elementary on-line using Gorman ID #03614

Harris Teeter:  Log on to www.harristeeter.com/community/together_in_education/tie.aspx and click on "Link Your VIC card to Your School Now" to designate Gorman Crossing Elementary on-line using Gorman ID #7139

Safeway:  Log on to www.escrip.comand click on "Sign-up or Renew" to designate Gorman Crossing Elementary on-line using Gorman ID #6508952

Target: Go to http://www.target.com/tcoe,to register your Target Visa/Redcard: click on Take Charge of Education link. Our school code: Gorman ID# 111693


We also collect box tops, campbells labels, etc.

******Update*******

Store Rewards:

 Thanks to all the families who registered for the Giant A+ Bonus Bucks, Harris Teeter’s Together in Education and Target REDcard Programs. Each shopping trip to Giant, Harris Teeter or Target will earn dollars for our school. It is still not too late to register. 

 To sign up, simply log on to the following:

GIANT (A+) -

o    www.giantfood.com/aplus/ (School ID 03614)

o    ALL cards will need to be RE-LINKED for the 2012-2013 school year. Encourage people to link now! 

o    Currently only 15 participants, total earned: $98.97

Harris Teeter (TIE) -

o    ALL VIC cards will need to be RE-LINKED for the 2012-2013 school year. Encourage people to link now! 

o    Currently only 32 participants, total earnings $191.85

Target
o    https://www-secure.target.com/redcard/tcoe/home           (School ID -     111693)

o    Currently only 25 participants, total earnings $255.72





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Update:
Lego League will begin on October 26th.


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The Howard County Public School System has formed a new partnership with Comcast Cable. If your child receives free or reduced school lunches, you may qualify for Internet Essentials from Comcast. Customers who participate in Internet Essentials will receive Internet for $9.95 a month with no fee increases, activation fees, or equipment rental fees. In addition, they will have the opportunity for free Internet training and to purchase a computer for $149.99. If you’re interested signing up or additional information, call toll-free (1-855-846-8376) or visit InternetEssentials.com.




DOWNLOADS
Please be sure to check out the Download Page at the left.  It includes forms, the Gator News, and other important files you can download at home.


GCES PTA
Click here to visit the GCES PTA Website

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PRESS RELEASE
Gorman Crossing was recognized and received an award  as a Certified Green School.
Congratulations to Katie High & Tyson Echentile (Chairpersons) , all the members of the Green School Committee, staff, and GCES students!
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Also available HCPSS Newsletter online.

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Last Modified: Mar 10, 2014
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