2700 S. Lang Street
Arlington, VA 22206
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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Welcome to the Gunston PTA

  • PTA Silent Auction - Buy Tickets Here

    Posted by Anne Ramsey at 1/27/2015
    Wouldn't it be easier to buy tickets to the fabulous PTA Silent Auction ahead of time?
    The evening will feature fabulous silent & live auction items like a “Weekend stay for two” from Doubletree by Hilton, delicious food from Hard Times Café, and stupendous people! 
    Click here for Silent Auction tickets ($10 per person) and Raffle tickets ($5 each or 5 for $20) 
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  • PTA Silent Auction - We Need Donations!

    Posted by Anne Ramsey at 1/21/2015
    The Gunston Silent Auction is only a month away on Saturday Feb 21 and we need donations!  
    We LOVE donations from our parent and staff community, whether it's a tickets to an event, a trip to the movies, a skating date, or home cooking. Just let us know what you have to offer.
    Have you been eating out this weekend? Shopping at local stores? You can ask these business owners for donations for our Silent Auction!  Lots of businesses are happy to contribute, but have never been asked.
    Questions: email our team at gunstonsilentauction2015@gmail.com
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  • SAVE THE DATE - PTA Silent Auction

    Posted by Anne Ramsey at 1/18/2015

    It’s time to Save the Date, Mark Your Calendars and most importantly, Be Part of getting ready for Gunston’s 2015 Auction!

    Don your Mardi Gras beads and masks, put on your party shoes and get ready to support Gunston Middle School through our school's primary fundraiser and major social event for parents. This year's auction will be held on Saturday, February 21, from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association conference center (located at 4301 Wilson Boulevard).

    Please see the Save the Date flyer and watch your email for registration information coming soon.

    Questions?  Email GunstonSilentAuction2015@gmail.com.  

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  • ***Order Your Gunston Spiritwear Today***

    Posted by Anne Ramsey at 12/16/2014
    Due to popular demand you can now order Gunston Hoodies and long sleeve t-shirts in any size you want! These make wonderful holiday gifts. Orders must be placed by online by Tuesday, Dec. 23. To place an order, go to:
    Username:  gunstonmiddle (lower case)
    Password:   hornets2014 (lower case)
    If you’d prefer to pay by check or money order, please download the order form and return it along with your check or money order (made payable to “Gunston PTA”) to your child’s TA no later than  Mon., Dec. 22.
    Orders will be delivered to your child’s TA by Friday, Jan. 16. If this is a HOLIDAY GIFT and download a gift certificate.
    Please note – teal is not available in the hoodies or long sleeve shirts at this time.   
    Questions, email Clair Sassin at clair@sassinconsulting.com.
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  • Donate food for Arlington neighbors in need!

    Posted by Anne Ramsey at 12/5/2014

    Please make donations by December 19, so that our neighbors in need may enjoy over the holidays!

    As many of us fill up on holiday feasts, it’s a great time to help others in our community who may not be as fortunate.

    This year Gunston continues its support of the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) and is accepting food donations during the month of December. Students are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food donations to help the hungry right here in Arlington. Click here for more information.

    Thanks so much for your support!

    Gunston PTA

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  • BLAST Summer Opportunity for 8th and 9th Graders

    Posted by Anne Ramsey at 12/5/2014


    Check out this FREE opportunity to interact with other students from Virginia who are interested in the excitement of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)!

    BLAST will offer a dynamic three-day residential summer experience on the campus of Virginia Tech (VT) and the University of Virginia (UVA) in the summer of 2015. Through innovative hands-on experiences taught by faculty members and staff, students will explore the fun and excitement of STEM while residing on a college campus.  BLAST is offered free of charge to students, however, transportation to and from Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia is the responsibility of each family.

    Current 8th and 9th grade students from Virginia will have an opportunity to choose from a session at Virginia Tech, July 12-15 or one of two sessions at the University of Virginia, July 26-29 or August 2-5 . Students who have previously participated in BLAST are not eligible to apply. 

    BLAST is a partnership between the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia and the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

    Contact:  blast@spacegrant.org

    Website: http://blast.spacegrant.org/ 
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  • Box Tops for Education

    Posted by Anne Ramsey at 10/26/2014

    Box Tops
    Next deadline for turning in boxtops is November 3rd. 


    Please put them in plastic ziploc-type bags or envelopes of either 10 or 50, and label each bag.  The collection box is just outside the school office
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  • First Day Packets & ParentVue

    Posted by Elena Rodriguez at 9/7/2013

    First-Day Packets

    On the first day of school, students are given a First-Day Packet to take home to their parents or guardians. Parents/guardians are asked to fill out, sign and return to their school the completed documents, during the first week of school.
    • A "Complete Family Packet" is distributed to the youngest student in the household, and
    • A "Forms Only Packet" is provided for all older siblings.

    Fill Out Forms Using ParentVUE

    ParentVUE Parents may fill out some of the First Day Packet information online, using ParentVUE. Once you log in, click on Student Information in the left nav, and make any changes necessary.
    Once parents have submitted student information, the school's registrar will approve the changes to your child's record. Changes are not effective immediately.
    Even if this student information is completed online, parents/guardians must complete the following forms by hand or by using the fillable pdfs below and submit them to the school:

    The Complete Family Packet

    is distributed to students on the first day of school and includes the following:
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  • We need your help!

    Posted by Anne Ramsey at 9/4/2013

    It's Back to School time and that means, time to join other parents and family members as volunteers to support Gunston Middle School!  We have a number of opportunities; some are one-time projects while others are ongoing.  Committee chairs are needed.  Please consider signing up to help with any of the following.  Any amount of help is appreciated.The Directory--This involves taking the info provided by the school and formatting it in the directory; would take approximately 10-15 hours during September/October.

    Reflections--Represent Gunston and coordinate the student submissions for the contest at the beginning of the school year; winners announced in mid October.

    Box Tops/Grocery Store Sign-up--Stop by the school once a week to collect the box tops and send out reminders to parents to sign up.

    PTA Membership--Help us recruit parents and family members to join the PTA.  Use your creativity to draw more folks to participate.

    T-shirt Sales--Organize sales during special events at the school to raise funds for the PTA.

    Arm Chair Fundraiser--Help us raise funds by coordinating this fundraiser through e-mail but also encourage support for it during special events at school.

    Printer Cartridge Recycling Coordinator--Pick up cartridges every few weeks and send out reminders to the community to turn in the cartridges.

    AFAC (Arlington Food Assistance Center) Coordinator (food drive)--Help coordinate the food drives and events throughout the year and deliver collection boxes to AFAC.

    Green Committee
    --Use your passion and creativity to coordinate activities to Go Green at Gunston!  

    Grounds Committee--Coordinate activities to help beautify the school grounds.

    Other event-related opportunities to volunteer include:

    • Fall Fun Fest
    • School Book Fairs

    Please email Maggie Ryner Ferm or Gabriela Uro at GunstonPTAVolunteer@gmail.com if you are interested in leading any of these committees.  We just need one or two people to lead each of these programs.

    Watch for our emails via "Sign Up Genius" and be ready to help! 
    The Gunston community thanks you!!   

    Go Hornets!

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  • Necesitamos ayuda!

    Posted by Anne Ramsey at 9/4/2013

    Es tiempo del regreso a la escuela lo cual significa que es tiempo también que la familias participen como voluntarios para apoyar a la Escuela Intermedia de Gunston. Hay muchas oportunidades para su participación, algunas son proyectos únicos y a corto plazo mientras que otros se llevan a cabo durante el año escolar. Por favor considere anotarse como coordinador de alguna de las actividades, dependiendo del  tiempo que tenga disponible.  A continuación describimos cada una de las actividades:

    Eventos únicos
    El Directorio--Requiere tomar la información proporcionada por la escuela y organizarla en el formato del directorio.  Se requiere de aproximadamente 10 a 15 horas con la computadora durante los meses de septiembre y octubre.

    Reflexiones--Ser el representante de Gunston y coordinar la entrega de las presentaciones de los estudiantes para el concurso que se lleva a cabo a principios del año escolar. Este es un programa de artes patrocinado por la PTA Nacional, favor de hacer clic en este enlace para obtener más información. Los ganadores se anunciarán a mediados de octubre.

    Actividades durante el año escolar
    Box Tops / Tienda Sign-up--Parar por la escuela una vez por semana para recoger las tapas de la caja (box tops) y enviar recordatorios a los padres para registrarse con su tienda alimenticia para recaudar fondos para Gunston, cada vez que haga sus compras.

    Membresía PTA--Ayudar a reclutar a los padres de familia a unirse a la PTA. Use su creatividad para atraer a más gente a participar.

    Las ventas de camisetas de Gunston--Organizar las ventas durante eventos especiales en la escuela para recaudar fondos para el PTA.

    Campaña  para recaudación fondos--Coordinar la campaña para recaudación de fondos a través de correo electrónico y durante los eventos especiales de la escuela.

    Reciclaje de cartuchos de tinta--Recoger cartuchos cada dos o tres semanas y enviar recordatorios a la comunidad para entregar sus cartuchos.

    AFAC (Arlington Centro de Asistencia Alimentaria)--Coordinar la colecta de alimentos de alimentos durante todo el año y durante eventos especiales.  Coordinar la entrega de cajas de recolección de AFAC.

    Comité Verde (Ecológico)--Utilice su pasión y creatividad para coordinar actividades ecológicas.

    Embellecimiento de Gunston--Coordinar actividades para embellecer el plantel escolar de Gunston.

    Otras oportunidades relacionados con eventos de voluntariado incluyen:

    • Fall Fun Fest
    • ferias de libros escolares

    Si usted está interesado en llevar cualquiera de estos comités, por favor envíen un correo electrónico dirigido a Maggie Ryner Ferm o a Gabriela Uro (español) a:
    GunstonPTAVolunteer@gmail.com.  Sólo necesitamos una o dos personas para dirigir cada uno de estos programas.

    Esperamos que esté atento a los mensajes de correo electrónico a través de "Sign Up genio" y se apunte a ayudar! La comunidad Gunston se lo agradece !

    Arriba Hornets!

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