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GW Town Crier - October 30, 2023

Upcoming Dates

  • October 30: Teacher Work Day (No school)

  • November 1: Open House for Families of Students with Disabilities, 8:30am

  • November 2: School Board meeting, 7pm

  • November 3: PBIS Store

  • November 3: Picture Make Up and Retake Day

  • November 7: Professional Development Day (No school)

  • November 7: Election Day Bake Sale and Spirit Wear, GW Main Entrance

  • November 14: PTA meeting (on Zoom and Facebook Live)


Reminder: students are not allowed to wear Halloween costumes to school 🎃


A Message from the President:

Welcome to the second quarter! Thank you to Dean Malone and the GW PBIS Committee and GW staff for hosting the Harvest Festival last Friday. Thank you to Jamie Pfister and all of the volunteers who helped ensure the outdoor games ran smoothly. Our next PTA is scheduled for Tuesday, November 14th, via Zoom and streamed on Facebook Live at 7pm. Greta Gordon GWMS PTA President 2023-2024


Open House for Families of Students with Disabilities, November 1

The Office of Specialized Instruction is offering a series of Open Houses for families of students with disabilities. Join ACPS Specialized Instruction staff for a time of conversation, connection and community. Parents are welcome to attend any of the Open Houses. Refreshments will be served. The George Washington Middle School Open House for families of students at Charles Barrett, Cora Kelly, Mount Vernon and George Washington is this Wednesday, November 1, 8:30-9:30am, in the media center/library.


The High School Project: School Board meeting, November 2

Prexies, especially 8th grade families, take note of the new Program of Studies which ACPS will present to the school board this Thursday, November 2nd. Please check out this presentation on the Program of Studies including the new academies and pathways. According to the November 2nd meeting agenda, the Superintendent recommends the School Board approve the draft of the 2024-25 Program of Studies. If you would like to comment on the Program of Studies for your future Titans, please contact the School Board or sign up to speak at the School Board meeting on November 2nd.


Election Day Bake Sale, Spirit Wear and More on November 7

We still need items and volunteers for our Election Day Bake Sale! Sign up to help with baked goods or your time on Tuesday, November 7th from 7am to 5pm. Please plan to come to GW that day for a treat or two, too! As an extra special treat, our GW Orchestra will be playing for us and busking on Election Day. Bring a few extra dollars to put in the violin case! Election Day is also the time to pick up your Spirit Wear order. We ordered extra t-shirts and hoodies, so we’ll be selling Spirit Wear on November 7th too! And last but not least, we will have a lost and found table set up outside GW from 9am to 5pm to make it easy for you to check for missing items.



We are still looking for a few more volunteers to lead or assist with these PTA activities. If you are interested in learning more about either of these open roles, or have questions or suggestions, please email our PTA president, Greta Gordon, at

  • 7th Grade Social/Events - Volunteers from each grade plan an end-of-year event for each class. Chair will lead the volunteers in planning!

  • Business Partners / Sponsorships - Do you have great connections with local businesses? Sign up to help us partner with our business partners to help them find ways to make a big impact at GWMS. Great for co-chairs!



GWMS’ positive behavior incentive program continues in the 2nd quarter, and the store, in which students cash in their “Prexie” bucks for a special snack or drink, will be open again soon! PTA funds run and support this program. Sign up to help manage the store during grade-level lunches every other Friday. Volunteers and 8th grade store managers help students cash in their bucks and make their selections. Volunteers needed for upcoming store hours, as soon as November 3rd.


GW Lost and Found

Is your student missing a jacket, sweatshirt, lunchbox, water bottle, binder, etc.? It might be in the GW lost and found. Encourage students to look for lost items and write full names on everything. There is a bin in the gym, cafeteria, and in grade-level offices. The PTA wants to help reunite students with their items. Photos will be taken once per month and posted on the (unofficial) GW parent facebook page. There will also be a lost and found table outside of the school on Election Day. Unclaimed items are donated over winter break.


Harris Teeter’s Together in Education Program

Link your Harris Teeter VIC card to earn FREE MONEY for George Washington Middle School (#6713 at Harris Teeter) every time you shop! You can link up to 5 schools so you can still support your elementary and/or high schools and GWMS too. You must re-link your card every year. Last year we had 49 participants and earned $452 for GW! We have 18 signed up so far so let’s get more signed up so we can earn more! It’s easy and just takes a minute.


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