Back to School!

It’s hard to believe, but back to school time is upon us!  PTA welcomed our teachers and staff back today with breakfast – thank you to everyone who was able to donate something!!  We’ve got an exciting year ahead and are working to update this website with all our new information.  Please stop by our PTA table at back to school night on Thursday 8/29 to pick up a membership application for 2019-20, a calendar of events, and find out more about PTA!

Spring Cleaning!

Planning on getting some spring cleaning done over our spring break?  DON’T THROW IT ALL OUT!!  Join us on Saturday May 4th in the Guilford parking lot for a community yard sale!  Each yard sale space is the size of a standard parking space in the lot and costs $15 to reserve.  The flyer to reserve spaces is attached to this post if you can’t find yours.  Simply fill out the bottom portion and return with your payment and come turn your household goods, clothes, etc. into cash!  Even better…if you don’t feel like hauling what you didn’t sell back home, Guilford participates in the Clothing to Cash program.  All textiles (clothes, sheets, bedding), shoes, and stuffed animals can be dropped in the white bin in the side parking lot and our school gets paid by the pound for donations!!

Spring Break Kick-Off Concert!

Join us at Ridgely’s Run Community Center on Friday April 12th at 7pm for a
concert presented by The Magical Mystery Girls, an All-Female Beatles Tribute
Band, featuring Guilford’s own Mrs. McDaniel!

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Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Guilford’s PTA.

Pre-sale tickets are available to Guilford families beginning Wednesday 3/20 and
go on sale to the public on Friday 3/29.

Ticket quantities are LIMITED and MUST be purchased in advance at:
http://guilfordpta.seatyourself.biz/

Ticket Pricing:
$12/adult, $8/child

Venue: Ridgely’s Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Rd, Jessup, MD 20794

Event Details:
7:00pm—Doors Open
7:00pm—Concession Sales Open (pizza by the slice, $2; water and sodas, $1)
7:30pm—Concert Begins
8:30pm—Concession Sales End
9:00pm—Concert Ends

If you would like to volunteer to help the evening of the event, please sign up here.
Volunteers will be needed to help set up, check tickets, sell concessions, and clean up.

ROAR Cart Needs YOU!

Our PTA sponsors a ROAR cart for our students!  It’s a fun way for students to spend their hard-earned ROAR tickets and turn their ROAR behaviors into rewards.  This year, ROAR cart will visit each grade (K-5) twelve times over the school year.  There are only three more ROAR cart visits coming up for each grade, and we need volunteers to make it happen!  If you have flexibility in your schedule in the morning, please consider signing up.  Students really look forward to seeing the goodies on the cart, and it really is a wonderful way to get to know our students!

Raise Craze Success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make Raise Craze a success!  We blew away our $3,500 goal, keeping $3,893.40!!  We couldn’t have done it without such a supportive parent and teacher community.  Thanks also to everyone who volunteered their time throughout the fundraiser, especially helping out to make our first ever Evening of Kindness a blast!  Mr. Davis kept up his end of the deal and dressed as a penguin for a day, showing how cool it is to be kind!53381749_10216557846171002_6561809837502496768_n (1)

This Week at Guilford, 1/7/19

It’s a busy week at Guilford!

Today (Monday) is restaurant night at Chick-Fil-A on Dobbin Rd.  Bring your flyer between 5-9pm and Chick-Fil-A will donate 20% of sales during that time to PTA!

Tuesday-Thursday ROAR cart will visit students.  We especially need help for 1st grade TOMORROW morning.  http://signup.com/go/GjpwKzX

Tomorrow (Tuesday) PTA will meet from 6:30-8pm in the media center.  Childcare will be available.

Thursday is the science fair!  Bring finished projects to school on Wednesday and join us at the science fair from 6-7pm on Thursday!

Restaurant Night Success!

THANK YOU for supporting our restaurant nights at Pie Five in September and Red Robin in October!  Both nights were a huge success, and our Red Robin night was the most successful restaurant night fundraiser so far, raising almost $275 for PTA!  We hope you enjoy the opportunity to build community with other families outside of school while giving back to our Guilford family!

October PTA Meeting!

Join us at our PTA meeting on October 9th, 6:30-8:00pm in the media center.  The first portion of the meeting we will hear from the administration and PTA board members, and the second portion of the meeting will be dedicated to a fundraising discussion!  Childcare will be provided; if you are able, we are requesting a donation of $2/family to offset some of PTA’s expense for childcare.

Join us at Pie Five!

Want a night off from cooking dinner?  PTA has arranged a restaurant night with Pie Five located at 6455 Dobbin Road, Suite 32, Columbia, MD 21045.

A flyer should have come home with your student last week with all the details.  If you forget your flyer, it’s OK!  Just mention Guilford Elementary School to the cashier and Pie Five will donate 20% of our net sales between 5-9pm on Tuesday 9/18/18.

It’s an easy and fun way to support Guilford’s PTA and we hope to see you there!