This Week At Guilford — 12/11/17

Hard to believe we are a week into December already and there’s only 2 and a half more weeks before winter break!

Check out this note from Mr. Davis about our superintendent Dr. Martirano’s recent visit to Guilford.

Dates to Remember in December

  • 12 PTA Meeting 6:30 p.m.
  • 14 Winter Chorus Concert
  • 15 Spirit Day – Culture/Tradition Day, show off your heritage
  • 19 Winter Band and Orchestra Concert
  • 21 Restaurant Night at Grotto’s Pizza 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • 25 – Jan 1  Winter Break

PTA News

Congratulations to our November winners – once again it’s our 2nd graders!!    There was a total of 683 boxtops submitted and 2nd graders won by just a  few boxtops!!   PLEASE  remember to mark your child’s GRADE on the ziplock bag you are submitting the boxtops in.   The grade that brings in the most BOX TOPS each month will receive 10 extra ROAR tickets,(that’s per student in that grade).  Whether you have 5 or 50, send them in. Each valid box top is worth 10 cents to our school. It really does add up. Thank you Guilford families for sending in your box tops.    Thanks for supporting our school!

Don’t Forget to Join the PTA!

You can join on our website at and send in a printed membership form with your student.  The cost is $15 for an individual membership or $20 for a family membership.  Thank you!!

Other School News

Chorus Students will perform NutCracker

4th and 5th grade Chorus students will perform “Nutcracker” Winter Performance on Wednesday, December 13th at 9:40 a.m. and   2:40 p.m. The evening performance will be Thursday, December 14th at 7:00 p.m.
REMINDER:  DUE December 8th – ALL Parts memorized, ALL Costumes labeled/brought to school, $10.00 donation

Two Guilford students to perform in Howard County Children’s Choir   

Guilford’s Vocal Music instructor,Ms. Cousins is proud to announce two of our Guilford Elementary students, Janie Sung and Damus Almoza will be performing in the Howard County Children’s Choir – Cantus Choir – Winter Concert.  The concert will be on Sunday, December 17th at Mt. Hebron High School (9440 Old Frederick Rd. in Ellicott City) from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Please come out to show your support and enjoy this seasonal concert.

Has your child told you about  Dreambox ?

Guilford is fortunate to continue, 24 hour access to a great math website, Dreambox Learning. DreamBox Learning empowers students to master key concepts, increase achievement, accelerate student learning, and boost long-lasting confidence in math.  It does this by customizing itself based on your child’s skills.  We have begun using Dreambox at school and encourage you to have your child log in regularly at home. Research has found that regular use of this engaging program can aide in increasing math skills. You can even set up a parent dashboard to monitor your child’s progress at home. Be sure to have your child log in to Dreambox this year using as outlined in the letter that went home in Wednesday folders. .  Feel free to contact your child’s math teacher, or Cheryl Akers, Math Support Teacher if you have questions.