This Week at Guilford: 10/7/19

Thank you to everyone who came out to support our community yard sale on Saturday as well as to those of you who ordered fall flowers!

Today is fall picture day as well as our restaurant night at Coal Fire Pizza!  Bring your Coal Fire Pizza flyer ANYTIME today (11:30am-10pm) and Coal Fire will donate 20% back to our PTA!

Interim progress reports will go home with students tomorrow, and schools are CLOSED on Wednesday (10/9).

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the next PTA meeting on Tuesday October 15th, 6:30pm in the media center!!

This Week at Guilford: 10/1/19

Happy October!!

This Friday, Oct. 4th, is Guilford’s next school spirit day – Diversity Day. Students are encouraged to wear things to celebrate their culture/heritage. For example, Irish heritage could be wearing green and items with shamrocks OR wearing a shirt with the flag of Ireland. It could be wearing the colors of that country’s flag, wearing clothing that represents a country, etc.

This Saturday, Oct. 5th is our community yard sale at Guilford! Spaces are still available – $10 for a yard sale space or $20 if you are a vendor or small business. Set up begins at 8:30am and the yard sale starts at 9am. You can still reserve your space by sending in the form that was sent home along with payment. Also this Saturday – if you ordered mums during our fall fundraiser, they will be delivered to the school in the morning by 8am.

Next Monday, Oct. 7th is restaurant night at Coal Fire Pizza! This fundraiser lasts all day, 11:30am to 10pm, so you can even pop in for lunch! Coal Fire will donate 20% of sales with our flyer back to our PTA. The flyer can be printed out from our website!

This Week at Guilford: 9/23/19

Today is the official first day of fall! Thank you to everyone who purchased mums or fall flowers during our first big fundraiser of the school year! Orders will be delivered on Saturday 10/5 to the school – time frame will be announced as soon as it’s confirmed.

The health room needs a hand this week! Can you help at school for a couple hours on Thursday? Our younger students will be going to vision and hearing screenings and we could use a volunteer in the morning (9:30am-12:30pm) or in the afterrnoon (1:30pm-3:15pm) escorting students to and from their classrooms.

You should have received a flyer home for our community yard sale coming up Saturday 10/5. Make sure to send the bottom part and payment in to school to reserve your space.

Minutes from our first general membership PTA meeting of this school year are now available on this website under our “Resources” tab, as well as minutes from past meetings.

Have a great week! And don’t forget – SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED on Monday September 30th!

This Week at Guilford: 9/16/19

Thank you to all who were able to join us at our first PTA meeting last week and support us at the Red Robin restaurant night! The meeting was well attended and we are looking forward to a great year! Our fundraiser with Red Robin raised $192.77 for Guilford’s PTA – what a great turn out!

This week:

Thursday 9/19/19 – Spirit Day – Pirate Day!

Friday 9/20/19 – Fall Flowers/Mums order forms and payments are due back to school – our order must be submitted THIS FRIDAY to ensure delivery on Saturday October 5th, so no late orders can be accepted.

This Week at Guilford: 9/9/19

Today marks the first day of our first full week of the school year, and it’s a busy one at Guilford! Please join us for any or all of these events!

9/10/19: PTA General Membership Meeting, 6:30-8pm in the media center; childcare provided

9/11/19: Restaurant Night Fundraiser at Red Robin, 5-9pm; bring your flyer that came home last week!

9/11/19: Kindergarten Back to School Night, 6:30-7:30pm

9/13/19: Coffee & Conversation with Administration, 9:30-10:30am

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!


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:

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)