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YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER:‚Äč                   Yankee Candle

We're partnering with Yankee Candle® Fundraising to help achieve our goal this year. They are the world's #1 candle brand they offer a wide range of premium candles, fragrances, and décor items at a very wide range of prices. But the most thing to know is that a percentage of every sale goes to us!  To help support us, click on the link below and order items online. Your purchases ship directly to your home and our group profit on each and every sale. This promotion is good through Wednesday, January 8, 2020.
READY TO START SHOPPING NOW?
Click on the link below and you are on your way to helping our organization reach its fundraising goals:
Golden Ring Middle School PTA Yankee Candle Shopping Site
If this link fails to take you to the shopping site, don't worry. Simply type in...
www.yankeecandlefundraising.com
and enter your Group Number 999982531


.....in the "Start Shopping" box there. Then you can shop for the same Yankee


November word

SPECIAL EDUCATION – OVERCOMING DEPRESSION: FUNCTIONAL COPING SKILLS FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

Staff in the Office of Special Education will offer a two-hour workshop to all BCPS parents.   Dr. Tana Hope from The Child and Family Therapy Clinic of the Department of Behavioral Psychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute will share causes of depression, how to identify signs of depression versus naturally occurring teen moodiness, prevention strategies, and tips on how to assist children through depression.

This workshop is offered on the following dates:

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Arbutus Library Meeting Room

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. North Point Library Meeting Room

Interested participants must register by calling the Special Education Resource Center at 410-887-5443 or sending an e-mail to Special Education Resource Center.  Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):  Ellen Galvez, Parent Liaison 410-887-5443


November 13th  

SPECIAL EDUCATION - SENSORY STRATEGIES AT HOME AND SCHOOL
Staff in the Office of Special Education will offer a two-hour workshop to all BCPS parents and employees. Beth George, Occupational Therapy Team Leader from BCPS will present.  Participants will learn about sensory processing, identify how a child’s seven senses process information, and discover sensory processing strategies to support children’s participation in home and school routines.
The workshop will be held on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the BCPS Greenwood Campus, Building E, Room 114.  Interested participants must register by calling the Special Education Resource Center at 410-887-5443 or sending an e-mail to Special Education Resource Center.  Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):  Ellen Galvez, Parent Liaison 410-887-5443

November 14th 

SPECIAL EDUCATION - ABLE ACCOUNTS: A SAVINGS TOOL TO PROMOTE INDEPENDENCE AND FINANCIAL STABILITY FOR YOUR CHILD’S FUTURE
Staff in the Office of Special Education will offer a one-hour workshop to all BCPS parents and employees. Kelly Nelson, Outreach and Communications Manager for Maryland ABLE will present. Maryland ABLE is a way to help people with qualifying disabilities and their families save for everyday needs, save and invest in a tax-free account, and prepare for the future without losing state or local benefits such as SSI and Medicaid Waiver services. Join us to learn about eligibility criteria, enrollment, account management, tax benefits and how to use an ABLE account to pay for qualified disability expenses that support the child’s health, independence, and quality of life. 

The workshop will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019, from 10 to 11 a.m., at White Oak School Main Training Lab.  Interested participants must register by calling the Special Education Resource Center 410-887-5443 or sending an e-mail to Special Education Resource Center. Questions regarding this information should be directed to the following individual(s):  Ellen Galvez, Parent Liaison 410-887-5443

November 15th
Online applications for the 2020-2021 School Year will be accepted from 12:00 noon on September 16, 2019, until 1:00 p.m. on November 15, 2019.Information about the application and admissions process is available from the BCPS Magnet Programs Web site 
(www.tinyurl.com/BCPSMagnet).  See below for further information or the Magnet Program page on this website

 

November 22nd 

Golden Ring Middle School will be sponsoring our first annual blood drive on November 22, 2019. As a magnet school for Health Sciences, we are excited about the opportunity to partner with the Red Cross to support our community. 

We would like to ask your help in making our blood drive a success. Please sign up to donate blood or help us spread the word. Click the following link, https://tinyurl.com/GRMSBloodDrive, to schedule an appointment.

Thank you for helping us help our community!

Blood Drive

 

 


 

December words


Health Science Trait of the Month...
"EMPATHY"  Student that excel in that trait.
Empathy
Empathy
Empathy
Empathy


 

Back to School Supplies

 2019-2020 

This list includes the basic supplies that students will need to begin the school year.  Teachers will share any additional materials needed during the first week of school.  

Printable Copy

MUST HAVES:

• Three ring binder – 2 ½ or 3 inches

• 1 zipper pencil pouch/case – that fastens into the binder

• 1 set of dividers – at least 7

• 2-3 packages of wide-ruled notebook paper

• 1 package of pens with standard blue or black ink

• 1 pack of #2 pencils

• 1 red/green marking pen

• 1 set of highlighters

• 1 set of colored pencils or washable markers

• 1 ruler with both standard (inch) and metric (centimeter) units

• 1 package of reinforcements

• 1 pack of 3 x 5 index cards

Optional/Additional Suggested Supplies:  Back to school supplies

• Earbuds/headphones 

• Flash Drive – if wifi is not always accessible

• 1 pair of school scissors

• 1-2 folders – 2 pockets and 2 pockets with prongs

• 2 marble composition or spiral notebooks – many Language Arts/Reading teachers will request these

• Drawstring bag/cinch sack

• Clear Water Bottle – water may be carried at all times in school in a clear container

• Graphing Calculator – Algebra students only

Binders will be set up the first day during homeroom using the AVID organizational format.

Gym Uniform
*
*All students are asked to purchase a physical education uniform shirt. ** 

The shirt cost is $
5.00.  

Physical Education shorts may also be purchased for $
10.00.


 

Health Science word image  

Golden Ring Magnet

GRMS Health Science Magnet.pdf

Go to this Sway

November 15th
Online applications for the 2020-2021 School Year will be accepted from 12:00 noon on September 16, 2019, until 1:00 p.m. on November 15, 2019.Information about the application and admissions process is available from the BCPS Magnet Programs Web site (www.tinyurl.com/BCPSMagnet).

The application for the in-zone Health Sciences Magnet Program are in the link below and the attached documents:

https://tinyurl.com/y69meml7

This is DUE on Nov. 15, 2019 at the same time that the magnet applications are due.

In Zone Application...

QR code for application   

 In-zone Application 2020 2021.docx

 


Pamphlet with information on how to apply:

GRMS MAGNET MSAP Brochure .pdf


Magnet

Magnet Pamphlet

ccarter10@bcps.org

Golden Ring Vision

Golden Ring Middle School is a student- centered community that focuses on nurturing students, building respectful relationships, delivering rich content knowledge and preparing students to be critical thinkers and responsible global citizens.

 Mission Statement

As a community we will create, sustain, and invest in a culture of deliberate excellence for every student, in every class, with every teacher.