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October 2019
10/3     Kindergarten Field Trip To Marker Miller Orchard, 9:00am-2:00pm
10/4     United Way "Wear Hat Day" (with any money amount donated)
10/4     Fifth Grade Field Trip to "Alice In Wonderland", 10:30am-12:45pm
10/8     Fourth & Fifth Grade Jamestown Foundation Programs @ GES
10/9     PTO Spirit Night, Texas Roadhouse, 6:00pm-8:00pm
10/14   Gifted Educational Information Series, James Wood Middle School Library, 7:00pm-8:00pm
10/14-18     GES Book Fair Week
10/14-18     National School Lunch Week (More details to be shared!)
10/16   GES Book Fair Family Night, 5:30pm-7:30pm
10/16   Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4:00pm-7:30pm
10/17   PTO Meeting, In Library, 5:30pm-6:30pm
10/22   Report Cards Issued
10/25   PTO Hoe Down, 5:00pm-8:00pm
10/28   Student Recognition Assemblies - Grades 4, 3, & 5
            4th Grade-9:15am-9:50am; 3rd Grade-10:00am-10:35am; 5th Grade-10:45am-11:20am
10/29   Student Recognition Assemblies - Grades 2, 1 & K
            2nd Grade-9:15am-9:50am; 1st Grade-10:00am-10:35am; Kindergarten-10:45am-11:20am
10/30   First Grade Field Trip To Great Country Farms, 9:00am-2:00pm
11/4     NO SCHOOL - Teacher Flexible Workday
11/5     NO SCHOOL - Professional Development Day
The first session of the Gifted Education Information Series will be held October 14, 2019, from 7-8pm in the James Wood Middle School library.  It will address Governor's Schools (Regional, Residential, & Academic-Year).  The session is open to the public, but will be specifically geared toward the parents of FCPS students in grades 5-12 that are eligible for gifted services.
A Honor Roll:  all A’s for core subjects of reading, math, English, spelling, science, and social studies as applicable to students in grades 1st-5th

B Honor Roll:  a combination of A’s and B’s, or all B’s for core subjects of reading, math, English, spelling, science, and social studies as applicable to  students in grades 1st-5th

Perfect Attendance:  present for at least part of every day in the designated quarter for students in grades K-5.  

Bringing Up Grades: raising  a core subject by at least one letter grade (pluses and minuses are excluded) without other grades dropping from the previous quarter. This award for K-5 begins the second quarter and uses a student’s first quarter grades to determine his/her baseline

Golden Eagle:  awarded in K-5, up to 5 students per classroom,  to recognize good citizens who demonstrate being respectful, responsible learners and/or  who demonstrate exceptional effort in their studies

Most Improved: one student per class in K-5 who has demonstrated the most improvement in academics or behavior over the course of the quarter

Principal’s Pride: one student per class in K-5  selected by the teacher based on outstanding achievement and for reasons that are read aloud during the Student Recognition Assembly

Classroom Resource Trophies:  one class per K-5 grade level determined by the teachers for art, physical education, music, and library as the class  who demonstrated outstanding participation for each of the four resources

Cafeteria Trophy: one class per K-5 grade level based on good cafeteria  behavior (appropriate noise level, using manners, following directions,cleaning up area, etc.) as determined by instructional aides who supervise students during lunch


Students at Gainesboro are learning how to be safe, responsible, and respectful online with lessons from Common Sense Education ( We are learning that a good digital citizen understands the rights and responsibilities that come with being online and is someone who uses technology in a positive way. A good digital citizen also finds a balance in the time spent on electronic devices and other activities.


Due to our increased enrollment, families visiting for lunch will be required to sit with their son/daughter at designated overflow tables. As a reminder, families may only eat with their child during this time unless prearranged with written permission by both families.  We strongly encourage families to participate in our school lunch program.  If you plan to join us, please contact the front office and we will be happy to place your lunch order for you! 

Notice of Nondiscrimination
Frederick County Public Schools shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, political
affiliation, disability or veteran status in the education program and activities, or employment and provides equal access to the Boy
Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions concerning the application of this non-discrimination policy may be made to: Title IX Coordinator (Adults), Jennifer Rydholm, Exec. Director of Human Resources; Title IX Coordinator (Students) and Section 504 Coordinator, Teresa Ritenour, Director of Student Support Services.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, see list of OCR enforcement offices for the addresses and phone numbers of
the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

4651 North Frederick Pike, Winchester, VA 22603

(540) 888-4550

Patricia Black, Principal

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