We are going to move our students to “Be Future Ready,” and we need the help of all students, staff, parents/guardians, and community members. We need everyone to come to our events, volunteer for our School Family Council/Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), and please make sure we work with every child to:
· Achieve a grade of 85 or better in each class;
· Have fewer than 5 absences;
· Have fewer than 5 tardy arrivals;
· Join a club or team;
· Take advantage of one of our FREE academic programs (usually held after-school or on Saturdays);
· Speak his or her truth (positive exercise of student voice);
· Treat others the way they want to be treated;
· Take ownership of their successes and understand that failure is a part of success;
· NEVER SETTLE
We are happy that your child will be a student at The Fantastic Gwynns Falls Elementary. We expect each student to contribute to our school climate in a positive way so that all of us may succeed. We also hope that our parents/guardians contribute to our school in a positive way. Please view this website for attachments with our supply list and uniform information. We have many changes in the district and in our school this year. However, our response to changes will be positive.
The first day of school is Monday, August 31, 2015. Please have your child report to school at 7:45 am. Breakfast will be served at 7:45 am in the cafeteria for grades 3 through 5 and in the classroom at 8 am for grades Pre-K through 2. Every student is welcome to have breakfast at school for free.
Enjoy the rest of your summer. We look forward to seeing you on August 31st.
Anthony S. Felder
Dress Code & Supply Lists
The Fantastic Gwynns Falls Elementary School has a long-standing uniform policy. Uniforms distinguish our students from other schools and distinguish students who are in our primary grades (PK-2) from the students in intermediate grades (3-5).
Students will not be permitted to wear jeans, cargo pants, capris, large decorated belts, dangling or large round earrings, expensive jewelry or watches, jackets, hoodies, tennis shoes or boots. Additionally, boys MUST wear their shirts tucked into their pants.
We rely on the cooperation of every parent to make sure that all students wear the correct colors all year long. School uniforms ensure that the school climate is as supportive as possible to the instructional program. Clothing style must not disrupt students. Clothing may not be excessively distracting (no provocative messages). Several rules of thumb: sandals are OK if they have ankle straps, shorts should be down to the knee, shoulders should be covered (no tank tops), and no hats or kerchief/bandanas inside the building unless head coverings are required for religious purposes.
The Dress Code, as outlined in the BCPS Code of Conduct, addresses issues related to the safety of students. It represents a cooperative effort between the Board, the CEO, school principals, and the students of City Schools.