Meet the Principal!

Back to School 2023-2024

"'Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August." - Jenny Han

Hello Greenview Knolls Elementary School Families!

I write this note today excited to be your new school principal! My return to GKES has been a journey and full circle moment, as I started my career at GKES as a 1st grade teacher in the late 1990s.

I hope this message finds you enjoying the rejuvenating days of summer and that you and your children ae looking forward to beginning a wonderful school year. I can assure you that I am committed to caring for your children each day while providing them a safe and loving school environment where they can thrive as learners and individuals.

Although I have always felt at home in the classroom, it is in my position as principal where I find my passion and fulfillment of my life's work, making a greater impact on all of our children. The principalship affords me the opportunity to work collaboratively with teachers on a daily basis, while also remaining connected to young students learning and growing in the classroom. I believe that every child can grow and excel. The partnership between home and school builds confidence in students to use their passion to shape their future and the future of our community and our nation.

In continuing with the values and traditions that underlie GKES, I will continue to look to our staff, students and families for additional insight that will enhance our school culture and academics. I am committed to always exploring new ways to meet the needs of all students to more effectively communicate with parents and community members. We will be meeting with parents, students, and staff throughout the year to identify specific goals in the areas of student achievement, school culture and climate, and parent engagement.

Our first Meet and Greet opportunity will take place on August 10th, from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at Greenview Knolls Elementary School on the new playground. We will serve popsicles. Please feel free to stop by, if only for a few moments to say hello!

To our students, I cannot wait to meet you all! I hope that you are excited for this coming school year and you are out this summer playing, relaxing, and reading tons of books with your family and friends. It is going to be a fun year learning together. If you are nearby the school at all the remainder of the summer, please stop by and say hello!

In closing, my door is always open to you. I welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this year. Let us always keep our students the primary focus of our work together. I look forward to celebrating our collective successes during the 2023-2024 school year.

Enjoy the remainder of your summer! 🌷

Proud Principal,

Dr. Contina Quick-McQueen

GKES Meet and Greet: Meet the New Principal

Thursday, Aug. 10th, 6-7pm

45711 Military Lane

Great Mills, MD

Please help us plan for the meet and greet so we have enough refreshments for everyone. Please RSVP, no worries if you forget to, you are still welcome to stop by to say hello! We cannot wait to see you!!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

New Registrations!

We are here to help! If you have a Pre-K or Kindergarten student, please come in and get registration started today! Office hours are 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday!

Follow the link below to registration paperwork or stop by the Main Office to pick up!

Pre-K Registration

Kindergarten Registration

We cannot wait to meet you!!

2023-2024 School Supply List

Click to review the 2023-2024 GKES School Supply List.

SMCPS Back to School Resource Page

Click here to learn more about immunizations, bus stops, food service, and more.

What's Happening in Our Building 🏫

Parent Resources for Summer 👩‍👦

Calendar Heads-Up 🗓

August Dates for Your Calendar

August 21: Open House

August 23: First day of school K-5

August 23: Open House for Pre-Kindergarten students only

August 24: First day of school Pre-Kindergarten

Open House Date and Times

Monday, August 21, 2023

Grades K-5 only- (Pre-Kindergarten Open House, August 23rd)

Families Last Name A-L: 1:00-2:00 PM

Families Last Name M-Z: 2:00-3:00 PM

**If you are a family with children that have different last names, please

use the last name of your oldest child to determine the time you should attend Open House.

You may visit the classes of all your children at that identified time. Thank you.

A Principal's Life (in Summer!) 😎

Greenview Knolls Elementary School

Summer hours: Mon - Thurs, 8am - 2pm

We are here to help!:)

Contina Quick-McQueen, Principal

Candice Berthiamue, Assistant Principal

Mary Walker, Principal's Secretary

Delora Bowden, Main Office/Records Secretary