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! 🌷
Dr. Contina Quick-McQueen
GKES Meet and Greet: Meet the New Principal
Thursday, Aug. 10th, 6-7pm
45711 Military Lane
Great Mills, MD
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Follow the link below to registration paperwork or stop by the Main Office to pick up!
We cannot wait to meet you!!
Click here to learn more about immunizations, bus stops, food service, and more.
What's Happening in Our Building 🏫
If you had not had a chance to, check out our new playground! We will get lots of use and have lots of fun times! Thank you GKES families for your support!
Thank you to Mr. Gordon and his team for making our school shine! The floors and classrooms are ready for you!
Our Office Team Misses You!
See you on August 21st for Open House!
Mrs. Berthiamue- Assistant Principal
Mrs. Bowden- Main Office Secretary/Registrations
Mrs. Walker- Secretary to the Principal
Parent Resources for Summer 👩👦
Calendar Heads-Up 🗓
August Dates for Your Calendar
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!) 😎
Fun with my dog
Check out Jax having fun in the yard. He LOVES to explore :)
Relaxing at the beach
Taking some time to recharge in Turks and Caicos this summer!
In my free time...
I enjoy hanging out with my husband and adult son. I have 3 adult children to include 2 bonus children.
Greenview Knolls Elementary School
We are here to help!:)
Contina Quick-McQueen, Principal
Candice Berthiamue, Assistant Principal
Mary Walker, Principal's Secretary
Delora Bowden, Main Office/Records Secretary