GVMS 6th Grade Back to School Night

September 17th, 2019

Garnet Valley Middle School

Achieving our best through creativity, compassion, and community.

6th Grade Back to School Night

We would like to invite you to our 6th Grade Back to School Night, which will be held on Tuesday, September 17th at 6:30 PM. We will be splitting our four 6th grade teams into two sections.

The Brandywine and Newlin Teams will begin in the auditorium with a Principal Welcome and an overview of our elective and specialist programming. The second portion of the evening will be evenly split amongst your child's four core content teachers. These presentations will be held in your child's assigned core content classrooms.

The Concord and Thornbury Teams will begin with your child’s core content teacher presentations in their classrooms. The second portion of the evening will be held in the auditorium. This presentation will include a Principal Welcome and an overview of our elective and specialist programming.

Please ask your child for the name and room number of his/her 2nd period, A Day teacher. This information can also be found in ALMA. The students will also be bringing home a paper copy of their schedule for you to reference throughout the evening.

We look forward to meeting you on Tuesday night!

Brandywine/Newlin Schedule


Principal Welcome in Auditorium: 6:30-7:00

Period 2 7:10-7:20
Period 3 7:22-7:32
Period 5 7:34-7:44
Period 6 7:46-7:56


Concord/Thornbury Schedule


Period 2 6:30-6:40
Period 3 6:42-6:52
Period 5 6:54-7:04
Period 6 7:06-7:16

Principal Welcome in Auditorium: 7:26-7:56


*School counselors will be available and stationed in the Guidance Suite.
*Mrs. Vandenbraak will be available and stationed in the Nurse’s Suite.

*District Technology support will be available and stationed in the Library.



Sincerely,


Lisa Stenz, Principal

stenzl@garnetvalley.org


Gerry Weinhardt, Assistant Principal

weinhag@garnetvalley.org


Rick Martin, Assistant Principal

martinr@garnetvalley.org

Parent Technology Support Available!

District technology staff will be available from 5:45pm to 8:00pm in our library to answer any and all questions regarding the many technologies we utilize here at GVSD. Our district experts are ready and willing to help you better understand Alma, Schoology, SNAP, etc.

Reminder from our School Nurse

Please remember to fill out the new Emergency Health Record at www.studentehr.com as soon as possible. The information included for your child helps our nurses to properly care for your student.


It is important that each field be filled out. Please be sure that all contact information and allergies/conditions are up to date. Also, if you would like your child to receive over the counter medication, such as Ibuprofen/Tylenol, please provide consent. You may do this by clicking on MEDICATION, OTC, then selecting each medication that you would like to give permission for, then SAVE. If this section is not completed we will not be able provide your child with any OTC medication when requested by your student.


Thank you fo being patient as we all become familiar with the new system.


Thanks,

Karen Vandenbraak

Garnet Valley Middle School Nurse

vandenk@garnetvalley.org

610-579-5105

Scholastic Book Fair

Mark your calendars!!! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to GVMS! It will run from Monday, September 16th through Friday, September 20th. Students may purchase books at scheduled times throughout the day. Parents will have the option of visiting the fair during Back to School night! For more information about titles and the e-Wallet payment option, click here.

School Counselors

Below are our school counselor caseloads. Please encourage your child to utilize their counselor as they are truly an amazing resource!


  • Marisa Mahon - Last names beginning with A-Em
  • Wendy Xanthopoulos - Last names beginning with Ep-Ler
  • Madison Rogas - Last names beginning with Les-Rom
  • Christy Francart - Last names beginning with Ros-Z

Garnet Valley Middle School

Achieving our best through creativity, compassion, and community.