Good Afternoon Guilford Community,
We hope your first month of summer has been a great one and you have been able to relax after a successful school year. The summer is zooming by and I am shocked at how busy we have been here at Guilford so far. Each summer always brings a few surprises and this summer is no different. I wanted to fill you in on the changes that have occurred since the school year ended.
Howard Carter: Mr. Carter was promoted to Administrative Intern at Swansfield Elementary. Becoming an administrator is a goal of Mr. Carter's, and this is a major step toward reaching this goal. Best of Luck Mr. Carter!
Renee McClinton Giles: Mrs. Giles accepted a position as an Early Childhood Resource teacher in Washington D.C. She will be a great resource for early childhood teachers and will be missed at Guilford. Best of Luck Mrs. Giles!
Robin Benfer: Mrs. Benfer accepted a paraeducator position at Tridelphia Ridge Elementary school. She is excited to be closer to home and this change will reduce her commute. Best of Luck Mrs. Benfer.
Moving Within Guilford:
Mrs. Jessica Kelly: Mrs. Kelly will be moving from 3rd grade to join the 5th grade team as a classroom teacher and is excited about this new opportunity.
Mrs. Sylvia Hennessie: Mrs. Hennessie will be moving from 1st grade to join the Kindergarten team as a teacher and Instructional Team Leader. We know she will be great in this new role.
Joining the Guilford Staff:
Ms. Katie Rogers: Ms. Rogers will be joining the 3rd grade team. She is a graduate of Virginia Tech and received her masters in teaching from Loyola University where she student taught at Bollman Bridge. She is excited to join our collaborative staff.
Ms. Swear Ahmed: Ms. Ahmed will be joining the 1st grade team. She is a recent graduate of Stevenson University where she student taught in Baltimore County. She is excited to join our Guilford staff.
We have two paraeducator vacancies that we are in the process of interviewing for and will let you know once we have filled these positions.
Mark Your Calendar:
Our Back to School Night/Open House is a great opportunity to visit your child’s classroom and learn about the expectations for the coming school year.
Thursday, August 31st: Back to School Night for Grades 1st, 2nd, and 3rd: 5:00 to 6:30pm
GT orientation: 6:30 to 7:00pm
Back to School Night for Grades 4 and 5: 7:00 to 8:30pm
Friday, September 1st: PreK and Kindergarten Open House: 9:00 to 10:00 (Please note this date change)
Back to School Nights for PreK and Kindergarten will be in late September date TBD.
First Day of School: Tuesday, September 5th: Doors Open at 9:10 am
If you are looking for additional dates for the upcoming school year, we have begun to post them on our GES website. Click here to go to the website.
We hope you have a wonderful rest of the summer!
Jonathan and Connie