Gunston Gazette - May 3, 2024

        Kristen Rucinski - Principal                Ebony Opie - Assistant Principal

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Principals' Message

Dear Families,

As we transition into May, we are thrilled to celebrate the upcoming Staff Appreciation Week, where we'll honor the amazing individuals who dedicate themselves to the growth and success of our students. We're deeply grateful for the generous donations from families to make this week truly special. Your support means the world to us. Please continue to send in contributions so we can ensure our staff feel truly cherished and valued.

Additionally, we're gearing up for our state assessments, a time when our students have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and skills. To help them perform their best, please ensure they are well-rested and ready to shine on the days of their assessments.

As we approach the end of the school year, our eagles are eagerly anticipating a host of fun end-of-year activities. It's a time to celebrate their achievements, growth, and the wonderful community we've built together.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership in making our school such a vibrant and nurturing environment for our students and staff.

Warm regards,

Ms. Rucinski and Mrs. Opie

  SOL Dates


Bridge to Kindergarten

If you have an incoming Kindergartener with little or no formal preschool experience, FCPS is offering a free summer learning program to assist students with a successful transition to kindergarten. For more information about the program or to find out if your incoming kindergarten student is eligible for the program, contact Julie Gminski at

We Are Gunston



Recognize A Gunston Staff Member 



Recognize a Gunston Employee through FCPS CARES . The FCPS CARES Program is an opportunity for families, staff, and community members to recognize FCPS employees for going above and beyond to help others and show they care. We invite you to submit your story, so we can all acknowledge the good work of FCPS employees at Gunston Elementary School. We love our staff members; let's tell them how we feel!

dates to remember


  • May 6 - May 10 Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 21 - Heritage Night/We Are Gunston
  • May 27 - Memorial Day Holiday - no school
  • May 29 - Spring Concert
  • June 6 - Field Day
  • June 7 - Variety Show
  • June 11 - 6th Grade Promotion (9:00am)
  • June 11 - Qtr 4 Ernie Eagle Assembly 
  • June 12 - Progress Reports go home
  • June 12 - Last Day of School (2 hour early release)
  • Full FCPS School Year Calendar of Events

Be Informed, Stay Involved!

PTA News & Information

Staff Appreciation Week