Week of May 15, 2017

Kindergarten Orientation Volunteers Needed for Thursday 5/18 and Friday 5/19

There will be two days dedicated for Kindergarten orientations, May 18th for English students and May 19th for French students. We are looking for several volunteers to help support the Teachers during this time. The new incoming parents would appreciate any feedback and advice you may have for them about Maryvale. Sign up to volunteer here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090b4daaad23aaf85-kindergarten. There will be no school for all kindergartners on both days.

Movie Night on Friday 5/19

Join us for a screening of Trolls in the Media Center at 7 pm on Friday 5/19. Pizza and drinks will be available from 6 pm to 7 pm in the Cafeteria. Parents must attend with their children. See this flyer for details.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on Wednesday 5/24

If you have done any volunteering this year for either the PTA or the school, then you are invited to be celebrated at the breakfast hosted by the staff on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 8:30 in the media center. Please RSVP to your child’s teacher so that the staff can ensure that there is enough food.

PTA Election Results

Congratulations to our PTA Executive Commitee for the 2017-2018 school year. The officers will be:
President: Sabine Philippe
Executive Vice President: Crystal Lane
Secretary: Jen Cushing
Treasurer: Liliana Brown
Delegate: Ted Fischer
Delegate: Bryan Price

We still have many open positions on the PTA board of directors and as individual coordinators. Please contact volunteers@maryvalepta.org if you are able to volunteer. You can see any open positions at maryvalepta.org.

Maryland PTA Convention Awards

Maryland PTA’s Awards Committee seeks nominations for outstanding PTA members to be recognized at the Maryland PTA Annual Convention on July 28 – 29, 2017. All awards are given to individuals whose contributions to PTA are exemplary. Individuals who serve as role models for others in their community. Individuals who maintain the integrity of the organization by living up to the Purposes and Mission of PTA. This is your opportunity to recognize and thank a special person you know who goes above and beyond for all children, the one who acts as a tireless advocate for children’s education, health, and well-being.

The nomination form and additional information is available here: http://www.mdpta.org/documents/2017.ConvAwardsPacket_001.pdf.

Choice Study Update

The Board of Education received an update on the work Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) has been engaged in to address the Study of Choice and Special Academic Programs and an overview of the planned blueprint for implementing improvements during the 2017–2018 school year. The update memorandum is available here.

Lost and Found

We have a large Lost and Found collection that is on display in our media center. Please remind your child to take a look to find items that may have been lost or left at recess over the year.  All items not claimed will be donated in early June.  Parents are welcome to stop by the media center to locate lost items.

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