Week of October 2, 2017

National PTA’s Art Reflections Program

Seeking Art Submissions for Reflections Art Program’s Theme “Within Reach” – Deadline: Wednesday, November 15, 2017. No experience required. Open to ALL students! And FREE to Participate!

Students can choose the arts category they’re interested in, create an original piece of artwork based on the theme: “Within Reach” and get recognized and awarded as an artist in their community.

Create original art reflecting this theme in one, or more, of these categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography Visual Arts or 3D Art. Each entry must:

  • Fill out the student entry form.
  • Be accompanied with a disc containing a copy of the entry on the disc. For example, a copy of an entered photograph should be on a disc and the disc should be included in the envelope along with the original photo attached to the manila envelope. Taking a picture of a painting and do the same, and scan/copy any literature, film, music, or dance choreography entry.
  • Write the student’s name, school and title of entry on the disc. A disc is mandatory for each entry.

Students with disabilities may receive special accommodations by entering the special artist division. Here are the Official Rules for entering and for each of the categories and the National Awards and Prizes. Submissions are due Wednesday, November 15, 2017 – Drop off in the main office. Be sure to label your work with: Student Name, School, Title, Parent Name/Phone/E-mail. Please follow this facebook link for more information. For questions: contact Ms Jin Liu at jinliu1299@gmail.com.

MCPS Magnet and Choice Application Programs for 5th and 8th Grades

This letter contains information regarding MCPS Magnet and Choice Application Programs and Information meetings. This letter only applies to 5th graders. If you have any questions, please contact our Gifted and Talented Students PTA Liaison at gtliaison@maryvalepta.org.

Fall Fling Support Needed

We will hold our 14th Annual Fall Fling Carnival and Silent Auction on Saturday October 14th from 1 pm to 5 pm.

This is our most FUN FUNdraiser of the year. We can NOT do it without your help. We need help with family sponsorships and subcommittees.

Family Sponsorships

Families or individuals may sponsor different events by donating funds to cover the supplies. Please select slots in the Sponsorships SignUpGenius and give a check for your donation to a PTA board member. Thank you for your generous donations!


Please volunteer to help by checking your area(s) of interest on the registration form and submitting it to a PTA board member, send an email to volunteers@maryvalepta.org, or select slots in the Subcommittee SignUpGenius. Thank you for volunteering!

2 Liter Sodas

We need around 200 2 liter sodas for our ring toss. Please leave donated sodas in the PTA room. Thank you!