Book Fair This Week 11/6 – 11/10

Yee haw! It’s Maryvale’s Book Fair time! The time to celebrate reading and support school programs sponsored by the PTA. The Maryvale Book Fair boasts hundreds of new and gently used books in English and French, many of which are selected because of their alignment to the MCPS curriculum.

Students who want to visit the book fair outside of class visit time will need to be accompanied by a parent or have a permission slip and money.

We still need volunteer help for some time slots. For the class visit schedule and to volunteer, please visit our webpage.


Gaithersburg MS Shadow Day on 11/9 & 11/10

5th Grade Immersion students are invited to A Day at Gaithersburg Middle School sponsored by the GMS French Immersion Program.

Parents can send their children on the middle school buses that service the Immersion students. There is a space on the permission form for students to write their bus numbers. Students that turn their forms in on time will receive passes. This is a great way for parents and students to begin to familiarize themselves with the routes and process for next year. Also, the Principal Coffee is a great way for parents to come in and meet the GMS principal.

For more information, see the flyer distributed to 5th grade Immersion students.


Health Room Volunteers Needed 11/15 & 11/16

The Health Room is in need of two volunteers for vision/hearing screening on Wednesday November 15th and Thursday November 16th. Volunteers should come to the Health Room (to the left of the Front Office). They will accompany small groups of students back and forth from classrooms to the screeners who will be in the main conference room. Please sign up here.


Maryvale Holiday Food Drive through 11/14

Please bring canned or dry food items through Tuesday, November 14.

Suggested items are:

  • Macaroni and cheese boxes
  • Canned soup
  • Green beans
  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Canned cranberry sauce
  • Canned Fruit (applesauce, peaches)
  • Turkey gravy (mix or can)
  • Other types of canned or dry food items are accepted too!

Each grade will be filling boxes with the food they collect. The two grades with the most boxes of food collected will win a popcorn party. One grade will be chosen from Pre K-2nd grade and one will be chosen from 3rd -5th grade. See this flyer for details.


Literary Explorers Program on 11/18

The Long Branch library in Silver Spring is offering a Literary Explorers program on Saturday November 18th for elementary and middle school students aged 10-14. Please see this flyer for details.


Montgomery County Free Flu Vaccines on 11/9

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will conduct free, injectable influenza (flu) vaccine clinics for all school-aged children at three Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) high schools. The clinics will be held on Thursday, November 9th, from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at John F. Kennedy, Northwest, and Rockville high schools. Parents /guardians must make an appointment for their child online at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/resident/flu.html or by calling 311 for assistance.