Week of October 22, 2018

Fall Fling This Saturday 10/27

The 15th Annual Fall Fling Carvinal and Silent Auction needs your help to be a success. The Fall Fling will be held on Saturday October 27th from 3 pm to 7 pm at the Michael & Son Sportsplex at Rockville.

We are in desperate need of full 2L Soda Bottles for our Soda Bottle Ring Toss Game. These can be sent to school now, or you can bring to the Fall Fling. We also are in desperate need of cakes for our Cake Walk. Prepackaged cakes such as Little Debbie can be sent to school now. Store bought or homemade cakes can be sent to school on October 26 or you can bring it to the Fling.

Families can help us offset the cost of our carnival by sponsoring activities. All family sponsors will have their name advertised. Your donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE! Check which activities you want to sponsor on this SignUpGenius and submit payment on our website. Please note that you’re sponsoring Fall Fling items when you submit your payment.

If you can help organize, please volunteer on this SignUpGenius.

We also need volunteers to set up , clean up, and run the activities during the Fall Fling. Sign up on this SignUpGenius if you can help. SSL hours are available.

Please share this flyer on social media or other online outlets. The more people in attendance, the more money the PTA makes to support the children and school. We are asking each Maryvale family to please invite 3 non-Maryvale families to our Fall Fling.

Keep up to date with the Fall Fling on our website.

Cougar Cash Fundraiser Information

Instead of engaging in fundraising that only shares a percentage of the proceeds, we’ve opted for a direct-donation process as our primary fundraising tool… your no frills contribution will go 100% towards the kids, staff, and their programs. It’s as simple as that! Please contribute and be a part of our success! Your donation helps the PTA cover the cost of programs at Maryvale that are not paid for by the state or district. Please see this letter for details and instructions on how to donate.

Box Tops Contest Through 11/1

A new year has begun, and so has a new Box Tops contest. You should have received the form this week in your child’s folder, but even if you don’t, you can always put Box Tops in a plastic bag or an envelope. Please include your child’s grade – the grades with the highest numbers submitted by November 1st will get a sweet treat!

Please leave your box tops here:


Wipes for Art Class Needed

Ms. Kang, who teaches art to K-5 in the portables does not have a sink. She would appreciate donations of wipes (baby wipes, not disinfectant wipes) for students to clean their hands after they paint.

Please send donations via your classroom teacher, and with a note on the bag saying “For Ms. Kang” to make sure they get to the right place.



Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting

The Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will be meeting Thursday, October 25, at the Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850 in room 134, from 7:00 p.m.– 9:00 p.m. The agenda is attached.

Your SEAC co-chairpersons Mr. Amuthan Kannan, Ms. Julie Reiley, Ms. Vittoria Aiello, Mr. Kevin Lowndes, Associate Superintendent, Office of Special Education; and I are looking forward to seeing you there.

Montgomery County DOT – Bike Donation Event

The Montgomery County Department of Transportation partnering with the Rockville Bike Hub and Bikes for the World to collect child & adult bikes, bike parts and bike helmets. Please see this flyer for details.

MCDOT Bike Donation Event
When = FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018
Time= 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where = Outside the Council Office Building Garage located at the corner of East Jefferson & Monroe Streets, Rockville, Maryland

Note: The event will be held rain or shine. In case of rain, drop off bikes inside the garage.

Decoding Dyslexia Maryland

Is your child struggling to read? Does your child seem to know her letters and sounds but cannot put it all together? Are classmates catching on to reading but your child still struggles with her weekly word wall words? Is your child dyslexic?

Please come to our next meeting!

What: Decoding Dyslexia Maryland – Montgomery County Chapter

When: October 25th, 7-9pm

Where: Siena School, 1300 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901, parking in rear, enter silver double doors.

Questions? Kelly O’Keefe, kok1922@gmail.com.