Week of October 29, 2018

Book Fair Volunteers Needed

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.

We cannot put on the Book Fair without your help! Please volunteer, even if only for one time slot, and show your support for our kids and our school. Middle school and High school students volunteering for SSL hours should add a comment that they are volunteering for SSL hours.

Setup for the Book Fair is on Sunday November 4th. Help is needed every weekday from November 7th through November 13th. Classes will visit the Book Fair on Wednesday November 7th through Friday November 9th. The Book Fair will also be open during the Movie Night on November 9th. Please go to the SignUpGenius to volunteer. Visit our webpage for details.

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:


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.

Real Food Festival 11/3

Come to Real Food for Kids- Montgomery’s Real Food Festival on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at Takoma Park Middle School!

  • The Real Food Festival will feature a chef-led student-team competition to create a delicious, healthy, school lunch entrée. Students will then get to taste test the different entrees and vote on their favorite dish to choose the winner.
  • There will also be a variety of workshops for kids and parents on cooking, nutrition, mindfulness and other wellness topics.
  • The festival will also have tables from local restaurants sampling healthy food. Come join us for a day of family fun.

More details on the workshops and tickets are in the link below. Early bird rates end Monday, October 29th, so get your tickets now! http://bit.ly/2QlwyTO

Festival de Comida Nutritiva – 3 de noviembre

Venga al Festival de Comida Nutritiva de Real Food for Kids – Montgomery el sábado, 3 de noviembre de 2018 de 9:30 am a 1:00 pm en Bethesda! El Real Food Festival contará con una competencia de estudiantes y equipos dirigida por chefs para crear un delicioso y saludable almuerzo escolar. Los estudiantes luego tendrán que probar los diferentes platos de comida que ellos mismos crearon y votar por su favorito para elegir el ganador. También habrá una variedad de talleres para niños y padres sobre cocina, nutrición, atención plena y otros temas de bienestar. El festival también tendrá mesas de restaurantes locales de comida sana para probar. Venga a disfrutar con nosotros un día de diversión familiar. Más detalles sobre los talleres y los boletos están en el siguiente enlace. Las tarifas de reserva anticipada terminan el 29 de octubre, así que ¡consiga sus entradas ahora!


Paper Bridges

Paper Bridges, a nonprofit dedicated to sending letters to orphans internationally, is looking for letter submissions! If you would like to write a letter to an orphan, please see their website, paperbridges.co, for examples and directions on submitting a letter. This will only take a few minutes and can really brighten a child’s day! If you have any questions, feel free to email them at corp.paperbridges@gmail.com.