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.


5th Grade FI Visit to Gaithersburg MS

5th Grade Immersion students are invited to A Day at Gaithersburg Middle School sponsored by the GMS French Immersion Program. For more information, see the flyer distributed to 5th grade Immersion students.


Movie Night at 6:30 pm Friday November 9th

The PTA is hosting a movie night at 6:30 pm in the all purpose room (cafeteria). Pizza and snacks will be available for purchase at 6:30 pm and the movie will start at 7 pm. We will announce the movie being shown later this week.


Vision & Hearing Screening Volunteers Needed 11/7

We are having vision and hearing rescreenings Wednesday November 7th. We need 1 volunteer from 9:45 am to 12:30 pm. Please contact Joan Grocki, the school nurse, at (240) 740-4332 if you can assist.


Clothes to Cash Donation Bin

Please donate any unwanted clothing or textiles in the Clothes to Cash donation bin at the rear of the parking lot.

We accept all clothing. Clothing will be processed according to the condition they’re in:

  • good or better condition is given a second life at thrift stores here in the U.S.
  • less than good condition will be repurposed (e.g. items worn out could be turned into rags )
  • poor condition or less will be processed for recycling

Recycling happens as the last resort. We accept ALL Clothing, in ALL Conditions, this is what makes Clothing to Cash unique. So be sure to bring all of your unwanted clothing, shoes, sheets, towels, blankets and other textiles to drop in the collection box.


PEP Noted Parenting Author Series

The Parent Encouragement Program (PEP)’s Noted Parenting Author Series comes to you with easy, online access from home to four bestselling authors and parenting experts. The best news is, if you can’t attend live, we’ll send you a recording—but you must be registered in advance to get the recording!

The series of 4 webinars kicks off on November 15th with Julie Morgenstern, author of the recently released book, Time to Parent. The cost is $75 for the series of 4 or $25 each. For more details and to register, visit PEPparent.org/NPAS.


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.