Week of February 4, 2019


Restaurant Night at Panera on 2/4

Join us at the Panera Bread at Rockville Town Square (219 E Middle Lane, Rockville, MD) on Monday, February 4th between 6:00pm and 9:00pm. Panera will donate 10% of all sales during that time to Maryvale so please tell your friends and family to come out, too.  Please see this flyer for details. Thank you for your support!

PTA Meeting at 7:00 pm on 2/5

Our next PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, February 4th at 7 pm in the Media Center. The agenda will be emailed and posted on Facebook Monday evening.

Gaithersburg MS Parent Meeting on 2/5

Parents of fifth grade students planning to continue in French Immersion are invited to attend a meeting at Gaithersburg Middle School from 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5th. This is a time for parents to meet some of the staff and hear about the program at Gaithersburg Middle School. This meeting was rescheduled due to the weather event on 1/30.


Wood MS Parent Events on 2/6 & 2/7

There are two upcoming events at Wood Middle School for 5th grade families. On Wednesday, February 6 at 6:30 pm, incoming 6th grade parents will meet administrators, team leaders, content specialists, and the PTA. Information regarding registration and classes will be presented. On Thursday, February 7 at 8:15 am, there will be a presentation by the principal, assistant principals, and counselors followed by visits to classrooms.

Screenagers at Magruder HS on 2/19

Magruder PTSA invites you to attend their showing of Screenagers on Tuesday February 19th. If you’re not familiar with what Screenagers is all about, below is a brief synopsis:

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, long with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

You can also find out more information at https://www.screenagersmovie.com or see this flyer.