Week of February 11, 2019

Science Fair Rescheduled to 4/11

Maryvale’s annual Science Fair has been rescheduled to April 11, 2019. All grades are welcome to participate. Please email volunteers@maryvalepta.org if you can help Please see this flyer for details.

Creative Adventures After-School Art Classes

CALLING ALL YOUNG ARTISTS: Let’s express our creativity! Painting, Drawing, Collage and Much More! Classes are Thursday afternoons beginning February 21st. See this flyer for details.

Coding With Kids After-School Classes

Get them started early! The Little Coders class provides young students with the basics of computational thinking skills, such as loops and conditionals, through a fun blend of hands-on activities. See this flyer for details.

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.

Decoding Dyslexia Meeting on 2/21

Do you have struggling reader? Is your child one of the 48% of MCPS students who reads below grade level in the fourth grade? Or do you fear he/she may be one of those students?

Is your child dyslexic?
Are you wondering how to get help and what can be done to help all students succeed in reading?
Please join us for our next Decoding Dyslexia Montgomery Chapter meeting on February 21st. We’ll meet 7-9pm at the Siena School (1300 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901).
Questions? Please contact kok1922@gmail.com


Twinbook Neighborhood Pot Luck Rescheduled for 2/24

Please join your Twinbrook neighbors at the Twinbrook Community Recreation Center on Sunday, February 24 at 4 p.m.  Bring a main dish for 6 (ingredients listed on an index card, please).  Sponsored by Twinbrook Village, Twinbrook Connection, and Twinbrook Community Association.  For questions, email twinbrookvillage@gmail.com.