Week of April 1, 2019

PTA Meeting at 7:00 pm on 4/2

Our next PTA meeting will be on Tuesday, April 2nd at 7 pm in the Media Center. The agenda is available for your review. We will have a conference line available if you can’t attend in person. You can join via Google Meet or phone.

Meeting ID (Google Meet)

Phone Number
‎(‪US‬)‪+1 567-307-4543‬
PIN: ‪140 339 153#‬

Restaurant Night on 4/3

Come join other Maryvale families for dinner on Wednesday, April 3rd from
5:00-10:00 pm at Villa Maya Restaurant in Rockville. A portion of all
proceeds during this time will be donated to Maryvale Elementary. Please
mention Maryvale or show this flyer when dining.

Villa Maya is located in the Rock Creek Village Center (near Safeway):
5532 Norbeck Road, Rockville, MD 20853

Science Fair on 4/11

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

Calling Parents of ALL Struggling Readers

Do you have a child who is behind in reading? Or, do you have a child who was behind in reading? We want to hear about it. Our parent advocacy group, Decoding Dyslexia, has designed a SHORT survey to learn more about how MCPS identifies and screens struggling readers. The short survey is  HERE  .

We are bringing the voices of struggling readers together in a movie called “In My Words! We want to put the stories of struggling readers and dyslexic readers. We are asking students to video themselves answering a few questions, upload the video, and an editor will put it together in a short movie. The instructions for participating in “In My Words!” is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kki45mpr04uheqn/Movie%20Making%20Instructions.pdf?dl=0

Last but not least, we have our next monthly meeting on  April 11th. We’ll have a presentation and discussion on “The Middle Years (grades 5-8)” – navigating with a struggling reader or dyslexic student. We meet at 7pm at the Siena School, 1300 Forest Glen School.

Decoding Dyslexia Maryland is a parent-led, grassroots movement driven by families concerned about reading instruction and interventions for all students, including those with dyslexia, in Maryland public schools. Our Montgomery County chapter focuses on improving identification of struggling readers and interventions for struggling readers within MCPS.

For more information, visit https://www.decodingdyslexiamd.org/, or find us on Facebook (DDMD Montgomery County) or contact kok1922 at gmail dot com.

Community Input Sought for School and Cluster Boundary Analysis

As you may know, the Montgomery County Board of Education adopted a resolution this year asking the Superintendent to utilize external consultants to conduct an in-depth review and analysis of how existing school and cluster boundaries support or impede the effective use of school facilities in Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). To help gather input from the community regarding the scope of work for the consultants, the framework for the assessment of the district’s school and cluster boundaries, and how the consultants will focus their efforts and analysis, MCPS is hosting four regional community conversations.

These conversations will be held from 7 p.m.–9 p.m. on the following dates and locations:

  • April 4: Quince Orchard High School 15800 Quince Orchard Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • April 10: John F. Kennedy High School 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902
  • April 11: Earle B. Wood 14615 Bauer Dr., Rockville, MD 20853
  • April 23: Walter Johnson High School 6400 Rock Spring Dr., Bethesda, MD 20814

(Please note: No specific boundary recommendations are under consideration. The purpose of the conversations is to obtain feedback to inform the work of the consultants.)

To help us prepare for the event, please RSVP at the following link.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to offer feedback, you can provide input online here.

Georgetown French Market from 4/26 – 4/28

One of the most anticipated shopping weekends arrives each April when Book Hill merchants, restaurants, salons and galleries display their wares in an inviting open-air market. Evoking the outdoor markets of Paris, guests wander between shops and galleries, tempted by the aroma of fresh coffee and croissants while enjoying the sounds of strolling musicians. The 2019 Georgetown French Market is a free event and will be held on Friday and Saturday, April 26 & 27 from 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday, April 28 from 12 – 5 PM.