Week of September 2, 2019

School Readiness Checklist

Here is a checklist of things to help make sure you are equipped with the information you need to have a successful year:

1. Join the Maryvale PTA

Complete the membership form online in English and Spanish. A printable form is available in English and Spanish.

Pay dues through Square or Paypal. If you want to pay by cash or check, see the instructions on the membership form.

2. First PTA Meeting

The first PTA meeting is the evening of Tuesday September 10th at 7 pm in the Maryvale Media Center. This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and find out more about what the PTA does.

3. Subscribe to the Maryvale PTA Weekly Newsletter

Keep up to date with the latest news and information by subscribing to the PTA weekly newsletter.

4. School Supplies Lists

Purchase recommended school supplies for English Instruction students or French Immersion students.

5. School and PTA Calendar

You can view the school calendar and the PTA calendar to see what events are upcoming.

6. School Lunch Account

Add money to your child’s lunch account at www.myschoolbucks.com.

7. Other Back to School Information

See other back to school information on the school’s website.


Cougar Kickoff Volunteer Requests

We are  still looking for Parent Ambassadors for the Cougar Kickoff. Please email Sadie at volunteers@maryvalepta.org.

For the Cougar Kickoff, ambassadors will serve as friendly and welcoming faces, answer questions about the school, and hold a clipboard that will have a volunteer sign-up sheet on it. Ambassadors can also direct people to the membership table if anyone shows interest.

Cougar Kickoff on September 7th

Please join us at the Cougar Kickoff on Saturday, September 7 from 10 am to noon at David Scull Park. The Cougar Kickoff is a chance to meet other families and learn more about your PTA. Meet our PTA board members, learn about PTA events, and get to know other Maryvale families. See this flyer for details.

Earle B Wood’s PTA Mums Sale

Get ready for Fall by supporting Earle B Wood’s PTA 2nd ever Mums Sale. Their mums come from a local Maryland wholesaler, Catoctin Mountain Growers. They are all selected to be at optimal blooming time, meaning they will look great on your porch. They will be taking online orders until Monday, September 16th. Mums will be available for pick up on Saturday September 21st, from 8 AM- 11 AM. Mail-in Orders are due September 16th. See https://www.woodmsmums.org to order. For questions email EBWoodfundraiser@gmail.com.

There is NO SHIPPING with our fundraiser. The Shipping Address is for credit card verification all mums are for pick-up only.

Decoding Dyslexia

Is your child struggling to read? Are you worried because your child is behind in reading and you aren’t sure how to get your child the right help?

We’re the Montgomery County Chapter of Decoding Dyslexia Maryland. We are parent led advocacy group concerned about reading instruction and intervention for all struggling readers, including dyslexic students.

Join us, TUESDAY September 17th @ 6:45pm to kick off our 2019-2020! The meeting will take place at the Siena School ( 1300 Forest Glen Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901)

Struggling Reader Simulation (6:45-7:45 pm)
Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a struggling reader? Come join us for a “Struggling Reader Simulation” led by literacy experts. This simulation will help participants gain insight on what it is like to struggle with reading in the classroom. This is not for children.

Planning for Upcoming Year (7:45-9:00 pm)
We’ll recap last year’s successes, update on summer conversations with MCPS, and organize efforts for this upcoming year.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Kelly O’Keefe (kok1922 at gmail dot com) or see https://www.decodingdyslexiamd.org/.