Parkland Magnet Middle School

Sunday Message - February 20, 2022

No School on Monday

Tuesday is an EVEN Day

Activity Buses will be running on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week.

Events and News for This Week

1. Outdoor Education

Our sixth grade students will be participating in Outdoor Education between February 21 through February 25. 6th grade families, please be sure to pick up your students at 8:00 pm at Parkland on the day they are assigned to participate in the Outdoor Education trip. Please email Ms. Raynovich at Alyna_Raynovich@mcpsmd.org if you have any questions.


2. Spirit Day on Tuesday, February 22 "Twos-Day"

SGA is sponsoring a Spirit Day on Twos-Day, February 22, 2022. Students can participate by wearing a tu-tu, tie-dye, and/or tennis shoes.

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Upcoming Events

1. Panther Party on Friday, March 4

We will have a party at the end of the day on Friday, March 4 where we celebrate the end of the 2nd quarter and all of our honor roll and Straight A students!


2. Parkland Boys & Girls Soccer Tryouts start on March 8

7th and 8th grade students interested in trying out can find more information below. There will also be an information meeting on Wednesday, February 23.

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Join Parkland FTC Junior Robotics!

Is your child interested in learning to build and/or program a robot? Applications for FTC Junior (the no-competition spring season of FTC Robotics) are available on Ms. Reitman's door in room 1020. The club meets on Tuesdays 3 - 5, (but students can take the activity bus home at 4:15 if they need). Students can come by and pick up an application before school, at lunch or after school. Applications and teacher recommendations are due back by March 3.

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Attention 7th and 8th Graders Interested in Soccer Tryouts!

Registration for the upcoming middle school athletics spring season (boys’ and girls’ soccer) will be submitted through the ParentVue Portal, opening on February 7, 2022. Students should complete their pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) so that the medical eligibility form (last page of SR-8) is ready for online submission via the ParentVue Portal, prior to tryouts/practices. This form is valid for two years from the date of the exam and covers participation for all sports within that time period. This form must be completed and/or on file before a student-athlete can participate. All physicals must include the COVID-19 supplemental information, attached to the pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) In addition, students must complete their second shot or submit an approved exemption no later than February 22, 2022, before a student-athlete can participate. Proof of vaccination must be ready for online submission via the ParentVue Portal, prior to tryouts/practices. Spring sports tryouts/practices begin March 8, 2022.


*Please note that forms are hyperlinked above and the font is in blue*

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MCPS Anti-Racist Audit Survey

All MCPS schools will participate in an MCPS Anti-Racist Audit Student Survey during the month of March. We will share specific dates and schedules of when the survey will be administered in the coming weeks. Please use the resources below for more information.

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Family Market Day on Thursday from 3:30-4:30 pm

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Community Events

1. Montgomery Can Code

MONTGOMERY CAN CODE CLUB: FREE AFTER SCHOOL CODING CLUB FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS!


In partnership with Montgomery College and the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, MCPS is offering FREE “all-virtual” virtual six (6) week coding clubs designed as a one and a half (1.5) hour experience that will meet twice a week after school. All clubs will meet, beginning the week of March 14, 2022 and will run through April 29, 2022. Students in the camps will receive a loaner MPCS iPad and learn to code with Swift, Apple’s easy-to-learn programming language and engage in a fun competition. For more information and registration, please visit: https://www.montgomerycancode.com/middle-school-clubs


Montgomery Can Code Clubs 2022 Registration Link - Click Here

Montgomery Can Code Promotional Video - Click Here

2. SSL Hours Opportunities

Students in this program will be guided towards meaningful service-learning and help them to clarify how they can best help their communities. Students can also earn SSL hours through this program.


Dates: From February 10th to March 22nd

Day and Time: Thursdays from 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Via Zoom: The link will be shared on February 9th.


The application deadline is Wednesday, February 9th, 2022. For more information contact Zoe D'Eugenio zdeugenio@every-mind.org or via text message at 240-745-4441.

3. Parenting Workshops

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Message from PTSA

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Parkland PTSA Apparel Store

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Marketplace is a one-stop shop to order easy-to-make meals, desserts, coffee and so much more from several businesses delivered straight to your door.


Please click this link to our own website and watch the 2 minute video to learn more. Every order you make will help support our PTSA and the more we order, the more profit we get to keep.


February’s 30% bonus profit comes from What-A-Crock all month long. They make delicious soups and dips that are great for having handy while watching the Olympics or Superbowl and this month we’ll get a bonus profit when you order them! So, check them out and know you'll be helping support Parkland’s PTSA a little extra from those shops. Be sure to share this link with your family and friends or post on Social Media so they can order too. Remember, you can mix and match items from any of the stores and order $99 or more if you’d like free shipping. https://marketplacefundraising.com/pages/parkland. Plus, now we have the ability to organize Group orders to be delivered to one central location. For more information, please contact VP of Fundraising, Carol Petrov at cpetrov94@hotmail.com.

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