MVMPCS Monday eNews 5/9/16

Community news, updates, reminders, & events

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What's going on this week?

This Week:

  • May 9-13: PARCC for Middle School (7, 8)
  • Monday, May 9: UE (Craig/Zoe) to Gettysburg
  • Wednesday, May 11: All School Student Assembly-Recycling 1:45
  • TH/FR: UE (Zoe) Camping Trip


  • May 16-20: PARCC for Grade 3
  • May 16, 17, 18: 6th graders visit 8th grade
  • May 19 & 20: Grade 6 Camping
  • Wednesday, May 25: Moms and Muffins
  • May 26: 3rd Graders visit Upper Elementary, 6th Graders visit MS
  • Friday, May 27: Read-a-Thon, 2-Hour Early Dismissal 12:47
  • Monday, May 30: No School-Memorial Day
  • Tuesday, May 31: 6th Graders take IOWA (tentative)
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PARCC Schedule for MVMPCS

Testing begins promptly at 9:15. Ensure your child is well-fed, well-rested, and on time!

This Week: PARCC ELA & Math & Algebra (8th Accelerated) for Grades 7, 8

Monday: ELA

Tuesday: ELA

Wednesday: MATH/Algebra (Testing in morning and afternoon)

Thursday: ELA

Friday: MATH/Algebra

Week of May 16: PARCC ELA & Math for Grade 3

With thanks

A huge thank you to the members of the Hospitality Committee and all of the awesome families at Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School!

With your help, we were able to provide our amazing teachers and staff with a breakfast, snack day, and lunch this week. We were also able to provide each level with new personal laminators, extra lamination sheets, and a restock of k-cups in the lounge.

On top of all that, we were able to hold a raffle for some great prizes through the generous donations collected from local vendors. We love our teachers and hope they all had a wonderful week!

Thank you to the following vendors for their generous donations:

  • Weis Markets
  • Beans and Bagels
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Aspire
  • Thomas Scott Salon
  • Black Hog BBQ
  • China Garden
  • Belleza Hair and Nail Salon
  • Rita's Italian Ice
  • Panera Bread
  • Starbucks Coffee (North Market Street),
  • McCutcheon's Apple Products
  • Pretzel and Pizza Creation
  • Smooch Studio
  • Weinberg Center for the Arts
  • Starbucks Coffee (West Patrick Street)
  • Cazuela Stone Hearth Bakery
  • I Made This Pottery Studio
  • Angel Cakes
  • Waffle House
  • Giant
  • Dominos Pizza (West Patrick street)
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Teacher Appreciation Week

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for spoiling us this past week. We loved all the goodies, treats, meals, raffle prizes, and love we received from you and the students.

Sincere appreciation from all of us, who definitely free very appreciated!


MS Makes Blankets for COIPP

Congrats to MVM Students

Several MVM students were invited to attend a celebration of achievement by the Frederick Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Kappa Alpha promotes and celebrates the academic achievement of students of African descent.

The celebration will be held at TJ High School on Sunday, May 15. MVMPCS students honored with invitation (by making honor roll the first three marking periods and taking at least one advance placement or honors class) are:

Nikera Means

Jacob Williams

Anyah Brown

Timothy Desir

JaLeesa Johnson

MVM Chorus Video submitted to BOE for May 25 Meeting!

It's that time again!

Fire Up YOUR Feet!

If you'd like to participate, enter your activities: swimming, biking, walking, running, hiking, soccer...the list goes on!
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Grade 2 Field Trip to Weis: FOOD DETECTIVES!

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Did you know? MVMPCS's Core Values

Core Values

Serving the Whole Child

We serve our students by educating the whole child body, mind, and spirit. The Montessori method cultivates an intrinsic motivation for lifelong learning.

Academic Excellence

By creating a climate for creative, active and self-directed learning, our students will be challenged to reach their academic potential.

Developing Character

Our students foster respect for humankind. They show caring, tolerance, and positive appreciation for that which is unique in our world. These values are embodied in the classrooms and throughout the school.

Building Community

We are a collection of engaged and collaborative community members. We continually build our community with discussions and decisions that demonstrate compassion, caring, and democracy.

Fostering Peace

Peace begins in the child and becomes infused into the classroom, the school, and the world. Our students are empowered to be agents of peace in their lives.

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May 8-14 is Food Allergy Awareness Week

Below are some facts about Food Allergies that we wanted to share with you to help raise awareness of food allergies.

  • Researchers estimate that up to 15 million Americans have food allergies. This potentially deadly disease affects 1 in every 13 children (under 18 years of age) in the U.S. That's roughly two in every classroom.
  • According to a study released in 2013 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, food allergies among children increased approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011.
  • Every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency department.
  • Once an anaphylactic reaction starts, a medication called epinephrine is the first line of defense to treat the reaction, and you should immediately seek emergency medical attention by calling 911.
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control reported that food allergies result in more than 300,000 ambulatory-care visits among children under the age of 18.
  • The economic cost of children's food allergies is nearly $25 billion per year.
  • The number of people who have a food allergy is growing, but there is no clear answer as to why.
  • Individuals with food allergies who also have asthma may be at increased risk for sever/fatal food allergy reactions.
  • Food allergies affect children and adults of all races and ethnicity and can begin at any age.
  • Children with food allergy are 2-4 times more likely to have other related conditions, such as asthma, and other allergies, compared with children who do not have food allergies.
  • Peanut and tree nut allergies, which also tend to develop in childhood, usually are lifelong. In the U.S., approximately three million people report allergies to peanuts and tree nuts. Studies show the number of children living with peanut allergy appears to have tripled between 1997 and 2008.
  • Cow's milk, egg and soy allergies typically begin in childhood and eventually may be outgrown. In the past, most children outgrew these allergies by school age. A recent study, conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, indicated that children are taking longer to outgrow milk and egg allergies. Fortunately, the majority are allergy-free by age 16.
  • There is no cure for food allergies. Strict avoidance of food allergens and early recognition and management of allergic reactions to food are important measure to prevent serious health consequences.
  • For more information on food allergies, visit

Link to Governing Council Meeting Minutes

Summer Drama Camps Information

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