Argyle Weekly Newsletter


Change of Telephone Number for AMS - (240) 740-6370

Starting November 9th, Argyle will have new phone numbers. Any calls made to our previous numbers will be transferred to the new phones for the next 2 months.

  • Main Office/Administration - (240) 740-6370
  • Counseling Office - (240) 740-6380


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Activate Your ParentVue Account Today!

In the coming weeks, MCPS will be reissuing ParentVue activation letters via e-mail and U.S. mail to families that have not yet set up their accounts. ParentVue is the new learning management system where you can get all of the information you need on how your child is doing in school.

When you are logged into ParentVUE you can:

● See your child’s schedule;

● Check your child’s grades (and report card);

● Check your child’s assignments;

● Send a message to your child’s teacher; and

● Update your contact information.

And there is so much more. Soon you will be able to see a report on Student Service Learning Hours (SSL).

Don’t wait, activate your account today! Watch your e-mail or your U.S. mail for an activation letter. Support resources to help navigate the platform are also available in multiple languages online.

The SGA would like to CONGRATULATE the newly elected 2020-2021 officers!!!!!

President-Shrey Tripathi

Vice President-Mariela Andrade

Secretary-Helen Lizama

Historian-Leyton Daniel Quintana

6th Grade Representative-Zarina Sribnick

Meet the 2020 - 2021 SGA Officers

They are BURSTING with EXCITEMENT for the 2020-2021 school year and look forward to seeing you at the next SGA meeting on Wednesday, November 11th.

Zoom Lunches in the Virtual Media Center

Join us in the Virtual Media Center on your lunch break!

  • Tuesday through Friday, November 10 - 13: Open lunches for all grades from 11:30 - 12 noon.

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 946 0269 9139

Passcode: ams

BOOK WARS - new participants welcome!

Choose 1 meeting time, or you may attend both:

We will meet at 3:30 pm* on Wednesday, November 11, AND Thursday, November 5 at 11:30 am. *We usually meet at 2:30 on Wednesdays, but you will be in class on Wednesday at 2:30 this week.

On Thursday, we will have a separate breakout room for Book Wars during the lunch Zoom. The meetings will all use the Virtual Media Center Zoom link.

Not sure what Book Wars is? See the information on the Virtual Media Center page, or join a meeting to find out. No obligation!

Link to Virtual Media Center page

Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 946 0269 9139

Passcode: ams


Interested in expressing yourself through writing? Enjoy creating songs, short stories, poems, plays, comics and/or personal narratives/essays? Join the Writer's Guild! We are an after-school club where you can explore types of writing to TRULY express your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. With everything going on in our lives and the world in general, writing can be the most powerful tool to deal with the stressors we hold inside. Meet and collaborate with other peers to discuss, edit, and present each others' work! Surround yourself with a supportive group of fellow-Argylians. Discover yourself through writing and be who you want to be!

Wanna join or are curious? Come to our weekly zoom!

Thursdays from 3:30-4:30!
Meeting ID: 920 8345 7497
Password: ams

Virtual Athletics

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The middle school interscholastic athletics program is available for students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade and consists of three virtual sports seasons, including, winter (basketball), and spring (soccer). The middle school virtual athletic seasons consists of two student-athlete and coach engagement sessions per week, for a total of six engagement sessions over the course of approximately three to four weeks. The fall virtual season is scheduled to occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays after-school, beginning on Tuesday, October 26, 2020, and finishing on Thursday, November 20, 2020.

All students participating in the winter virtual season, as part of the MCPS interscholastic athletics program, must complete the online registration process. Registration is done electronically through the Argyle Athletics Registration form Argyle Magnet Middle School Athletics in English or Spanish, which is also posted on the school’s website.

Students and parents/guardians who have difficulty with registration should contact Eric Franklin at

We are excited to provide your student with the greatest education-based virtual athletics season during such unprecedented times.

We Can, We Will, We R.A.I.S.E.

low-cost internet access


Please visit Montgomery County - Low-Cost Internet for more information!

Holiday Giving Project

If you and your family are in need and would like to be referred for food for the Thanksgiving and December Holidays, please complete the referral form at:


Please contact your school counselor if you have any questions.

Note: Resources are limited. Please apply only if your family is truly in need. The Project helps as many families as donations allow.

Proyecto de Asistencia para los Días de Fiesta

Si usted y su familia lo necesitan y les gustaría ser referidos para recibir alimentos para el Día de Acción de Gracias y las Fiestas de Diciembre, por favor complete el siguiente formulario:

Formulario de Referencia del Proyecto de Asistencia para los Dias de Fiesta

Comuníquese con su consejero escolar si tiene alguna pregunta.

Nota: Los recursos son limitados. Por favor, llene su solicitud solo si su familia realmente lo necesita. El Proyecto ayudará a tantas familias como lo permitan las donaciones que se reciban.


P-EBT Cards

For P-EBT assistance please contact the Maryland Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Hotline at 1-833-330-7328.

Please click the link below for more information:

Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) Program

Argyle Is a Food Distribution Site!

Additional Bus Stop Locations Added to Meal Service Program

MCPS is expanding the number of meal service sites for the community. In addition to the 74 school sites, students and families can pick up meals on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at several bus stop locations throughout the county from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More information is available at the MEALS SERVICE PROGRAMS LINK

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Live Virtual Lesson Absence Form

Parents or guardians should use the live virtual lesson absence form to document excused absences from live virtual lessons. The form must be completed for each day of absence from a live virtual lesson. Please check your email to access the form.

Live Virtual Lesson Absence Form

If you have any questions or need to send the school a doctor's note please email Argyle's attendance secretary at

PTSA What's App Discussion Boards

Join by clicking below ...

English (ArgylePTSA.en) - What's App Link

Spanish (ArgylePTSA.sp) - What's App Link

Vietnamese ( - What's App Link

Portuguese ( - What's App Link


Counselors are available to meet with students during their virtual office hours. Just click on the zoom during office hours and they'll be there to chat. If you can't make it to their office hour, but need help you can always email them.

All Counselors are available:

Monday: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Friday: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

6th Grade Counselor: Ms. Hardy


Virtual Link: Zoom Link Meeting ID: 98859484418 Password: ams (case sensitive)

7th Grade Counselor: Mr. Lilja


Virtual Link: Zoom Link Meeting ID: 3109498714 Password: ams (case sensitive)

8th Grade Counselor: Ms. Tran


Virtual Link: Zoom Link Meeting ID: 94470598938 Password: ams (case sensitive)

Important Dates

  • Monday, November 9 - Professional Day for Teachers-No School for Students (Grades are Due) / End of the Quarter
  • Tuesday, November 10 - First day of Marking Period 2
  • Monday, November 23 - Half Days & Parent Conference
  • Tuesday, November 24 & Wednesday, November 5 - Half Days for Students
  • Tuesday, November 24 - Report cards are posted to ParentVUE and report cards mailed to any student who has not activated their parent portal
  • Thursday, November 26 - Friday, November 29 - Thanksgiving Break


Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Below are emails and phone numbers for the following departments:

Administration (240) 740-6370

School Principal - Mr. Allrich:

Principal Intern / 8th Grade Administrator - Ms. Shorts:

7th Grade Administrator - Ms. Sandall:

Magnet Coordinator /6th Grade Administrator - Mr. Hwang:

Main Office (240) 740-6370

Attendance Secretary - Ms. Ferreras:

Front Office Secretary - Ms. Jones:

School Financial Specialist - Mr. Magruder:

Administrative Secretary - Ms. Majano:

Counseling Office (240) 740-6380

Counseling Secretary/Registrar - Ms. Pineda:

For academic support please check the link below:

Who’s Who At ARGYLE MS

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