MVMPCS Monday eNews 1/4/16

Community news, updates, reminders, & events

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Happy New Year, MVM Families!

What's going on this week?

This Week

  • Monday, Jan. 4: Return to School, UE (Craig's Class) to Hessian Barracks, MMCI Lottery for SY17 opens, Governing Council Meeting @ 7:00
  • Tuesday, Jan. 5: Hearing and Vision Screening


Upcoming


  • Monday, Jan. 18: No School, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday
  • Thursday, Jan. 21: MS Field Trip to Weinberg, End of First Semester and Term 2
  • Friday, Jan. 22: No School for Students, Teacher Work Day
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Lottery Opens

The MMCI lottery for school year 2016-17 opens Monday, Jan. 4 and closes March 7. Currently enrolled students do not need to reapply.


Siblings that are not currently enrolled will need to be entered into the lottery; select sibling priority for MVMPCS. Siblings and staff member's children have priority in the lottery.


Note: those receiving a spot in the lottery will receive confirmation via email and mail. Everyone else will receive only an email detailing your number on the wait list.


Please share this news about the lottery with your friends, neighbors, and family!


Click the link below or visit MMCI's website at http://mmcimd.org.

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Grade 7 & 8 Students

Forms will be sent home Monday (1/4) for students to select their elective (art or music) for Semester 2 which begins late January. Return these forms by Monday, Jan. 11.


Please note: we are trying to balance these courses. If your child is willing to participate in either music or art, please select the "No Preference" choice on the form.

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Did you sign up for Find Out First yet?

Thursday Newsletters and other updates will now be sent via Find Out First, a communication tool available to MVM through FCPS.


Sign up through the link below. Or, visit www.fcps.org/fof/mvmpcs


We will no longer send print versions of the newsletter.


We will continue to use S'more for more personalized MVM information as well.


Please call the school if you have any questions or need assistance with these changes.

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MVMPCS's Talent Show

If your child is interested in performing, please read forms linked below.


Forms accepted January 4-16. All forms must be turned in no later than the 16th.


Please watch for updates and more detailed information beginning in January.


There will also be a talent show meeting for those interested in volunteering for the event.


~The Talent Show Committee

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2016-17 FCPS Calendar Approved

http://www.fcps.org/about/Calendar-Handbook.


It includes the following highlights:


  • School will start for students Monday, August 22, 2016.
  • Schools are closed for Fair Day on Friday, September 23.
  • Parent-teacher conferences are scheduled for the fall and include only elementary and middle schools. Elementary schools will open four hours late for evening conferences on Wednesday, November 9. Elementary and middle schools will open four hours late for evening conferences Thursday, November 10, and they will close 3.5 hours early for afternoon conferences on Friday, November 11. The 2016 Thanksgiving break is November 23-25.
  • Winter break next year will begin December 23, 2016, with schools reopening January 3, 2017.
  • Spring break is a full week. It begins April 14, 2017 with schools reopening April 24, 2017.
There are six snow days built into the calendar with school ending June 8, 2017 if no snow days are used and June 16, 2017 if all snow days are needed.
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