Argyle Weekly Newsletter

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2ND

VIRTUAL STUDENT LEARNING SCHEDULE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2ND - NOVEMBER 6TH

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Last week of 1st quarter

This is a reminder that we are now entering the last week of the 1st quarter. You should check students' grades regularly in ParentVUE to ensure all assignments are completed. Check MyMCPS Classroom and communicate with teachers about missing assignments. Reminder that Monday is a special schedule, attendance is required for all 8 periods. Take advantage of this special schedule to access re-teaching opportunities and to make up missing work. We want students to give their best effort to improve their grades before the marking period ends.



This week marks the end of Quarter 1. There is still time to complete work, so students should use Tuesday and Wednesday to study and make up missing assignments.

Click on our Spirit Week Flyer to participate in themed days where we will encourage each other throughout the week.

8th Grade HS Choice Challenge

Dear 8th Grade families!

Students should participate in the Argyle DCC High School Application Challenge - Get It Done by Nov 1!

Although the final deadline is Friday, November 8th, we want to encourage all 8th-grade families to participate and submit your high school forms early! We are going to raffle 3 Amazon Giftcards for students who get their applications done by this Sunday, November 1st!

You can find the DCC High School Choice form at bit.ly/choiceDCC and the High School Common Application for regional criteria programs in Synergy ParentVUE.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Tran at Lisa_L_Tran@mcpsmd.org.


Let's go 8th grade! Get it done by Nov 1!

High School Regional/Countywide Application Process

This week is the final week of the High School Regional/Countywide Application Process. Your student has numerous options available for next year and we want to encourage you to explore the regional/countywide options that are available to your student. Information can be found on this website: https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/curriculum/specialprograms/high/ , including:

To access your application: https://md-mcps-psv.edupoint.com/PXP2_Login_Parent.aspx?regenerateSessionId=True


If you need assistance accessing your ParentVue account or updating your address, please contact the main office

Introducing Our New School Counselor -- Ms. Chelsea Green

I would like to welcome Chelsea Green, our new school counselor. Chelsea is the school counselor for of our English Language Learners and our Alt-1 students. She comes to us as a new counselor, recently graduated from McDaniel College with her MS in Counseling. You can reach Ms. Green via email at

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 - Social time!

Join us in the Virtual Media Center on your lunch break! Mrs. Suzich is available during lunch to help with schoolwork, too, if you need any end-of-marking period help! (Or you can try to beat her at Kahoots!)


  • Monday, November 2: Open lunch for all grades from 11:45 am - 12:15 pm. (Slightly later time Monday due to schedule change)
  • Thursday, and Friday, November 5 and 6- 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 2:30 pm on Wednesday, November 4 AND Thursday, November 5 at 11:30 am.


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 obigation!

WRITER'S GUILD

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 Eric_S_Franklin@mcpsmd.org.


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

DID YOU KNOW LOW-INCOME FAMILIES AND OLDER ADULTS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY CAN GET HOME INTERNET ACCESS FOR A LITTLE AS $9.95 PER MONTH?


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

Parent Academy Holding To-Go Virtual Webinars, Chats, and Workshops

Families and students can stay engaged throughout the school year with Parent Academy TO GO. Parent Academy TO GO is a series of virtual webinars for families to watch at home. In addition, there are several virtual chats and workshops coming up that may be helpful for families. Visit this link for additional information on the Parent Academy TO GO

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:


HOLIDAY GIVING PROJECT 2020 REFERRAL FORM


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.

STEM - MONTGOMERY COLLEGE'S SONYA KOVALEVSKY DAY

Virtual SSL Opportunities:

Here are some online opportunities for students to earn SSL hours. Please click on the links for each one to review the requirements for participation and earning SSL hours


  • Choose Respect Video Contest - now open until 3/1/21

If you have any SSL Questions, please contact Mr. Lilja - Matthew_J_Lilja@mcpsmd.org

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


FOR THE WEEK ON NOVEMBER 2ND - FOOD WILL DISTRIBUTED ON MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND FRIDAY.

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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 Marisol_Ferreras@mcpsmd.org

PTSA What's App Discussion Boards

Join by clicking below ...

English (ArgylePTSA.en) - https://chat.whatsapp.com/GKxLzQJTsRlDFcQJucjHRR

Spanish (ArgylePTSA.sp) - https://chat.whatsapp.com/L09ZMqTqU7QB40yvOauSBl

Vietnamese (ArgylePTSA.vi) - https://chat.whatsapp.com/CrhAwrYGRx81FOVnS0uno7

Portuguese (ArgylePTSA.pt) - https://chat.whatsapp.com/DELA314K2hC0e5wFOSIQrr

COUNSELOR VIRTUAL OFFICE HOUR

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

Email: Nichole_Hardy@mcpsmd.org

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


7th Grade Counselor: Mr. Lilja

Email: Matthew_J_Lilja@mcpsmd.org

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


8th Grade Counselor: Ms. Tran

Email: Lisa_L_Tran@mcpsmd.org

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

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, November 3 - Election Day - Schools and Offices Closed
  • Wednesday, November 4 - Professional Day for Teachers - No School for Students
  • Monday, November 9 - Professional Day for Teachers-No School for Students (Grades are Due) / End of the Quarter
  • Monday, November 23 & Tuesday, November 24 - Half Days & Parent Conference

WE ARE STILL HERE TO HELP YOU!

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 (301) 460-2400


School Principal - Mr. Allrich: James_K_Allrich@mcpsmd.org

Principal Intern / 8th Grade Administrator - Ms. Shorts: lisa_n_shorts@mcpsmd.org

7th Grade Administrator - Ms. Sandall: elizabeth_a_sandall@mcpsmd.org

Magnet Coordinator /6th Grade Administrator - Mr. Hwang: jae_hwang@mcpsmd.org



Main Office (301) 460-2400


Attendance Secretary - Ms. Ferreras: Marisol_Ferreras@mcpsmd.org

Front Office Secretary - Ms. Jones: Ashanti_Jones@mcpsmd.org

School Financial Specialist - Mr. Magruder: Timothy_W_Magruder@mcpsmd.org

Administrative Secretary - Ms. Majano: Jennifer_L_Majano@mcpsmd.org


Counseling Office (301) 460-2410


Counseling Secretary/Registrar - Ms. Pineda: Marlene_C_Pineda@mcpsmd.org


For academic support please check the link below:


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