Argyle Weekly Newsletter
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2ND
VIRTUAL STUDENT LEARNING SCHEDULE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 2ND - NOVEMBER 6TH
Last week of 1st quarter
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:
- List of high school programs and videos.
- ParentVUE Support Guide and video
- Example Application
- High School Special Program Frequently Asked Questions
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!!!!!
Vice President-Mariela Andrade
Historian-Leyton Daniel Quintana
6th Grade Representative-Zarina Sribnick
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.
Meeting ID: 946 0269 9139
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!
Wanna join or are curious? Come to our weekly zoom!
Thursdays from 3:30-4:30!
Meeting ID: 920 8345 7497
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
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:
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:
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
- Students may earn 10 SSL hours for quality submissions
- Choose Respect Link
If you have any SSL Questions, please contact Mr. Lilja - Matthew_J_Lilja@mcpsmd.org
Please click the link below for more information:
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.
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.
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
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)
- 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: email@example.com
7th Grade Administrator - Ms. Sandall: firstname.lastname@example.org
Magnet Coordinator /6th Grade Administrator - Mr. Hwang: email@example.com
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: