Argyle Weekly Newsletter
THE WEEK OF MARCH 13
- Early Release Day for Students: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
- 7th GD Field Trip - DC National Zoo: Tuesday, Match 28, 2023
- End of the Quarter / Professional Day - No School for Students: Friday, March 31, 2023
- Multicultural Night: Thursday, April 20, 2023 from 5 - 7 pm (More Info. Coming Soon)
Spring Apparel Shop is Open
Our Spring Apparel Shop is now open! Place your orders for our new spring gear, including a student-designed hoodie and t-shirt! The shop will stay open from now through March 30.
Pledge-Style Fundraiser - Argyle MS
Our spring fundraiser has just begun! Students will be raising money using the Fund Hub platform from now through March 17. This is a pledge-style fundraiser, and students will participate in a whole-school Wellness Day focused on building resilience on March 8, including a Read-a-Thon, a Math-a-Thon, a Walk-a-Thon, and a Code-a-Thon. Please login to the Fund Hub platform to set up your child's account and share their link with family and friends who would be interested in donating to our cause! All proceeds will go toward offsetting the cost of grade-level field trips that enhance student learning at Argyle.
Please see the linked kickoff flyer for more information.
MSDE School Survey
State law requires that all public schools in Maryland survey students about school climate. The purpose is to gain valuable information about the quality and character of each school’s learning environment so that schools can promote a climate that supports student learning. Students will take the Maryland School Survey during regular school hours on March 15, 2023, which is an early-release day. The survey will ask students about topics such as student engagement, interactions with adults and with other students in the school, the school environment, bullying, and safety. The survey will not ask about a student’s personal experiences, and students will not be asked to provide any information that might violate their privacy.
Confiscated Devices - Parent Pick Up
As we continue with the second half of the school year, you may receive a call for "device parent pick-up." For students who have had their personal devices turned into the main office 3 or more times, a parent will be called to pick up the device, rather than returning the device to the student at the end of the school day. Phones, AirPods, headphones, and similar personal devices should only be accessed by students during their lunch. Students may not use their personal devices during class or in the hallways. Students may not use headphones in the hallways during transitions.
Argyle Extra Curricular Activities 2022-2023
Join Us Feb. 25 for Family Forum on Fentanyl
Panelists, including representatives from the county health department and the police department, will share information on the dangers and prevalence of illegally made fentanyl, prevention tools and protective factors for students, and resources for treatment. There will be Narcan training and distribution of Narcan kits to help reverse an overdose, breakout discussions for students and parents/caregivers (in English and Spanish) and a resource fair. The Community Opioid Prevention & Education (C.O.P.E.) trailer (a mock teen bedroom) will be available for tours to learn signs of substance use. Students can earn two Student Service Learning hours for attending.
Northwood High School is located at 919 University Blvd. West in Silver Spring.
Original Message From: Click here
Family Forum on Fentanyl & Life Saving Narcan Training
Summer Youth Media Camp
Special Education's Community Technical Support Resources
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063543524256. The Facebook handle/account is: MCPS Special Education.
- Twitter handle/account: @MCPSMDSpecialEd.
- YouTube MCPS Special Education: https://www.youtube.com/@MCPSMDSpecialEd. Our channel provides content through videos uploaded monthly from our Special Education Community and Citizens Advisory Committee meetings and other live events.
- Montgomery County Public Schools: Special Education Community Information page.
Schaeffer Piano Loaner Program
Please see the agreement letter linked below:
Please see a list of community resources listed below for caregivers looking for food and other resources:
MCR Teens Day Out Program
MCPS is providing full scholarships to families when using the code "MCPSkid2022".
The first day will be on Monday, November 7.
Families can register students at: ActiveMontgomery.org
Parents or guardians should handwrite or email student excuse notes to Ms. Patricia Hernandez, Argyle's attendance secretary. Phone calls will not excuse any absences until a note has been turned in to the main office.
If you have any questions or need to email an excuse note, please get in touch with Argyle's attendance secretary Ms. Patricia Hernandez at email@example.com
For more information on the attendance policy, please click here
Manna Food Center Distribution
SNAP Application Process
Weekend school-based vaccination clinics focusing on COVID-19 vaccine for infants and younger children now include COVID-19 vaccines for other age groups. Afterschool on-site vaccine clinics will resume the week of September 5th with a focus on Title One schools.
The school will also offer at-home Rapid tests for both students and staff.
ONLINE FARMS APPS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!
www.MySchoolApps.com is NOW OPEN for parents to complete and submit the 2022–2023 Online Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals!
FAMILIES CAN APPLY NOW & AVOID LONGER PROCESSING TIMES IN THE FALL!
REMINDERS FOR SCHOOLS:
- Please immediately discard all application forms from previous years. As federal government information on the application changes every year, only the 2022–2023 applications may be used.
- The online application should be encouraged as the primary method to apply for FARMS. Households that complete an online application DO NOT need to submit a paper application. A small supply of 2022–2023 paper application forms in English and Spanish will be distributed to all MCPS Schools close to the first day of school. Paper applications should only be distributed to parents/guardians who request a paper application.
- Translations in other languages are available through the online application.
- How-to videos for the online FARMS application in English and Spanish are below and may be shared with families who need assistance
Spanish Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsdCrtCIFJc&t=4s
English Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJUapGLarBo
Montgomery County Public Schools has transitioned to a new online payment system called SchoolCash Online as its preferred method of payment for all school-related fees.
SchoolCash Online helps parents/guardians and community members pay school-related fees safely, quickly, and easily. SchoolCash Online will help increase efficiency and security at schools by making payments directly into schools’ bank accounts and eliminating the need for teachers to handle money. In addition, once registered, you will be immediately informed about school activities!
Powered by KEV Group, SchoolCash Online is the industry leader in the management of school fees. The new system puts all of the school-related fees online for purchase so users can make purchases online using a credit card or e-check. A processing fee will be included on all items available for purchase, regardless of the type of payment used on SchoolCash Online or at the school.
Parents/guardians can register now at - Click here
low-cost internet access
Please visit Montgomery County - Low-Cost Internet for more information!
Parent Teacher Student Association
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 (ArgylePTSA.vi) - What's App Link
Portuguese (ArgylePTSA.pt) - What's App Link
Students and parents are advised to review the student handbook linked below:
SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION
WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Below are emails and phone numbers for the following departments:
Administration (240) 740-6370
School Principal - Mr. Allrich: James_K_Allrich@mcpsmd.org
6th Grade Administrator - Ms. Sandall: Elizabeth_A_Sandall@mcpsmd.org
Magnet Coordinator /7th Grade Administrator - Ms. Chao: Cortney_E_Chao@mcpsmd.org
8th Grade Administrator - Ms. Turner: Hannah_D_Turner@mcpsmd.org
Main Office (240) 740-6370
Attendance Secretary - Ms. Hernandez: Patricia_V_Hernandez@mcpsmd.org
Front Office Secretary - Ms. Chavarria: Johana_M_Chavarria@mcpsmd.org
School Financial Specialist - Mr. Magruder: Timothy_W_Magruder@mcpsmd.org
Administrative Secretary - Ms. Majano: Jennifer_L_Majano@mcpsmd.org
Counseling Office (240) 740-6380
Counseling Secretary/Registrar - Ms. Pineda | Email: Marlene_C_Pineda@mcpsmd.org
8th Grade Counselor - Ms. Daniels | Email: Nicole_A_Daniels@mcpsmd.org
6th Grade Counselor - Mr. Kim | Email: Kenneth_L_Kim@mcpsmd.org
7th Grade Counselor - Ms. Standford | Email: Pamela_J_Stanford@mcpsmd.org
Resource Counselor/ SSL Coordinator - Mr. Lilja | Email: Matthew_J_Lilja@mcpsmd.org