Parkland Magnet Middle School

Sunday Message - April 17, 2022

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Important Announcement

As we return to school, we ask that all staff and students take a rapid test prior to Tuesday, April 19 so that we can return to school safely. Any students who test positive should stay home and please contact your grade level administrator and counselor.

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No School on Monday

Tuesday is an ODD Day

Activity Buses will run on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week.

Events and News for This Week

1. Student Member of the Board Voting - Wednesday, April 20

Students will be voting for the next Student Member of the Board during their Period 2 class on Wednesday.

Upcoming Events

1. Maryland State Testing (MCAP)

Maryland state testing, also known as MCAP, will start next Monday, April 25. Students will take the Math MCAP on April 25 and 26 and then will take their English Language Arts MCAP on April 27 and 28. Tests will be administered in the morning so we ask that all students arrive to school on time. Students will still report to all of their classes after testing using a modified bell schedule. Please contact Ms. Ashton Pontious if you have any questions.

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Yearbook Sales Begin This Week

Yearbook sales begin this week. Unfortunately, orders must be placed by Friday, April 22 to guarantee delivery before the last day of the school year. Purchases after April 22 may cause orders to be shipped after school is let out on June 17.

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Community Announcements

1. Youth on the Rise Summer Camp

Please see the flyers below for a summer camp opportunity with Montgomery County Police.

2. BeSMART

Please see attachment regarding safety message for students and families.

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Message from PTSA

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Parkland PTSA Apparel Store

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Marketplace Fundraiser – April’s 30% bonus profit comes from The Dessert Shop all month long. They make awesome Pies and Cheesecake just perfect for your Spring Break get-togethers! So, check them out and know you'll be helping support Parkland’s PTSA a little extra from those shops. Be sure to share this link with your family and friends or post on Social Media so they can order too. Remember, you can mix and match items from any of the stores and order $99 or more if you’d like free shipping. https://marketplacefundraising.com/pages/parkland.



ATTENTION PARENTS - Please see below opportunities to help our school:


1. LAST CALL - PTSA now considering Board Member positions for next year - All positions are open to new nominees but we have 3 current Board members willing to serve next year, too. Please consider volunteering 1-2 hours per month to help the Parkland PTSA stay functional to support our kids and staff. If interested, email one of the following to learn more. Deadline to be considered is April 30th.

a. Carol Petrov (VP of Fundraising) - cpetrov94@hotmail.com

b. Sutton Ragheb (Treasurer) - md.raghebfamily@gmail.com

c. Tania Gonzalez (VP of Membership) - tania.ponce@live.com


2. PBIS – “Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support” otherwise known as “Panther Paws” has been successful in encouraging our students to learn from mistakes and make better choices during their day at school. Students receive tickets that they can use at the school store to receive small toys as rewards. Our county no longer supplies items for this program so the PTSA is pitching in and we need your help. Please consider donating items that are fun, not too distracting and modestly priced so we can restock the store. Some examples are slime, stress balls, Hot Wheels cars and lip balms. Ms. Mead had put together this list via Amazon but you can buy them anywhere that’s convenient. PTSA will set up a box in the Office for you to drop off donations this week. You may also drop off cash or checks payable to “Parkland PTSA” that we’ll use for PBIS in the metal lockbox on the PTSA table near the window. Please include a note that it’s for PBIS.


https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3AZ8JAY16T249?ref_=wl_share.


Here are links from Oriental Trading

https://www.orientaltrading.com/rainbow-stress-balls-12-pc--a2-13647056.fltr?keyword=stress+balls

https://www.orientaltrading.com/putty-and-slime-assortment-50-pc--a2-13661080.fltr?source=shoppingcart

https://www.orientaltrading.com/glitter-sticky-hands-72-pc--a2-39_1649.fltr?categoryId=555558&rd=fidget


3. Spring Book Fair – we’re currently in the planning stages of our next Book Fair which will take place IN SCHOOL, during the week of May 16th-20th. In the fall we realized we really needed more parents who could help in person throughout the day as the students were able to shop during certain classes. We need adults for 2-hour time slots to be not only cashiers but also crowd control and being available to answer questions or restock. If interested in helping, please contact Tania Gonzalez at tania.ponce@live.com

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