Chrysalis Connection

December 3, 2021

From the Principal

  • Mrs. Manbeck will be returning on Monday. I will be here through the transition time before leaving MAA. It has truly been a pleasure helping out here in Mrs. Manbeck's absence.
  • Towne Courts, the town home community adjacent to the school, will be having tenants move in soon. We have been in contact with them to share our arrival/dismissal times so that everyone is aware. We will let you know the exact date as soon as we know.
  • What happens to our schedule if we have a delayed opening on a Wednesday? Students will come 2 hours late, and dismiss at our normal time, 3:15.
  • Our online Scholastic Book Fair is December 6-19.
  • Picture retake day is December 7.
  • Vision and hearing screenings will take place on December 17. All students in prekindergarten, kindergarten, 1st grade and all new students will be screened.
  • Our PTA has some exciting events for December, please read below.
  • Book Fair fall 2021 will run from Dec. 6 - 19th. Our fair is online only. You can access the fair starting on December 6th by using this link:
    Orders of $25.00 or more will be shipped free of charge to the student's home. Books make great gifts! Thank you for supporting reading and our school library.

  • Bed Time Story Night: On December 10, 2021, 6:00-7:00 pm Media and Literacy will host a Bedtime Story Night. It will be a night to celebrate Winter and Holidays by reading together as a Community. We will have virtual classrooms (links shared to participants). Families will log into the classrooms and staff volunteers will read some of their favorite Winter/Holiday stories. There will be three 20-minute sessions per classroom.

    Hot chocolate and candy canes will be donated and given to every child to enjoy while attending the virtual event. We will hand-deliver to kids in school and they will be available Tuesday-Friday next week for Eschool families to come to get them if they’d like them.

Have a great weekend!


Calendar Updates


7 Picture Retake Day

8 AACPS Project Unity Day (wear orange)

17 Vision and Hearing Screening (all students in prekindergarten, kindergarten, 1st grade and all students new to MAA will be screened)

23 2 hour early dismissal (new)

24-31 Schools closed for Christmas/Winter Break


17 Schools closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Commemoration

27 & 28 2 hour early dismissal for end of second marking period (dismissal at 1:15)

31 No School for Students, Semester Break


9 AACPS Project Unity Day (wear orange)

21 Schools closed for President's Day


7 2 hour late arrival for conferences (arrival at 10:15)

8 2 hour early dismissal for conferences (dismissal at 1:15)

30 AACPS Project Unity Day (wear orange)

Monarch Annapolis Concert Dates

Thursday, January 13, 2022 - Winter Strings, Uke, Mariachi Concert

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - Winter Band, Chorus, Steel & Bucket Drum Concert

Thursday, May 12, 2022 - Spring Strings, Uke, Mariachi Concert

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - Spring Band, Chorus, Steel & Bucket Drum Concert

*Annapolis Band Feeder Concert – Jan 24th pending – 4th/5th Grade (Field Trip) - *Optional

* June Cultural Arts Showcase – Date TBD – Featuring student compositions, solos, art, and more! – *Optional

PTA News

Join the MAA PTA for a Literary Evening to Remember!

Tuesday, December 14th on the PTA Facebook Page 6:30 PM English and 7:00 PM Spanish

Please see flyer below for more information!

Please see below for the Winter Craft for Family Fun Nights for December - Link to Sign up -

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