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: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/monarchannapolis
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!
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
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 - https://signup.com/go/MwhuCBUto