MPS Newsletter

Vol. 2 Newsletter 4- October 23, 2020

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October news

Dear MPS families-


We thank you for helping us with our first ever virtual conferences. We hope you found these helpful and you were able to gain additional information regarding how your student is progressing this year.


We are excited to partner with the PTA and bring you the "Drive by in Disguise". This event will be on Friday October 30th. In order to accommodate the drive by, we will be running a shortened schedule (2 hour early dismissal schedule). Our staff are looking forward to seeing students and families.


In order to follow social distancing guidelines and make the parade easily accessible, please note the following:


  • All students and families MUST remain in cars.
  • Since some close proximity may occur, please use a face covering.
  • Staff will be lined up along the route by grade level to help you identify your child's teacher.
  • Please wave and say hello, but please DO NOT stop along the route.
  • Goody bags (provided by the PTA) will be handed out at the end of the route. Allergy bags will be available as well, please share the need for an allergy bag when you get to the hand out station.


We are looking forward to a fun afternoon with our MPS Knights!


The end of term 1 will occur on November 6th. FCPS will be grading students in all subject areas, including art, PE, and music. Our staff is working to gauge student understanding towards mastery of skills in many ways. If your child's teacher has a concern regarding progress, an interim has been sent home.


Thank you for continuing to partner with us in your child's education.


We also love to see your pictures of our students learning. You can share them on Twitter and tag @PrincipalMPS and include the hashtag #knightpride.


Fondly,

Sandy Fox

Principal

New face in the front office!

We are pleased to welcome Pam House as our new administrative secretary. She has many years of secretarial experience at Waverley Elementary. Pam has joined us following the retirement of Debbie Miller.


Welcome Pam!

Important Dates

Tuesday November 3rd- Schools are closed for students- NO virtual instruction will occur. This is election day.


November 6th- End of term 1


November 9th- Schools are closed for students- NO virtual instruction will occur. This is a teacher work day.


November 25th, 26th, and 27th - Schools and offices closed- Thanksgiving Break

MPS webpage update

Thank you for the parent suggestion to add our newsletters to our MPS webpage! We have added all of our newsletters for the year. We will add all future newsletters here!
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You Got This!: Ensuring Virtual School Success with Mount Saint Mary's University


Monday, October 26th at 6 p.m

A unique Information session for parents from FCPL (Frederick County Public Library). Its focus is promoting and strengthening parent resolve during this challenging time. This event will be hosted through Zoom and also live steamed on Facebook.

https://www.fcpl.org/events/virtual-program-you-got-ensuring-virtual-school-success-conversation-mt-saint-marys

Holiday Assistance Available

Middletown Valley People Helping People (MVPHP) is offering assistance to local families this 2020 holiday season.

If you would like to sign up for holiday assistance this year or would like to donate gifts for families this holiday season please contact MVPHP at 301-371-3119.

Pre-Registration is necessary. Deadline for registration is by Sunday, November 15, 2020.

Weekend Backpack Food Program

We will be continuing our Weekend Food Program for any families who are in need. The food may be picked up between 1-3:30pm on Fridays starting September 25th at MPS. If you are interested in this program, please contact Mrs. Police our School Counselor at 240-566-0229 or e-mail Janice.Police@fcps.org for more information.

Meal Benefits Application

Click here to access the online Meals Benefit Application.

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PTA Member Hub

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