Vol. 2 Newsletter 6- November 20, 2020
Moving into term 2
Dear MPS families-
As we head towards the Thanksgiving holiday next week, we want to wish each and every family a happy Thanksgiving. We are so thankful for the support we continue to receive from the community during virtual learning. As we move into term 2 and reflect on student progress, we are pleased to see our students increase their participation and engagement.
Overall, students are regularly attending their live google meet sessions and working on assignments through the Schoology platform. We are so proud of our students at MPS and how many of them have taken control of their learning and have figured out how to navigate our virtual platforms. It has been amazing to see how even our youngest learners can rise to the occasion when the bar is set so high.
Report cards for term 1 have been mailed and should begin arriving soon. If you have questions regarding your students grades, please reach out to the teacher so they can fully answer any questions you may have. A full explanation regarding grading is available in my principal message on the November 6th newsletter. All newsletters can be found the the front page of our website at https://education.fcps.org/mps/ .
Our MPS staff continues to look for ways to engage students in activities that would other wise happen in the school building. Our first virtual book fair was a success and we thank you for supporting. We are excited to participate in another upcoming virtual event, Family Code Night. This is optional for students and families and you can find more details below.
We always love to see your pictures of our students learning. You can share them on Twitter and tag @PrincipalMPS and include the hashtag #knightpride.
November 25th, 26th, and 27th - Schools and offices closed- Thanksgiving Break
November 30th- December 4th- Library book exchange week
December 11th- 2 hour early dismissal
December 14th - December 18th- Library book exchange week
December 18th- 1st grade material pick up (12:30-2:00) **
December 24th - January 1st- Schools and offices closed for winter break; students return to instruction on Monday January 4th
**Please note, if you are unable to make the pick up time, materials will be available for pick up in the front office daily between 8:30-4:00**
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.