Parkland Magnet Middle School

Sunday Message - February 27, 2022

Tuesday is an EVEN Day

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

Events and News for This Week

1. Interim Grades

Teachers will be entering interim grades on Monday and these grades will be made next Monday, March 7.


2. Spring Pictures on Tuesday, March 1

We will have Spring Pictures only for students and families who choose to take them. Please see below for more information.


3. Panther Party on Friday, March 4

We will have our Quarterly Panther Party where we will celebrate the successful end of Marking Period 2 and also celebrate students who made honor roll and Straight A’s. All students will be able to participate in various games and activities. The Panther Party will occur from 2:15 to 3:00 on Friday.

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Upcoming Events

1. Early Release Day on Friday, March 11

Friday, March 11 will be an early release day and students will be released at 12:30 pm.


2. MCPS Anti-Racist Audit Student Survey

Also on March 11, students will have an opportunity to participate in the MCPS Anti-Racist Audit Student Survey. More information about the audit can be found using the links below:


MCPS Anti-Racist Audit Student Survey Information Sheet

MCPS Anti-Racist Audit Website


3. Parkland Boys & Girls Soccer Tryouts start on March 8

7th and 8th grade students interested in trying out can find more information below. There will also be an information meeting on Wednesday, February 23.


4. MCPS Calendar Changes

Friday, April 1, 2022, originally scheduled as professional day for teachers for grading and reporting, will be an early release day for all students.


Additionally, the 2021–2022 school year will be extended at least two more days to include:

  • Thursday, June 16, 2022
  • Friday, June 17, 2022*

*Friday, June 17, 2022, will become a day of instruction and the last day of school, which will be an early release day for students.

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Join Parkland FTC Junior Robotics!

Is your child interested in learning to build and/or program a robot? Applications for FTC Junior (the no-competition spring season of FTC Robotics) are available on Ms. Reitman's door in room 1020. The club meets on Tuesdays 3 - 5, (but students can take the activity bus home at 4:15 if they need). Students can come by and pick up an application before school, at lunch or after school. Applications and teacher recommendations are due back by March 3.

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Attention 7th and 8th Graders Interested in Soccer Tryouts!

Registration for the upcoming middle school athletics spring season (boys’ and girls’ soccer) will be submitted through the ParentVue Portal, opening on February 7, 2022. Students should complete their pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) so that the medical eligibility form (last page of SR-8) is ready for online submission via the ParentVue Portal, prior to tryouts/practices. This form is valid for two years from the date of the exam and covers participation for all sports within that time period. This form must be completed and/or on file before a student-athlete can participate. All physicals must include the COVID-19 supplemental information, attached to the pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) In addition, students must complete their second shot or submit an approved exemption no later than February 22, 2022, before a student-athlete can participate. Proof of vaccination must be ready for online submission via the ParentVue Portal, prior to tryouts/practices. Spring sports tryouts/practices begin March 8, 2022.


*Please note that forms are hyperlinked above and the font is in blue*

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Community Events

1. Montgomery Can Code

MONTGOMERY CAN CODE CLUB: FREE AFTER SCHOOL CODING CLUB FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS!


In partnership with Montgomery College and the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, MCPS is offering FREE “all-virtual” virtual six (6) week coding clubs designed as a one and a half (1.5) hour experience that will meet twice a week after school. All clubs will meet, beginning the week of March 14, 2022 and will run through April 29, 2022. Students in the camps will receive a loaner MPCS iPad and learn to code with Swift, Apple’s easy-to-learn programming language and engage in a fun competition. For more information and registration, please visit: https://www.montgomerycancode.com/middle-school-clubs


Montgomery Can Code Clubs 2022 Registration Link - Click Here

Montgomery Can Code Promotional Video - Click Here

2. SSL Hours Opportunities

Students in this program will be guided towards meaningful service-learning and help them to clarify how they can best help their communities. Students can also earn SSL hours through this program.


Dates: From February 10th to March 22nd

Day and Time: Thursdays from 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Via Zoom: The link will be shared on February 9th.


The application deadline is Wednesday, February 9th, 2022. For more information contact Zoe D'Eugenio zdeugenio@every-mind.org or via text message at 240-745-4441.

3. Parenting Workshops

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Message from PTSA

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Parkland PTSA Apparel Store

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Marketplace is a one-stop shop to order easy-to-make meals, desserts, coffee and so much more from several businesses delivered straight to your door.


Please click this link to our own website and watch the 2 minute video to learn more. Every order you make will help support our PTSA and the more we order, the more profit we get to keep.


February’s 30% bonus profit comes from What-A-Crock all month long. They make delicious soups and dips that are great for having handy while watching the Olympics or Superbowl and this month we’ll get a bonus profit when you order them! 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. Plus, now we have the ability to organize Group orders to be delivered to one central location. For more information, please contact VP of Fundraising, Carol Petrov at cpetrov94@hotmail.com.

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