Argyle Weekly Newsletter

wEEK OF October 19th

VIRTUAL STUDENT LEARNING SCHEDULE WEEK OF October 19th - October 23rd

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Virtual Athletics

Dear Parents/Guardians,


The middle school interscholastic athletics program is available for students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade and consists of three virtual sports seasons, including, winter (basketball), and spring (soccer). The middle school virtual athletic seasons consists of two student-athlete and coach engagement sessions per week, for a total of six engagement sessions over the course of approximately three to four weeks. The fall virtual season is scheduled to occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays after-school, beginning on Tuesday, October 26, 2020, and finishing on Thursday, November 20, 2020.

All students participating in the winter virtual season, as part of the MCPS interscholastic athletics program, must complete the online registration process. Registration is done electronically through the Argyle Athletics Registration form Argyle Magnet Middle School Athletics, which is also posted on the school’s website. Students and parents/guardians who have difficulty with registration should contact Eric Franklin at Eric_S_Franklin@mcpsmd.org.


We are excited to provide your student with the greatest education-based virtual athletics season during such unprecedented times.

We Can, We Will, We R.A.I.S.E.

8th Grade HS Choice Challenge

Has your 8th grade student completed their high school applications yet? Although the DCC High School Choice forms & High School Common Application are not due until Friday Nov, 6th we are challenging Argyle 8th grade students to get it done by Nov. 1! Please research your school choices and submit your high school forms in early. We are going to raffle 3 amazing prizes for students who complete their application by Nov 1. Join us in the Argyle DCC High School application challenge! #GetitdonebyNov1


You can find the DCC High School Choice form at bit.ly/choiceDCC and the High School Common Application for regional criteria programs in Synergy ParentVUE. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Tran at Lisa_L_Tran@mcpsmd.org

Zoom Lunches in the Virtual Media Center - Social time!

Students may join the Media Specialist, Mrs. Suzich, and Media Assistant, Mrs. Paull, from 11:30 - 12 noon to ask questions, get help with technology, chat, request books, or ask for a breakout room to hang out with friends or speak to others in a different language. We are also available to play Kahoots, Pictionary, or other games, just let us know what you would like to do! You don't need to eat your lunch while you're on the Zoom.


This week's Zoom lunches will be open to all grades on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Zoom link click here

Meeting ID: 946 0269 9139

Passcode: ams


This information is also on the Virtual Media Center Page in the Argyle MS myMCPS Course.

SGA

The Argyle SGA ELECTION is happening this week via World Studies classes! Students use this MEET the CANDIDATES link to view the presentation to make an informed decision when you VOTE on October 22nd/23rd.

Parent Academy Holding To-Go Virtual Webinars, Chats, and Workshops

Families and students can stay engaged throughout the school year with Parent Academy TO GO. Parent Academy TO GO is a series of virtual webinars for families to watch at home. In addition, there are several virtual chats and workshops coming up that may be helpful for families. Visit this link for additional information on the Parent Academy TO GO

Student Service Learning Opportunities

Student Service Learning (SSL) hours remain a state graduation requirement for the 2020-2021 school year. MCPS students must earn 75 SSL hours to graduate. Students may continue to engage in MCPS SSL opportunities, including traditional in-person opportunities and select virtual/remote opportunities that follow the temporarily amended guidelines posted on the MCPS SSL webpage (www.mcps-ssl.org). All nonprofit-hosted SSL opportunities can be found on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC) website (www.montgomeryserves.org); these opportunities will be tagged with the blue MCPS SSL banner and graduation cap icon. Students may also directly access nonprofit-hosted MCPS SSL opportunities at bit.ly/SSLOpportunities and bit.ly/VirtualSSL2020.


For additional questions about SSL hours please contact Mr. Matt Lilja, SSL Coordinator at Matthew_J_Lilja@mcpsmd.org

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KENNEDY CLUSTER - OCTOBER family market

STEM - MONTGOMERY COLLEGE'S SONYA KOVALEVSKY DAY

P-EBT Cards

For P-EBT assistance please contact the Maryland Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Hotline at 1-833-330-7328.


Please click the link below for more information:


https://dhs.maryland.gov/p-ebt/

Argyle Is a Food Distribution Site!

Additional Bus Stop Locations Added to Meal Service Program


MCPS is expanding the number of meal service sites for the community. In addition to the 74 school sites, students and families can pick up meals on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at several bus stop locations throughout the county from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More information is available at www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/reopening/meals/.

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Student Engagement Website Features Information on Leadership, Service, and Extracurricular Activities

MCPS students can engage and access several different experiences through leadership, service, and extracurricular activities. Students are encouraged to participate at the school level. The new student engagement website includes information for additional learning experiences and information, which often are student-led. Be sure to check

www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/student-engagement/ frequently as content and information will be updated throughout the school year.

Live Virtual Lesson Absence Form

Parents or guardians should use the live virtual lesson absence form to document excused absences from live virtual lessons. The form must be completed for each day of absence from a live virtual lesson. Please check your email to access the form.


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfI682JHZy_aI1i9t1CigBdDsj6K48bIjxzMeuJ-QTu-Qw-WA/viewform?entry.255371218=Argyle+MS


If you have any questions or need to send the school a doctor's note please email Argyle's attendance secretary at Marisol_Ferreras@mcpsmd.org

PTSA What's App Discussion Boards

Join by clicking below ...

English (ArgylePTSA.en) - https://chat.whatsapp.com/GKxLzQJTsRlDFcQJucjHRR

Spanish (ArgylePTSA.sp) - https://chat.whatsapp.com/L09ZMqTqU7QB40yvOauSBl

Vietnamese (ArgylePTSA.vi) - https://chat.whatsapp.com/CrhAwrYGRx81FOVnS0uno7

Portuguese (ArgylePTSA.pt) - https://chat.whatsapp.com/DELA314K2hC0e5wFOSIQrr

COUNSELOR VIRTUAL OFFICE HOUR

Counselors are available to meet with students during their virtual office hours. Just click on the zoom during office hours and they'll be there to chat. If you can't make it to their office hour, but need help you can always email them.

All Counselors are available:

Monday: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Tuesday: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Thursday: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Friday: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


6th Grade Counselor: Ms. Hardy

Email: Nichole_Hardy@mcpsmd.org

Virtual Link: Zoom Link Meeting ID: 98859484418 Password: ams (case sensitive)


7th Grade Counselor: Mr. Lilja

Email: Matthew_J_Lilja@mcpsmd.org

Virtual Link: Zoom Link Meeting ID: 3109498714 Password: ams (case sensitive)


8th Grade Counselor: Ms. Tran

Email: Lisa_L_Tran@mcpsmd.org

Virtual Link: Zoom Link Meeting ID: 94470598938 Password: ams (case sensitive)

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, October 27- Magnet Open House - 6:30
  • Tuesday, November 3 - Election Day - Schools and Offices Closed
  • Wednesday, November 4 - Professional Day for Teachers - No School for Students
  • Monday, November 9 - Professional Day for Teachers-No School for Students (Grades are Due) / End of the Quarter
  • Monday, November 23 & Tuesday, November 24 - Half Days & Parent Conference

WE ARE STILL HERE TO HELP YOU!

Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Below are emails and phone numbers for the following departments:


Administration (301) 460-2400


School Principal - Mr. Allrich: James_K_Allrich@mcpsmd.org

Principal Intern / 8th Grade Administrator - Ms. Shorts: lisa_n_shorts@mcpsmd.org

7th Grade Administrator - Ms. Sandall: elizabeth_a_sandall@mcpsmd.org

Magnet Coordinator /6th Grade Administrator - Mr. Hwang: jae_hwang@mcpsmd.org



Main Office (301) 460-2400


Attendance Secretary - Ms. Ferreras: Marisol_Ferreras@mcpsmd.org

Front Office Secretary - Ms. Jones: Ashanti_Jones@mcpsmd.org

School Financial Specialist - Mr. Magruder: Timothy_W_Magruder@mcpsmd.org

Administrative Secretary - Ms. Majano: Jennifer_L_Majano@mcpsmd.org


Counseling Office (301) 460-2410


Counseling Secretary/Registrar - Ms. Pineda: Marlene_C_Pineda@mcpsmd.org


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