Parkland Magnet Middle School

Sunday Message - March 20, 2022

Monday is an ODD Day

Thursday is an Early Release Day

We will only have buses on Tuesday and Wednesday this week (No Bus Thursday)

Events and News for This Week

1.Thursday, March 24 - Early Release Day

We will be having an early release day on Thursday which means students will be released at 12:30.

2. Friday, April 8 - 8th Grade Field Trip to Harper's Ferry

Spots are filling up quickly for the 8th grade field trip to Harpers Ferry, WV, which will be taking place on April 8, 2022. We have less than 30 available seats on the bus. Please submit your field trip forms and payment to Mrs. Chung during A, B, or C lunch on Monday, March 21.

3. MCPS Student Culture of Respect Lesson

Students will be participating in the MCPS Student Culture of Respect 2.0 during the school day where they will receive two SSL hours upon completion. More information about the Culture of Respect Lesson can be found here:

4. MCPS Anti-Racist Audit Parent Survey

Our students participated in the MCPS Anti-Racist Audit Student Survey last Friday and MCPS also asks that families also participate. Please use the link below to participate in the parent survey:

Upcoming Events

1. Tuesday, March 29 - 8th Grade Photos and Spring Portrait Make Ups

8th grade students will take their class photo and students can retake their Spring Portrait on Tuesday, March 29. Please use the order forms below if you want to order.

2. Friday, April 8 - Student vs. Staff Soccer Game

As we get ready for Spring Break, there will be a friendly Student vs. Staff Soccer Game during the grade level PE classes. More information coming soon!

3. Upcoming Maryland State Assessments

Please use the link below for a letter form Ms. Pontious which shares more information regarding upcoming Maryland State assessments.

3. 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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Fall MCAP Test Results

Your child’s Individual Score Report(s) for the 2021 Early Fall Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) assessments administered in September/October have been delivered to the Post Office. These may include English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy, Mathematics, the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA for Grades 5 and 8. In addition to the school reports you will receive a guide to assist you in understanding your student’s score on the assessments. Please allow at least one week for delivery from receipt of this message. If you have any questions about your student’s MCAP scores, please contact Ms. Pontious.

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Community Events

1. Choose Respect

See the flyer below for more information on the Montgomery County Choose Respect Campaign led by SMOB Hana O'Looney and how to earn up to five SSL hours and more.

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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.

March’s 30% bonus profit comes from The Cookie Shop all month long. They make delicious cookie dough that you just have to plunk down on cookie sheets and bake! Perfect for a last minute Sunday brunch to impress your friends or bribe your kids to clean their room. 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. 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

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ATTENTION PARENTS - Please see below opportunities to help our school:

1. PTSA now considering Board Member positions for next year - All positions are open to new nominees but we have 3 current Board members willing to serve next year, too. Please consider volunteering 1-2 hours per month to help the Parkland PTSA stay functional to support our kids and staff. If interested, email one of the following to learn more. Deadline to be considered is March 31st.

2. PBIS – “Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support” otherwise known as “Panther Paws” has been successful in encouraging our students to learn from mistakes and make better choices during their day at school. Students receive tickets that they can use at the school store to receive small toys as rewards. Our county no longer supplies items for this program so the PTSA is pitching in and we need your help. Please consider donating items that are fun, not too distracting and modestly priced so we can restock the store. Some examples are slime, stress balls, Hot Wheels cars and lip balms. Ms. Mead had put together this list via Amazon but you can buy them anywhere that’s convenient. PTSA will set up a box in the Office for you to drop off donations this week. You may also drop off cash or checks payable to “Parkland PTSA” that we’ll use for PBIS in the metal lockbox on the PTSA table near the window. Please include a note that it’s for PBIS.

Here are links from Oriental Trading

3. Spring Book Fair – we’re currently in the planning stages of our next Book Fair which will take place IN SCHOOL, during the week of May 16th-20th. In the fall we realized we really needed more parents who could help in person throughout the day as the students were able to shop during certain classes. We need adults for 2-hour time slots to be not only cashiers but also crowd control and being available to answer questions or restock. If interested in helping, please contact Tania Gonzalez at

Remember, our meetings are held every 2nd Tuesday at 7pm via Zoom. We appreciate your support.

Thank you

Parkland PTSA

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