Argyle Weekly Message

September 14th - Weekly Message

Argyle Back to School Night 2020-2021

Back To School Night (Revisited)

Thank you to all the parents who participated in Back to School Night. If you missed it, please feel free to enjoy the experience throughout the entire month of September by going to BTSN.argylems.org.


Please complete the survey for Back to School Night


SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 14 - 18

Device and Materials Pick-up Dates

6th grade iPad Exchange and Material Pick-up:

  • Wednesday, September 16 - 9 am - 3 pm (Lunch Break from 11:30 - 12:30)
  • Thursday, September 17 - 11 am - 1 pm

7th Grade Material Pick-up:

  • Wednesday, September 23 - 9 am - 11:30 am

8th Grade Material Pick-up:

  • Wednesday, September 23 - 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Any grade makeup-pick up - 7th and 8th Grade

MAP Diagnostic Testing at Argyle Magnet


This year all MCPS schools will administer the MAP Test (MAP-R & MAP- M). Argyle Magnet will administer these diagnostics on 9/23 & 10/7 beginning at 9:00 through advisory classes.


These tests are being used as fall diagnostics and the data collected will be used to inform the teaching and learning approach during the school year. The results will also be used to identify and deploy supports. It is important to note the value of the MAP diagnostic is to measure students' growth from fall 2019 to fall 2020 (to measure the impact of COVID 19), rather than solely for measuring achievement.


Students will engage in a lesson during Advisory on Tuesday, 9/22 to learn about the importance of trying their very best on the diagnostics. We ask that parents partner with the school in speaking to their students about how important it is that we have accurate information about how students have progressed academically during this time. Please find in the links below, a more detailed explanation of the assessments and ways you can help your child familiarize with the technology.


Parent Explanation Guide MAP (English)

Parent Explanation Guide MAP (Spanish)

Student Government Election & General Member Interest Meeting

The SGA is currently accepting applications for this year's SGA elections as well as for general-body members. Click on the link below for more details.


SGA Elections

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)


ELL/ESOL Counselor: Ms. Judd

Email: Nicole_R_Judd@mcpsmd.org

Virtual Link: Zoom Link Meeting ID: 93054529038 Password: ams (case sensitive)

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

6TH GRADE EXPRESS PICKUP:

6TH GRADE EXPRESS PICK-UP FORM (CLICK HERE)


For families that have completed the VILS forms, you can opt to select your pickup time and arrange for expedited pickup. Please complete the form and a confirmation email will be sent, along with instructions for pick up.

Important Dates

Sept. 16 - 6th Grade: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm (Lunch Break from 11:30 - 12:30)

Sept. 17 - 6th Grade Makeup Day: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sept. 23 - 7th Grade: 9 am - 11:30 am

Sept. 23 - 8th grade: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Sept. 23 - SGA Interest Meeting: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sept. 24 - Any grade makeup-pick up - 7th and 8th Grade

Argyle Magnet Middle School

Magnet Program for Digital Design and Development