Argyle Weekly Newsletter

THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 3

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • No School for Students and Teachers: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
  • Crash the Class: Monday, October 10, 2022
  • Picture Day (During PE & Health Classes): Thursday, October 13 & Friday, October 14
  • Professional Day for Teachers; No School for Students: Monday, October 23, 2022
  • Professional Day for Teachers; No School for Students: Monday, November 7, 2022
  • End of Quarter 1: Monday, November 7
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SGA Meetings

The SGA invites ALL students to attend our October 12th and October 26th meetings, after-school in room 206. Students, you want to make things happen at Argyle? Then be sure to attend an SGA meeting so your voices and ideas can be heard.

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Argyle Games & Practices

Practice is Tuesday-Thursday from 3:15-4:15.

Our games for the fall season are as follows:
Cross Country:

9/29/2022

3:30 PM

Cross Country

Argyle at A. Mario Loiederman


10/12/2022

3:30 PM

Cross Country

Parkland at Argyle


10/18/2022

3:30 PM

Cross Country

Rosa Parks at Argyle


10/25/2022

3:15 PM

Cross Country

Argyle at William H. Farquhar


11/1/2022

3:30 PM

Cross Country

Forest Oak at Argyle


Boy's Softball:

10/6 3:30 Redlands @ Argyle

10/12 3:30 Argyle @ Parkland

10/18 3:30 Argyle @ Rosa Parks

11/1 3:30 Argyle @ Forrest Oak

11/2 3:30 Montgomery Village @ Argyle

Attendees of any MCPS Athletic Event

All spectators for any MCPS Athletic event are reminded of the expectation to ACT RESPECTFULLY.


Every one of us represents our school and all of Montgomery County Public Schools and we ask that you reflect on the following statement.

The core values of the MCPS athletics program teach and reinforce respect and sportsmanship, academic excellence, integrity and character, spirited and safe competition, and equity and access. It is vital that spectators support these values by showing appropriate behavior at athletic events by following these simple guidelines.

  • Applaud all student-athletes for their efforts.

  • Accept the decisions of officials and coaches.

  • Appreciate all participants for their commitment.

  • Support school personnel in conducting a spirited and safe contest.

  • Maintain composure when something seems to go against your team.

  • Respect the rights of other spectators.

  • Reward sportsmanlike behavior through cheering.

  • Focus attention on the positive aspects of competition.

  • Encourage student-athletes by showing enthusiasm and positive recognition. and…

  • Demonstrate concern for the safety and welfare of student-athletes and each other


We all are winners when we demonstrate respect for ourselves and our school.

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SSL Hours

Please have students submit their SSL hours from this summer. Any SSL hours earned after June 1st, 2022, should be turned into the counseling office. We encourage families to submit SSL paperwork on a rolling basis of September 23rd, 1/6/23, and 6/2/23. For more SSL information, parents can view the counseling website, Linked Here.

FAMILY RESOURCES

Manna Food Center Distribution

SNAP Application Process

Student Attendance

Parents or guardians should handwrite or email student excuse notes to Ms. Patricia Hernandez, Argyle's attendance secretary. Phone calls will not excuse any absences until a note has been turned in to the main office.


If you have any questions or need to email an excuse note, please contact Argyle's attendance secretary Ms. Patricia Hernandez at patricia_v_hernandez@mcpsmd.org

COVID-19 Vaccination

Weekend school-based vaccination clinics focusing on COVID-19 vaccine for infants and younger children now include COVID-19 vaccines for other age groups. Afterschool on-site vaccine clinics will resume the week of September 5th with a focus on Title One schools.


The school will also offer at-home Rapid tests for both students and staff.

Lunch Menu

Please click here to access September's lunch menu.

ONLINE FARMS APPS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!

www.MySchoolApps.com is NOW OPEN for parents to complete and submit the 2022–2023 Online Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals!

FAMILIES CAN APPLY NOW & AVOID LONGER PROCESSING TIMES IN THE FALL!


REMINDERS FOR SCHOOLS:

  • Please immediately discard all application forms from previous years. As federal government information on the application changes every year, only the 2022–2023 applications may be used.
  • The online application should be encouraged as the primary method to apply for FARMS. Households that complete an online application DO NOT need to submit a paper application. A small supply of 2022–2023 paper application forms in English and Spanish will be distributed to all MCPS Schools close to the first day of school. Paper applications should only be distributed to parents/guardians who request a paper application.
  • Translations in other languages are available through the online application.
  • How-to videos for the online FARMS application in English and Spanish are below and may be shared with families who need assistance


Spanish Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsdCrtCIFJc&t=4s
English Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJUapGLarBo

SchoolCash Online

Dear Parent/Guardian,


Montgomery County Public Schools has transitioned to a new online payment system called SchoolCash Online as its preferred method of payment for all school-related fees.

SchoolCash Online helps parents/guardians and community members pay school-related fees safely, quickly, and easily. SchoolCash Online will help increase efficiency and security at schools by making payments directly into schools’ bank accounts and eliminating the need for teachers to handle money. In addition, once registered, you will be immediately informed about school activities!


Powered by KEV Group, SchoolCash Online is the industry leader in the management of school fees. The new system puts all of the school-related fees online for purchase so users can make purchases online using a credit card or e-check. A processing fee will be included on all items available for purchase, regardless of the type of payment used on SchoolCash Online or at the school.


Parents/guardians can register now at - Click here

low-cost internet access

DID YOU KNOW LOW-INCOME FAMILIES AND OLDER ADULTS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY CAN GET HOME INTERNET ACCESS FOR A LITTLE AS $9.95 PER MONTH?

Please visit Montgomery County - Low-Cost Internet for more information!

Parent Teacher Student Association

PTSA What's App Discussion Boards

Join by clicking below ...

English (ArgylePTSA.en) - What's App Link

Spanish (ArgylePTSA.sp) - What's App Link

Vietnamese (ArgylePTSA.vi) - What's App Link

Portuguese (ArgylePTSA.pt) - What's App Link

Student Handbook

SCHOOL CONTACT INFORMATION

WE ARE HERE TO HELP!

Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Below are emails and phone numbers for the following departments:


Administration (240) 740-6370

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

6th Grade Administrator - Ms. Sandall: Elizabeth_A_Sandall@mcpsmd.org

Magnet Coordinator /7th Grade Administrator - Ms. Chao: Cortney_E_Chao@mcpsmd.org

8th Grade Administrator - Ms. Turner: Hannah_D_Turner@mcpsmd.org


Main Office (240) 740-6370

Attendance Secretary - Ms. Hernandez: Patricia_V_Hernandez@mcpsmd.org

Front Office Secretary - Ms. Chavarria: Johana_M_Chavarria@mcpsmd.org

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

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


Counseling Office (240) 740-6380

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

8th Grade Counselor - Ms. Daniels | Email: Nicole_A_Daniels@mcpsmd.org

6th Grade Counselor - Mr. Kim | Email: Kenneth_L_Kim@mcpsmd.org

7th Grade Counselor - Ms. Standford | Email: Pamela_J_Stanford@mcpsmd.org

Resource Counselor/ SSL Coordinator - Mr. Lilja | Email: Matthew_J_Lilja@mcpsmd.org

Argyle Magnet Middle School

Magnet Program for Digital Design and Development