Argyle Weekly Newsletter

THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 28

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IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Picture Day Make-Ups: Monday, November 28, 2022
  • Wellness Wednesday: Wednesday, November 30, 2022
  • Argyle's Book Fair: Monday, November 28, 2022 - Friday, December 2, 202
  • Early Release Days: Wednesday, December 7, 2022
  • Winter Break - No School: Friday, December 23, 2022 - Monday, January 2, 2022

Book Fair hours and Sign up

The PTSA will be hosting the book fair this week. Students will visit the book fair through their English class and/or during lunch. The Book Fair will be open during school hours all this week in the media center. We will have extended hours on Wednesdays beyond the school day until 7 pm.


The PTSA is still looking for volunteers to support time slots. Please consider volunteering by clicking this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c45a4a829a4f94-book

Get Ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!).

Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become bolder, prouder, and stronger readers. AND… as always, every book they buy earns rewards for our school.


Here’s what you need to know about the fair, which will take place during school hours from Monday November 28 through Friday, December 2 in the Argyle MS Media Center.


We will also be open for families to come in and shop after school on Wednesday, November 30 from 3:15 pm - 6:30 pm.


If you can’t make it to the fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.


Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with online shopping: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/argylemiddleschool4


Catch you at the fair! Happy reading!

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Outdoor Education Permission Slips Due Wednesday, November 30th

Outdoor Education is right around the corner! Permission Slips and Medical Forms are being sent home and are available each day in Science classes. Please be sure to complete the forms and return them no later than Wednesday, November 30th.

Feel free to email the Outdoor Ed Coordinator: Kathryn.k.belle@mcpsmd.net"


If you missed our Outdoor Ed meetings, please review the slides linked below:

Outdoor Education 2022-2023 Presentation

Picture day Make-ups - Monday, November 28, 2022

Picture day Make-ups will be held in the gym stage on Monday, November 28th

Please don’t forget to take your pictures 😊

2022 Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) for 6th Graders

This message is to let you know that your child’s Individual Score Report(s) for the 2022 Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) for Grades 5 and 8 has been delivered to the Post Office. In addition to the school reports, you will receive a guide to assist you in understanding your student’s score on the assessment. Please allow at least one week for delivery from receipt of this message. If you have any questions about your student’s MISA scores, please contact Ms. Turner at (240) 740-6370.

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Argyle Athletics Winter Basketball

Our Winter Athletic Season is fast approaching! Here are some important dates and information if your student is interested in playing basketball this year:


  • Registration will be available in ParentVue from October 31, 2022 - December 5, 2022
  • In addition to their registration, your student will need a valid Physical in order to participate. Physicals can be uploaded during the registration process or emailed to Jenna Marshall (jennifer_m_marshall@mcpsmd.org)
    • Unfortunately, we do not have access to any physicals from last year - if you turned in a physical last year, we ask that you submit a copy of it again this year!
  • There will be an interest meeting for any interested students and families on Thursday, December 1, 2022, in the Cafeteria (Zoom link and recording will also be made available)
  • Tryouts are December 6-8, 2022.


For additional dates, times, and coach contact information please check out our Season Calendar

Argyle Extra Curricular Activities 2022-2023

Please view the slides linked below for after-school clubs and organization offerings at Argyle MS:


Argyle Extra Curricular Activities

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FAMILY RESOURCES

MCR Teens Day Out Program

MCPS is providing full scholarships to families when using the code "MCPSkid2022".

The first day will be on Monday, November 7.


Families can register students at: ActiveMontgomery.org

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

Manna Food Center Distribution

SNAP Application Process

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 middle school 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