Family Link February 2023
Join us through Google Meet: https://meet.google.com/ahv-zugu-rhw at 6:00pm
January 31, February 23, March 27, April 27, May 23
To request an interpreter for the virtual sessions, contact the Bilingual Facilitator at your child's school.
In-person sessions in Spanish, 6:00pm:
- February 16 - Park Elementary School
- March 22 - Brock Bridge Elementary School
- April 20 - Lothian Elementary School
- May 4 - Mills-Parole Elementary School
Black History Month Activities
Enjoy learning about and celebrating Black Americans with local activities:
- Anne Arundel County Public Library has Black History events for all ages, including stories and crafts, performances, Q&A sessions, exhibits, and more!
- Black History 365, from Visit Annapolis, brings together a list of events, blogs, and organizations dedicated to African American History and Heritage. Plan to visit a museum or event with your family this month!
- Celebrate Black History in Maryland through the Maryland Office of Tourism. Visit tours and sites throughout Maryland to learn how Maryland has been shaped by Black Americans.
- Common Sense Media provides online resources celebrating Black Voices.
Dates to Remember
Dr. Bedell's Listening and Learning Tour
Participate and Volunteer in School Activities
How can you participate in school activities?
Volunteer during the school day in your students’ classrooms or in the school in general.
Ask the teacher what you can do at home (cutting, preparing packets, etc.).
Chaperone field trips.
Volunteer for special events during school, in the evenings, or weekends.
Be a guest reader.
Send in needed supplies.
Continue participating and volunteering in Middle and High School too!
Why is it important to participate?
When your children see you participating in school, they see that their success is important to you.
Research shows that students who have families who volunteer do better academically and behaviorally, and are more likely to finish school and continue their education.
You get to spend more time with your child.
You get to know the teachers and staff, developing relationships as partners in your child’s education.
Volunteering is good for YOUR health!
Ask your teacher or call your school to see how you can volunteer.
Visit aacps.org/volunteer for more information on the steps you need to take to volunteer.
Harvest for the Hungry Totals
Thank you for your generous donations to make this past
Fall's Harvest for the Hungry: Kids Helping Kids Campaign a success!
Total Funds Raised - $75,722.35
Total Food Raised - 88,828 lbs
Total Combined (1 pound for every $1) - 164,550 lbs
All funds and food are donated to the Anne Arundel County Food Bank to help feed our local families.
Learn about Black Americans through Biography (Gale in Context) @ Your Library
Visit this online resource at Anne Arundel County Public Library for information on people throughout history, as well as the present.
Biography (Gale in Context) can help you learn about Black Americans this Black History Month, as well as many other historical and current popular figures from around the world.
Emergency Closing Announcements & Weather Notifications
See Emergency/Weather Closing Announcements, read definitions of types of closings, and learn about all the ways AACPS notifies staff and families on https://www.aacps.org/weather.
2023-2024 School Year Calendar
The Board of Education approved the 23-24 school year calendar. Record the dates in your own calendar to be ready for next school year!
Free Virtual Homework Help and Tutoring
For Middle and High School Students
- World Languages
- Social Studies
For more information, visit https://www.aacps.org/tutoring