Argyle Weekly Newsletter

wEEK OF October 26th


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Last TWO weeks of the 1st quarter

This is a reminder that we are now entering the last TWO weeks of the 1st quarter. You should check students' grades regularly (2-3 times a week) in ParentVUE to ensure all assignments are completed. Check MyMCPS Classroom and communicate with teachers about missing assignments. Take advantage of each "Wednesday Office Hours" to access re-teaching opportunities and to make up missing work. We want students to give their best effort to improve their grades before the marking period ends.

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8th Grade HS Choice Challenge

Dear 8th Grade families!

There is just ONE more week to participate in the Argyle DCC High School Application Challenge - Get It Done by Nov 1!

Has your 8th grade student completed their high school applications yet? Although the DCC High School Choice forms & High School Common Application are not due until Friday Nov, 6th we are challenging Argyle 8th grade students to get it done by Nov. 1! Please research your school choices and submit your high school forms in early. We are going to raffle 3 amazing prizes for students who complete their application by Nov 1. Join us in the Argyle DCC High School application challenge! #GetItDoneByNov1

You can find the DCC High School Choice form at and the High School Common Application for regional criteria programs in Synergy ParentVUE. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Tran at

Monday, November 2nd - Special Schedule

On Monday, November 2, Argyle will have a special schedule, where students will participate in all 8 periods on that day. We will have ODD periods in the morning and EVEN periods after lunch. Attendance will be taken that day and students attendance is required.

Pd 1: 9:00 - 9:30

Pd 3: 9:40 - 10:10

Pd 5: 10:20 - 10:50

Pd 7: 11:00 - 11:30

LUNCH: 11:30 – 12:45

Pd 2: 12:45 - 1:15

Pd 4: 1:25 - 1:55

Pd 6: 2:05 - 2:35

Pd 8: 2:45 - 3:15

On Monday, students will go to all of their periods. On Tuesday and Wednesday there will be no school for students. Thursday will be an odd day and Friday an even day. Please see the schedule below.

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Virtual Athletics

Dear Parents/Guardians,

The middle school interscholastic athletics program is available for students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade and consists of three virtual sports seasons, including, winter (basketball), and spring (soccer). The middle school virtual athletic seasons consists of two student-athlete and coach engagement sessions per week, for a total of six engagement sessions over the course of approximately three to four weeks. The fall virtual season is scheduled to occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays after-school, beginning on Tuesday, October 26, 2020, and finishing on Thursday, November 20, 2020.

All students participating in the winter virtual season, as part of the MCPS interscholastic athletics program, must complete the online registration process. Registration is done electronically through the Argyle Athletics Registration form Argyle Magnet Middle School Athletics, which is also posted on the school’s website. Students and parents/guardians who have difficulty with registration should contact Eric Franklin at

We are excited to provide your student with the greatest education-based virtual athletics season during such unprecedented times.

We Can, We Will, We R.A.I.S.E.

Zoom Lunches in the Virtual Media Center - Social time!

Drop-in, ask questions, give book recommendations, play Kahoots or other online games, get a breakout room with friends... this is students' virtual space to socialize, play, or get help with anything.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday - Open lunches for all grades from 11:30 - 12 noon.

This week's Zoom lunches will be open to all grades on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Zoom link click here

Meeting ID: 946 0269 9139

Passcode: ams

BOOK WARS: Check on the Virtual Media Center Page in the Argyle MS Course by Monday for this week's meeting dates and times. New participants are welcome!

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Parent Academy Holding To-Go Virtual Webinars, Chats, and Workshops

Families and students can stay engaged throughout the school year with Parent Academy TO GO. Parent Academy TO GO is a series of virtual webinars for families to watch at home. In addition, there are several virtual chats and workshops coming up that may be helpful for families. Visit this link for additional information on the Parent Academy TO GO


The SGA invites ALL students to attend the first meeting of the school year, Wednesday, October 28th from 3:30-4:30 pm.

Zoom link

Holiday Giving Project

If you and your family are in need and would like to be referred for food for the Thanksgiving and December Holidays, please complete the referral form at:

Please contact your school counselor if you have any questions.

Note: Resources are limited. Please apply only if your family is truly in need. The Project helps as many families as donations allow.

Proyecto de Asistencia para los Días de Fiesta

Si usted y su familia lo necesitan y les gustaría ser referidos para recibir alimentos para el Día de Acción de Gracias y las Fiestas de Diciembre, por favor complete el siguiente formulario:

Comuníquese con su consejero escolar si tiene alguna pregunta.

Nota: Los recursos son limitados. Por favor, llene su solicitud solo si su familia realmente lo necesita. El Proyecto ayudará a tantas familias como lo permitan las donaciones que se reciban.

Virtual SSL Opportunities:

Here are some online opportunities for students to earn SSL hours. Please click on the links for each one to review the requirements for participation and earning SSL hours.

If you have any SSL Questions, please contact Mr. Lilja -



P-EBT Cards

For P-EBT assistance please contact the Maryland Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Hotline at 1-833-330-7328.

Please click the link below for more information:


Argyle Magnet Middle School is looking forward to welcoming our 5th grade students and parents to our Virtual Open House on October 27 at 6:00pm to share the exciting opportunities here at Argyle. The link and information will be posted on our website on October 27.

If you have any questions, please email

Argyle Is a Food Distribution Site!

Additional Bus Stop Locations Added to Meal Service Program

MCPS is expanding the number of meal service sites for the community. In addition to the 74 school sites, students and families can pick up meals on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday at several bus stop locations throughout the county from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More information is available at

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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.

If you have any questions or need to send the school a doctor's note please email Argyle's attendance secretary at

PTSA What's App Discussion Boards

Join by clicking below ...

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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


Virtual Link: Zoom Link Meeting ID: 98859484418 Password: ams (case sensitive)

7th Grade Counselor: Mr. Lilja


Virtual Link: Zoom Link Meeting ID: 3109498714 Password: ams (case sensitive)

8th Grade Counselor: Ms. Tran


Virtual Link: Zoom Link Meeting ID: 94470598938 Password: ams (case sensitive)

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, October 27- Magnet Open House - 6:00 - 7:15 PM
  • Tuesday, November 3 - Election Day - Schools and Offices Closed
  • Wednesday, November 4 - Professional Day for Teachers - No School for Students
  • Monday, November 9 - Professional Day for Teachers-No School for Students (Grades are Due) / End of the Quarter
  • Monday, November 23 & Tuesday, November 24 - Half Days & Parent Conference


Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Below are emails and phone numbers for the following departments:

Administration (301) 460-2400

School Principal - Mr. Allrich:

Principal Intern / 8th Grade Administrator - Ms. Shorts:

7th Grade Administrator - Ms. Sandall:

Magnet Coordinator /6th Grade Administrator - Mr. Hwang:

Main Office (301) 460-2400

Attendance Secretary - Ms. Ferreras:

Front Office Secretary - Ms. Jones:

School Financial Specialist - Mr. Magruder:

Administrative Secretary - Ms. Majano:

Counseling Office (301) 460-2410

Counseling Secretary/Registrar - Ms. Pineda:

For academic support please check the link below:

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