Argyle Weekly Newsletter
wEEK OF October 26th
VIRTUAL STUDENT LEARNING SCHEDULE WEEK OF October 26th - October 30th
Last TWO weeks of the 1st quarter
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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 bit.ly/choiceDCC and the High School Common Application for regional criteria programs in Synergy ParentVUE. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Tran at Lisa_L_Tran@mcpsmd.org
Monday, November 2nd - Special Schedule
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.
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 Eric_S_Franklin@mcpsmd.org.
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.
Meeting ID: 946 0269 9139
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!
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.
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.
- MCPS Mental Health Awareness Week - October 26-31
- Virtual workshops and breakout sessions
- Students may earn up to 5 SSL hours
- Montgomery County Youth Town Hall - October 28 (7-8:30 p.m.)
- Students RSVP to receive Zoom link - 2 SSL hours: http://bit.ly/MoCoYouthTownHall2020
- Live streamed on YouTube @MoCoCouncilMD
- Choose Respect Video Contest - now open until 3/1/21
- Students may earn 10 SSL hours for quality submissions
If you have any SSL Questions, please contact Mr. Lilja - Matthew_J_Lilja@mcpsmd.org
KENNEDY CLUSTER - OCTOBER family market
STEM - MONTGOMERY COLLEGE'S SONYA KOVALEVSKY DAY
Please click the link below for more information:
MAGNET OPEN HOUSE
If you have any questions, please email Magnet@argylems.org
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 www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/reopening/meals/.
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 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
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
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)
- 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
WE ARE STILL HERE TO HELP YOU!
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: James_K_Allrich@mcpsmd.org
Principal Intern / 8th Grade Administrator - Ms. Shorts: firstname.lastname@example.org
7th Grade Administrator - Ms. Sandall: email@example.com
Magnet Coordinator /6th Grade Administrator - Mr. Hwang: firstname.lastname@example.org
Main Office (301) 460-2400
Attendance Secretary - Ms. Ferreras: Marisol_Ferreras@mcpsmd.org
Front Office Secretary - Ms. Jones: Ashanti_Jones@mcpsmd.org
School Financial Specialist - Mr. Magruder: Timothy_W_Magruder@mcpsmd.org
Administrative Secretary - Ms. Majano: Jennifer_L_Majano@mcpsmd.org
Counseling Office (301) 460-2410
Counseling Secretary/Registrar - Ms. Pineda: Marlene_C_Pineda@mcpsmd.org
For academic support please check the link below: