#EagleNation Updates-

Week of 10/1/23/ Semana del 1/10/23


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October 6: 6th Grade Field Trip to National History Museum

October 9: No School

October 12: 8th grade field trip

October 10-13: 8th Grade Humanities Trip to NY

October 13: Career Council College Fair at Bohrer Park

October 19: Family Movie Night on the Green (Students MUST attend with an adult.)

October 24: Make-Up Picture Day

October 27: Talent Show (@7:00PM)

October 31: Last Day of Marking Period 1

November 1: No School (Teacher Grading for End of Q1)

MCPS School Calendar


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Thank you to the EagleNation PTSA for the delicious meal for our staff on the late night on Back to School Night! We also appreciate all the families who came out and participated in our first general PTSA meeting. I look forward to a year of collaboration!
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Caregivers and parents, please note that calls have begun to families who requested support at Back to School Night. If you did not attend or need support with ParentVUE or downloading the app (grades are posting), please call the school and ask to be added to the list.

Additionally, MANY families forgot to provide feedback on Back to School Night. PLEASE be sure to add your feedback so we can plan future events with your preferences in mind.


Interim Grades Have Been Submitted

Parents and caregivers can stay on top of monitoring your student's grade by using the ParentVUE App to access your ParentVUE account right on your phone. If you need support activating your account, refer to one of the guides below or call the main office.

English / español / 中文 / français / Português / 한국어 / tiếng Việt / አማርኛ



The Lost and Found will be cleared out this Friday. Please be sure your student checks if they have anything missing.


8th Graders Interested in Blair HS CAP Magnet

Attention 8th grade families! Representatives from Blair's CAP Magnet will be visiting Eastern on Wednesday, October 4th, during periods 5 and 6 to host information sessions in the library media center. Students will be encouraged to sign up for an info session during their advisory period. More information about Blair's CAP Magnet can be found on their website.


📣 From our PTSA: Attention Eastern Middle School families! 📣

📣 Attention Eastern Middle School families! 📣

Don't miss our Eastern Middle School Movie Night on Oct 19th with free admission from 6:30-9pm! Bring your blankets and chairs for a night of cinematic fun! 🎬

We still need your help selecting the movie! Although we’ve received hundreds of votes from students, parents, your opinion is crucial too! Cast your vote in this quick survey: https://o7v0s5k9f4z.typeform.com/to/nSiUrqud 🗳️ Submit by Monday night!

🌟 A Quick Thank You & Updates from PTSA 🌟

Thank you to everyone who attended the first PTSA general meeting during Back to School Night! For a recap or if you missed it, check our presentation deck: https://docsend.com/view/38ntzf9x4cgj337w

Your feedback is gold 🌟 Please share your insights through our surveys available in both English and Spanish:

Stay tuned for Eastern Middle School Restaurant Night at Nando's, where 40% of proceeds will support our community! Your continued support lights up our community 🔥 Here’s to a brilliant year ahead!

Warm regards,

Eastern Middle School PTSA


Thursday MCPS Things to Know 9/28

Dear MCPS Families,

Here are things to know for Thurs. Sept. 28. Get information about Out-of-School Time activities, upcoming college fair, upcoming district events, and more.

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October College Fair- It's Never too Early



Downcounty Consortium 8th Graders! High School Choice open house dates:


Middle Students Can Earn SSL Hours with Project Linus

Project Linus is a national registered nonprofit organization with chapters across the country (www.projectlinus.org). Our Montgomery County Maryland chapter works with partner organizations like Holy Cross Hospital, Children's Hospital, A Wider Circle, and the Montgomery County Department of Social Services to distribute blankets to children who are in the hospital, homeless, in foster care, in shelters, and in other situations where just a small comfort can make a major difference. All these blankets are made by volunteers.

They are registered with the Montgomery County Volunteer Opportunities site and they update our volunteers through that site, via an email newsletter, and on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/projectlinus.mc).


Speak Up, Save a Life PSA Video Contest

Speak Up, Save a Life PSA Video Contest

Maryland State’s Attorney’s Office of Montgomery County is hosting a contest that challenges teens to create an original video to promote awareness of the dangers of opioid abuse or overdose and fentanyl among teens. The video contest is open to all students grades 6 through 12 living in Montgomery County.

The top prize is $1,000; second place is $750; third place and fan favorite winners will receive $500.

Students can enter the contest on their own or as a group; however, students may only participate in ONE entry. If a student in any way participates in more than one PSA video, all of those entries will be disqualified.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER and for step-by-step information on how to upload your video.

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA ENTRAR y obtener información paso a paso sobre cómo subir su video.


Outdoor Education to Celebrate 60th Anniversary

The MCPS Outdoor Environmental Education Program will celebrate its 60th anniversary from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14. Hear from Joe Howard, the founder of MCPS Outdoor Education, and from former students who chose environmentally focused careers; learn more about the natural world and environmental stewardship; explore Maryland agriculture; participate in a reforestation project and decorate a pumpkin to take home.

The event will be held at the Lathrop E. Smith Environmental Education Center at 5110 Meadowside Lane in Rockville. Visit the event website for more information/ Visite el sitio web del evento para más información.


** F A M I L Y * R E S O U R C E S * *

MCPS is offering out-of-school programming for elementary and middle school students throughout the 2023-2024 school year. Families are invited to take advantage of a host of activities for students on four days: Oct. 9, Nov. 1, Jan. 29 and April 10 when schools are closed for students. Students can participate in person or virtually. The cost is $15 a day. For a list of activities, sign up with the following links for Kids Day Out and Teens Day Out. For additional opportunities, visit the MCPS out-of-school time webpage.


Para una lista de las actividades, inscríbase en los siguientes enlaces para Kids Day Out (escuela elemental) y Teens Day Out (escuela intermedia). Para más oportunidades, visite la página web de tiempo fuera de clases de MCPS.

SSL HOURS- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT Brooke Grove Foundation, Inc.

Brooke Grove Foundation, Inc. offers volunteer opportunities for a range of interests and suited to almost any schedule. We value your contribution and will work with you to identify opportunities and create a schedule that allows you to participate. For more information, contact Director of Volunteer Services Barbara Hackett at 301-570-7081 bhackett@bgf.org or volunteers@bgf.org

MCPS students must register to attend. Registration is open until Wed. Oct. 11; permission forms are available from their school’s College and Career Information Coordinator.

Flyer/ Volante

Spanish Flyer

There will also be free sessions open to the public on Financial Aid: Completing the FAFSA and MSFAA in Spanish and English.

  • Monday, Oct. 11 at Seneca Valley High School from 6-8 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Montgomery Blair High School from 6-8 p.m.




También habrá sesiones gratuitas abiertas al público sobre Ayuda financiera: cómo completar la FAFSA y la MSFAA en español e inglés.

  • Miércoles 11 de octubre en la Escuela Secundaria Seneca Valley de 6-8 p.m.

  • Jueves, 12 de octubre en la Escuela Secundaria Montgomery Blair, de 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Volante de Ayuda Financiera

MCPS STEAM Festival Oct. 21 / MCPS STEAM de este año en octubre 21

The STEAM Festival highlights the educational, cultural and financial impact of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts And Mathematics (STEAM) in the county. Families can participate in hands-on activities, talks, lab tours, nature experiences, exhibits and performances. The event will be held 10 a.m.-- 1 p.m. at the Wheaton and Edison high school campuses, 12401 and 12501 Dalewood Drive in Silver Spring.


PLEASE contact the counseling office if you need a backpack or school supplies. We still have resources and want to ensure all students are ready for learning!

Montgomery County Provides Computers for Qualifying Families

FREE Computers! MCPS is offering computers. Please refer to the guidelines in the document to determine if you qualify and how to take advantage of this opportunity.

SPAN Version

ENG Version

W E * A R E * H E R E * T O * H E L P !

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