MCPS is in critical need of volunteers for its Title I summer programs at the following elementary schools. (Summer programs at other schools are no longer recruiting volunteers.) This opportunity is open to rising 7th grade students to rising 12th grade students ONLY.
Student volunteers serve 9 am-3:30 pm (for most locations), Monday through Friday, July 9- Aug. 10. Volunteers will be eligible to earn SSL hours.
Please go to the Montgomery County Volunteer Center website and click the link for the particular elementary school site you are interested in volunteering at for additional details and to view the required application steps. Volunteers will need to download and print the Title I Summer Program Volunteer Application Form for the site they wish to serve at, then email the completed application to Jennifer Herman at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a first come, first served opportunity based off of when completed applications are received.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Herman at email@example.com.
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) invites you to participate in a brief voluntary school year calendar survey. Your participation is important to us to gather data for analysis and review as context for the development of the 2019–2020 school year calendar. All data collected will remain anonymous and confidential and no identifying information will be released with the reporting of results.
To access the parent/guardian survey:
By clicking the link above you will be directed to the survey site, which is administered and managed by Hanover Research, a research firm contracted by MCPS to assist with this project and ensure the integrity and validity of the data analysis. Using this link, the survey may only be taken once.
Student feedback is valued by MCPS. We also have provided a student survey intended for students in Grades 6–12 that you may choose to share with your child(ren). Parents are encouraged to review the survey material before sharing it with their child(ren). Survey participation is strictly voluntary.
Click below to access the student survey:
By clicking the link above you will be directed to the survey site, which is administered and managed by Hanover Research, a research firm that has been contracted by MCPS to assist with this project and ensure the integrity and validity of the data analysis. The survey may be taken by each student in your family.
Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information Night – Updates from MCPS on Elementary and Middle School Magnet Programs
Sponsored by the MCCPTA Gifted Child Committee (GCC)
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Venue: Carver Auditorium, MCPS Headquarters,
850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850
MCPS staff invited to participate:
Ms. Lori-Christina Webb
MCPS Executive Director to the Chief Academic Officer
Ms. Meredith Casper
MCPS Director, Division of Accelerated and Enriched Instruction
Among the topics to be discussed:
Updates on the universal screening of 3rd graders for the Centers for Enriched Studies
Updates on middle school magnets, including this year’s use of universal screening, magnet admissions, and changes to program locations
Information on new expansion classes at local middle schools
Information on role of the Office of School Support and Improvement (OSSI)
A FREE and FUN event for students in grades 6-12, their parents, youth service providers, and educators..
SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018
Doors open at 12 – 12:00PM – 1:00PM – Pre-Conference Red Carpet, Resource Fair and live music by School of Rock Silver Spring!
1:00PM – 4:00PM – Event
RICHARD MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL
Opening Session MCed by Toby Knapp from iHeart Radio
Interactive workshops offered in both English and Spanish -Separate tracks for students, parents, youth service providers, and educators
Earn SSL Hours
FREE pizza at the conclusion of the event
The winners of the Choose Respect Public Service Announcement Contest will be unveiled
The first 100 students to register and attend the event will get a gift card for a free meal at Cava – you MUST attend to claim your prize!
The Facts: One in three teens in the U.S. is a victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner–this number far exceeds rates of other types of youth violence, and nearly 1.5 million high school students nationwide experience physical abuse from a dating partner in a single year.
And yet, we continue to ignore the signs. We believe that real abuse is only physical, we excuse abusive behavior believing it won’t happen again, we believe that excessive texting and monitoring of behavior is sweet, and we believe that if a friend is in trouble they will ask for help.
It’s time to have a conversation about dating abuse. The cycle of violence ends NOW!
Follow us on social media and join the conversation!
Facebook: Choose Respect Montgomery
MCPS-MCCPTA Mental Health and Wellness Forum
April 22, 1-5 pm, Gaithersburg High School
Ann Mazur, CEO, EveryMind and Matt Post, SMOB
4-5 pm Crisis Management and Suicide Prevention
Dr. Eilzabeth Rathbone, OSFSE, Montgomery County Public Schools, and Rachel Larkin, EveryMind
Coping with Anxiety and Stress
Ending the Silence (NAMI)
Physical Exercise and Mental Health
Mental Health First Aid (not full training)
Keeping Kids Safe Online
Child Abuse and Neglect
Spanish language panel led by Identity
Date/Time: Sunday, April 22, 2018, 1:00-5:00 pm Event Address: Gaithersburg High School, 101 Education Blvd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 Contact: email@example.com
Montgomery County Council of PTAs (MCCPTA) is pleased to once again host the 7th MCCPTA PerformingArts Festival, to be held Saturday April 14 on the Rockville Town Center Stage from 11am to 8pm. We invite you to come see 22 diverse groups of talented dancers and musicians perform outside at one of Montgomery County’s premier outdoor venues.
Maryland Seal of Biliteracy legislation that passed the General Assembly in 2016.
Gun Violence Prevention Advocacy Day
Friday, March 23
East Capitol St NE & First St SE, Washington, DC 20004
The Young Leaders Institute, in partnership with other organizations, is organizing a day where young people can meet with legislators to hold them accountable for future gun control legislation. Members from the Sandy Hook, Columbine, and Parkland communities will also be present. We are asking you to join us and many others in talking to members of Congress about their ties to the NRA and their plans for protecting the lives of young people across the country.
Interested in hosting a high school student from another country for 2 weeks? Youth For Understanding has a special group of students coming from Germany for a short-term program focused on community service from March 31-April 13. The students are all on scholarship and this program provides exchange experiences for students who might otherwise not be able to afford one. We are looking for host families in the DC area, might you or someone you know be interested?
For this program, we provide English classes and community service activities for the students during the weekdays and then the student would be with your family in the evenings and on weekends. You just provide a bed (conditionally may be an inflatable or pull-out), three meals a day, access to public transportation (we’ll give them a pre-loaded SmarTrip card), and a place in your family! Families shouldn’t feel the need to entertain the student as they come curious about “normal life” here in the USA! Contact Jenny Beth Aloys at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-774-5283 to see student profiles, or to ask about our summer program if the spring dates don’t work for you!
MCPS and MCCPTA are jointly organizing the first-ever countywide mental health and wellness forum on Sunday, April 22, 2018, 1-5 pm at Gaithersburg High School.
The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth, and Families is sponsoring a community forum entitled “The Save a Life Montgomery Opioid and Substance Abuse Community Forum.” The forum is scheduled for Monday, February 26, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and will be held at John F. Kennedy High School, 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, Maryland.
Participants will learn the facts about substance and alcohol use in Montgomery County and what they can do to make safe choices.
MCPS students who attend the forum will earn two student service learning hours.
A Message from Superintendent Jack R. Smith:Emergency Preparedness
Please join us for an informative talk by Katherine Reynolds Lewis as she shares “The Secret to Cooperative Kids”.
When: Tuesday, February 27th at 6:30 PM -7:30 PM
Where: Carver Auditorium, 850 Hungerford Drive
In The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever — And What to Do About It, journalist and parenting expert Katherine Reynolds Lewis proposes a radical solution to the problem of misbehaving children: empathy. As she journeys from parenting seminars to neuroscience labs to schools to the homes of modern parents, Lewis documents a crisis of self-regulation–about half of the current generation of children will develop a mood or behavioral disorder or a substance addiction by age eighteen. The book shows how children rise to the occasion when their adults learn to trust them, let them face consequences, and train them in the art of self-control. She watches as chaotic homes become peaceful, bewildered teachers see progress, and her own family grows and changes in light of new ideas. You’ll recognize your own family in Lewis’s sensitive, realistic stories, and you’ll find a path to making everyone in your home more capable, kinder, and happier–including yourself.
The youtube link to the MCCPTA Presents from January 23, 2018 featuring Council Member- Craig Rice, Board of Education President- Mike Durso, and Vice President of MCEA- Jennifer Martin on the Kirwan Commission and Operating Budget is now available…
The Montgomery County (MD) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will be hosting their 2nd Annual Formation Conference at Montgomery College, Germantown Campus. This year’s theme will be “Exploring The Unknown.”
Saturday April 7, 2018, from 9am – 4:30pm
Over 200 people attended our first conference and enjoyed a high energy fun filled day that included lifestyle sessions where participants learned how to walk in heels, apply make-up, interview, etc. In addition to the lifestyle session, participants attended sessions that addressed effective communication, bullying, and money management – to name a few. This event is free to the public, but attendees must register in advance. To see pictures from last year’s conference and to register, please visit www.formation.mcacdst.org
School Bus Camera Program
Mental Health Resources
This video from the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is called Not My Kid: http://www.sptsusa.org/not-my-kid/
The organization has more resources at: http://www.sptsusa.org/about-us/
Five signs: http://umttr.org/5-signs/
Web-based hotline: https://www.crisistextline.org/
Tabatha’s Hotlines and Helplines
The performing arts catalogue is now available! Many thanks to Priscilla Peterson, the MCCPTA Cultural Arts Chair, for all her efforts in engaging our parents in this opportunity and supporting this programming with our schools.
Please be advised KMS will provide technical support for myMCPS Parent Portal in the media center from 5:15-8:00pm during Back-to-School night on September, 14, 2017. We will also provide log-in information in the media center if you have not received your web access information in the mail by 9/14/17.
PARCC results are posted! http://reportcard.msde.maryland.gov/ParccOverview.aspx?PV=74:10:15:AAAA:1:N:0:13:1:1:0:1:1:1:3 This link will take you to overall performance data. Using the tabs at the top, you can click on school and make your way to your schools’ performance. Individual student reports will be sent home at later date.
The MCPS Office of Communications summer edition of the Communications Update for Principals, summer edition is now available: Communications Update_Summer Edition
Saturday School and the George B. Thomas Learning Center http://www.saturdayschool.org
Registration is open! See below for links to this year’s academic support programs, which begin September 9th.