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 email@example.com 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.