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Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School Parent Newsletter February 12, 2014 MVMPCS CALENDAR: FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Monocacy Valley Montessori Public Charter School
Parent Newsletter
February 12, 2014
MVMPCS CALENDAR:
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Fri., 2/14—9:15 a.m. Parent Tour, 2 Hour Early Dismissal at 12:45 p.m. for
Teacher Work Session, No After Care.
*Mon., 2/17—School Closed– Presidents’ Day
*Tues., 2/18—School Closed for Students, Professional Development Day
Tues., 2/25—M.S. Chorus Adjudication, Ms. Christine’s field trip to
Seneca Schoolhouse, 9am—3pm.
Wed., 2/26—5th Grade Family Life
Thurs & Fri., 2/27—2/28—6th Grade Family Life
Dear Families,
Happy Valentine’s Day to the MVMPCS community!
Ms. Putnam and I would like to say thank you to all of the stu-
dents and staff that participated in the MMCI Talent Show.
This year was our largest turn out in the five years we have
*Subject to change as per BOE Meeting on Wednesday, 2/12. The Board
of Education will be discussing options for making up snow days.
Please note that the Maryland State Board of Education has given State
Superintendent Lowery the authority to grant districts waivers to have
school on President’s Day (Monday, February 17).
had the talent show. It was amazing to see all the variety of
talents that our students performed. It was also wonderful to
spend the time with the CCMPCS community. This event could
not have been possible without the many parent volunteers
who spent many hours making a delicious dinner, rehearsing
with students and organizing the show and music.
The Frederick County Board of Education is likely to ask for a waiver.
Additionally, it is also likely that the Board will choose to have school on
Tuesday, February 18 (which is currently scheduled to be a professional
development day for teachers).
We would like to welcome our new Primary 1 long term sub,
Anna Olszewski. Anna will be filling the position vacated by
Ms. Kim. She began Wednesday and will shadow Ms. Julie until
Friday.
Anna will be with us until the end of the school year.
Follow Find Out First and local media outlets for updates.
She is an Early Childhood Education graduate from Clarion
University of PA.
EARLY DISMISSAL THIS FRIDAY, 2/14/14
STUDENTS K-8 DISMISS AT 12:45 P.M.
NO AFTERCARE
This week, we said goodbye to Kelly Robertson, our part-time
User Support Staff (USS)/Media IA. Kelly has accepted a full-
time USS position at Lewistown ES.
As scheduled in the FCPS Calendar Handbook, there is a 2-
hour early dismissal for students on Friday, 2/14 for a teacher
Can you believe that in just three weeks, we will begin the
work session.
MVMPCS students will be dismissed at 12:45
Maryland State Assessment (MSA)? MSA will occur from
March 3rd- 11th. During MSA week, the teachers, Ms. Putnam
p.m. following an early lunch. There will be no After Care.
PreSchool and PreK (3 and 4-year old) students will attend
their usual schedule of 9:00—11:30 a.m. on early dismissal
days.
NOTE: With the strong possibility of inclement weather
and I ask that all students arrive to school on time. In previous
years, this has always been our best attendance week. Testing
will begin promptly at 9:15 until 12:00. We would like to en-
courage all children to get a restful night sleep and to eat a
good breakfast in the morning. Additionally, during testing all
Thursday, be sure to follow any schedule changes that may
students are encouraged to bring water to drink and a small
be announced by FCPS through Find Out First, cable chan-
nel 18, and local radio stations.
nutritious snack to eat.
Have a wonderful weekend,
MVMPCS ENROLLMENT INTENTS DUE FRIDAY, 2/14
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The MVMPCS Statement of Enrollment Intent for academic year
2014-2015 is due to your child’s teacher on Friday, February 14.
This form is required for all students from PK through 7th grade
to assist our school leadership in planning for next school year.
Additional forms are available from the school office.
FROM THE ART ROOM:
Donations of paper towel and toilet paper rolls are no longer
needed.
However, please send in any old, no longer needed
plastic plates and bowls to be used for paint palettes. Thanks to
*Any siblings not currently enrolled, must enter the lottery at
http://www.mmcimd.org/enrollment by March 3, 2014.
those of you who have donated items for Art.
Ms. Elizabeth Benefiel,
MVMPCS Art Teacher
MVMPCS ATTENDANCE YEAR TO DATE: 96.38%
MD STATE REQUIRED ATTENDANCE: 94%
*Send absence notes to: Rose.Shapiro@fcps.org