Welcome to the MLK PTSA

Welcome to the MLK MS PTSA website. In the weeks to come, we'll add information about clubs, announcements, events and more.  We encourage you to visit the Membership area of our site to learn more about what the PTSA does and why joining the MLK PTSA, or volunteering, are an integral part of our mission to support the MLK community.

MLK school

This week:

February 17 - President's Day - Schools and Offices Closed

February 19 - 3:15-4:30 p.m. - MLK Student vs. Staff Basketball Game

Upcoming Events:  

February 28 - Early Release- Students dismissed @ 12:30 p.m.

February 29 - Science Olympiad Team competition @ Richard Montgomery High School


MLK MS PTSA Boon Supply Online Fundraiser

Help the PTSA raise funds at the Boon Supply Fundraiser. Every purchase you make through the PTSA Boon Supply website below sends 40% right to our cause. Browse the pretty online spring catalog to find beautiful waste-free and eco-friendly products, as well as delicious regular and gluten-free treats. Don’t forget to check out the Sale page! Together, we can make great things happen for our students, teachers and the school. Thank you for your support!

Boon Fundraiser Site

Boon Fundraiser Shipping Rates

Fundraiser ends 4/30/2020


Science Olympiad Team Competition:  2020 Parents, please mark your calendar.  Our Science Olympiad Team competition is scheduled for Saturday, February 29th at Richard Montgomery High School. Team members will travel to and from the event with their parents. Our team numbers are: A team - 23 and B - team 24. More details to follow, but know that students should pack a lunch with drinks. See you at Richard Montgomery on Saturday February 29th.

Impound is at: 7:30 – 8:15am   /   Competitions begin promptly at: 8:30am   /  Competitions end promptly at: 2:30pm   /  Awards Ceremony is at: 5:15pm


MLK is in the process of being converted over to an upgraded phone system.You can start using these numbers today! Main Office: 240-740-6350 / Guidance: 240-740-6360 / Attendance Line: 240-740-6351 / Health Room: 240-740-6352 / Humanities: 240-740-6359 As a convenience the old telephone numbers will be forwarded to the new numbers, for a period of 3 months.  After that 3 month period, the old numbers will expire.


A reminder from the MLK attendance office: If your student is out for the day, please give the main office or our attendance line a call to let us know your student is not coming to school. Upon their return, please send them in with a signed note from a parent or with a doctor’s note. We hope everyone stays healthy! Main Office: 302-353-8080 / Attendance Line: 301-601-0322


A reminder from the the Health Room:  It's that time of year again and plenty of germs are circulating around MLKMS.  Please see the document, FS-25 When to Keep Your Child Home From School, from Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services-School Health Services for detailed information.

Help Improve How You Get Information From MCPS

How do you like to receive news and information?  What MCPS news is important to you?  Take the below survey about your communication preferences.  your responses will be used to improve how you get news and information from MCPS. Link to survey:   https://mcpsweb.wufoo.com/forms/2020-communication-survey/  The survey will be open through February 28, 2020.


Shop with Amazon Smiles and earn money for MLK students

Start your online shopping at Smile.Amazon.com and select MLK Middle School PTSA as your charitable organization. Earn money for our students!


Queens Royal Priest Hood, Inc., Free Youth Saturday Program

Queens Royal will be operating a Youth Development Program for students with a GPA of 2.5 or below.  This program is free to all students.  Queens Royal offers tutoring, homework assistance, participation in games, and group activities to help students improve social skills while encouraging team work. Space is limited.  Fliers are available on our main office with more information.  


New Clubs beginning soon at MLK

Please make note of new upcoming clubs at MLK!  Young Scholars Club, RecXtra Chinese Club, RecXtra GSA Club, and RecXtra Language Club.  Registration forms can be found in the main office or on the website.


MLK MS Winter Chess Club

MLK MS Winter Chess Club It is not too late to sign up! Learn chess for fun and/or join the MLK MS team at chess tournaments, including one we are planning to host at our school for the first time this Spring! Register online at the Silver Knights Enrichment website below.

https://skenrichment.com/clubs/montgomery/product/martin-luther-king-middle-school-chess-club-winter-2020.html


Attention MLK Humanities Program Parents

We know it can be hard for your children to participate in after school activities when they live outside of the MLK boundary area and have no access to activity buses. We’d like to help. If you would like to be connected with parents of other Humanities students, please send an email to mlkptsaconnect@gmail.com.  Let us know your name and your child’s name and grade; we will contact you with information about how to get connected with other Humanities parents.  You do not have to be a member of the PTSA to take advantage of this connection opportunity.


Nominations Open for Annual Distinguished Service to Public Education Awards (English and Spanish)

The Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for its 23rd Annual Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education. The awards are sponsored by the Board to recognize and show appreciation to individuals (including students), groups, and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to public education in Montgomery County.

Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:

  • business
  • community individual (which can include students)
  • community group
  • MCPS staff
  • school service volunteer
  • individual pioneer

Nominations in other categories must be of individuals (including MCPS students), groups, or organizations that have, within the past three years, provided service, support, and commitment to public education as demonstrated by:

  • an outstanding contribution of time and expertise to school system programs,
  • development and/or implementation of an exemplary program or project, or
  • a contribution that results in systemwide benefit.

Nomination forms are available on the Board of Education website or from the Board office. Completed nomination forms must be received in the Board of Education office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6. More information is available at www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/boe/community/awards/.


A message from your PT(S)A Cluster Coordinator:

The Seneca Valley community is getting ready to open a flagship high school, welcoming new students in the Fall of 2020.  Students in elementary and middle schools can look forward to attending one the best high schools around.  Parents were instrumental in the success of this project.  Parents also recently worked with MCPS to bring you new curriculum in elementary schools.  Parents were also instrumental in expanding BeWell365, the mental health component to help students with social emotional issues.  MCPS administration is very welcoming of parents ideas, thoughts, and opinions!  Parent Engagement is a key initiative of Superintendent Jack Smith.

 

The SV cluster schools have an opportunity to provide 3 parents as cluster representatives to the county workgroup that assists schools, students and staff, and families.  These Cluster Coordinators look out for SV, MLK, RCMS, Neelsville, Waters Landing, McAuliffe, Sally K Ride, and Lake Seneca.  If any of our schools are in need of something, the coordinators make the request known and have county level assistance.  They also have access to fellow coordinators who have lots of resources to help. The county work group helps schools with curriculum, student safety, school security, special education, technology, esol programming, lgbtq inclusion, building maintenance, highly able learners, athletic fields, arts contest, and celebrating parents and school staff with awards.

 

Right now we have 1 parent as a coordinator whose term is ending. Mentorship and training is provided. The county work group is very strong, organized, and helpful.

We have 3 open spots for parents to join!  Cluster Coordinators can come from any school - parents from all levels, elementary/middle/high are all eligible! Multiple coordinators can share tasks and you won't be overloaded.

 

Are you interested in advocating for our schools at the county level?

Are you interested in representing our half of Germantown in reference to educational interests and needs? 

Are you interested in overall upgrades that impact all the students?

 

This is a great time to join this work group!  Want in?  Have additional questions?  

Please contact Melissa Regan at sv@mccpta.org

Join the PTSA....

Click on the link to join, and help us shape your child's future!

 

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