MWMS Newsletter, 10/20/17

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 1:31pm

MWMS Newsletter                               


October 20, 2017


From the Principal’s Desk


Thank you to the 50+ parent volunteers we had at our fall dance and the 20+ parent volunteers who chaperoned 3 days and 2 nights at North Bay for outdoor ed.    We are so grateful to be part of such a giving community – thank you!!!!


Is Your Child taking Algebra, Geometry, Spanish (8th grade) or French (8th grade)?

Middle school students enrolled in high school level courses (Algebra, Geometry, Spanish 8 or French 8) who withdraw after the HCPSS published withdraw day, October 24, 2017, will receive a “W” on their high school transcript. Click here for more information. 


Meet & Greets

Save the Date! Once again this year, on Wednesday, November 15, Mayfield Woods will host our third annual “Meet and Greetsprior to conference week, during American Education WeekClick here for more information about our “Meet and Greets”, including a description of the program and specific times for these events.


Parent Teacher Conferences Will Be Here Before We Know It!

It’s almost time to schedule fall parent teacher conferences!  Click here for more information, including conference dates, timelines and conference times.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay: Student Contest 2017-18

The Howard County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission will host the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on January 14, 2018 at Reservoir High School.  A highlight of the celebration is the presentation of awards to or HCPSS middle and high school students' essay contest winners. Click here to learn more about this event and the student essay contest.


Is Your Child Interested in a Leadership Opportunity?

Is your child passionate about student leadership? Is your child someone who wants to voice his/her opinions and make a difference? Does your child want to be a part of making history? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your child is the right person to step up for the Student Delegate leadership opportunity.  Want to know more and how to apply?  Click here!


Red Ribbon Week, Assembly and Program on October 23

This Monday, October 23, Mayfield Woods will host programs throughout the day celebrating Red Ribbon Week.     To learn more about what we have planned, or if you would like your child to opt out of the planned activities, click here for more information.


#onemayfield Days

Yesterday we hosted our first ever #onemayfield day with the 7th grade. If you have not talked to your child about this, please be sure to do so today; it was a wonderful event.  In the next few weeks we will host 2 more #onemayfield days for our 6th and 8th grade students.  Click here to learn more about the #onemayfield days, including our vision, goals, and the dates of the #onemayfield days.


Have a great weekend!


Melissa Shindel



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Save the Dates 

10/20              Professional Work Day – Schools Closed for Students

10/20              Marching Band Night, LRHS

10/23              Red Ribbon Assemblies for Grades 7 & 8

10/23              Deadline for Fall Spirit Wear

10/23              Collections for 7th Grade Field Trip to Aquarium (through 10/27)

10/24              Hispanic Family Night

10/24              Play Rehearsal

10/25              8th Grade NHD Thesis Defense

10/25              HCPSS GT Chorus Rehearsal – BMMS

10/26              Symphonic Band & Chorus Concert, 7:00 PM, MWMS

10/26              Play Rehearsal

10/27              Flu Clinic

11/1                HCPSS GT Band & Honors Band Auditions

11/2                #onemayfield event

11/2                Play Rehearsal

11/3                HCPSS GT Chorus  - Conductor Rehearsal (BMMS)

11/4                HCPSS GT Chorus – Conductor Rehearsal (GHS)

11/5                HCPSS GT Chorus Concert (GHS)

11/7                Play Rehearsal

11/7                Hearing & Vision Re-Screening

11/7                Parent Night for Canvas Help

11/8                PTA Meeting, 7:00 PM, Media Center

11/9                8th Grade Field Trip to DC

11/9                Play Rehearsal

11/10              End of Marking Period – Schools Close 3 Hours Early

11/10              Play Dress Rehearsal

11/11              Maryland Junior All State Chorus - Auditions

11/13              Book Fair – Through 11/17

11/13              American Education Week – Through 11/17

11/13              MWMS Clubs

11/14              Play Rehearsal

11/15              3rd Annual “Meet and Greet”

11/16              Fall Musical – “The Sound of Music”, 7:00 PM

11/16              Book Talks (Rm. 214 or 210)

11/17              Fall Musical – “The Sound of Music”, 7:00 PM

11/17              Incentive Day

11/17              Book Talks (Rm. 214 or 210)

11/17              Picture Make-ups

11/17              Report Cards





PTA News

The next meeting is:  11/8/17






The website includes:

•  On-going access to up-to-date MWMS and MWMS PTA news

•  Links for joining the PTA and volunteering in and out of school

•  Calendars of MWMS, MWMS PTA and MWMS Music events

•  Spirit Gear purchase info

•  MWMS Music Boosters Page

•  MWMS Teacher/Staff Gift Guide

•  And more …


We hope the new site will be a great resource for MWMS Families. Please take time to explore the site and bookmark us on your computers and smart devices today!


Our address is:



School News



A Message from the Health Room

The flu clinic has been rescheduled to October 27, 2017.


Thank you,
Tracy Jerome, RN
Cluster Nurse
Bryant Woods Elementary School
Mayfield Woods Middle School


A Message from the Cafeteria


Please be aware that the cafeteria is not able to break large bills and provide change for field trips, dances, or other events.  However, large bills are accepted for lunch accounts.


Please check your child’s lunch account and make sure there is an adequate balance to cover lunch purchases.  Account balances can be viewed at:



Community News


A new community news and programs webpage is now available!!  This page contains brief announcements of upcoming events and announcements from community organizations.  Please visit the HCPSS website for details about upcoming events or visit:




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