MWMS Newsletter, 1/19/18

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:05am

January 19, 2017


From the Principal’s Desk

Memory Books are on-sale now! It’s time to order the 2017-2018 yearbook!  Order forms were sent home with students but you can begin ordering now online. Yearbooks are $22.00 and must be pre-ordered (for distribution at the end of the year).  If you prefer to pay by cash or check, orders will be accepted in school next week only, from January 22 – January 26.  For more information, click here.


Congratulations to our students! 

  • Kaiya Jones won 3rd place in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. essay contest sponsored by the Howard County MLK Holiday Commission.  She was honored on Sunday at the Howard County Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration 2018. Great job Kaiya! 


  • Isaiah Spriggs, Anusha Pandey, and Sahara Ukaegbu were selected to represent Mayfield Woods at the first HCPSS Student Leadership Convention.  On February 21, they will join students from every HCPSS middle and high school in order to select the final two candidates who will run for the Student Member of the Board of Education.  Way to go Isaiah, Anusha and Sahara!


The Geography Bee has been rescheduled to Monday, January 22.


Attention 8th Grade Parents:  Looking for more information about high school scheduling and orientations?  Click here to visit our website, where we have put together resources designed to help you and your child during the transition to high school.    If your child is part of the JumpStart program and will be attending River Hill HS or Oakland Mills HS next year, there are resources for you, too.   We will continue to update the website with JumpStart resources as we receive them. 


Registration for 2018 HCPSS Summer Programs will begin February 1. Click here for HCPSS Comprehensive Summer School information, including the registration link, the Summer School Catalog, all of the required forms and information about the Gifted and Talented & MESA Programs in Summer School.


Our Winter PBIS Incentive Day is on February 2nd and we need your help!

During our Winter Incentive Day, students get to watch a movie with their friends. We would like to have some small movie theater treats for them to enjoy while watching the movie.  Can you help donate snacks for our incentive day?  If so, click here for more information.  Thank you to the families who have already signed up – we appreciate everyone’s support in making this a great day for our kids!


Cold Weather Reminder: Please encourage your child to dress appropriately on these cold winter days.  In accordance with HCPSS guidelines, children will go outside for PE and recess unless there is precipitation or the outside temperature combined with the wind chill drops below 20 degrees.  Click here for more information.


Interested in Having Your Child Considered for a GT Class for the 2018-19 School Year? The deadline is quickly approaching on February 12.  Click here for more information.


If your child is absent from school for an excused reason, we have some guidelines and tips for making up missed workClick here for more information.


Have a wonderful weekend! 



Melissa Shindel




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Save the Dates         

01/19              HCPSS Honor Band Rehearsal, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

01/22              Geography Bee

01/22              Collections for Memory Book Sales – Through 01/26/18

01/25              Talent Show Dress Rehearsal, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

01/26              End of Marking Period – All Schools Close 3 Hours Early

01/26              Last Day to Purchase a Memory Book

02/01              Code Slam Field Trip

02/01              Talent Show

02/02              Incentive Day #2

02/05              Report Cards Issued

02/07              PTA Meeting, Media, 7:00 PM

02/07              Dance Tickets on Sale During Lunches

02/08              HCPSS 6th Grade Honors Chorus Performance

02/08              Snow Date – Code Slam Field Trip

02/08              Auditions for Spring Play

02/08              Dance Tickets on Sale During Lunches

02/09              MWMS National History Day Presentations

02/09              Dance Tickets on Sale During Lunches

02/09              Spring Dance, 7:00 – 9:00 PM

02/13              Spring Play Rehearsal

02/15              Spring Play Rehearsal


PTA News

The next meeting is:  2/7/18, 7:00 PM, Media Center     



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 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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