MWMS Newsletter, April 13, 2018

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 11:03am

From the Principal’s Desk


I know it was a short one, but I hope you had a wonderful spring break!


Please mark these dates on your calendar - PARCC starts on April 30.  The 2018 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) assessments will be administered from April 30 – May 25, 2018.  Students will test in both English Language Arts (ELA) and math.  It is essential that all students come to school on-time on testing days, and we ask that you not schedule appointments or early dismissals on those days as well.  For more information, including your child’s PARCC test dates, click here for more information.


The “Student Member of the Board” (SMOB) election will be next Wednesday, April 18. Click here for more information about the HCPSS SMOB and this year’s candidates.


Cultural Arts Assembly!  Our next cultural arts assembly will be on April 26, 2018.  Students will enjoy a performance by Karim Nagy.  Click here for a preview of what your students will enjoy.


“Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” is also on April 26, 2018.  If you choose to have your child participate, please complete this form so that the day will be counted as a field trip, which is an “excused” absence.  Click here for more information.  While we appreciate the value in this day, your children will miss our cultural arts assembly if they are not in school.


MWMS Appreciates Our Volunteers!  The staff at MWMS wants to express our heartfelt appreciation for the countless parents, guardians and community members who have supported our students and staff through the extension of your time, energy, donations and dedication. You are the reason MWMS is a great place to teach and learn. Thanks for all you do!


Way to go performing arts students!  Over the past couple of weeks our band, orchestra and chorus students have participated in assessments and adjudications where they were scored and given feedback on their playing, performance and ability to sight-read music.  Our kids represented the Mayfield community well and I am so proud of them. Thank-you to Mr. Hunter, Mr. Hoffmaster and Mr. Morris for encouraging and teaching our kids.  Way to go!


Finally, don’t forget that Monday, April 23 is restaurant night at Eggpectations!  Please come out between 4:00 -10:00 PM and help support our PTA.   Money raised will go toward the 2nd Annual "Carnival at the Woods"!  Click here for more information. 


Have a wonderful weekend!


Melissa Shindel







School News



Attention 6th grade families! 


Do you know that your child must have certain immunizations before the first day of school, of the 2018-19 school year?  Click here for more information. 


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:



Stay Connected

Main Office: 410-313-5022

Fax:  410-313-5029                                                                                                           

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Health Room:  410-313-5022

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Save the Dates 


4/16-20          Collections for the 8th Grade Field Trip

4/17               Spring Play Rehearsal

4/17                Spring Pictures

4/18                SMOB Elections

4/18-20          Play Tickets on Sale during Lunches

4/18              Chamber Choir Field Trip to NYC

4/19 & 20      Spring Play, 7:00 PM – “The Seuss Odyssey”

4/19                Krispy Kreme Donut Sale Pick-up

4/20                Incentive Day #3

4/23                Report Cards Issued

4/23                PTA Restaurant Night at Eggspectations in E.C, 4:00-10:00 PM

4/25                Career Day for 7th Grade:  12:00 PM – 2:45 PM

4/26                Environmental Film Festival

4/26                Cultural Arts Assemblies – Karim Nagy

4/26                Bring Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

4/27                Music in the Park Field Trip – Hershey Park

4/30-5/2         6th Grade PARCC Testing (ELA)

5/3-5/7           7th Grade PARCC Testing (ELA)

5/8 & 5/10      8th Grade PARCC Testing (ELA)

5/9                  PTA Meeting , 7:00 PM, Media                            



PTA News

The next meeting is:  5/9/18 at 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:




Community News


Howard County Parents for School Music is soliciting nominations for its annual Music Educator of the Year Award.  This is a huge honor for our music Educators as they must be recommended by an administrator, colleagues, parents and students.  If you know of a worthy music educator at your school, please help them be recognized for their efforts by ensuring their nomination.  You will find more information at the link to the award below or contact Jen Larsson at


Looking for Summer Leadership and Service Opportunities for Middle and High School Students? Want to provide student feedback on HCPSS policies?
All students welcome Wednesday 4/11 7:00-8:30 PM at the Homewood Center 10914 MD 108 Columbia, 21042


Monthly HCASC Meetings where middle and high school students come together to

-Share the Student Voice on HCPSS Policy and Community Issues

-Gain Leadership Skills

-Practice Community Service

-Work with student leaders from across HCPSS

For more information please contact or visit


Yiu Property

Please see the attached letter and plat plan concerning a pre-submission meeting for the Yiu property on Old Montgomery Road.  The meeting will take place on May 3, 2018.


Suprun Property

A new pre-submission community meeting for the SUPRUN PROPERTY – infill development, is scheduled for April 24, 2018, 6:00 PM at The Meeting Place, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD.  The meeting is to provide information about the subdivision and to answer questions. 

Please note a change of date:  Old date:  3/20 NEW DATE:  4/24


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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