MWMS Newsletter, May 11, 2018

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 5:54pm

From the Principal’s Desk

MayFest is next Saturday, May 19! MayFest is an outdoor (weather permitting) music festival that brings the community together through music.  Please join us at MWMS from 12:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - rain or shine - for a great day of music (schedule below), carnival style foods (hotdogs, popcorn, snow cones, nachos, etc.) and fun!  Be sure to mark your calendars and join us for this not-to-be-missed Mayfield tradition!

MWMS Concert Band

12:00 p.m.

MWMS Choir

12:20 p.m.

LRHS Strings

12:50 p.m.

MWMS 6th Grade Strings

1:10 p.m.

LRHS Marching Band

1:30 p.m.

DRES Choir

1:50 p.m.

LRHS Percussion Ensemble

2:10 p.m.

LRHS Jazz Choir

2:30 p.m.

MWMS 7/8 Strings

2:50 p.m.

LRHS Jazz Madrigals

3:10 p.m.

MWMS Symphonic Band

3:30 p.m.

Donations Needed!  Click the link below if you are able to donate items for MayFest.  Donations can be dropped off by Thursday, May 17 to the front office.  Please be sure to mark donations with "MayFest".

Volunteers Needed! Click the link below if you are able to donate time during MayFest. Please consider volunteering some time on Saturday, May 19 while enjoying the sound of music playing.  We have a variety of places and times slots available.  We could really use your help to make this event a great success! We appreciate anything you can provide.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Oberuch at


Thank you for our delightful “Garden Party”!

This past week was “Staff Appreciation Week” and on behalf of every staff member at Mayfield Woods, I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.  Our faculty lounge was transformed into a beautiful, tranquil garden, and each day we were spoiled with treats - ending in a delicious luncheon on Friday.  We felt very special and appreciated, and also very lucky to be part of such an amazing community. Thank you to everyone who acknowledged our staff, donated time & treats, and helped us feel valued. A special thank you to Kobey DeVale for organizing the entire week!


ELA PARCC testing has been completed and we are moving onto the math portion of PARCC.

Click here for more information.


Our first annual 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 7, from 9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Long Reach High School.  Permission slips will be sent home with progress reports on May 17. Tickets and a program will be sent home with your student on Tuesday, June 5.   The promotion is a field trip for your child. Click here for more information about the cost for the field trip, the 2 ticket limit, and other information.  Be sure to visit often for updates about this exciting event! 


Carnival at the Woods is coming soon!  On June 14, we will host our final incentive day of the year, our "2nd Annual Carnival at the Woods".  Last year's carnival was a huge success and we want to make this one even better!   We're planning an afternoon filled with games and fun - it's sure to be a great day! 

What's the catch?  We need your help! Can you help us reward the students for a great school year?!

Please visit the link below to sign up for donations - we're looking for the gift of time and/or supplies



Will your child be in 7th grade next year?  As a reminder, effective the first day of school 2018-2019, 1 dose of Tdap vaccine and 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine are required by the state of Maryland for all students entering Grade 7.  If we DO NOT receive proof of immunization, your child will be excluded from school.  Paperwork was sent home (to parents whose children need immunizations), regarding our immunization clinic here at Mayfield on May 29. Click here for more information.


Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see you next week at MayFest!



Melissa Shindel




Citizens of the Month!

On May 4th we recognized 8 outstanding students as April’s Citizens of the Month! Each month teachers from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, along with teachers from related arts choose two students to be “Citizens of the Month”.  This honor is awarded to students who demonstrate exemplary achievement, attitude, attendance, and BARK attributes:  Be Safe, Act Responsibly, Respect Self and Others, and Keep Focused.  Congratulations to the April selections for Citizens of the Month!!

  • 6th grade:
    • Makenna Dean
    • Omitted


  • 7th grade
    •  Christopher Lopez
    •  Jadyn Simms


  • 8th grade
    •  Austin Elkis
    •  Sophia Simpson


  • Related Arts
    • Nandini Bhattaram
    • Sadie Martin


*Some names have been omitted due to being on the “no name/no photo” list.



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. 


From the Cafeteria:

PLEASE NOTE:  As of the first week of May students will no longer be allowed to get a lunch unless there is adequate money in their lunch account.  Lunch accounts will not be allowed to go into a negative status.  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:

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. 





Stay Connected

Main Office: 410-313-5022
Fax: 410-313-5029
Guidance: 410-313-5025
Health Room:  410-313-5022
Twitter:  @hcpss_mwms
Principal's Instagram: principal_shindel
PTA's Facebook Page:  Search “MWMS PTA”



Save the Dates

  • 5/11-5/15:       6th Grade PARCC Testing (Math)
  • 5/16:               Book Talks
  • 5/16:               7th Grade PARCC Testing (Math)
  • 5/17:               Book Talks
  • 5/17:               Interim Progress Reports
  • 5/17 & 5/21:   7th Grade PARCC Testing (Math)
  • 5/18:               Inclement Day Make-up – 3 Hour Early Dismissal
  • 5/18:               “Reading with my Peeps”
  • 5/19:               Mayfest, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • 5/22:               5th Grade Students Visit Mayfield Woods
  • 5/22:               MWMS Chorus Concert with LRHS
  • 5/23-5/25:       8th Grade PARCC Testing (Math)
  • 5/25:               7th Grade Field Trip to Medieval Times
  • 5/28:                Memorial Day – Schools & Offices Closed
  • 5/29:                8th Grade Field Trip to Ft. McHenry
  • 5/30:                Monster Mash – MWMS & BSES Kindergartners
  • 5/30:                Outdoor Band Concert
  • 5/30:                Jersey Mike's & Kona Ice Restaurant Night
  • 5/31:                Music Booster's Meeting, 7:00 PM
  • 6/1:                  Field Trip – GT Expo
  • 6/4:                  Restaurant Night at Chick fil-A, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 6/5:                  8th Grade Music Awards – 
  • 6/6:                  8th Grade Students Visit High Schools
  • 6/6:                  Summer School Parent Orientation – Cafeteria, 6:30 PM       
  • 6/6:                  PTA Meeting
  • 6/7:                  8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • 6/8:                  8th Grade Dance Celebration
  • 6/11:                 Incentive Day #4     
  • 6/12-14:           Revision:  School in Session for Full Day
  • 6/14:                 Incentive Day #4
  • 6/15-19:           Revision:  School Dismisses 3 Hours Early
  • 6/18 & 6/19:     Book Talks
  • 6/19:                Last Day for Students





PTA News


Our Next Meeting: 6/6/18, 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:




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?  Join us at the 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 23, 2018.

Harbor Property

Please see the attached letter concerning the subdivision of the property located at 6205 Waterloo Road.  The meeting will take place on May 16, 2018.

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:

Mtg Change - Yiu Property.pdf 

Plat Plan.pdf 

Harbor Property Subdivision.pdf 






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