Mr. Liburd's Weekly Principal's Message

Weekly Message- February 5, 2023

 

Good evening MVMS families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with our weekly message. 

 

Please see below for some important information and updates for the week of February 6th. 



Parent Academy Workshops

 

Check out the list of Parent Academy Workshops offered by MCPS to all parents. These are fantastic workshops for parents and we think you will find them to be a valuable resource.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OuzdCFCQ4p9fU1Re5qfBuLl4N75Z8qhm/view?usp=sharing



Give Kids a Smile Event

It is Wisteria Dental Care’s annual Give Kids a Smile Event!

Free dental care for kids 0 - 18 years old!!

Sponsored by Wisteria Dental Care.

Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 9am - 5pm.

See attachment for details.

 

COVID-19 Test Kits

 

Parents, we have received a new batch of COVID-19 test kits.  If you need test kits at home, please come to the school during school hours to pick up one or two test kits.

 

Thank you.

 

Weekly Message-  January 29, 2023

 

Good evening MVMS families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with our weekly message. 

 

Please see below for some important information and updates for the week of January 30th. 



Beginning of Marking Period 3

 

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Marking Period 3 and the second semester of this school year!  Our teachers and staff will be re-setting expectations for the students so the next 18 weeks of school will be successful and productive.

 

Parent Academy Workshops

 

Check out the list of Parent Academy Workshops offered by MCPS to all parents. These are fantastic workshops for parents and we think you will find them to be a valuable resource.

 

https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/parentacademy/workshops.aspx

 

Job Fair/Talent Recruitment

The Watkins Mill cluster principals are hosting a talent recruitment session to promote the great things happening in our cluster.  Our goal is to attract strong educators who are excited to work with our students.  As the hiring season approaches, we want to fill the vacancies in our cluster with the best candidates.  

Please share the attached flyer with friends and colleagues in and outside of MCPS. Throughout the Watkins Mill cluster schools, there will be openings for teacher positions (elementary, middle, and high school), support staff, and administration.  Interested educators can RSVP at https://bit.ly/WMtalent 

For your awareness, the schools listed below are part of the Watkins Mill Cluster Schools:

Watkins Mill HS
Montgomery Village MS
Neelsville MS
South Lake ES
Stedwick ES
Whetstone ES
Watkins Mill ES

 

COVID-19 Test Kits

 

Parents, we have received a new batch of COVID-19 test kits.  If you need test kits at home, please come to the school during school hours to pick up one or two test kits.

 

Thank you.

 

Weekly Message-  January 22, 2023

 

Good evening MVMS families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with our weekly message. 

 

Please see below for some important information and updates for the week of January 23rd. 



End of Marking Period 2

 

The last school day of Marking Period 2 is Thursday, January 26, 2023.  There is NO SCHOOL for students on Friday, January 27, 2023 as teachers will be preparing to finalize grades for report cards.

 

Job Fair/Talent Recruitment

The Watkins Mill cluster principals are hosting a talent recruitment session to promote the great things happening in our cluster.  Our goal is to attract strong educators who are excited to work with our students.  As the hiring season approaches, we want to fill the vacancies in our cluster with the best candidates.  

Please share the attached flyer with friends and colleagues in and outside of MCPS. Throughout the Watkins Mill cluster schools, there will be openings for teacher positions (elementary, middle, and high school), support staff, and administration.  Interested educators can RSVP at https://bit.ly/WMtalent 

For your awareness, the schools listed below are part of the Watkins Mill Cluster Schools:

Watkins Mill HS
Montgomery Village MS
Neelsville MS
South Lake ES
Stedwick ES
Whetstone ES
Watkins Mill ES

 

Family Forum on Fentanyl

 

Panelists will share important information for families on the dangers and prevalence of fentanyl,

prevention tools, protective factors for students and resources for treatment when needed.

This is a family discussion about what you need to know about this deadly drug, including Narcan

training and the distribution of Narcan kits to help reverse an overdose. The Community Opioid

Prevention & Education (C.O.P.E.) trailer (a mock teen bedroom) will be available for tours to

learn signs of substance use.  Please see the FLYER for more details and information.

 

COVID-19 Test Kits

 

Parents, we have received a new batch of COVID-19 test kits.  If you need test kits at home, please come to the school during school hours to pick up one or two test kits.

 

Thank you.

 

Weekly Message-  January 15, 2023

 

Good evening MVMS families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with our weekly message. 

 

Please see below for some important information and updates for the week of January 16th. 

 

No School tomorrow

Monday, January 16, 2023 MCPS schools are closed to celebrate MLK, Jr. Day. We look forward to seeing your students on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.

8th Grade Student Articulation

Hello Families of 8th grade students!

8th grade Articulation is Tuesday January the 17th during 1st period.  Watkins Mill High School counselors will come to MVMS and help the 8th graders register for their classes for next school year.  This is only for the students.   Posters will be up letting the students know which classroom they need to be in for registration.    

 

Family Forum on Fentanyl

 

Panelists will share important information for families on the dangers and prevalence of fentanyl,

prevention tools, and protective factors for students and resources for treatment when needed.

This is a family discussion about what you need to know about this deadly drug, including Narcan

training and distribution of Narcan kits to help reverse an overdose. The Community Opioid

Prevention & Education (C.O.P.E.) trailer (a mock teen bedroom) will be available for tours to

learn signs of substance use.  Please see the FLYER for more details and information.



COVID-19 Test Kits

 

Parents, we have received a new batch of COVID-19 test kits.  If you need test kits at home, please come to the school during school hours to pick up one or two test kits.

 

Thank you.




 

 

Weekly Message-  January 8, 2023

 

Good evening MVMS families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with our weekly message. 

 

Please see below for some important information and updates for the week of January 9th. 



8th Grade Parent Night

Hello Families of 8th grade students!

If your 8th grade student will be attending Watkins Mill High School (WMHS) next year, please join WMHS for their 8th grade parent night on Wednesday January 11th at 6:00 pm. They will talk about all things high school to prepare you for next year. Sessions will be available in both English and Spanish. We can’t wait to meet you!

Family Market Day

Watkins Mill Elementary will be having a Family Market Day on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm.  There will be a variety of items available, including Fresh Produce, Non-Perishable Items, and Covid-19 tests.

Bring your own bags or boxes. All items are First Come, First Served. 

Please see FLYER for more details.

 

Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) for Spring Semester

 

The Spring Semester of EBB will be held from January 30, 2023 - May 18, 2023.  Registration is OPEN from January 3, 2023 until January 18, 2023!

 

Registration forms will be available in the main office.

 

See the attached registration form for more details.

 

COVID-19 Test Kits

 

Parents, we have received a new batch of COVID-19 test kits.  If you need test kits at home, please come to the school during school hours to pick up one or two test kits.

 

Weekly Message- December 11, 2022

 

Good evening MVMS families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with our weekly message. 

 

Please see below for some important information and updates for the week of December 12th 



MVMS Parent Council

Attention Village parents and caregivers! TOMORROW, Monday, December 12th, from 6-7:30 we will hold our Parent Council meeting. We will be meeting in person in our media center and virtually on Zoom. ZOOM LINK. (Password: MVMS)  We will also provide childcare and a light dinner for those attending in person. 

 

If you haven't done so already, we have a brief survey, linked HERE, to help us identify specific topics that parents would like to discuss. We look forward to meeting with you and helping us strengthen our Village!


Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts for our school basketball team start THIS WEEK!

 

Tryouts for the boys will be December 6th, 8th and 13th.

Tryouts for the girls will be December 14th, 15th and 20th.

 

 Practices will be from 3:00-4:30 on these days  in our school gymnasium. In order to try out students must be in 7th or 8th grade registered online through ParentVue have a valid physical and be academically eligible based on the most recent report card 2.0 or better GPA.

 

Questions, please feel free to contact the following people

 

Girls' basketball coach- Mr. Goff at jordan_goff@mcpsmd.org

boys' basketball coach- Mr. Gillen at michael_gillen@mcpsmd.org

Athletics Coordinator- Ms. Williams at lashellbernique_c_williams@mcpsmd.org

 

 

Weekly Message- December 4, 2022

 

Good evening MVMS families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with our weekly message. 

 

Please see below for some important information and updates for the week of December 5th 



MVMS Parent Council

Attention Village parents and caregivers! TOMORROW, Monday, December 5th, from 6-7:30 we will hold our Parent Council meeting. We will be meeting in person in our media center and virtually on Zoom. ZOOM LINK. (Password: MVMS)  We will also provide childcare and a light dinner for those attending in person. 

 

If you haven't done so already, we have a brief survey, linked HERE, to help us identify specific topics that parents would like to discuss. We look forward to meeting with you and helping us strengthen our Village!


Basketball Tryouts

Tryouts for our school basketball team start THIS WEEK!

 

Tryouts for the boys will be December 6th, 8th and 13th.

Tryouts for the girls will be December 14th, 15th and 20th.

 

 Practices will be from 3:00-4:30 on these days  in our school gymnasium. In order to try out students must be in 7th or 8th grade registered online through ParentVue have a valid physical and be academically eligible based on the most recent report card 2.0 or better GPA.

 

Questions, please feel free to contact the following people

 

Girls' basketball coach- Mr. Goff at jordan_goff@mcpsmd.org

boys' basketball coach- Mr. Gillen at michael_gillen@mcpsmd.org

Athletics Coordinator- Ms. Williams at lashellbernique_c_williams@mcpsmd.org

 

SGA Winter Wonderland Dance

The MVMS Student Government Association is excited to host our first dance of the year! The Winter Wonderland dance will take place this Friday, December 9th, 2022 from 3:15-5:15. Students will be bringing home a permission slip. If they have a way to get home and would like to attend, please fill out the permission slip and return it along with $2 for the dance ticket.

Weekly Message- November 20, 2022

 

Good evening MVMS families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with our weekly message. 

 

Please see below for some important information and updates for the week of November 21st. 



MVMS Parent Council

 

Our Parent Council meeting is scheduled for  Monday, December 5th. The purpose of this meeting is to deepen the connection between our school, our students’ families, and the entire MVMS community. As I’ve shared in previous messages, gathering feedback from our parents, families and caregivers is extremely important to us. In order to gather this feedback, we ask that families use the survey linked HERE, to help us identify specific topics that parents would like to discuss. Please take a few moments to share your thoughts and we will be sure to include them on our agenda on December 5th. We look forward to meeting with you and helping us strengthen our Village!


Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

Monday, November 21, 2022 - 1:30 PM - 6:00 PM

 

Please stop by for a parent/teacher conference on Monday, November 21. No appointment is necessary. Teachers are available for 7-10 minute conference sessions in the gymnasium and cafeteria. This is a great opportunity for you to hear updates on your child’s progress at Montgomery Village Middle School. You can visit with a specific teacher or all of your child’s teachers. If you are unable to attend parent conferences, you may contact your child’s individual teacher(s) or counselor to set up a conference.

 

Your MVMS child is encouraged to attend conferences with you.

 

Childcare is available for children in 3 - 5th grade in the staff lounge.

 

Click HERE to see the official flyer in both English and Spanish, and for staff locations during the conferences.

 

We look forward to seeing you on Monday afternoon!

 

MVMS Fall Book Fair November 17 - 30

Get Ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. AND—as always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school.  

Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from November 17th through 30th in the media center.  The book fair will also be open in the evening on November 21st, during Parent Conferences.  You can shop the book fair even if you do not attend conferences.

This year, say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account.  Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases.  See the attached flyer about eWallet.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/mvms1

The countdown to more Bookjoy is on! Catch you at the Fair!  Click Here for the eWallet Flyer in English AND Español

 

Basketball Tryouts

 

Try outs for our school basketball team will be held soon. 

Tryouts for the boys will be December 6th, 8th and 13th.

Tryouts for the girls will be December 14th, 15th and 20th.

 

 Practices will be from 3:00-4:30 on these days  in our school gymnasium. In order to try out students must be in 7th or 8th grade registered online through ParentVue have a valid physical and be academically eligible based on the most recent report card 2.0 or better GPA.

 

Questions, please feel free to contact the following people

 

Girls' basketball coach- Mr. Goff at jordan_goff@mcpsmd.org

boys' basketball coach- Mr. Gillen at michael_gillen@mcpsmd.org

Athletics Coordinator- Ms. Williams at lashellbernique_c_williams@mcpsmd.org

 

 

Weekly Message- November 13, 2022

 

Good evening MVMS families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with our weekly message. 

 

Please see below for some important information and updates for the week of November 14th. 



MVMS Parent Council

 

Attention Mustang families! Due to a scheduling conflict, we are going to need to change the date of our Parent Council Meeting from the original date of November 14th to Monday, December 5th. The purpose of this meeting is to deepen the connection between our school, our students’ families, and the entire MVMS community. As I’ve shared in previous messages, gathering feedback from our parents, families and caregivers is extremely important to us. In order to gather this feedback, we ask that families use the survey linked HERE, to help us identify specific topics that parents would like to discuss. Please take a few moments to share your thoughts and we will be sure to include them on our agenda on December 5th. We look forward to meeting with you and helping us strengthen our Village!

 

Student Report Cards

 

Student MP1 report cards will be posted to ParentVUE on November 14, 2022.  Students will also be given a paper copy of their report card to bring home on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. 


Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

MVMS will be holding their Parent-Teacher Conferences on Monday, November 21, 2022 from 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm.  The conferences will be held in an open house, “arena” format, so no appointments are necessary.

 

More detailed information will be sent during the week.

 

MVMS Fall Book Fair November 17 - 30

Get Ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. AND—as always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school.  

Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from November 17th through 30th in the media center.  The book fair will also be open in the evening on November 21st, during Parent Conferences.  You can shop the book fair even if you do not attend conferences.

This year, say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account.  Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases.  See the attached flyer about eWallet.

If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping:

https://www.scholastic.com/bf/mvms1

The countdown to more Bookjoy is on! Catch you at the Fair!  Click Here for the eWallet Flyer in English AND Español

 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

 

MVMS will be holding their Parent-Teacher Conferences on Monday, NOvember 21, 2022 from 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm.  The conferences will be held in an open house, “arena” format, so no appointments are necessary.

 

More detailed information will be sent during the week.

 

Vision and Hearing Screenings

 

Vision and Hearing screenings were held at your child’s school on September 15, 16, and 19.

All children enrolled in Grade 8 were screened for hearing and vision problems if they were in school on the screening day(s).  

 

If your child did not pass the screening, you will have already received a referral letter, via US mail, with the notice of your child’s not passing and specific results of your child’s hearing and/or vision screening, as well as what to do with this information.

 

If you did not receive this referral form in the US Mail and your child was present on the screening day, then your child passed the screening.  

 

School based vision screenings may not detect every vision problem.  To learn more about possible vision problems and symptoms or health conditions that may require additional evaluation go to Montgomery County Government’s website at this link:  

https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS-Program/PHS/SchoolHealth/HearingVision.html

Contact your school’s nurse if you have questions about your child’s screening.

 

MCPS Parent Academy Workshops

MCPS is offering a Leader In Me workshops series for parents, “7 Healthy Habits of Highly Effective Families”.  This 2-part workshop series invites families to share in the experience of their students, and learn how to utilize these habits at home. Please click HERE for more information on how to register.

 

Teens Day Out

I'm very excited to share with you a wonderful opportunity for Montgomery village students. Our Teens Day Out programs is now live and accepting registrations. 

This is mainly a field trip base program for middle school students in the county who are in need for something exciting to do during non - school days. 

 Interested families are encouraged to sign up promptly, each activity has only 20 spots available, and they will fill up fast. Click HERE to view the form and get the link.

 All MCPS students can use coupon code "MCPSkid2022" to register for free

 

Weekly Message- November 6, 2022

 

Good evening MVMS families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with our weekly message. 

 

Please see below for some important information and updates for the week of November 7th. 

 

NO SCHOOL on November 7 and November 8, 2022

 

There is no school for students on either Monday, November 7, or Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  Monday, November 7 is a Professional Day for teachers to submit the final Marking Period 1 grades.  Tuesday, November 8 is Election Day and the schools are used as polling places. 

 

High School Special Programs - Application Deadline Extended

8th grade students and parents - Hopefully you heard the good news about the extended application deadline for high school special programs.  You can now apply to the Watkins Mill Regional IB program, along with many other excellent programs with one simple application, and the deadline has been moved to November 11, giving you an extra week to complete everything!  To help facilitate your application process,  We will be hosting a drop-in session through google meet on Wednesday, November 9 from 3-4:30 p.m.  If you have any questions about the application process or our program, please feel free to use this link to come chat:  Video call link: https://meet.google.com/xnn-gjsi-bxk Or dial: ‪(US) +1 727-324-6335 PIN: ‪560 117 735#

Teens Day Out

I'm very excited to share with you a wonderful opportunity for Montgomery village students. Our Teens Day Out programs is  now live and accepting registrations. 

This is mainly a field trip base program for middle school students in the county who are in need for something exciting to do during non - school days. 

 Interested families are encouraged to sign up promptly, each activity has only 20 spots available, and they will fill up fast. Click HERE to view the form and get the link.

 All MCPS students can use coupon code "MCPSkid2022" to register for free

 

MVMS Parent Council

 

Attention Mustang families! Due to a scheduling conflict, we are going to need to change the date of our Parent Council Meeting from the original date of November 14th to Monday, December 5th. The purpose of this meeting is to deepen the connection between our school, our students’ families, and the entire MVMS community. As I’ve shared in previous messages, gathering feedback from our parents, families and caregivers is extremely important to us. In order to gather this feedback, we ask that families use the survey linked HERE, to help us identify specific topics that parents would like to discuss. Please take a few moments to share your thoughts and we will be sure to include them on our agenda on December 5th. We look forward to meeting with you and helping us strengthen our Village!

 

Student Report Cards

 

Student MP1 report cards will be posted to ParentVUE on November 14, 2022.  Students will also be given a paper copy of their report card to bring home on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. 

 

 

Weekly Message- October 30, 2022

 

Good evening MVMS families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with our weekly message. 

 

Please see below for some important information and updates for the week of October 30th. 

 

Halloween - October 31, 2022

 

Tomorrow is Halloween.  We are aware that some students like to dress up in the spirit of the holiday.  Montgomery Village will allow costumes with some restrictions.  If your student wants to dress up for school, please be aware of the following restrictions:

  • NO Masks
  • NO Inappropriate graphics or content
  • NO Inflatables of any kind
  • NO Face paint
  • No Candy

 
Our utmost priority is the safety of our students and staff, and we appreciate you following our restricted costume policy if your student decides to dress up.

 

End of the First Marking Period

 

The 1st marking period of the 22-23 school year ends on Friday, November 4, 2022.  Please sign in to your Parent Vue account to check your student’s grades and outstanding assignments.  This coming week, they must complete outstanding assignments and submit them to their teachers..  Please encourage your student to review their grades and assignments so they are not waiting until the last day to turn in outstanding assignments.

 

NO SCHOOL on November 7 and November 8, 2022

 

There is no school for students on either Monday, November 7, or Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  Monday, November 7 is a Professional Day for teachers to submit the final Marking Period 1 grades.  Tuesday, November 8 is Election Day and the schools are used as polling places. 

 

MVMS Parent Council

 

Montgomery Village Middle School will be having a Parent Council meeting on November 14, 2022, at 6:30 pm in the Media Center.  This meeting will be between parents, administrators, and our Parent Community Coordinator, Ms. Patino.  We hope to gather feedback from stakeholders, identify opportunities for parents and the community to support MVMS, and spend time brainstorming ideas on how to build a stronger school and parent partnership.

 

 

Weekly Message- October 23, 2022

 

Good evening MVMS families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with our weekly message. 

 

Please see below for some important information and updates for the week of October 10th. 

 

No School on Monday, October 24, 2022

 

Monday, October 24, 2022 is a Professional Day for teachers. There is no school for students.  We look forward to welcoming our students back to school on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.



Holiday Giving Project of Montgomery County

 

Below you will find a link to the google form to register for The Holiday Giving Project of Montgomery County. This is assistance for low-income families referred by a network of social workers, school counselors, and other human service professionals. Holiday assistance is provided by local non-profits, faith-based organizations, and other service organizations. 

 

Please note these important dates:

Forms must be submitted by October 24th for Thanksgiving assistance

Forms must be submitted by November 9th for assistance with the December holidays

 

You may register for assistance with both on the same form. Please note that any forms submitted after the above dates will not guarantee assistance. Additionally, please only register your family through one school, even if your children attend multiple schools. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Ms. Montevilla, our school registrar, for assistance. You may call her at 240-740-6730

 

Click below to access the google form for Holiday Giving.  This link is for Montgomery Village Middle School families ONLY.  Please do not share this link.  If you share this link with a non-MVMS family, their entry will not be recorded.

www.tinyurl.com/MVMSHoliday2023



Moe’s Southwest Grill Fundraiser

 

Help support Montgomery Village Middle School by having a delicious meal at Moe's Southwest Grill in Montgomery Village on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.  MVMS will receive 15% of the proceeds of sales on that day between 11 am and 1 pm as well as 4 pm - 8 pm.  Go to Moe’s and tell them you are supporting MVMS.  No need to show this attached flyer.  If you place an online order, please put MVMS fundraiser in the Special Instructions area of the order.  



MVMS Parent Council

 

Montgomery Village Middle School will be having a Parent Council meeting on November 14, 2022 at 6:30 pm in the Media Center.  This meeting will be between parents, administrators, and our Parent Community Coordinator, Ms. Patino.  We hope to gather feedback from stakeholders, identify opportunities for parents and the community to support MVMS, and spend time brainstorming ideas on how to build a stronger school and parent partnership.

 

 

Weekly Message- October 9, 2022

Good evening MVMS families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with our weekly message. 

Please see below for some important information and updates for the week of October 10th. 

Parent Notifications

Parents, I have just a few notes for you as we prepare to start another week of school.

We are seeing an increase in the number of students attempting the “ONE-CHIP CHALLENGE”.  Students are purchasing chips from the store (more than $8 for one chip) that are coated with either Carolina Reaper Pepper seasoning or Scorpian Pepper seasoning and then they are challenging each other to eat the chip.  

This has made some students very ill, and disrupts their learning and the learning of their peers.  Please discuss this with your students and encourage them not to partake in this challenge. 

Additionally, many students are arriving to school late because they are stopping by Starbucks or Mcdonald's on their walk to school.  While there is nothing wrong with them getting something for breakfast, they are arriving well after the late bell has rung for classes.  Also, please discuss with your student the importance of remaining on the school campus for the entire school day.

We appreciate your assistance in our efforts to keep our students in school and safe.

Holiday Giving Project of Montgomery County

Below you will find a link to the google form to register for The Holiday Giving Project of Montgomery County. This is assistance for low-income families referred by a network of social workers, school counselors, and other human service professionals. Holiday assistance is provided by local non-profits, faith-based organizations, and other service organizations. 

Please note these important dates:

Forms must be submitted by October 19th for Thanksgiving assistance

Forms must be submitted by November 9th for assistance with the December holidays

 

You may register for assistance with both on the same form. Please note that any forms submitted after the above dates will not guarantee assistance. Additionally, please only register your family through one school, even if your children attend multiple schools. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to Ms. Montevilla, our school registrar, for assistance. You may call her at 240-740-6730

 

Click below to access the google form for Holiday Giving.  This link is for Montgomery Village Middle School families ONLY.  Please do not share this link.  If you share this link with a non-MVMS family, their entry will not be recorded.

www.tinyurl.com/MVMSHoliday2023

 

Weekly Message- October 2, 2022

Good evening MVMS families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with our weekly message. 

Please see below for some important information and updates for the week of October 3rd.. 

No School on Wednesday, October 5, 2022

There is no school on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 this week.  Please enjoy the mid-week  day off and come back ready to learn on Thursday, October 6, 2022.

Personal Body and Safety Lessons (PBSL)

Beginning Monday, 10/3, the counseling department will be delivering Personal Body Safety Lessons (PBSL) to all grade levels through PE/Health classes. These lessons cover signs of abuse and neglect, how to recognize if you or a friend is experiencing abuse or neglect, and how to talk to a trusted adult. This content can be uncomfortable and difficult for students to talk about. We will be allowing students to come talk to their counselor about these lessons if requested.  If you have any other questions, please feel feel free to reach out to your student’s counselor.

MVMS Parent Council Meeting

Please keep a look out for the upcoming date of our first Parent Council meeting.  Details will be forthcoming, but we plan to meet sometime in October.

 

Weekly Message- September 25, 2022

 

Good evening MVMS families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with our weekly message. 

 

Please see below for some important information and updates for the week of September 25th. 

 

No School tomorrow, Monday, September 26, 2022

There is no school tomorrow, Monday, September 16, 2022.  We look forward to seeing our students back in the building on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

 

School Picture Day

It is time to prepare our smiling faces for School Picture Day!  Picture Day is going to be on Tuesday, September 27th.  Your students were given brochures with purchase information last week.  Your student will need to bring it with them on September 27th when they take their pictures if you want to purchase their school pictures.

 

After-School Activities and Interscholastic Sports

Attention Mustang Families, our after-school activities and interscholastic sports begin this week. EBB begins on the 27th and our boys/girls softball teams and our cross-country team kick off the season this week, also.

 

As a reminder, this message can also be found on the MVMS website. Thank you, and have a great evening.

 

Weekly Message- September 18, 2022

Good evening MVMS families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with our weekly message. 

 

Please see below for some important information and updates for the week of September 18th. 

 

Parent Support Meeting

Attention Mustang families!

Did you know that you must re-apply to receive Free and Reduced Meals (FARMS)? Do you need help completing the application for your students?

On, Monday, September 19th, we will be having a Parent Support Meeting from 6:30pm - 8:00pm to assist parents with their FARMS form and their ParentVue accounts. See the FLYER HERE for information.  The first 300 families will receive a FREE Box of food! Please be sure to bring proof of income, student’s name/D.O.B, and SNAP account 

Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB)

It is time to start applying for our amazing after-school activities program Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB).  This program is run by the Montgomery County Recreation Department and is free of charge to all students and is held after school on Mondays - Thursdays.  This first session of EBB is set to begin on September 27, 2022, and runs through December 15, 2022.  Space is limited, so register early.

 

See the EBB brochure HERE for more information and online registration.  Paper copies will also be available at MVMS.

 

School Picture Day

It is time to prepare our smiling faces for School Picture Day!  Picture Day is going to be on Tuesday, September 27th.  Your students were given brochures with purchase information this past Thursday.  Be sure to ask your student for the brochure.  They will bring it with them on September 27th when they take their pictures.

 

Ledo Pizza Fundraiser

We invite you to Ledo's Pizza on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, from 4PM-9PM to help raise funds for Montgomery Village Middle School.  Please bring in this flyer, show it on your phone, order online and let the cashier know during pickup, or just mention you are there to support our MVMS fundraiser and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to our school.  Some MVMS staff will be there from 4:30-5:30, we would love for you to meet us there and engage.

What a delicious way for you to support MVMS and allow us to help our students!

 

PBSL Lessons

 

Between October 3 and October 14, 2022, our school counselor(s) and Health Education teachers will be presenting lessons on the topic of child abuse and neglect.  The lessons are known as Personal Body Safety Lessons.  Please see this letter that will explain more about these lessons.

 

 

Week of September 12, 2022

Good evening MVMS families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with our weekly message.  We had a short but action packed week, with our first Village Round-Ups, our Field Day dance party and the start of MAP testing.Please see below for some important information and updates for the week of the September 12th.Back-to-School Night & Resource Fair - Wednesday, September 14, 2022Back-to-School Night at Montgomery Village Middle School will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. We will start the evening with a Resource Fair at 6 pm.At 7:00 pm, we will begin our Back-to-School Night classroom rotations where you can see your child’s classrooms and meet their teachers!Please see this Back to School Night Flyer and we hope that you  join us for a fun and informative evening!Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB)It is time to start applying for our amazing after-school activities program Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB).  This program is run by the Montgomery County Recreation Department and is free of charge to all students and is held after school on Mondays - Thursdays.  This first session of EBB is set to begin on September 27, 2022, and runs through December 15, 2022.  Space is limited, so register early.See the EBB brochure HERE for more information and online registration.  Paper copies will also be available at MVMS.School Picture DayIt is time to prepare our smiling faces for School Picture Day!  Picture Day is going to be on Tuesday, September 27th.  We will be sending home brochures with purchase information late next week.  Be sure to ask your student for the brochure.Free Vaccine ClinicThe MVMS Health Room will be providing FREE vaccinations for any student still requiring the MCV-4 (Meningitis) vaccine or the Tdap Booster vaccine shot.  These shots are required for all 7th and 8th graders to be in school. The FREE VACCINE CLINIC will be held on Monday, September 12, 2022 from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Health Room.  If you have any questions, please call MVMS at 240-740-6720.Ledo Pizza FundraiserOn September 20 2022 from 4 pm - 9 pm, MVMS will be holding its first fundraiser of the year at the Montgomery Village location of Ledo Pizza.  Plan to eat Ledos for dinner that evening.  You can Dine-In, Carry-Out, and even Order Online.  Just mention MVMS, or bring/show this FLYER and MVMS will receive 20% of the proceeds. What a delicious way for you to support MVMS and allow us to help our students!Attention - 8th grade ParentsJoin MCPS for an online meeting about the various High School Programs available to rising 9th graders for the 23-24 School Year.Grade 8 High School Regional and Countywide Programs TimelineSeptember 21, 2022 - High School Preview Presentation - Live on MCPS website 

Hearing and Vision ScreeningIn accordance with Maryland State Law students in Montgomery County Public Schools are screened for possible vision and hearing problems.  Trained hearing and vision screeners will be screening students new to MCPS, students in Grade Eight, and students referred by teachers because of possible signs of hearing or vision problems.  The screeners will be at Montgomery Village Middle School on September 15, 16, and 19. Children who do not see clearly or are unable to hear what their teachers and classmates are saying have a harder time learning at school.  You will receive a referral form, via US mail, to take to your child’s doctor if your child fails the screening.  If your child is already under care for a hearing or vision problem, or you do not wish your child to be screened at school because of conflicts with your religious beliefs, please notify the school nurse in writing. If your child wears glasses or contacts they should wear them every day and bring them to the screening.

School-based vision screenings may not detect every vision problem.  To learn more about possible vision problems and symptoms or health conditions that may require additional evaluation go to Montgomery County Government’s website at this link:   https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/HHS-Program/PHS/SchoolHealth/HearingVision.html

Contact your school’s nurse if you have questions about your child’s screening.

 

Week of September 5, 2022

Good morning MVMS families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with our weekly message. We had a great first week back and are excited for the year ahead of us. I hope you and your family are having a safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend.

Please see below for updates and info:

Superintendent, Dr. Monifa McKnight’s Visit to the Village! 

This Wednesday, our Superintendent, Dr. McKnight visited our school as part of their first week of school tours.  The superintendent remarked how warm and welcoming our school is and loved how our teachers created a sense of community in their classrooms. We are very proud of our school and look forward to showing off why our Village is a great place to teach and learn!

 Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Families may apply for meal benefits by completing an Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals for the current school year. This year, students who qualify for reduced-price meals will not be charged that cost - meaning that reduced-price students will eat for free!

 Apply online NOW at MySchoolApps.com (Translations available) Click here for an English video tutorial.  

 Please click here to apply online.

 MySchoolBucks Online

MySchoolBucks is an optional service for parents to view recent purchases and make prepayments to their child’s account for any purchases with a credit/debit card. Please click one of these for a link to the flyer:

 MySchoolBucks ENGLISH Flyer

 Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB)

Enrollment for Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) is open! This program is free of charge to all students and is held after school on Mondays - Thursdays.  This first session of EBB is set to begin on September 27, 2022.  Space is limited, so register early.

See the EBB brochure HERE   Paper copies will also be available at MVMS.

Backpack Club

MV is working with a community partner to offer FREE weekend meal kits to families.

Before weekends or holiday vacations, your child will be discreetly provided with a bag filled with kid-friendly, nonperishable, vitamin-fortified, and easily consumed food items.

If you are interested, please fill out the form and return to Ms. Pittleman in the Counseling office.

Backpack Club - English

 Back-to-School Night & Resource Fair - Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Back-to-School Night at Montgomery Village Middle School will be held on Wednesday, September 14, from 7-9 PM! Stay tuned for more information this week! 

Free Vaccine Clinic

The MVMS Health Room will provide FREE vaccinations for any student still requiring the MCV-4 (Meningitis) vaccine or the Tdap Booster vaccine shot.  These shots are required for all 7th and 8th graders to be in school.  

The FREE VACCINE CLINIC will be held on Monday, September 12, 2022 from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm in the Health Room.  

Thank you so much for allowing us to provide for your students.  Have a great week!

 

Week of August 29, 2022

Good evening Mustang families,

This is your principal Mr. Liburd with the first Sunday message of the 2022-23 school year!

We are so excited to welcome our students back to the building tomorrow and to share what our staff have been preparing to make this an amazing school year. Please some important back to school reminders below:

New Cell Phone Policy

As you may be aware, MCPS has instituted a county-wide; “Away-All-Day” cell phone policy. Last year, the use of cell phones and social media during school hours was a significant barrier to many of our students learning and feeling safe. Throughout this summer, I have been sharing the county policy in our community messages and now, I am sharing the finalized version for our school. Linked HERE, you will find slides that explain how the cell phone policy will be implemented here at MVMS. We are hopeful that this new policy will allow our students to focus on instruction, minimize distractions, and avoid the dangers of social media. Please review the slides with your student and remind them that while they can bring their phones with them to school, they must be “Away-All-Day” during classes.

Morning Drop-Off and Afternoon Pick up procedures

Because we are a community school, many of our students walk to school. We also have many students who are either dropped off or picked up by a caregiver. Our campus is located in a bustling section of Montgomery Village and the mornings can be especially dangerous as people try to get to work. Last year, we worked with the county police to ensure that our students arrive and leave our campus safely. Please see the reminders below to help our arrival and dismissal process as safe and smooth as possible.

  • Parents are not permitted to park, pick up or drop their students off at the Liberty Gas station, directly across from MVMS. Last year, one of our students was seriously injured during a hit-and-run incident and spent weeks in the hospital. PLEASE DO NOT USE THE GAS STATION AS A LOCATION TO DROP OFF OR PICK UP YOUR CHILD. We do not monitor the gas station or the road entering the shopping center.
  • Once your student arrives on campus (bus, drop-off or walking) they must remain on campus. We do not permit students to walk over to the gas station, 7-11, or McDonalds once they arrive on campus. If you would like to take your students to those establishments, please do so and then bring them to school.
  • Please do not pull over on Watkins Mill drive in front of the school. The county police monitor this area in the mornings and will cite anyone who pulls over illegally.

On-Campus Parent Drop-Off/(Parking Lot)

Please read the information below carefully and refer to the map attached to this message.

  • Students should plan to exit their parents' car as quickly as possible; this will support traffic and minimize congestion.
  • Parents can allow their students to exit their cars at any point in the "Student drop-off" area. The drop-off area begins near the bike rack and ramp on the right side of the parking lot. (See map)
  • Once a student has exited their car, they must walk on the grass or sidewalk to walk alongside the building to their grade level entrance.

We are so excited about the start of the school year. You can also find my Sunday messages on the MVMS website. Have a great rest of your Sunday!

Attachments: messages/attachments/ac31f2fe9cfe6e1616479b2c928651f6/MV_Parent_Drop_Off_Map_.pdf (515.2 KB)

 

Week of August 22, 2022

This is your principal, Mr. Liburd with the final summer update as we are fast approaching the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year. This coming Monday, August 22nd our teachers return to school in preparation for students’ return on Monday, August 29th.

Next week Thursday, August 25th we are hosting two important events at MVMS. Please see below

New Student and Parent OrientationFrom 8:00 AM-12:00 PM, we invite students that are new to MVMS to come and meet staff and learn more what teaching and learning, looks like in our Village. From 8:30-9:00, parents and caregivers will receive info on how to best support their students as they transition into middle school and learn about MVMS. Students will get a chance to walk through their schedule and meet their teachers. Be on the lookout for more reminders next week.

Back to School JamOn Thursday, August 25th from 5:00-7:00 PM we will be hosting our Back to School Jam! We invite EVERYONE to come out and meet the staff, play games, listen to music, eat food and get important information about our school. Please see the attached flyer and we hope to see everyone there!

Community WalksThis past Tuesday, MVMS staff went on a community walk in the Club House, Brassie Place, and Thomas choice neighborhoods and had a great time meeting students and their families. We connected with over 50 students and their families and served over 100 Kona Ice Cups. These types of events are ones that our school is committed to continuing to help strengthen the relationships between our community and our school. Please see the images from our walk attached to this message.

Online School Store

It is now quick & easy to get your Mustang gear and show your MVMS Pride!  Check out our new and updated Online School Store at www.tinyurl.com/SpiritWearMVMS choose your favorite items and even customize your own MVMS gear. Start the new year showing your Village Pride!

New MCPS Cell Phone PolicyAs many of you know, the use of cell phones and social media were a significant distraction for students across the country. As a result, MCPS has developed a new system-wide “Away All Day” cell phone policy. Linked HERE you will find a summary of the policy. Please take a moment to review the policy and share it with your student.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the last week of summer! 

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Week of July 25, 2022

Good morning Mustang Families and Caregivers,This is your principal, Mr. Liburd with the first message of the 22-23 school year. I hope you’ve all been enjoying these first few weeks of summer!Our staff and leaders are hard at work preparing for the upcoming school year and we want to make sure that the entire MVMS community is up to date on some important events that will be occurring this summer.Community WalksThis summer we want to be sure to connect with as many of our students and their families as we prepare for the school year. Over the next few weeks, MVMS staff will be visiting neighborhoods throughout Montgomery Village to help strengthen our relationships with our community. Next week, Wednesday, July 27th, we will be in the Walker’s Choice neighborhood from 4:30-6:00pm. Come out, say hello, have some Kona Ice and meet some of our staff!Parent Listening SessionNext week, Thursday July 28th, we will be hosting the first of our parent listening sessions. The purpose of these sessions is to identify opportunities to increase our engagement with families and begin the process of re-launching our PTSA. Parents and caregivers will hear updates from the principal and have the opportunity to provide feedback on this past school year and ask questions.  We are committed to using your feedback to help our school and our students find success. The session will be held from 6:30-7:30 in the cafeteria. We will be holding 2 more sessions over the course of the summer and will be sure to send those dates out very soon.Please see below for the additional  listening session dates, in addition to some of the other community engagement events taking place at MV. We hope to see you there!New MCPS Cell Phone PolicyAs many of you know, the use of cell phones and social media were a significant distraction for students across the country. As a result, MCPS has developed a new system-wide “Away All Day” cell phone policy. Linked HERE you will find a summary of the policy. Please take a moment to review the policy and share it with your student. All MVMS families will receive the specific MVMS cell phone policy in our welcome letter in August.Upcoming EventsCommunity Walk-Wednesday, July 27th-4:00-6:00 PMParent Listening Session-Thursday, July 28th-6:30-7:30 PMVillage Beautification Day-Saturday, August 13th-11:00 AMCommunity Walk- Tuesday, August 16th-4:30-6:30 PM6th Grade Experience-Wednesday, August 18th-9:00-11:00 AMBack to School Jam-Thursday, August, 25th-5:30-7:30 AMWe hope to see you at some of our upcoming events and that you continue to have a happy and healthy summer!

 

Week of June 13, 2022

This is your principal, Mr. Liburd with the final weekly message of the 21-22 school year! 

The last week of school is a full week. Friday, June 17th is a half-day for students. Please find reminders about this week below.

Locker Cleanout and Chromebook return-Monday, June 13th

Parents, tomorrow afternoon all students will clean out their lockers and return their county-issued Chromebooks to be repaired for next year. Please be sure to remind your students to bring their Chromebooks, no matter the condition. 

8th Grade Promotion Events

This week is our 3-day celebration to mark the end of our 8th graders' middle school careers. Please see each day's events below.

Wednesday, June 15thFollowing 8th grade lunch (after period 5) 8th graders will spend the remainder of the day at our "Village Fest", playing games, listening to music, and other activities. All students will be dismissed at 3 pm like any other school day. 

Thursday, June 16-Virtual Promotion (1:30-3:00)

In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID, we will be hosting a virtual promotion ceremony here at school that will be broadcast live via Zoom. A unique zoom link will be sent to 8th-grade parents this week.

Friday, June 17th-Family Drive-Up (9:00-11:00)

Students and their families will be able to say their final goodbyes and take pictures during our promotion drive-through event. 

Please find the specifics in the flyer attached to this message. If you have any questions or would like to volunteer or donate items, please contact Laura Coleman, 8th Grade Team Leader Laura.F.Coleman@mcpsmd.net

Weekly messages will be posted to the MVMS website. Please be on the lookout for messages about summer events at the Village in the coming weeks. Have a great summer!

Attachments: messages/attachments/f09e5d4d3a0fcdb35ac56936a8349733/8th_Grade_EOY_Events_Flyer_%281%29.pdf (101.8 KB)

 

Week of January 24, 2022

Schedule for Week of January 24 

This week is a four day week of school for students. Monday, January 24th, is a Professional Day for teachers. MCPS schools will be closed for grading and reporting. 

WIDA Testing

World-class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) testing begins for select 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  The testing days for this week are Wednesday, January 26th and Thursday, January 26th.  

At-Home COVID 19-Testing Kits

Parents, the At-Home COVID 19-Testing Kits were sent home with students last week.  Each student is checked off as receiving one kit, which contains two tests.  If your child did not receive the test kit, please have them check in with the front office staff.  You can view a brief presentation and view a video that explains how to self administer the test. I've included a link to the video HERE. Tests are only for students at MVMS. Please do not share these tests with other family members. Please refer to my message from January 6th for more information. 

HBCU College Fair

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host the 14th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Fair on Friday, February 18, 2022.  Qualified high school seniors will be able to interview with HBCU admissions representatives Monday, February 14 through Thursday, February 17, 2022.  If you have a child in grades 8-12, I encourage you to participate in the virtual workshops.  Please see attached HBCU 2022 flyer.  This flyer includes links to important information.  

After School Activities

After school activities resumed on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.  All students and staff involved in activities beyond the school day must continue to follow the MCPS mitigation strategies regardless of test results.  Students were expected to complete their COVID test by January 14th. 

Registration for EBB after school activities has begun for the upcoming spring! This session will run from January 25 - May 19, 2022. You can find the spring brochure and registration form on our Montgomery Village website and also in the main office.

 

Week of January 17, 2022

Schedule for Week of January 17 

This week is a four day week of school for students. Monday, January 17th, MCPS schools and offices will be closed in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. 

At-Home COVID 19-Testing Kits

Parents, the At-Home COVID 19-Testing Kits were sent home with students last week.  Each student is checked off as receiving one kit, which contains two tests.  If your child did not receive the test kit, please have them check in with the front office staff.  You can view a brief presentation and view a video that explains how to self administer the test. I've included a link to the video HERE. Tests are only for students at MVMS. Please do not share these tests with other family members. Please refer to my message from January 6th for more information. 

Parent Information Night

MVMS Parent Information Night will be hosted on Thursday, January 20th, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Please see the flyer attached to this email.

HBCU College Fair

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host the 14th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Fair.  If you have a child in grades 8-12, I encourage you to participate in the virtual workshops.  Please see attached HBCU 2022 flyer.  This flyer includes links to important information.  

After School Activities

After school activities  will resume on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.  All students and staff involved in activities beyond the school day must continue to follow the MCPS mitigation strategies regardless of test results.  Students were expected to complete their COVID test by January 14th. 

Registration for EBB after school activities has begun for the upcoming spring! This session will run from January 25 - May 19, 2022. You can find the spring brochure and registration form on our Montgomery Village website and also in the main office.

 

Week of January 10, 2022

Schedule for Week of January 10 

This week is a five day week of school for students. Wednesday, January 12, 2022 is an early release day for students. There is no EBB this week and activity buses will not be running after tomorrow.

At-Home COVID 19-Testing Kits

Parents, the At-Home COVID 19-Testing Kits are coming home with students tomorrow! Students will receive their kits, during the last period of the day. Students will also watch a brief presentation and view a video that explains how to self administer the test. I've included a link to the video HERE. Tests are only for students at MVMS. Please do not share these tests with other family members. Please refer to my message from January 6th for more information. 

Measure of Academic Progress (MAP-M) Assessment

Students in grade 6, as well as a selection of students in grades 6 through 7, will participate in MAP-M Assessments this week. Please ensure your scholar arrives at school on time. Students enter the building at 8:00 a.m.

Cancellation Non-Athletic Extracurricular Activities

In an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and keep schools open, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has recommended Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)  suspend all afterschool, non-athletic extracurricular activities from December 20, 2021 to January 17, 2022. Assemblies, performances, and club meetings may continue during the instructional day but should be limited to students and staff.

 

 

Week of January 3, 2022

Happy New Year Mustang Parents,

This is your principal, Mr. Liburd with your weekly message.

I hope everyone had a restful holiday break and enjoyed the snow day! Please continue to monitor your email and the MCPS website for the most up to date information regarding school closings.

Schedule for Week of January 3, 2022

This is a "full" week of school for students. EBB will resume Tuesday, January 25th. 

Say Yes to the Test -
The most important mitigation tactic in MCPS outside of face coverings and distancing, is random COVID-19 screening tests for students. We strongly encourage parents to opt-in to this resource. Testing at MVMS is on Thursdays and requires parent permission.
Learn more See the flyers (multiple languages) 
Mask Wearing PolicyAs we return to school and continue to combat  the omnicron and delta variants, I want to share a reminder that MCPS requires anyone who enters a school building to wear a mask at all times. Additionally, it's important to note that ski-masks, gaiters and vented or mesh masks are not adequate face coverings. Students should not wear their masks below their nose, around their neck or otherwise. Now more than ever, we must be vigilant to ensure that everyone in our village is healthy. Please encourage your students to adhere to the mask wearing policy at all times. Students who consistently refuse to adhere to these policies will not be allowed to remain in the building. Please see our mask wearing policy HERE.  
Winter Basketball Season
Opening day for the MVMS girls and boys basketball teams is January 11th. Per the updated guidelines, spectators are not allowed to attend basketball games before January 16th. You can find schedules for both teams here. If you have any questions, please contact our athletic coordinator, Ms. Nikki Williams; Lashellbernique_C_Williams@mcpsmd.org.
 

Week of December 20, 2021

Schedule for Week of December 20, 2021

This week is a three day week of school for students. The last day of instruction is Wednesday, December 22nd. School will resume on Monday, January 3rd. There is no EBB this week and activity buses will not be running after tomorrow. 

Cancellation Non-Athletic Extracurricular Activities

In an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus and keep schools open, the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has recommended Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)  suspend all afterschool, non-athletic extracurricular activities from December 20, 2021 to January 7, 2022. Assemblies, performances, and club meetings may continue during the instructional day but should be limited to students and staff. All activities that occur after school may move to a virtual experience. Extracurricular activity staff should consider preparing for continued virtual experiences should DHHS extend the suspension timeline beyond January 7, 2022. 

Fall Performances

I want to congratulate all of the students and their families who performed at our Fall concert on Thursday evening and the cast and crew of “Our Town” who packed the auditorium on Friday and Saturday night. The kids were amazing and we are so proud of all your efforts! Huge shout out to Mr. Patrie, Ms. Shpiece, Ms. Farmer, Mr. Hutter for preparing our students and to all of the MVMS students, parents and staff members who came out to support. Well done Mustangs!

 

 

Week of December 13, 2021

Schedule for Week of December 13, 2021

This week is a full week of school for students..  Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB), after school program, continues Mondays through Thursdays. Please take a moment to review the attached Inclement Weather Parent Letter.  

Fall Play

The Montgomery Village Horseshoe Playhouse is proud to present the play; “Our Town”. This year, the play will be presented at Watkins Mill High School on Friday, December 17 and Saturday December 18 at 7pm. You do not want to miss this show! Tickets are 5 dollars for adults and 2 dollars for students and can be purchased at the door. Our students would love to see you there, so please be sure to head over to Watkins Mill High School on December 17 or December 18 to see the amazing cast and crew take the stage and perform this classic, timeless tale of community. We hope to see you there!

Winter Sports

Registration for the upcoming middle school athletics winter season (boys’ and girls’ basketball) will be submitted through the ParentVue Portal, opening on November 12, 2021. Students should complete their pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) so that the medical eligibility form (last page of SR-8) is ready for online submission via the ParentVue Portal or for email submission to the local school athletic coordinator, prior to tryouts/practices. This form is valid for two years from the date of the exam and covers participation for all sports within that time period. This form must be completed and/or on file before a student-athlete can participate. All physicals must include the COVID-19 supplemental information, attached to the pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) In addition, students must complete their second shot (or first Johnson and Johnson) or submit approved exemption no later than November 23, 2021, before a student-athlete can participate. Proof of vaccination must be ready for online submission via the ParentVue Portal or for email submission to the local school athletic coordinator prior to tryouts/practices. Winter sports tryouts/practices begin December 7, 2021.

 December Board of Education Update

Happy December! Please take a moment to review the below YouTube link.  It includes updates to MCPS graduation requirements for students beginning with the class of 2025 and the class of 2028.  This information has been shared with MVMS students during their morning announcement.  YouTube: https://youtu.be/sW7ORLxmSds

Mask Wearing Policy

Parents, as you know MCPS requires anyone who enters a school building to wear a mask at all times.While we understand that masks are uncomfortable, wearing a mask is a necessary precaution to ensure that everyone in our village is healthy and allow us to stay open five days a week. Please encourage your students to adhere to the mask wearing policy at all times. Additionally, items such as ski masks and gaiters are not considered masks.

Thank you, and have a great evening.

 

 

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Schedule for Week of December 6

This week is a full week of school for students..  Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB), after school program, continues Mondays through Thursdays. As a reminder, makeup student and staff pictures are scheduled for tomorrow. If your student is re-taking a picture and you have already submitted your payment, you do not need to pay again. 

Fall Play

The Montgomery Village Horseshoe Playhouse is proud to present the play; “Our Town”. This year, the play will be presented at Watkins Mill High School on Friday, December 17 and Saturday December 18 at 7pm. You do not want to miss this show! Tickets are 5 dollars for adults and 2 dollars for students and can be purchased at the door. Our students would love to see you there, so please be sure to head over to Watkins Mill High School on December 17 or December 18 to see the amazing cast and crew take the stage and perform this classic, timeless tale of community. We hope to see you there!

Winter Sports

Tryouts for the girls and boys basketball teams begin this week. If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact our athletic coordinator, Ms. Nikki Williams at Lashellbernique_C_Williams@mcpsmd.org.

As a reminder, the Weekly Roundup messages are posted to the MVMS website. Please remember to visit our website for additional information and resources.

Thank you, and have a great evening.



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Sunday, November 28, 2021

Good evening Montgomery Village Middle School families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with the weekly roundup message.

Schedule for Week of November 29th 

This week, we have a five day week. Tomorrow, Monday November 29th, students will begin the day in grade level homerooms to participate in Village Round Ups. Tomorrow’s schedule can be found here. We will resume our normal bell schedule on Tuesday. 

Re-Establishing Expectations

As we return from an extended break, it’s important to re-establish expectations with students. On Monday, each grade level will participate in a grade level townhall meeting where students will receive reminders, important updates and the chance to celebrate their peers for their academic performance during the first quarter.  This week, our leaders are also taking time to address one of our biggest challenges this year; hallway transitions. Specifically, being late to class. Our leaders will be conducting hall sweeps to ensure students are in class and spending as much time as they can learning. The hall sweeps will be administered over several days and periods. Some parents may be contacted if their student is “caught” in the sweep multiple times. We ask that parents and guardians encourage their students to be respectful, responsible and safe by making good choices and getting to class on time.

 Free Weekly Covid Testing for students

Parents, if you are interested in having your student tested for COVID please click this link. If you’re looking for additional information before opting in please refer to the MCPS COVID testing website here. Weekly testing occurs on Thursdays. 

Winter Sports

Registration for the upcoming middle school athletics winter season (boys’ and girls’ basketball) will be submitted through the ParentVue Portal, opening on November 12, 2021. Students should complete their pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) so that the medical eligibility form (last page of SR-8) is ready for online submission via the ParentVue Portal or for email submission to the local school athletic coordinator, prior to tryouts/practices. This form is valid for two years from the date of the exam and covers participation for all sports within that time period. This form must be completed and/or on file before a student-athlete can participate. All physicals must include the COVID-19 supplemental information, attached to the pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) In addition, students must complete their second shot (or first Johnson and Johnson) or submit approved exemption no later than November 23, 2021, before a student-athlete can participate. Proof of vaccination must be ready for online submission via the ParentVue Portal or for email submission to the local school athletic coordinator prior to tryouts/practices. Winter sports tryouts/practices begin December 7, 2021

Thank you, and have a great evening.

 

 

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Good evening Montgomery Village Middle School families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with the weekly roundup message.

 Schedule for Week of November 22nd

Monday, November 22nd and Tuesday the 23rd are half days for students due to virtual parent conferences. As a reminder, MCPS has decided to cancel school on Wednesday, November 23rd. Students will return to school on Monday, November 29th.

Parent Conferences

Parents, if you have not signed up for parent conferences please be sure to click this link to sign up for specific meeting times. The deadline to sign up for conferences is 11:30 am on Monday, November 22nd. We look forward to meeting with you.

Free Weekly Covid Testing for students

Parents, if you are interested in having your student tested for COVID please click this link. Families can find additional information before opting on the MCPS COVID testing website here. Weekly testing occurs on Thursdays. 

Winter Sports

Registration for (boys’ and girls’ basketball) will be submitted through the ParentVue Portal, Students should complete their pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) All physicals must include the COVID-19 supplemental information, attached to the pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8)  Winter sports tryouts/practices begin December 7, 2021

 As a reminder, the Weekly Roundup messages are posted to the MVMS website. Please remember to visit our website for additional information and resources.

Thank you, and have a great evening.

 

 

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Good afternoon Montgomery Village Middle School families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with the weekly roundup message.

Schedule for Week of November 15th 

This is week two of the second quarter and a 5 day week of school for students. Report cards were distributed this past friday. The county has shared that some students who were enrolled in the virtual academy may have attendance errors on their report cards. Please see the attached letter below for more information.

Parent Conferences

Parents, parent conferences are next week on Monday, November 22nd from 1:30-6:30 pm. As a reminder, parent conferences will be held virtually using GoogleMeet, per MCPS guidelines. Similar to last year, parents will be able to sign up to meet with teachers when our conference website goes live on Wednesday, November 18th. Parents will receive an email with directions on how to sign up this week. 

Personal Body Safety Lessons

Montgomery County Public Schools is taking an active role in the prevention of child abuse and neglect through early prevention and intervention education. This week, our school counselor(s) and Health Education teachers will be presenting lessons on the topic of child abuse and neglect. Please see the letter attached to this message for more specifics.  If you have any questions or concerns about the topics that will be covered, please your child’s school counselor.

As a reminder, the Weekly Roundup messages are posted to the MVMS website. Please remember to visit our website for additional information and resources.

Thank you, and have a great evening.

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Week of November 8, 2021

This week marks the beginning of the second quarter and is also Mental Health Awareness week. Here at MVMS, we are raising awareness about the importance of mental health by holding a spirit week and sharing the supports and resources available for our students. Please click on this link for more information. 

Winter Sports

Registration for the upcoming middle school athletics winter season (boys’ and girls’ basketball) will be submitted through the ParentVue Portal, opening on November 12, 2021. Students should complete their pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) so that the medical eligibility form (last page of SR-8) is ready for online submission via the ParentVue Portal or for email submission to the local school athletic coordinator, prior to tryouts/practices. This form is valid for two years from the date of the exam and covers participation for all sports within that time period. This form must be completed and/or on file before a student-athlete can participate. All physicals must include the COVID-19 supplemental information, attached to the pre-participation physical (MCPS Form SR-8) In addition, students must complete their second shot (or first Johnson and Johnson) or submit approved exemption no later than November 23, 2021, before a student-athlete can participate. Proof of vaccination must be ready for online submission via the ParentVue Portal or for email submission to the local school athletic coordinator prior to tryouts/practices. Winter sports tryouts/practices begin December 7, 2021

 

Sunday Message- October 31, 2021

Good evening Montgomery Village Middle School families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with the weekly roundup message.

Schedule for Week of November 1st 

This is the last week of the first quarter and a 4 day week of school for students. There is no school on Thursday, November 4th as teachers prepare to submit report card grades. 

HS Magnet Applications

8th grade parents! Is your child interested in applying for any of the county’s HS magnet programs? This year, the process for applying for enrollment in regional/countywide programs for the 2022-2023 school year process is streamlined to provide students/parents/guardians access to all of their regional/countywide program options on one application.   The application will be available on the parent/guardian ParentVUE by October 8, 2021. Please review the admissions FAQ document HERE. For a comprehensive list of the resources needed  to complete your child’s application please visit the county website for special programs found HERE. If you have any additional questions, please contact our 8th grade counselor, Ms. Nichole Hardy (Nichole_Hardy@mcpsmd.org)

Parent Conferences

Parents, please mark your calendars for parent conferences on November 22nd and 23rd. This year, parent conferences will be held virtually, per MCPS guidelines. Be on the lookout for more specifics in the coming weeks. 

Hallway Monitoring

Parents, this year one of our biggest challenges has been the behavior we are seeing during hallway transitions. Most notably, many students are arriving to class late, leaving class without permission and attempting to roam the hallways unsupervised. Our goal is for students to maximize every minute of instruction to help them to increase their strengths, develop their academic identity and most importantly, be safe. In an effort to address this, our leaders have increased their presence during transitions to collect data, support staff and encourage students to get to class on time. This week, we are holding student focus groups to give students the chance to share their voice as we address this issue. The parents of students who are invited to participate in the focus groups will be contacted by school staff ahead of time. We will continue to update families as we continue to address this issue.

 Please remember to visit our website for additional information and resources.

Thank you, and have a great evening.

 

Sunday Message- October 17, 2021

Good evening Montgomery Village Middle School families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with the weekly roundup message.

Schedule for Week of October 18th  

This week is a full week of school for students..  Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB), after school program, continues Mondays through Thursdays.

School Pictures are coming!

Parents, students will have their pictures taken for the 21-22 school year and yearbook on Thursday, October 28th. Be on the lookout for the flyer and order forms later this week.

HS Magnet Applications

8th grade parents! Is your child interested in applying for any of the county’s HS magnet programs? This year, the process for applying for enrollment in regional/countywide programs for the 2022-2023 school year process is streamlined to provide students/parents/guardians access to all of their regional/countywide program options on one application.   The application will be available on the parent/guardian ParentVUE by October 8, 2021. Please review the admissions FAQ document HERE. For a comprehensive list of the resources needed  to complete your child’s application please visit the county website for special programs found HERE. If you have any additional questions, please contact our 8th grade counselor, Ms. Nichole Hardy (Nichole_Hardy@mcpsmd.org)

Montgomery County Giving Project

As we are approaching the November and December Holiday Season, we realize many families are experiencing unexpected hardships and challenges. The Montgomery County Holiday Giving project is now accepting requests from families in need of Thanksgiving and December Holiday support. If you are a family in need, please complete this Google form by Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Please do not share this link, as entries will only be made for Montgomery Village Middle School families.

Please be sure to complete the form in its entirety so that we can process your request. If you have any questions please contact our Counseling Office at 240-740-6730. Thank you.

 

Mask Wearing Policy

Parents, as you know MCPS requires anyone who enters a school building to wear a mask at all times. Please continue to encourage your students to adhere to the mask wearing policy at all times. Students who consistently refuse to adhere to these policies will not be allowed to remain in the building. 

 As a reminder, the Weekly Roundup messages are posted to the MVMS website. Please remember to visit our website for additional information and resources.

Thank you, and have a great evening.

 

Sunday Message- October 3, 2021

Good evening Montgomery Village Middle School families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with the weekly roundup message.

 Schedule for Week of October 4th  

This week is a full week of school for students, with an early release day on Friday, October 8th.  Students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.  Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB), after school program, continues Mondays through Thursdays, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  

TikTok Challenges

This school year, we are seeing concerning challenges circulating across social media platforms. These challenges encourage students to complete specific tasks or challenges and post their success on social media Over the past several weeks we have found several areas in our school vandalized. Specifically, our bathrooms and cafeteria. Soap dispensers  and sanitizer have been removed from the wall and their contents spread all over the  floors, walls and stalls in the bathroom. October’s challenge is to slap a teacher. Here at Montgomery Village, we do not tolerate any purposeful disrespect or vandalism of any sort. Any student who engages in these challenges will be issued an appropriate consequence and their families could be issued a financial obligation to offset the cost of the many wasted resources. We urge parents to monitor their childs’ use of social media and encourage you to speak to them about treating our school and the members of our village with respect. We will address these social media challenges during a whole school assembly on Monday. I’ve attached a memo from the Maryland Center for School Safety for your review.

MCAP Testing

This week children in grades 6, 7 and 8 will be taking the MCAP-ELA on October 6th and October 7th and the first section of the MCAP-Math on October 8th.  Please communicate to your children that students will not be allowed to have their cellphones on them during testing and they will be asked to leave them in their locker or to put them in their book bag which will be stored in the front of the classroom.  For the ELA test, students will need hardwired headphones and may bring their own to use during the assessment.  Please remind them to fully charge their Chromebook each night. Please review the bell schedules attached to this message.

 

As a result of the adjusted schedule, all students that take classes at the high school will report to the Media Center during period 1.  During ELA Math on 10/8, students will remain at Montgomery Village Middle school and will not report to Watkins Mill for their period 1 class.   

ECA COVID Forms

Thank you families for your efforts to complete the ECA COVID Forms.  Students participating in EBB will no longer be required to complete the ECA Covid Forms but please continue to submit them for all other after school activity participation.  

 

Montgomery County Giving Project

As we are approaching the November and December Holiday Season, we realize many families are experiencing unexpected hardships and challenges. The Montgomery County Holiday Giving project is now accepting requests from families in need of Thanksgiving and December Holiday support. If you are a family in need, please complete this Google form by Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Please be sure to complete the form in its entirety so that we can process your request. If you have any questions please contact our Counseling Office at 240-740-6730. Thank you.

 Please remember to visit our website for additional information and resources.

Thank you, and have a great evening.

 

Sunday Message- September 26, 2021

Good evening Montgomery Village Middle School families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with the weekly roundup message.

Schedule for Week of September 27th 

This week is a full week of school for students.  Students will not report to homerooms this week.  Excel Beyond the Bell (EBB) begins on Monday, September 27th.  On Thursday, September 30th, 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Montgomery Village Middle School PE/Health Department will host a virtual Family Life and Human Sexuality (FLHS) informational meeting for parents/guardians of 7th and 8th grade students.  

 

Mask Wearing Policy

Parents, as you know MCPS requires anyone who enters a school building to wear a mask at all times. Our staff are asked to reinforce these expectations as part of managing their classroom. While we understand that masks are uncomfortable, wearing a mask is a necessary precaution to ensure that everyone in our village is healthy and allow us to stay open five days a week. Please encourage your students to adhere to the mask wearing policy at all times. Students who consistently refuse to adhere to these policies will not be allowed to remain in the building. 

 

Chromebook Care

All students were provided with an MCPS issued chromebook at the beginning of the school year. Per MCPS policy, chromebooks are only to be used for instructional purposes. MCPS will begin issuing financial obligations for chromebooks that are damaged beyond repair. Please be sure to monitor that your student is using their chromebook responsibly when at home.

 

Excel Beyond the Bell

We have over 80 students signed up for the various EBB clubs.  Club information will be posted in the hallways.  Transportation home after EBB will be provided by MCPS. .  For more information, please contact Patrice Saunders at Patrice_J_Saunders@mcpsmd.org

 

Family Life and Human Sexuality Meeting

This Thursday, September 30th, from 6-7 pm, we will be having our online 7th and 8th Grade Parent Family life and human sexuality meeting on Zoom.  This will be an opportunity for parents to ask questions and view resources regarding the FLHS units in both 7th and 8th grade.  The meeting will take place on Zoom, and you will need to use your child's student ID and password to access the meeting.  More information can be found on the school website and parent letters will be sent electronically through Synergy.  If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Jeff Herrod (PE and health department chair).  For more information, please contact Mr. Jeff Herron at 240-740-6720, or by email at Jeffrey_A_Herrod@mcpsmd.org

 

After School Activities

Parents, if your student has signed for any of our after school clubs, athletic teams or Excel Beyond the Bell activities, they must complete this ECA COVID form and upload the required COVID forms.  The form can also be found on the MVMS website landing page. Please reach out to our assistant principal, Ms. Asewe Onyango at asewe_onyango@mcpsmd.org with any questions.

Thank you, and have a great evening.

 

 

Sunday Message- September 19, 2021

 

Good evening Montgomery Village Middle School families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with the weekly roundup message.

 

We are closing out three amazing weeks of this school year.  I hope that all of our students and families are becoming more acclimated with our return to in-person learning.  Here is the schedule for the week of September 19th.

 

Schedule for Week of September 20th 

We return to a full week of school this week.  This week we kick off our first official Spirit Week of the 2021-22 school year.  Students will take the Measures of Academic Progress - Math (MAP-M) assessments on Wednesday, September 22 through Thursday, September 23, 2021.. All students will report to their homeroom classes on Wednesday, September 22nd and Thursday, September 23rd.  Village Field Day will take place on Friday, September 24th.

 

Back to School Night

Please join us this Wednesday, September 22 as we host our virtual Back to School Night, from 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.  The evening will begin on Zoom, please see the flyer attached to this message for details and meeting link.

 

After School Activities

Parents, if your student has signed for any of our after school clubs, athletic teams or Excel Beyond the Bell activities, they must complete this ECA COVID form and upload the required COVID forms.  The form can also be found on the MVMS website landing page. Please reach out to our assistant principal, Ms. Asewe Onyango at asewe_onyango@mcpsmd.org with any questions.

 

MCPS Student Quarantine Expectations and Rapid Testing

As we return to school, we continue to rely on our families and each individual to screen themselves daily for symptoms.  To help us avoid quarantine, we are asking that you please continue to screen your children at home and if they have even one symptom of COVID-19, or are awaiting COVID test results, please do not send them to school. 

 This is particularly important as if your child has any of the following single symptoms they will be sent home and not be able to return to school until they have a negative test, alternate diagnosis, or complete a full 10-day quarantine. The single symptoms that the health room staff screen for and will result in quarantine are cough, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, fever ≥100.4°, sore throat, severe Headache, diarrhea or vomiting.  Please do not send your children to school with any of these symptoms.  This is essential for us to continue to remain in school without quarantine.  

Additionally, we now have rapid covid tests available for students. It’s important to note that even if a student has a negative rapid test result, they still have to be sent home per MCPS guidelines.  

School Supply Give Away

This saturday, September 18th one of our community partners, the Zeta-Phi Beta sorority will be distributing free backpacks and school supplies beginning at 12:30pm. If you are in need of supplies please come as close to the start time as possible, supplies will be available on a first come, first served basis. 

As a reminder, the Weekly Roundup messages are posted to the MVMS website. Please remember to visit our website for additional information and resources.

Thank you, and have a great evening.



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Sunday Message- August 29, 2021

Good evening Montgomery Village Middle School families. This is your principal, Mr. Liburd, with the weekly roundup message.

I hope that you and your family have had a safe and relaxing summer and are ready for the start of the school year! Here are some important dates for the week of August 30th,

Schedule for Week of August 29

This week our students return to school on Monday, August 30th and we are so excited to see all of them! When students arrive at school on Monday, they will line up at their grade level entrances and will enter the building at 8:00 a.m. The 6th grade entrance is near the blacktop and tennis courts, the 7th grade entrance is to the right of the gym and the 8th grade entrance is to the right of the flagpole. 

 

Once students are in the building, they will pick up their breakfast and then go directly to their homerooms. Students are assigned to their homerooms based on their last name, please review the attached homeroom list to help your student identify their teacher. Once in homerooms, students will receive their schedules and other important information. Students can also access their schedule now by logging into Student Vue on Synergy. 

All students should plan to bring their chromebooks with them to school each day. Please check our school website for a list of suggested supplies. 

Also attached to this message you will find our bell schedule and bus routes. 

This year schools are being asked to utilize additional outdoor spaces to encourage social distancing during lunches. Here at Montgomery village, students will be allowed to choose three different areas to eat their lunch; the cafeteria, the mustang patio and under the awning of the 8th grade entrance. Students may also eat in a classroom if they are invited by a teacher. On Monday, students will come to the cafeteria to learn about our new lunch process during their grade level lunch periods. We are hopeful that our plan will increase our students' comfort eating with their masks off and support our return to in person learning. Stay tuned for additional information this week.

As a reminder, the Weekly Roundup messages are posted to the MVMS website. Please remember to visit our website for additional information and resources.

Thank you, and have a great evening.



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