The Board of Education has set the calendar for 2014-2015 school year. Classes will begin on Monday, August 25, 2014 and are scheduled to end on Friday, June 12, 2015. The calendar is available in seven languages –Amharic, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese—and can be printed or downloaded to a computer or mobile device. Visit http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/info/calendars/future/ to see the calendar.
PTA and MCCPTA leaders, members, and many of their students, as well as County Executive Ike Leggett, Superintendent Josh Starr, and many members of the Board of Education and County Council are heading to Annapolis TONIGHT, March 6th, in support of additional state funds for our county’s critical construction needs. Our Montgomery Delegation will be there to greet us, and get us updated on the status of legislation critical to our kids. Our field trip is making the news; CLICK HERE to read and view recent coverage. Then, come tonight, and be part of tomorrow’s story!
There is almost nothing more important you can do to win construction dollars for our schools than bringing your friends, neighbors, grandparents, and students to Maryland PTA Night in Annapolis tonight. If your school is over capacity or has critical maintenance needs, you should be there to tell non-Montgomery County legislators your story. Bring the kids, let THEM tell their story. These legislators don’t get it. Yet. You can help make them understand.
Drive to Annapolis and meet us around 6 p.m. on Lawyers Mall OR grab one of the remaining seats on one a school bus MCCPTA is sending from five points throughout Montgomery County; CLICK HERE for details and links to check for available seats to ride free from Bethesda, Germantown, Poolesville, Rockville, or Silver Spring. Hurry, seats are almost gone! A full schedule of events AVAILABLE HERE.
And please don’t forget, all adults will need a valid photo ID to get into the state buildings in Annapolis; BRING YOUR PHOTO ID. Also, a reminder, middle and high school students can earn SSL hours by joining us; students under 18 must be accompanied by parent(s) or guardian(s). CLICK HERE for more information on this SSL opportunity.
Dress warmly, and together let’s show Annapolis what PTA in Montgomery County is all about!
Please join the PTA, for its monthly Parent Teacher Association meeting at New Hampshire Estates Elementary School on Tuesday, March 4th at 7:30pm in the Media Center–Free childcare will be provided during the meeting in the All Purpose Room by Global Day-care.
- Listen to the Nomination Committee present the slate of nominees’ you have submitted to be your next school years PTA Leadership Team
- Know when and how you can help at the next PTA Used Book Sale
- Sign-up for the Teacher Appreciation Luncheon –Planning Committee for May!
- And hear how being involved in your children’s education is Academic Success
Remember everyone is welcomed–so bring a friend, neighbor or family members. See you there!
Governor Martin O’Malley opposes the cancellation of the testing. MCCPTA is asking all concerned to contact the Governor and let him know we are very disappointed with his insistence on ignoring the will of his local superintendents, teachers, legislators, and PTA members and parents, and refusing to support a waiver of MSA testing this year. In the face of all the school days children have missed, this testing is not only wasteful, but now will eliminate a golden opportunity to make up lost instructional time. Send an email to Governor Martin O’Malley at email@example.com Advocacy Action Alert which is also up on the Archive page at the MCCPTA website: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs192/1107753542216/archive/1116548115424.html
MCCPTA Blair Cluster Coordinator | MCCPTA Membership & Engagement Chair | MD PTA Nominating and Board Development Committee Member | Tel: 301-949-8006 / 240-948-3459 | Follow me on Twitter: @ShrutiBhatnagr
It’s never too late to join us and get involved in the future of your child’s education by joining the NHE/OV PTA!
***Your membership, and donations help to support the educational opportunities provided at New Hampshire Estates ES and Oak View ES such as our Art In residence projects, computer technology, performing arts, PTA Festival of Cultures, PTA Spring Carnival and so much more!***
We encourage all individuals to become a member. We appreciate everyone’s membership, whether or not the member volunteers, because each member increases PTA’s ability to advocate for children. Please don’t feel that joining the PTA means you will be put on a list for any additional time or commitments.
We need and appreciate your support…Come Join Us!!!!
Thank you for ELECTING to be part of NHE/OV PTA.
Please return your membership form, dues and/or donations to your child’s teacher or if you wish to do it online visit our PTA website at: www.nheovpta.com
- Pick up your membership cards at any PTA monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of every month
Top Ten reason to contact your NHE/OV PTA Nominating Committee and ask to be part of the PTA leadership in 2014-15:
10. Your children attend school at NHEES/OVES
9. You want to be a part of their educational experience
8. In fact, you want to shape and enhance their educational experience.
7. You have the chance to get to know the teachers and staff better.
6. You believe in the power of advocacy on behalf of all students.
5. It’s a great way to meet other parents, and community members.
4. Someone has to do it.
3. You’ve volunteered in the past and now have marketable skills.
2. You’ve never volunteered before so now it’s your turn.
1. You will make a difference.
Members interested in participating on the NHE/OV PTA Nominating Committee OR if you would like to recommend yourself for an officer position or someone else, please submit your Name, and contact information to Aaron Zajic firstname.lastname@example.org or Katherine Ralston email@example.com
Due to last nights frigid weather the PTA General Membership Meeting was cancelled at 7:43pm, after not having enough quorum to conduct PTA business
The PTA will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014 at Oak View Elementary and address pending proposals for membership voting until then.
As a reminder, our PTA meetings are always the first Tuesday of every month.
Kirian M. Villalta | PTA President, 2013-14
Please join us in this 2014 new year for Dinner Night with Karaoke at El Golfo!
(8739 Flower Ave Silver Spring, MD 20901 (301) 608-2121)
Monday Jan. 6, 2014 between 5pm-10pm. El Golfo will donate 20% for the evening to New Hampshire Estates and Oak View Elementary Schools. Please mention the PTA when you pay.
Fundraiser Committee 2013-14
According to the NHE/OV PTA Bylaws a Nominating Committee nominates your officers for election each school year.
This Committee consist of “Three members (no less) who are current members of this local PTA (there is one more PTA member needed to complete the Nomination Committee)
Your NHE/OV PTA Needs YOU! Almost all NHE/OV officers have stayed on from last school year. But we have parents who have children moving onto middle school next year and others due to term expiration. Who is going to step into these positions?
Available Elected PTA Officer Positions:
*Are required to stay in compliance with MD PTA.
Members interested in participating on the PTA Nominating Committee OR if you would like to recommend yourself for an officer position or someone else, please submit your Name, and contact information to Aaron Zajic firstname.lastname@example.org or Katherine Ralston email@example.com
Kirian M. Villalta | PTA President, 2013-14
New Hampshire Estates ES/Oak View ES PTA
Please join us in this 2014 new year for Dinner Night with Karaoke at El Golfo (8739 Flower Ave Silver Spring, MD 20901)
Monday Jan. 6, 2014 between 5pm-10pm. El Golfo will donate 20% of profits for the evening to New Hampshire Estates and Oak View Elementary Schools. Please mention the PTA when you pay.
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 the PTA will be holding its first meeting of the year at NHE from 7:30pm-8:30pm at NHE in the media center. We invite all parents to come join us and engage in discussion for Spring events and programs which not only bring excitement to our students but also provide the resources that our students need to continue their academic success. We hope to see you there!