Dear MVM Families,
It’s hard to believe we are beginning the final term of the school year, and at the same time it feels like it’s been a really looooong year! We have a lot to squeeze in and a lot to look forward to. Here are a few items to share with you at this time.
Eight staff members attended the American Montessori Society (AMS) Conference in Nashville last month, and two more participated virtually. In all, ten teachers were able to select from a host of workshops focusing on best practices in Montessori education. Staff will give a presentation of their learning as the final Parent Engagement offering this school year. This professional development opportunity was made possible by ESSER grant funds.
Dennis Anderson, MVMS maintenance mechanic, was celebrated by the staff with a breakfast gathering and gifts of appreciation on his last day with MVMS on Thursday, March 31. The entire school gathered to send him off with a rousing round of applause. He was certainly appreciated and surely will be missed.
MCAP, MAP, and DIBELS tests begin this month and continue into May. Testing data helps staff to make informed instructional decisions and allocations/recommendations of resources.
Here is a breakdown of the upcoming tests:
On Wednesday, March 30, Amy Dorman, Regina Chadwick, Kim Cowles, Cindy Green, and Dennis Anderson met with Scott Blundell to receive feedback on MVMS’ school emergency plan. He provided additional recommendations and offered suggestions, such as hosting a Safety Week. We are tentatively scheduling this for the first week of May.
Staff is donating first aid supplies to support humanitarian aid for Ukraine. They will be delivered to St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church in Baltimore. Community members who wish to contribute may do so through April 14.
Sculpture students have finished up their masks and are starting to work on creating stuffed plushies.
Painting/Printmaking students are finishing up painting their stools and starting a printmaking unit.
MSDE Parental Involvement Survey
March 21, 2022-May 27, 2022
Parents will be receiving a paper-pencil survey in the mail (OR) they can complete the survey at www.mdparentsurvey.com
This survey is being conducted by the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services. All parents or guardians of children ages 3 to 21 who are receiving special education and related services through their local school system are invited to participate.
The purpose of this survey is to determine how well the school is partnering with you and promoting parent involvement in your child’s education. Your feedback will help guide efforts to improve special education and related services in your local school system. The Survey is anonymous so please do not write any personally identifiable information.
217 Dill Avenue
Frederick, MD 21701
Principal: Amy Dorman