MVMPCS Updates – 3/8/21

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Change in Instructional Model - As referenced on our parent inventory, parents/guardians may email Ms. Dorman ( with a request for a change in instructional model (from hybrid to virtual or virtual to hybrid) for Term 4 no later than Friday, March 12th. School teams will consider each request to determine if it can be honored based on multiple factors in our currently assigned cohort groups including: class size and available classroom space. All decisions must be in compliance with current guidance from health experts. If the request can not be accommodated, it will be placed on a wait list for consideration if availability occurs at a later date.

March Virtual Parent Engagement - All are invited to join a Montessori Q&A Session with Montessori Specialist Amanda Bodden on Wednesday, March 17 from 10-11am. Submit your questions ahead of time here. The meet link will be sent via eNews.

March Materials Distribution - Our next Materials Distribution will be Wednesday, March 17 from 1-4pm. Materials will be left under the awning for contactless pick up. Please remember to wear masks and practice social distancing with other families. You may drop off any books or other materials that need to be returned to school in the bins provided by the Hospitality Committee.

High School Expansion Proposal - The Community is invited to attend a virtual Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, March 23 from 7-9:30pm to discuss expanding MVMPCS to include high school. Click here for a list of informational resources. Click here for the MVMPCS Town Hall Meeting Comment Form, where you can submit comments, questions, and general feedback prior to the Town Hall Meeting. Feedback is due by the end of the day on Tuesday, March 16, for inclusion in Town Hall discussion. Please email with any questions. 


Virtual Variety Show - Get ready to let your light shine at the 2021 MVMPCS Virtual Variety Show! Intent/ Permission Forms are due by Wednesday, March 10. 

Tree Trekkers Ticket Pre-Sale - Starting next week, you can purchase discounted pre-sale tickets to Tree Trekkers through MMCI, and a portion of sales will benefit the MVMPCS School Fund! Purchase your tickets between March 15-April 30 for use anytime during the 2021 Tree Trekkers season! An order form will be shared next Monday.

2020-21 Annual Fund - Together, we have raised over $15,000 and counting! Make your contribution here. #WEAREMVM

Volunteer Committee - Are you looking to earn some hours? Please click here to read about our many current volunteer needs. Have you helped out or attended a meeting this year? Please remember to log your hours!

2020-21 Yearbook - We want to see your snow day photos! Please email .jpg files to

MMCI BOT Updates

MMCI Lottery - The MMCI Lottery is open for the 2021-22 school year at MVMPCS, now through March 12, 2021. The lottery is open to Frederick County residents from age 3 through rising 8th graders. Those interested can apply online here.

MMCI Re-Registration - Parents and guardians: this is the final week to re-register all currently enrolled students in the MMCI Lottery System. Please check your email for instructions. Contact with any questions.

Our next regular Virtual MMCI Board of Trustees Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 24 at 7pm. Past minutes can be found here. A link to join the virtual meeting will be sent out via ENEWS.

GC Business

Our next Virtual Governing Council Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 8 at 6:30pm. The link to join the virtual meeting will be sent out via ENEWS.


FREE Meals – FCPS is currently providing FREE to-go breakfast, lunch, and supper meals for all children 18 and younger at sites throughout the county. Please click here for details.

Blessings In A Backpack – Please note: distribution locations have changed. Blessings in a Backpack bags will be available for any child 18 or younger on Fridays from 11 am to 1 pm, now at the following Blessings Partner schools only: Brunswick ES, Centerville ES, Lincoln ES, Monocacy ES, Spring Ridge ES, Sugarloaf ES, Twin Ridge ES, Waverley ES, Whittier ES. MVMPCS families are welcome at any of these locations.

Frederick County GIS Food Distribution Public WebApp - Frederick organizations combined forces and created this valuable resource to help community members easily find food distribution sites.