MVMPCS Updates – 3/15/21

In MVM eNews,


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 for virtual students 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. *Please note: materials will be sent home with hybrid students who are in the building on Tuesday, March 16 or Thursday, March 18. 

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 TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 16, for inclusion in Town Hall discussion. Please email with any questions. 


Pay It Forward, MVM - Starting this Friday, March 19, through Friday, March 26, make a small donation to the 2020-21 Annual Fund on behalf of one or more fellow Meerkats, and we'll send an email letting them know! And/or, when someone makes a donation in your name, you can Pay It Forward! Click here for more info (the link will be live on Friday).  Let's keep it going until we reach our goal of 100% participation! #WEAREMVM

Tree Trekkers Ticket Pre-Sale - THE PRE-SALE IS NOW LIVE! 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! Click here to order online! If paying by cash/check delivered to the MMCI Mailbox, please indicate that on the online order form. Contact with any questions.

Virtual Variety Show - Get ready to let your light shine at the 2021 MVMPCS Virtual Variety Show! Deadline to submit Intent/ Permission Forms has been extended to March 20. And please save the date for the virtual show ~ Friday, April 23 at 7pm. 

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 - Thank you, parents! Please keep those snow day photos coming (and anything else you'd like to share)! Email .jpg files to

Hiring Committee - The MVMPCS Hiring Committee is in search of parent volunteers. The HC is looking for parents to work as a team with staff to find the best candidates to join MVM.  The HC typically meets every other month and sometimes more throughout the summer. Summers can be a busy time.  If you are interested in adding your name to our waitlist, please email HC Chair, Laurie Gibbons:

MMCI BOT Updates

MMCI Lottery and Re-Registration - The Lottery period has closed, and the Lottery for the 2021-22 School Year will be held in late March. Please contact with any questions about the Lottery or Re-Registration process.

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

Open FOE Position - There is an opening for Friend of Education on the MVMPCS GC. Please click here to read more about the position.

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 will be distributing "to-go" breakfast, lunch and dinner from 11am-1pm on WEDNESDAYS ONLY.  These meals are enough for all seven days of the week. Distribution sites will be at two locations:

  *   Discovery Shopping Center Parking Lot, 8425 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville
  *   Frederick Shopping Center Parking Lot, 1305 W. 7th Street, Frederick

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.