MCPS Community Update on Masking Guidance, Upcoming Community Outreach Events, and More

MCPS Community Update on Masking Guidance, Upcoming Community Outreach Events, and More

Per MCPS:

Here are four things you need to know about the July 16 Board of Education meeting and MCPS’ plans for the summer and the 2021-2022 school year.

Mask guidance for the start of the 2021-2022 school year will be shared with the Board of Education and MCPS community on July 27. MCPS is working closely with local and state health officials to determine mask guidance and other health and safety practices that meet the needs of students and staff and ensure safety.

The Board received an update on PROSPER 100—Dr. Monifa McKnight’s vision for her first 100 days as interim superintendent. PROSPER 100 aligns with the system’s strategic priorities and highlights the commitments MCPS must make to students, staff and the community in its efforts to provide students with the educational experience they deserve.

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MCPS will host a series of pop-up events throughout the county this summer. MCPS staff will be available at these events to answer questions about the 2021-2022 school year and more.

Current Schedule of Events

July 23 Summer of Peace/Germantown Park Homes Community Center
4-8 p.m.
18400 Cinnamon Drive
Germantown, MD 20874
July 30 Summer of Peace/Lakeforest Mall Parking Lot
4-8 p.m.
701 Russell Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
August 13 Summer of Peace/East County White Oak State Park
4-8 p.m.
1700 April Lane
Silver Spring, MD 20904
August 21 MCPS Mobile Pop-Up Back to School Jam
Time/Location TBD

There is still time to support the 10th Annual MCPS GIVE BACKpacks campaign. A donation of $10 will help provide a student in need with a backpack filled with school supplies. Donations will help provide students with the necessary supplies to engage successfully in their lessons. Visit this website for more information and to donate.

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Washington City Paper is hosting its annual Best of D.C. contest -- and Well-Paid Maids is eyeing the Best Maid Service category. If you missed it: Well-Paid Maids has secured first place for the past three years. Can you help us snag gold again? Simply go to the ballot and write in your vote for the best maid service. In case you need a refresher before you vote, Well-Paid Maids is the only certified living-wage cleaning company in the D.C. area. We pay our cleaners, who are W-2 employees, at least $24 an hour and offer benefits like insurance, 24 paid days off per year and more. Voting is open until June 10 at 5 p.m., and the winner will be announced July 18. (We'll keep you posted!) Thank you for your support -- and if you still haven't booked a spring cleaning yet, now is the time!

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Oak Chapel is excited that Priority Partners Managed Care Organization (PPMCO) in partnership with Johns Hopkins HealthCare (JHHC) have selected the Oak Chapel Hub as the location for the first mini-food pantry/mini library in Montgomery County. Please join us for the cupboard unveiling on Saturday, May 18th, at 10 AM (rain or shine). This is scheduled to be an outdoor event. If there is inclement weather, the event will be held in the multi-purpose room of the main church building (Hub distribution location). The cupboard will be fully stocked and ready for the community to take what they need and leave what they can. It is a privilege to be able to continue to serve the 20906 community.

Fighting food insecurity, feeding families.

Submit your own Announcement here.

Movie being filmed in McLean, VA, needs your support

A local community movie is filming in our area in June and needs contributions!

Local actors, teens, teachers, housewives, and retired residences are trying to make this film happen but we need your help.

This is an educational short story about teens learning how to navigate when they don't feel accepted by their friends and what to do to find acceptance. Yet this film isn't just for teens. In your life have you ever felt like you weren't accepted??

Come be a part of the audience for this film! Invite your friends. Be a part of this film being produced right here in our area.

This is a social impact film that will show locally and internationally at film festivals in 2025 and also at colleges.

More information can be found here. DONATE TODAY:

https://www.filmindependent.org/sponsored-projects/ultimate-bias/

https://www.silvanomarifilms.com/jis

This is a not-for-profit film and donations are tax-deductible.

Free Community Father-Daughter Dance

Fathers and father figures, create unforgettable memories with your daughter at our free community father-daughter dance on June 1st, from 6-8 pm. Hosted outdoors at Olney Baptist Church. This event offers a delightful outdoor experience complete with a DJ spinning tunes, interactive games, a charming photo booth, delicious treats, and exciting raffle prizes. Fathers/father figures and daughters of all ages are warmly welcomed to share in this special evening together. Join us for an evening of joy, laughter, and cherished moments!

In the spirit of giving back to our community, we are partnering with Quest to Feed Montgomery to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those in need. We kindly ask each attendee to bring along a non-perishable food item to donate during the event. Every contribution, no matter how small, will go a long way in supporting families facing food insecurity in our area.

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