Save the Date!
Family Heritage Night is Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 6:30-8:00 pm. You will be able to taste food from around the world in our potluck snack fest, see student art posted as a gallery walk, enjoy the third graders present dances from around the world, and learn about various cultures presented by our community. The book fair will also be open in the media center.
Please consider being a part of our evening by presenting information about your culture or by bringing in food to share. A flyer will be sent home soon with how you can be a part of this exciting evening.
Our community is diverse and vibrant. Come help us celebrate our heritage and family!!
Want to try out a new, fun, dance-based exercise class with activities for kids including a kids cooking class/demo while supporting healthier food in MCPS?
Joy of Fitness in Silver Spring is hosting their inaugural Dance-a-Thon for a Cause benefiting Real Food for Kids – Montgomery (RFKM) on Saturday, Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. There will be four hours of fun and fitness for the whole family, highlighting their popular and diverse dance fitness classes (Zumba, Country Heat Live, Cize Live (Hip Hop) and Zoca Afro Pop). Take one class, two classes, or go for all four dance fitness classes ($25 for one, $40 for two – all proceeds go to RFKM). The Dance-a-Thon’s theme is Carnival and they’ll have activities for kids like mask making, beads and a healthy cooking class/demo, plus a studio festooned in bright colors along with awesome raffle prizes!
The Junior League’s Kids in the Kitchen Committee will provide a special cooking demo/class for kids from 9-11 a.m. Parents can take a fitness class while kids 6 and up participate in the demo or make masks (mask making will take place from 9-1). Fitness classes are appropriate for all fitness levels and fun for adults and kids (age 9 and up at a reduced price) alike!
Register here: http://tinyurl.com/ja3792l
Please come out and support RFKM’s efforts to bring healthier food to MCPS, which were highlighted in Monday’s Washington Post: http://tinyurl.com/WP-School-
There will be an MCPS Parent Academy workshop at Briggs Chaney Middle School on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The workshop title is Understanding the PARCC Assessments and it will be presented by YMCA Youth and Family Services. The workshop will be held in the media center from 7:00-8:30 p.m. The workshop is free for parents and child care and interpretation services are provided.
Understanding the PARCC Assessments
THURSDAY, JAN. 26 7:00-8:30 P.M.
In spring 2017, students in Grades 3–8 will take the PARCC assessments in English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and Mathematics. During this workshop, you will learn about the assessments and hear strategies to prepare your child. Facilitated by MCPS staff.
Briggs Chaney Middle School, 1901 Rainbow Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20905
Spanish classes and Creative Adventures Art classes are starting up soon! These are great opportunities for enriching and enhancing a Cloverly student’s education. Please see these flyers for all the important details:
Please note that FLES has extended the Early Bird discount through January 23rd, so you can save some $$$ if you head on over to www.mccpta-epi.org/fles right now!
Creative Adventures will have a Winter Session beginning Wednesday, February 8th, 2017. Flyers will be distributed soon after we return to school. Stay tuned!
Looking ahead to March, April, and May, please mark the following dates on your calendar:
– March 24 at 4:30pm : Family Roller Skating at Supreme Sports Club Skate Arena in Columbia
– April 22 at 6:00 pm : Cloverly Variety Show at the Olney Theater
– May 17 (time TBD) : Cloverly Science and Engineering Fair at the school
Play-Well and your PTA will be offering another after-school Lego Club starting in January. This session will be for grades K-2 only, but we hope to have an option for grades 3-5 available later in the spring. See all the details below!
WINTER CLASS PROPOSAL
Class Title: JEDI Engineering using LEGO®
Start Date: Wednesday January 18th 2016
Omit dates: None
End Date: Wednesday March 22nd
Number of Sessions: 10
Max/min: 11/16 students
Cost: $170 per student per course
Grades: K – 2
Duration: 90 minutes each week
Time: 3:40pm – 5:10pm
REGISTER ONLINE AT: http://register.play-well.org/registration/new/57437
Title: JEDI Engineering using LEGO®
Description: The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!