MWMS Newsletter, 10/6/17

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:36am

MWMS Newsletter                               

October 6, 2017


From the Principal’s Desk

Picture Day is this Monday, October 9!

Picture Day is this Monday, October 9!  Flyers went home with students today, but in case it got lost on the way home from school, click here for another copy.


Is Your Child Interested in a Leadership Opportunity?

Is your child passionate about student leadership? Is your child someone who wants to voice his/her opinions and make a difference? Does your child want to be a part of making history? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your child is the right person to step up for the Student Delegate leadership opportunity.  Want to know more and how to apply?  Click here!


Red Ribbon Week, Assembly and Program on October 23

On Monday, October 23, Mayfield Woods will host programs throughout the day celebrating Red Ribbon Week.     To learn more about what we have planned, or if you would like your child to opt out of the planned activities, click here for more information.


#onemayfield Days are Coming Soon!

Last year we started the #onemayfield campaign at Mayfield Woods, celebrating diversity, unity and community.   Since its inception, we feel strongly that every single person who enters our doors will know that at Mayfield we value our diversity.  We celebrate the uniqueness of each individual child, parent, staff member, and member of our community and we believe that our different backgrounds and cultures make us stronger.  

Three days this semester we are hosting grade level #onemayfield days, and each student will have an opportunity to participate.  Click here to learn more about the #onemayfield days, including our vision, goals, and the dates of the #onemayfield days.


Buster’s Club Time starts Monday!

What’s Buster’s Club Time? What clubs are being offered?  Click here to learn more!


Candy for the Courageous

Once again this year we will be collecting donations for "Candy for the Courageous", led by a former Mayfield student.  Donations will be collected between November 1-3. Click here for more information.


Flu Clinic

The flu clinic at Mayfield Woods has been rescheduled for October 27.  Consent forms were due today, October 6. If you did not send the paper copy back to school with your child, there is still time to complete an online consent form (also due today, October 6).    Click here for more information about our clinic, including a link to the online consent form.   


Citizens of the Month!

On October 4 we recognized 8 outstanding students as September’s Citizens of the Month! Each month teachers from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, along with teachers from related arts choose two students to be “Citizens of the Month”.  This honor is awarded to students who demonstrate exemplary achievement, attitude, attendance, and BARK attributes:  Be Safe, Act Responsibly, Respect Self and Others, and Keep Focused.  Congratulations to the September selections for Citizens of the Month!!


  • 6th grade:
    •  Maeve Morrison


  • 7th grade
    •  Jeremiah Ince
    •  Andrew Jackson


  • 8th grade
    •  Rooshil Bajaj
    •  Mona Hode


  • Related Arts
    •  Matthew Choi
    •  Regina Hayes

*Please note: Some names may have been omitted if a student is on the “do not publish” list.


Stay Connected

Main Office: 410-313-5022

Fax:  410-313-5029                                                                                                           

Guidance:  410-313-5025

Health Room:  410-313-5022

Twitter: @hcpss_mwms

Principal's Instagram: principal_shindel

PTA email:

PTA's Facebook Page:  Search “MWMS PTA”

PTA’s Website:


Save the Dates 

10/9                Picture Day

10/9                MWMS Clubs

10/9                Collections for 8th Grade Field Trip to DC on 11/9/17 (thru 10/16)

10/10              Play Rehearsal

10/10              HCPSS GT Chorus – Rehearsal BMMS

10/11              Outdoor Education Trip – through 10/13

10/11              Vision & Hearing Screening (Except 6th Graders Going on ODE)

10/11              PTA Meeting

10/12              Interim Progress Reports

10/12              Play Rehearsal

10/12              8th Grade MAP Testing

10/13              8th Grade MAP Testing

10/16              Spirit Week – through 10/19         

10/16              HCPSS GT Chorus – Rehearsal at BMMS

10/17              Play Rehearsal

10/18              Book Talks

10/19              #onemayfield event – 7th Grade

10/19              Play Rehearsal

10/19              Bear Tracks with Officer Cofield

10/19              Book Talks

10/20              Professional Work Day – Schools Closed for Students

10/23              Red Ribbon Assemblies for Grades 7 & 8

10/24              Hispanic Family Night

10/24              Play Rehearsal

10/25              HCPSS GT Chorus Rehearsal – BMMS

10/25              8th Grade NHD Thesis Defense

10/26              Play Rehearsal

10/27              Flu Clinic


PTA News

Our Next Meeting:  10/11/17


The website includes:

•  On-going access to up-to-date MWMS and MWMS PTA news

•  Links for joining the PTA and volunteering in and out of school

•  Calendars of MWMS, MWMS PTA and MWMS Music events

•  Spirit Gear purchase info

•  MWMS Music Boosters Page

•  MWMS Teacher/Staff Gift Guide

•  And more …

We hope the new site will be a great resource for MWMS Families. Please take time to explore the site and bookmark us on your computers and smart devices today!

Our address is:



School News


Howard County Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) Anna Selbrede will be holding an open forum for any and all HCPSS students to voice any questions, concerns, or just talk. Anna is happy to discuss anything from school lunches to sports to current political events to the Hunger Games. The forum will be held at the Homewood School on October 11, from 6:30-7pm. If you can’t make this month, you can come next time on November 8th. Refreshments will be provided! If you’d like more information, email and don’t forget to follow @Hocosmob on Instagram and Twitter.


A Message from the Health Room

Hearing and Vision Screening will be held October 11, 2017.  We will need a few parent volunteers for hearing and vision screening.  Please contact the health room if interested in volunteering.

The flu clinic has been rescheduled to October 27, 2017.


Thank you,
Tracy Jerome, RN
Cluster Nurse
Bryant Woods Elementary School
Mayfield Woods Middle School


A Message from the Cafeteria

Please check your child’s lunch account and make sure there is an adequate balance to cover lunch purchases.  Account balances can be viewed at:



Community News

A new community news and programs webpage is now available!!  This page contains brief announcements of upcoming events and announcements from community organizations.  Please visit the HCPSS website for details about upcoming events or visit:



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