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Summer is a Great Time for Student Service Learning

Summer is a great time for students to become involved in service activities and earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours. Students can participate in a range of activities—working at a soup kitchen, cleaning up a local park, or collecting items for a clothing or food drive. All MCPS students need 75 SSL hours to graduate from high school. Students can begin collecting those hours the summer before 6th grade.

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An Update on the FY 2017 Operating Budget

The Montgomery County Council approved an operating budget for FY 17 on May 26. This budget will allow MCPS to keep pace with skyrocketing enrollment; reduce class size; foster stronger partnerships with the community and families to support students; and aggressively work to close the achievement gap.

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Child Abuse and Neglect Training Requirements for Volunteers

During the 2015–2016 school year, three categories of volunteers who have direct, unsupervised, uncontrolled access to students: volunteer coaches, overnight chaperones and volunteers for the Outdoor Environmental Education Program (OEEP), and overnight chaperones and volunteers for school-based field trips are required to participate in training for recognizing, reporting, and preventing child abuse and neglect prior to interacting with students. Parents/guardians and individuals, that are directly supervised by MCPS employees are not required to complete training this school year. These volunteers are invited to attend the face-to-face training or complete the online training module starting in February.

 

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Mill Creek Towne ES Hosts Juneteenth Celebration

Students, staff and parents gathered at Mill Creek Towne Elementary School on June 6 to learn about the emancipation of slaves in the United States and the importance of Juneteenth—the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. The students heard from a storyteller during their assembly and also participated in a poster contest with the theme of "What Freedom Means to Me." The event was held in partnership with the Potomac Valley Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

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What We Do

What We Do

Services for Parents

  • Parent Academy
    Sign up for free workshops on tips and tools to help your child succeed in school
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    Get information about services for at-risk children and their families

Services for Students

Services for Schools

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    Learn about efforts to address cultural and racial differences by bringing the community together

Volunteer

Volunteer

New Training and Screening Requirements for Volunteers

Volunteer Training Requirements

Interested in volunteering with MCPS?

  • ELO SAIL
    Volunteer to help K-2 students improve their reading and math skills
  • btsf logo webBack-to-School Fair
    Volunteer at the informative, fun-filled day for parents, students and the community

Partnerships

Partnerships

Community Partnerships

Contact Us

Division of Family and Community Engagement

Carver Educational Services Center
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 130
Rockville, MD 20850
301-279-3100
Directions to Office

Ms. Denise Bracalilly Stultz
Director
301-517-5862
E-mail: Denise_BracalillyStultz@mcpsmd.org

Ms. Giuseppina Alving
Parent Community Coordinator
301-279-3100
E-mail: Giuseppina_Alving@mcpsmd.org

Ms. Gladis Calderon
Office Assistant IV
301-279-3100
E-mail: Gladis_F_Calderon@mcpsmd.org

Mrs. Young Mee Choi
Parent Community Coordinator
301-279-8603
E-mail: YoungMee_Choi@mcpsmd.org

Mrs. Kateri Cordova-Orellana
Parent Community Coordinator
301-279-3256
E-mail: Kateri_M_Cordova-Orellana@mcpsmd.org

Ms. Diedre Couey
Communications Assistant
Phone: 301-279-3100
E-mail: Diedre_Couey@mcpsmd.org

Ms. Patricia East
Administrative Secretary
301-279-3100
E-mail: Patricia_A_East@mcpsmd.org

Ms. Nodis Elvir
Hispanic Hotline Consultant
301-279-3025
E-mail: Nodis_F_Elvir@mcpsmd.org

Mrs. Molly Hong
Parent Community Coordinator
301-517-8109
E-mail: Molly_Hong@mcpsmd.org

Mrs. Nan Iuculano
Parent Community Coordinator
301-517-5033
E-mail: Nan_P_Iuculano@mcpsmd.org

Mrs. Beatriz Mendoza
Parent Community Coordinator
301-279-3053
E-mail: Beatriz_E_Mendoza@mcpsmd.org

Ms. Shanique Moore
Parent Community Coordinator
301-279-3308
E-mail: Shanique_V_Moore@mcpsmd.org

Mrs. Sylvia Romero
Parent Community Coordinator
301-279-3167
E-mail: Sylvia_J_Romero@mcpsmd.org

Mrs. Laurene Thomas
Parent Community Coordinator
301-279-3201
E-mail: Laurene_S_Thomas@mcpsmd.org

Mrs. Danielle Wilson-Saddler
Instructional Specialist
301-279-3100
E-mail: Danielle_D_Wilson-Saddler@mcpsmd.org

Mrs. Teresa Wright
ESOL Parent Outreach Services
301-279-3100
E-mail: Teresa_Wright@mcpsmd.org

Engagement

Engagement

Find out how MCPS's engagement strategy is transforming communities, individuals and institutions.

The Challenge

To empower all students, parents and community leaders to become active in shaping the student learning experience, and to engage institutions in every sector of the community to support student learning.

How Engagement Works

Community engagement increases equity and improves public education by building capacity and power in communities. It works to address the issues that families in communities face so that students can take full advantage of their educational experience.

Vision

  • Enhancing culturally-competent, historically-aware and economically empowering family engagement at the local school level
  • Engaging institutions in every sector (private industry, non-profit, faith communities and local government) in the critical work of supporting the education of our students
  • Creating and leveraging within MCPS an organizational structure and culture that supports OCEP’s vision
  • Identifying specific culturally and historically-informed strategies to leverage community engagement to help close the achievement gap

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About DFCE

The Division of Family and Community Engagement helps schools engage the communities of the children and families MCPS serves to promote student learning.

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