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Food and Funds Drive 2017
October 2, 2017 — October 27, 2017
The goal this year is to collect $500,000 pounds of food for Marylanders. Foods and funds collected during the drive will be donated to community food banks for distribution to soup kitchens, pantries, and shelters.
In order to participate, each school must submit the online registration form by Friday, September 22, 2017. Schools can appoint a coordinator (teacher, parent, school counselor, or administrator) to lead this effort.
Information Packet and Registration Form
Recognitions and acknowledgements during the annual award ceremony consist of:
- The top school in every local school system in total collection of pounds of food will receive books with a total value of $100.00.
- The top five schools in the state in total collection of pounds of food will each receive books with a total value of $600.00.
- The top five schools in the state in the total collection of monetary donations will each receive books with a total value of $600.00.
Highlighting Student Service
Robert Frost Middle School
Systemwide Student Documentation Timelines:
- Friday, September 29, 2017:
Documentation of service performed from June 2, 2017 through the summer is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.
- Friday, January 5, 2018:
Documentation of service performed during the first semester is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.
- Friday, June 1, 2018:
Documentation of all service performed during the second semester is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.
Systemwide SSL Award Timelines:
*Due to spring break the deadline has been modified*
- April 6, 2018:
Documentation that qualifies seniors for Certificates of Meritorious Service is due to the school-based SSL coordinator.
- April 6, 2018:
Documentation that qualifies middle school students for the Superintendent’s SSL Award is due to the school-based SSL coordinator. This award is given to students who meet the 75 hour graduation requirement during middle school. (It is only awarded once!)
Summer Pre-Approval Requests
Non-profit organizations that are not identified with the MCPS SSL approved medallion on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center website require pre-approval.
The MCPS Form 560-50-Individual Student Service Learning Request must be submitted and approved by the school-based SSL Coordinator in advance of service. All Pre-Approval Requests must be submitted in a timely manner. There is a two-week allowance for school-based SSL Coordinators to review the request for approval or denial based on compliance with MCPS SSL Program.
- Thomas W. Pyle Middle School for receiving the 2016 National School of Character Award.
Awarded from the Maryland State Department of Education in partnership with Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University.
For student-specific SSL questions: Contact the school-based SSL coordinator.
General questions about the MCPS SSL program? Contact Mrs. Shella Cherry, Student Leadership, SSL, and Volunteers Coordinator, 301-279-3454, SSL@mcpsmd.org.