Girl Power Writing ContestThe Montgomery County Commission for Women is holding a Girl Power Writing Contest. Click here for additional information.Contest - Combating Hate and Celebrating DiversityClick here to see details regarding a county-wide contest to combat hate.Maryland Nutrition StandardsPlease see attachment for information about Maryland nutrition standards regarding food and drinks that are sold in schools.Specialists' NewsletterClick here to view the new monthly Specialists' Newsletter to read about what the students are learning this month in art, music, P.E., media, and guidance.Special Education Survey Parents or guardians of children receiving special education and related services should have received the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey from the Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services via mail. Please click here for additional information.Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA)Please click here for information and the testing schedule for the upcoming MISA that fifth graders will complete.Volunteer Training RequirementThis year, MCPS is requiring that all volunteers who work with children in MCPS participate in an online training on Child Abuse and Neglect. Please click here for further details, as well as the link to the training module.PARCC Testing Schedule 2017At the beginning of May, all students in grades three through five will take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) tests. This will include four sections of both mathematics and English/Language Arts (ELA). Click here to see this year's schedule.