Principal's Page

Dear Luxmanor Families,

Happy New Year to all of our families!  I hope all of you had an enjoyable Winter Break and had the opportunity to rest and relax with family and friends.  The staff and I send you best wishes for a prosperous new year. 

On December 13th, we held our annual 5th Grade Chorus Winter Concert.  Ms. Lalley and the 5th  grade students performed a variety of songs that provided an entertaining evening for everyone in attendance.  Thank you to all of our families who were in attendance supporting our choral program!

In December, the PTA provided lunch for the staff.  Thank you to Bethanne Bond and Kimberly Klimek for organizing this event and thank you to all of the families who donated to this event!  The lunch was delicious and the staff was very appreciative.  

The Student Government Association also conducted a hat, scarf, gloves and coat drive during the month of December for the Children's Inn at NIH.  Thank you to everyone who donated items to this drive!

One of our most popular family nights is upon us.  The Family Fun Night will be held on Friday, January 19th  at 7:00 p.m. in the AP Room.  This is a great night to come to school and play bingo with your family.  Thank you in advance to Debbie Berger and your team of volunteers to organizing this event for us this school year! 

During January and February, students in grades K-5 will take the MAP-M or MAP-P math assessment.  Students in grades 3-5 will take the MAP-R reading assessment and students in grades K-2 will take the mClass reading assessment.  These assessments provide teachers with information regarding your child's performance in reading and math.  Teachers use this information along with classroom performance information to plan instruction for their students.  No preparation is necessary for these assessments. 

Below you will find additional information regarding MCPS.  We are here to make sure your child has a great school year!  Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions/concerns.  Thank you for everything you do for Luxmanor!


Ryan D. Forkert


Under Construction

As you are aware, this is our last year in our current school.  During the summer of 2018, we will move to the Grosvenor Holding School on Grosvenor Lane while our current building is torn down and a new building is constructed for us.  Go to our  Luxmanor Revitalization and Expansion  page to find all of the documents related to our move, including design plans and a video animation of the new building.

Upcoming Dates 

January 15       No School, MLK Jr. Day

January 16       PTA Dine Out Night at Stella Barra

January 19       Family Fun Night, 7:00 p.m.

January 25       Early Release Day, 12:55 p.m.

                         End of Second Marking Period

January 26       No School (If needed, snow make-up day)

January 29       Third Marking Period Begins

February 5       Report Card Distribution Day

February 6       PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

February 10     Red and White Dance, 7:00 p.m.

February 14     Valentine's Parties, 2:30 p.m.

February 19     No School, Presidents' Day

February 26     Science Fair, 6:30 p.m.

Grade Level Newsletters

Find out the latest news about instruction and upcoming events for your child’s grade level on our Luxmanor Classrooms Page.

Superintendents FY 2019 Recommended Operating Budget

Superintendent Recommends $2.59 Billion Operating Budget

Superintendent Jack R. Smith is recommending a $2.59 billion Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget that will allow the district to manage continued significant enrollment growth and build the foundation and structure needed to ensure that all students meet their potential and achieve at the highest levels. The recommended budget for FY 2019 is a 2.7 percent increase over FY 2018. Visit the budget page of the MCPS website for more information.


El Superintendente Recomienda un Presupuesto Operativo de $2.59 Mil Millones

El Superintendente Jack R. Smith, está recomendando un Presupuesto Operativo de $2.59 mil millones para el Año Fiscal 2019, que permitirá al distrito escolar manejar el crecimiento continuo y significativo de la matrícula y construir la base y la estructura necesarias para garantizar que todos los estudiantes alcancen su potencial y puedan rendir a altos niveles. El presupuesto recomendado para el Año Fiscal 2019 representa un aumento del 2.7 por ciento por encima del Año Fiscal 2018. Visite para más información.

Equity in Education Forum

Equity in Education Forum Set for January 27

A conversation about education in Montgomery County will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018, at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville. The Equity in Education Forum is being presented by The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, Inc., and will bring together a cross-section of educators, government officials and businesses.

Featured guest speakers will be Princess R. Moss, secretary-treasurer, National Education Association, and Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard, president, Montgomery College. Other speakers will include MCPS Superintendent Jack R. Smith, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, and Vice President of Corporate Relations for Pepco Holdings Debbi Jarvis.

The event will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (with breakfast and networking from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.) The cost is $40 per person. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, Inc. signature program is Saturday School, which offers affordable academic support and tutoring at 12 locations for Montgomery County students in Grades K-12.

For more information about the event, please call 301-287-8980 or visit the Saturday School website.


Foro de Equidad en la Educación Programado para el 27 de Enero

El sábado, 27 de enero, 2018, en The Universities at Shady Grove, en Rockville, habrá una conversación sobre la educación en el Condado de Montgomery. El Foro de Equidad en la Educación está siendo presentado por The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy y reunirá a una muestra representativa de educadores, funcionarios del gobierno y negocios.

Las conferenciantes invitadas serán Princess R. Moss, Secretaria-Tesorera, Asociación Nacional de Educación (National Education Association) y la Dra. DeRionne Pollard, Presidente, Montgomery College. Otros oradores incluirán al Superintendente de MCPS, Jack R. Smith; el Ejecutivo del Condado de Montgomery, Isiah Leggett; el Concejal Craig Rice del Condado de Montgomery; y la Presidente de Relaciones Corporativas de Pepco Holdings, Debbi Jarvis.

El evento tendrá lugar de 8:30 a 11:30 a.m. (con desayuno y tiempo para establecer contactos de 8:30 a 9:30 a.m.). El costo es $40 por persona. Hay oportunidades de patrocinio disponibles.

El programa distintivo de The George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy, Inc., es la Escuela de los Sábados, que ofrece apoyo académico a precio módico y tutoría en 12 lugares para estudiantes del Condado de Montgomery que cursan los Grados K-12.

Para más información sobre el evento, por favor llame al 301-287-8980, o visite la página web de la Escuela de los Sábados en

Support Luxmanor Elementary by Registering with these Companies 

Luxmanor does not conduct any formal fundraisers during the school year.  The only fundraising we do is through the companies below who have teamed up with schools to provide funds for us to use to purchase items for the school.  Mrs. McGolrick heads up this effort for our school and will be sending home a flyer soon regarding these programs.  The funds we receive goes towards purchasing supplies, equipment and materials that our teachers use with your children to enhance their learning. Thank you to everyone in the past who has registered your cards with Luxmanor at the retailers below.  I hope we are able to continue the incredible support we have received from our community in the past.


Company  Registration Information 
 Giant Food

You can register on-line or you can register your card at

Luxmanor in the main office with
Mrs. McGolrick

 Harris Teeter

 You can register on-line at Harris

Teeter or you may register your card at the store location.


 Must be registered on-line and not at the local stores.

Go to the website. Click on sign up and follow the

directions to enroll your card for our school.

Sign-up for MCPS QuickNotes 

MCPS QuickNotes is a free e-mail service that provides subscribers with important news and information about MCPS programs and activities, plus emergency information. MCPS QuickNotes is offered in seven languages: English, Spanish, French, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Amharic. Visit the QuickNotes website to subscribe.

Manténgase Informado/a con QuickNotes de MCPS

QuickNotes de MCPS  es un boletín informativo que se publica dos veces al mes y provee a las familias de MCPS noticias e información importantes sobre los programas y actividades de MCPS, además de información de emergencia. Quick Notes de MCPS  se ofrece en siete idiomas: inglés, español, amárico, chino, coreano, francés y vietnamita. Visite para leer la última edición. 


Alert MCPS is a way that you can receive text messages or e-mail from Montgomery County Public Schools during weather-related emergencies and other major events that impact school system operations.  Alert MCPS is administered by Montgomery County Public Schools and is part of the Montgomery County Alert System.

Although signing up for Alert MCPS is free of charge, your wireless carrier may charge you a fee to receive text messages. Contact your wireless carrier to learn more about wireless text messaging and any associated costs.

Visit the AlertMCPS website for more information including how to register.

Inclement Weather

Unfortunately, inclement weather is on its way.  Below you will find information regarding weather related closings during the school year.   Winter weather emergencies, such as snow and ice, may cause disruptions in school operations, including the closing of school, a delayed opening or an early dismissal.  Please keep in mind that poor weather conditions in other parts of the county, particularly the northern part of the county, may cause the entire county to be delayed or closed for the day even though the weather in our area may not seem to warrant it.

Public announcements are made by MCPS as soon as possible on area radio and television stations, the MCPS channel and on the Internet at, and on a recorded telephone message at 301-279-3673.  You may also sign up for MCPS QuickNotes on the school system's homepage.  If schools are closed or delayed, the announcement is made by 5:00 a.m.  If schools are closing early, the announcement is made by 11:00 a.m.

Delayed Opening

A delayed opening means that schools open two hours later than scheduled.  All busses operate on the same delayed schedule and, therefore, the pick-up times are two hours later than normal.  For Luxmanor, school will begin at 11:00 a.m.  Students may arrive to school at 10:40 a.m ., when there will be staff available to monitor the students.  All morning activities that may have been scheduled will be cancelled (ex: field trips).  Activities scheduled to begin after 10:40 a.m. will be held.  Please continue to check for radio, television, or Web announcements in the event a decision to delay the opening of schools is reconsidered and a decision to close schools for the day is made (by 7:00 a.m.). 

Early Dismissal

An early dismissal means that schools will close 2.5 hours earlier than scheduled.  All buses operate on that same early schedule and, therefore, drop-off times are 2.5 hours earlier than normal.  All after school activities are cancelled.  For Luxmanor, dismissal is at 12:55 p.m.  Early dismissals are announced by 11:00 a.m.  


Homework Help Available to all MCPS Students

Free homework help is available from MCPS-TV's Homework Hotline Live  (HHL).  Students may call, or submit a question online, to Homework Hotline Live  at 301-279-3234 or go to  Students can watch teachers address their homework questions live on MCPS-TV from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, or get after-hours online help from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.  New this year, students and parents can download the free Homework Hotline Live  app, where you can send questions, watch live, and find more homework help resources, all from your phone (now available in App Stores for your Apple or Android device).

Ways to contact Homework Hotline Live  for free homework help:

  •    Phone: 301-279-3234 (during TV broadcasts)
  •    Web:
  •    Text: 724-427-5445 (7244-ASK-HHL)
  •    Email:
  •    Snapchat (username: AskHHL) 
  •    The newHomework Hotline Livephone app! (download for Apple or Android )

Ways to watch Homework Hotline Live , from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:

  •    Comcast 34 & 998(HD)
  •    Verizon 36
  •    RCN 89 & 1058(HD)
  •    YouTube (search: AskHHL)
  •    Homework Hotline Live phone app 

Go to to learn more.

Hay Ayuda para Hacer las Tareas para Todos los Estudiantes

En Homework Hotline Live (HHL) (Línea en Vivo de Ayuda con las Tareas) , por MCPS-TV, se ofrece ayuda gratuita para hacer las tareas. Los estudiantes pueden llamar a Homework Hotline Live , teléfono 301-279-3234, o pueden enviar una pregunta en línea ingresando a Los estudiantes pueden ver a los maestros responder a sus preguntas sobre las tareas en vivo por MCPS-TV, de 4:30 a 6:00 p.m., los martes, miércoles y jueves, o pueden obtener ayuda después del programa en línea de 6:00 a 9:00 p.m., de lunes a jueves. Algo nuevo este año, los estudiantes y sus padres pueden descargar la aplicación gratuita de Homework Hotline Live , donde se pueden enviar preguntas, ver el programa en vivo y conseguir más recursos para ayuda con las tareas, todo eso desde su teléfono (disponible en las tiendas de aplicaciones (App Stores) para su dispositivo Apple o Android).

Formas de comunicarse con Homework Hotline Live para recibir ayuda con las tareas:

  •    Teléfono: 301-279-3234 (durante el programa de televisión)
  •    Internet:
  •    Texto: 724-427-5445 (7244-ASK-HHL)
  •    Correo Electrónico:
  •    Snapchat (nombre de usuario: AskHHL) 
  •     ¡La nueva aplicación móvil de Homework Hotline Live! (descargar para  Apple o Android )

Formas de ver Homework Hotline Live , de 4:30 a 6:00 p.m., los martes, miércoles y jueves:

  •    Comcast 34 y 998 (HD)
  •    Verizon 36
  •    RCN 89 y 1058 (HD)
  •    YouTube (en la barra de búsqueda escriba: AskHHL)
  •    Aplicación móvil de Homework Hotline Live

Visite para más detalles.

Luxmanor Crisis Plan and Emergency Procedures

Luxmanor Elementary School has extensive emergency contingency plans and a comprehensive school crisis plan.  The following is a brief summary of the procedures for emergency situations either inside or outside the school building:

Shelter:  An emergency situation that requires all students to be under direct supervision and accounted for.  Our OSET (On-Site Emergency Team) assembles in the main office, all bells are turned off, outside doors are secured, and attendance is taken and transmitted to the OSET Team.  During a shelter alert, classes continue as normal; further instructions by the administration will be transmitted over the PA system.  Depending on the situation, students in portable classrooms may be brought back into the main building.

Lockdown:  An imminent emergency that requires all areas of the building to be secured (lockdown).  Staff remains in place with students, building services locks all exterior doors, bells are ignored.  Classes are silent, blinds are drawn, and students move away from windows.  Classes do not continue as normal; further instructions by the administration will be transmitted over the PA system.

Off Campus Evacuation Location: If we need to evacuate the building other than for a fire drill, we are required to move a minimum of 300 feet from the building.  In this event, we will evacuate to the Tilden Holding Center, 6300 Tilden Lane, Rockville, MD  20852. The alternate location is Green Acres School, 11701 Danville Dr., Rockville, MD 20852.


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