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Winter Coat Drive Under Way

The MCPS Prekindergarten and Head Start Programs are seeking donations of new coats for students in need. Boys' and girls' coats in sizes 4-10 can be delivered to Rocking Horse Road Center, 4910 Macon Road, Room 141, Rockville, MD, 20852. Gloves and scarves are also welcome.

Donations can be dropped off in person from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday - Friday, or you may order online and have items delivered directly to Rocking Horse Road Center. For more information, email or call 240-740-4530.

Coat Drive

Amazon, Westland Middle School Stock Food Pantry for Families in Need

In preparation for the upcoming holiday season, the Amazon Fresh store in Chevy Chase stocked the Westland Middle School Westland Cares Pantry, an onsite food pantry that provides additional support to local students and families in need. In addition to donating hundreds of items requested by the Westland Cares team, including healthy food, beverages and everyday household items, the Chevy Chase Amazon Fresh store presented at $5,000  Amazon gift card for supplemental and future needs.

Food Pantry

MCPS Students Participate in Latin Dance Competition

The 2021 MCPS Latin Dance Competition took place on Nov. 22 at the Music Center at Strathmore. The last in-person competition was held in 2019. This year's event included three group performance categories: Best in Show Junior, Best in Show Senior and Alumni. The event is sponsored by the After School Dance Fund/Baila4Life with grants from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the Montgomery County Council and MCPS.

Latin Dance Competition

COVID-19 Vaccinations for 5- to 11-Year-Olds

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for 5- to 11-year-olds. MCPS is partnering with the county's Department of Health and Human Services and Holy Cross Hospital to offer a number of free vaccination clinics for children at schools and county sites.

Other family members who have not received a COVID-19 vaccination, or who need a Pfizer booster, will be able to do so at these clinics as well. 2/3 of the doses for children 5 to 11 will be provided by pharmacies, pediatricians and other healthcare providers and about 1/3 will be provided by the health department. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous sources that are providing vaccinations.

Vaccinations for 5- to 11-Year-Olds

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MCPS Meals Information

MCPS will offer meals at no charge to all students for school year 2021–2022! The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has granted waivers for meal service for this school year. These waivers allow all students to receive the meals at no charge, regardless of free or reduced-priced status. MCPS will offer breakfast, lunch, snack, and supper on all instructional school days.

Nutrition is critical to a student's ability to learn. We remain committed to providing nutritious, tasty meals. All our meals will be planned to meet nutrition standards for the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) by registered dietitians.

For More Information About Meals and to See School Lunch Menus