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Give BACKpacks Give BACKpacks

MCPS needs your help to raise funds to purchase backpacks for students in need for the 2019-2020 school year. For $10, a student in need is provided with a new backpack filled with school supplies. July is a critical fundraising month. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to Give BACKpacks!

Drive for Supplies Drive for Supplies

The 20th Annual Drive for Supplies event will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 15 at Argyle Middle School. Students, parents and organizations that support children are invited to shop for new and gently used school supplies for the next school year. The program not only benefits children in need but works to protect the environment by repurposing usable items that otherwise end up in landfills.

Career Readiness Camps Career Readiness Camps Video story icon

More than 200 MCPS middle school students are participating in a career readiness summer camp. The camp is an opportunity for students to explore careers and match their goals and interests with high school programs.

Snowden Farm Snowden Farm Video story icon

Snowden Farm Elementary School will open in Clarksburg in the fall. The school is named after the Snowden family, a local family that settled in the area and founded a dairy farm in 1845. Learn about the history of the Snowden family and the Snowden Farm.

Last Day Last Day Video story icon

Congratulations to all of our students on a great year of learning! Parents, report cards will be mailed home on June 24. Students, remember that summertime is a great time to catch up on reading! Have a safe, relaxing summer!

Summer Meals Summer Meals

Students in many summer school or recreation programs will be provided meals as part of the Montgomery County summer food program. The program ensures that students continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer months when school breakfasts and lunches are not available.

The free meals will be distributed at approximately 120 sites throughout the county every weekday starting June 17 (start dates vary by site). All children 18 and younger, as are persons with physical and mental disabilities up to 21 years old, are eligible to receive meals.

Lunch also will be provided on a walk-in basis at several locations throughout the county.

Retirees Retirees

The Board of Education and Superintendent Jack R. Smith honored 652 retirees at the MCPS annual retirement recognition and reception on June 6 at Richard Montgomery High School. Certificates of appreciation were presented to the retirees to thank them for their dedicated service to MCPS students.

PreK Event PreK Event

Prekindergarten/Head Start is hosting a free summer registration event from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at Wheaton Regional Park. The event is co-sponsored by Community Action Agency, Montgomery Parks, Early Childhood Services and Montgomery County Public Libraries.

Parents of 4-year-olds will have the opportunity to register for prek or Head Start. The event will also include community agencies who will provide resources, along with fun children’s activities, a DJ, face painting and music. There will be free food for families who register; food trucks will also be on site.