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Healthy & Free lunch for Children 18 & under this summer

Summer Programs

Children 18 years of age or younger may come to any of these locations Monday through Friday to receive a healthy and nutritious lunch.

No appointment is necessary; but the lunch must be eaten at the location.

Open Sites 6/18—8/24

11:00 am — 1:00 pm

TESS Community Services Center • 8513 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD

Open Sites 6/25—8/10

11:00 am — 12:30 pm

John F. Kennedy High School • 1901 Randolph Road, Silver Spring, MD

Open Sites 7/2—8/10

11:00 am — 12:30 pm

Germantown Library • 19840 Century Blvd., Germantown, MD

Montgomery Knolls Elementary School • 807 Daleview Drive, Silver Spring, MD

11:30 am — 1:00 pm

Forest Oak Middle School • 651 Saybrooke Oaks Blvd., Gaithersburg, MD

Harmony Hills Elementary School • 13407 Lydia Street, Silver Spring, MD

Francis Scott Key Middle School • 910 Schindler Drive, Silver Spring, MD

Lake Seneca Elementary School • 13600 Wanegarden Drive, Germantown, MD

Middlebrook Mobile Home Park • 19515 Frederick Road, Germantown, MD

12:00 pm — 1:30 pm

Fairland Elementary School • 14315 Fairdale Drive, Silver Spring, MD

Roberto W. Clemente Middle School • 18808 Waring Station Road, Germantown, MD

Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School • 11800 Monticello Avenue, Silver Spring, MD

Open Sites 7/9—8/3

11:00 am — 12:30 pm

Viers Mill Elementary School • 11711 Joseph Mill Road, Silver Spring, MD

Interested in receiving meals for your summer program?

The Summer Meals Program is designed to provide nutritious meals at no cost to children 18 years of age and younger. Approximately 35% of MCPS students are eligible for free and reduced price meals; and this program is designed to bridge the “nutrition gap” when school is out. 

The MCPS Division of Food and Nutrition Services is the summer food service sponsor in Montgomery County and about 9,500 children are served at approximately 120 locations each day.

 Our goal is to provide meals to as many children as possible!

Does My Program Qualify for Summer Meals? 

The program must be located in a school or at a location close to a school where 50% of the students enrolled are eligible for free or reduced price meals. If the school is a middle or high school, the closest elementary school must have the 50% free/reduced student enrollment.

If the program is not located in a school where the 50% free/reduced student enrollment exists, the program may still qualify based on the actual list of enrollees.

The program needs to be supervised by a person responsible for ordering meals and insuring that food safety standards are met. The supervisor MUST be present during meal time.

If My Program Qualifies, How Do I Get Started?

Contact the Division of Food & Nutrition Services at 301.284.4900.

You will be scheduled to attend a training and will learn how to order, store and distribute meals.

What if I Don’t Have a Program, But I Have a Child and Want Him/Her to Receive Summer Meals? 

Contact the Division of Food & Nutrition Services at 301.284.4900 or click here for the walk-in locations throughout the county.

For More Information: SummerFoodProgram@mcpsmd.org or 301.284.4900

Kindergarten Orientation Set to Begin April 3

The 2018 kindergarten orientation season kicks off on April 3. During orientation, parents and students will meet the school principal, kindergarten teachers and other staff members. The sessions—scheduled at every elementary school between April 3 and May 26—are for children who will be five years old by September 1, 2018, and their parents. Parents should call their home school to make an appointment to register for that school’s specific date(s). Parents who are not sure which elementary school serves their area should contact the Boundaries Office at 240-314-4700 or access the School Assignment Locator on the MCPS website.  Kindergarten information

Prekindergarten/Head Start Registration Begins March 5

Parents who want to register their child for an MCPS prekindergarten or Head Start class for the 2018-2019 school year can do so starting Monday, March 5. Children must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2018, and families must be income-eligible to apply.

For more information about eligibility guidelines, location and times of community registrations or required documents to complete an application, call 301-230-0676 or visit the MCPS website.

Prekindergarten/Head Start program registration

Free Homework Help!

MCPS Offers free homework help for students through:

Ask Teachers for Help.

ONLINE HELP MON – THUR 6 – 9 PM

Via: Website, Text, Email, Snapchat, & the new HHL app! (Your homework questions receive an online response.)

LIVE ON TV

TUE – THUR 4:30 – 6 PM

Via: Phone, Website, Text, Email, Snapchat, & the HHL app! (Your homework questions are addressed on the air live.)

Summer Read and Learn 2017 – Build a Better World.

Summer Read & Learn for children, teens, and adults runs June 10–September 10!
  • Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) invites all students to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Program, which will run June 10 to September 10. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.”
  • Children can register on-line or in person at any of the MCPL Branch libraries.

Healthy & Free lunch for Children 18 & under this summer

Summer Programs

Children 18 years of age or younger may come to any of these locations Monday through Friday to receive a healthy and nutritious lunch.

No appointment is necessary; but the lunch must be eaten at the location.

Argyle Middle School

2400 Bel Pre Road • Silver Spring, MD

July 10 — 28 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

City of Faith

8051 Cessna Avenue, Suite 160 • Gaithersburg, MD

June 19 — Sept. 1 • 2:00-2:30 PM

Fox Chapel Elementary School

19315 Archdale Road • Germantown, MD

June 26 — August 4 • 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Gaithersburg
Elementary School

35 North Summit Avenue • Gaithersburg, MD

July 10 ­— August 11 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Key Middle School

910 Schindler Drive • Silver Spring, MD

June 26 ­— August 4 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Middlebrook Mobile

19515 North Frederick Road • Germantown, MD

June 26 — August 4 • 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

North Creek Community Center

20125 Arrowhead Road • Montgomery Village, MD

June 19 — August 11 • 12:30-2:00 PM

Northwood High School

919 University Blvd., West • Silver Spring, MD

June 26—August 4 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Watkins Mill High School

10301 Apple Ridge Road • Gaithersburg, MD

June 26—August 4 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Interested in receiving meals for your summer program?

The Summer Meals Program is designed to provide nutritious meals at no cost to children 18 years of age and younger. Approximately 35% of MCPS students are eligible for free and reduced price meals; and this program is designed to bridge the “nutrition gap” when school is out. 

The MCPS Division of Food and Nutrition Services is the summer food service sponsor in Montgomery County and about 9,500 children are served at approximately 120 locations each day.

Maryland Early Childhood Career Guide

The Maryland Early Childhood Career Guide is now available.  This guide, developed by the Maryland Department of Education,  provides an overview of careers in early childhood education in Maryland, including jobs available, job responsibilities, educational requirements and recommendations, and potential job settings. Information about financial assistance is also provided. There are a number of different paths that can be taken to a career in early childhood education; visit the guide for more information. 

Zero to Three: Challenging Behaviors

As young children are just beginning to develop self-control, challenging behavior is common and expected in the years from birth to three. Teaching your children how to control and calmly express their emotions from a young age will benefit their behavior in the long run. If you are a parent feeling overwhelmed by your child’s behavior, help is available. To find services that best fit the needs of your family, contact Childlink at 240-777-4769. For online resources for your child, aged  zero to three year old, visit https://www.zerotothree.org/.

FYI: Programs in our Community

Parent Encouragement Program: Through parent education classes, PEP helps parents of toddlers to learn how to create the best home environment for their children.

Montgomery County Infants and Toddlers Program: Early intervention services are provided to families with young children who may have developmental or special needs.

July is Make a Difference to a Child Month

Children rely on mentors to help them grow and develop into strong, smart adults. The small action of a peer, teacher, parent, or other role model could make a big difference in the life of a child. All youth, including at-risk youth, special needs youth, pregnant/parenting teens, and children of incarcerated parents, could benefit from a mentor/buddy program offered through Montgomery County. Training sessions and volunteer opportunities are available. Programs aimed at supporting such youth include One-on-One and group mentoring programs, as well as advising  and tutoring programs. These services are available to Montgomery County children and young adults, and to those looking to be a youth mentor or program volunteer.

Contact Pathway to Services at 301-354-4908 for more information.


FYI-Programs in our Community                                                                  City of Rockville Mentoring Program: This program recruits volunteer mentors to meet weekly for one hour after school with elementary children in City of Rockville schools.   
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