Maryland School News – March 2022

It’s hard to believe we are almost at the end of this year’s third quarter. The school year continues to be a challenging one for students, parents and children, so with our faith-based partnership, we are glad to be able to provide assistance where we can. Classroom Volunteers Volunteers who were previously involved pre-COVID have

Maryland School January 2022 Update

Maryland School Holiday Gifts Several days before Christmas we visited the apartment of our Ugandan family, delivering a carload of gifts for the children, bags of new blankets, and grocery gift cards for the family. Their eyes were large as they helped carry the brightly wrapped packages upstairs, and excitement was evident. Timing was good—mom was not

Maryland School December 2021 Update

Volunteers Needed! The Washington District School Board has decided that volunteers will be allowed to return in January! What this means is that your help could make a big difference in the lives of some students who very much need social-emotional support and individual attention to rebuild academic skills. In addition, our garden team needs

Maryland School November 2021 Update

During parent-teacher conferences last week our community partnership organized dinner for teachers on the evening they stayed late to accommodate parents who needed evening appointments. A delicious soup dinner was provided with the help of Charleen Badman, award winning FnB Restaurant chef and founder of Chef-in-the-Garden school program, Doug Robson of Otro Café, Barbara Fenzl of Les Gourmettes Cooking

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Maryland School Fall 2021 Update

After a week of professional development and preparation, staff at Maryland School will welcome students back to school on Monday, August 9th. Thanks to the generosity of our community partnership, including UUCP, supplies will be ready for the beginning of instruction. We treated staff to a special luncheon, in appreciation for their dedication to the

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Maryland School 2020-21 Update

So What Happened During 2020-21? With school mostly not in session, and virtual interactions with students not possible, most of our UUCP Maryland School Partnership volunteers were out of a job! A few volunteers were able to interact with refugee families when they came to a distribution point for breakfast and lunch materials and respond