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Learn About the History of Snowden Farm

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.

Snowden Farm

Don’t Miss the 2019 Back-to-School Fair

All MCPS students and their families are invited to Westfield Wheaton for an MCPS Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. The Back-to-School Fair is a great way to kick off the school year and learn about the school system’s programs and services, along with resources from government agencies and community partners. School system staff will be on hand to answer questions about MCPS curriculum and programs.

There will be free, fun entertainment for the whole family, including children’s activities, health screenings for adults and children, giveaways and more! Shuttle buses will be provided; locations are to be determined.


Students Will Receive Free Meals During the Summer

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.

Summer Meals

Prekindergarten/Head Start Hosting Free Summer 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.

PreK Event

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MCPS Strategic Plan

This Strategic Plan represents our continued commitment to the five core values that define what it means to be an exceptional school system: Learning, Relationships, Respect, Excellence and Equity.

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