Mental Health and Wellness Forum Planned
The 2nd Annual MCPS-MCCPTA Mental Health and Wellness Forum is planned for Saturday, Jan. 12, 1 to 5 p.m. at Earle B. Wood Middle School, 14615 Bauer Dr., Rockville. Jill Ortman-Fouse, former Montgomery County Board of Education member, will give the introduction and key note address. Topics include Opioids 101, Teen Depression, Stress and Anxiety, Building a Culture of Trust: Lessons from Northwood HS, The LGBTQ Experience, Self-Harm and Self-Soothing Behavior, and Treating Trauma across Cultural Diversity. A free eight-hour Mental Health First Aid Training runs concurrently with the forum in the afternoon and requires secondary registration. For more information and to register, visit goo.gl/forms/wNYelcS2SEJcs1MB3.
LPMS Holiday Cookie Exchange Sweet Success
More than 65 bakers contributed their time and talents to the annual Lakelands Park Middle School PTSA holiday cookie exchange, held Dec. 19. Staff members were able to select and take home two dozen cookies to share with friends and family over the holidays. Jenna Goldblatt and Lindsay Perrell organized the exchange, and Brittany Fowkles, Jacque Flaherty, Daly Morano, and Ally Kahler helped throughout the day. For an extra sweet treat, Sara Mangiaracina provided mini hand and lip treatments.
RCES Winter Concert Planned
The arts are flourishing at Rachel Carson Elementary School (RCES) where every fifth grader is a member of the chorus. Don’t miss the RCES Winter Concert on Jan. 14, 7 p.m. at Quince Orchard High School. The chorus will share the stage with student musicians.
Cool Night Coming to RCES
Popular year after year, the Annual Science and Invention Night at Rachel Carson Elementary is planned for Jan. 23, 7 p.m. Come out to see a wide variety of experiments and inventions powered by imagination and know-how. Students from kindergarten through fifth grade participate. If you work in the fields of science or invention and would like to participate, please email Meredith Fogle at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to register is Jan. 8.