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NAACP Parent Council

The Blake NAACP Parent Council will meet on Tuesday, February 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center. Dr. Gregory Bell will speak about perseverance and achieving one’s goals.

Blake NAACP Parent Council 2018 Black History Month Celebration

Please see the attached flyer for further information and competition!

Black History 2018 competetion2

Blake will be holding a P.O.S.T Expo on Monday February 12 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. for students who are interested in exploring post high school alternatives to college. Please see attached flyer.

Please see below for the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the NAACP Parent Council at 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center followed by the PTSA meeting at 7:00 p.m.

NAACP Parent Council Meeting Tuesday January 16 at 6:00 p.m. Political Power/Access, Know your Political Capital Power

Please come out next Tuesday, January 16 in the Media Center, and help brainstorm an agenda to be presented at the next NAACPPC County Meeting on Jan 22. I have included the email from the Executive Team  below.  May I suggest that you review the video of the NAACP Parents’ Council Meeting with Superintendent Jack Smith and begin to formulate your questions/concerns. We can then work together to summarize a collective agenda. In addition, please note the December 5th MC School Board Meeting video which may be located on the MPCS website.  This will give you  incredible insight to the workings of the board and the flow of how the meetings are run.  
As  parents we all have the opportunity to visit our schools, volunteer, meet with school administrators and  leadership. Understanding the process and advocating for your child/school and school community is available to each and one of us. 
These are critical times and voices must be heard and acted upon.  I hope to see many of you there next Tuesday evening. I have invited Dr. Bell, MCPS Director of Diversity Initiatives for our February meeting and Shebra Evans, 4th District, VP MC Board of Education, will carry on this discussion and more at our March meeting.   Please refer to our website for calendar updates.
Warmest regards,
Sheila Chandler
“The Parents’ Council Executive Board has been working diligently on your behalf. We’re following our meeting with Dr. Jack Smith with a “Meet and Greet with the Board of Education.” SAVE THE DATE for January 22, 2018, at CESC, 850 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD.
Check out our terrific website for Parents’ Council information including previous meetings and updates.
We look forward to seeing you on January 22, 2018, and bring a friend!
Below is the video of the NAACP Parents’ Council Meeting with Superintendent Jack Smith
Please fill out this short survey, so we may assist you as you continue to serve. 
Opportunities for Reps.
In our response to the new More Learning, Less Testing Act of 2017, MCPS is forming a multi-stakeholder group to review the district’s student assessment plan for the 2018-2019 school year.  It is expected the group will meet three times during the second semester of 2018 (two-hour meetings).  Participants will provide feedback and make recommendations in the following areas:
the time required to administer each assessment;
the duplicativeness of assessments;
the purpose of assessments;
the value of feedback provided to educators and parents; and
the timeliness of results.
Meetings times are anticipated between 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Meeting dates will be shared in January. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at
Join the NAACP
Reps are encouraged to join the NAACP Montgomery County MD
Here is the NAACP Montgomery County MD newsletter.
Have a great day!
Parents’ Council Executive Team

Attention 9th Grade Parents!!

Attention 9th grade parents!

Registration for the next school year starts soon. Has your student thought  ahead to 10th grade? Come hear about what subject requirements need to be met by graduation and how best to incorporate them into your child’s schedule.

The next 9th grade peer parent meeting will be held this Thursday, December 14th at 7:00pm in the Blake Amphitheater.

Ms.Smith, one of the 9th grade counselors will be on hand to answer your questions.

Also Blake’s College & Career Information Coordinator, Ms. Prochnow, will give a brief overview of the college preparation process and what your student can start considering as he/she enters 10th grade.

You can check out the Career center web site at:

We will also touch on using Naviance – Family Connection. See you then!

Please contact either Erin Jacobs at:
or Nicole Gyapong at:
with any questions or suggestions for future meeting topics!

Materials from the December 10th and 11th grade Peer Parent Meeting – please see the links below

10th and 11th Grade Peer Parent meeting

The next 10th and 11th grade Peer Parent Meeting will be held on Tuesday December 12 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ampitheater. Counselors will be present to discuss Naviance and registration. Please send any questions to Donna Kassel at

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society will be starting up tutoring tomorrow at lunch in room B230. There will be one to two students there daily to help with any academic questions students might have. We have calculators and chromebooks and are a nice place to send students if you are in a meeting at lunch or if the student just needs some extra help. See the Blake website for more information.

Clarification about Online Grades

The only grades that kids will be able to see through My MCPS Classroom will be the ones that are actually graded in Classroom. If they want to see the entire gradebook, like they did in edline, they have to go to a different website: When they sign in there, they can see everything, including what teachers put in their Pinnacle gradebooks. If you click on the “Grades” tab in MyMCPS Classroom, you will NOT see your entire grade.