October 22, 2013
Jessica Able, a fourth grade teacher at South Lake Elementary School in Gaithersburg, was surprised with the “A Day Made Better” Award and $1,000 in office supplies from OfficeMax and AdoptAClassroom.org. The annual event is part of a national campaign to reward teacher excellence and dedication and support teachers who spend their own money on much-needed classroom supplies. Able received a new office chair, a Kindle, digital camera and assorted school supplies. Each October, OfficeMax surprises 1,000 teachers across the country with school supplies valued at $1,000.
Have You Seen the New Staff Webpage?
Driven by staff feedback, the website now has a more intuitive format with better organization and includes more web links to tools and resources frequently used by employees. On the right side of the page are Quick Links, connecting you directly to Outlook email, ePayStub, myMCPS, PDO and the Help Desk. The rest of the page is broken into categories, such as Benefits and Pay, Professional Development, Student Data and Analysis and Business Services.
EAP Offers Free Financial Workshop
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is offering a free financial education workshop on College Planning Strategies. The event will be held from noon–1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Room 127 at Carver Educational Services Center, 850 Hungerford Dr. in Rockville. An RSVP is required, so register by calling the EAP at 240-314-1040 or send an email here.
Michele T. Adams, media assistant at Richard Montgomery High School, died on Sept. 17. She had less than one month of service with MCPS.
Marilyn N. Bowie, special education bus attendant, died on Aug. 25. She had been with MCPS for 23 years.
Anne F. Gagliano, teacher at Bethesda Elementary School, died on Sept. 10. She had been with MCPS for two years.
John W. Mahler, first grade teacher at Kemp Mill Elementary School, died on Oct. 9. He had been with MCPS for more than 10 years.
John R. Morris, special education bus attendant, died on July 24. He had been with MCPS for more than five years.