PTA Newsletter

Wed, 05/11/2022 - 10:28am



May 13 - Duck Disco

May 13 - Yearbook Photos Due

May 17 - PTA Meeting

May 24 - Restaurant Night

May 25 - DEI Craft Night

May 25 - DEI Book Club



Who’s ready to have some fun? Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for the Manor Woods PTA sponsored Duck Disco THIS FRIDAY, May 13 @ 6:00. There will be a DJ for a night of dancing, a snowball truck, photo booth and more! This is a Manor Woods family event, parents are required to stay with their children during the duration of the event. Weather permitting the event will take place outside on the black top. Please bring cash for concessions. Registration is not required for this event. Hope to see you there!



It’s the last PTA meeting of the year! Meeting will be held in the cafeteria at 6:30, next Tuesday, May 17th. I hope you will join us for a special treat!



A message from our PTA President:

Welcoming all our new PTA chairs and co-chairs!! Who are they? You of course!!! The PTA needs your special skills, talents and time! We need chairs and co-chairs for the following committees for our 2022-2023 school year! Can you believe it, we almost made it to the end of this school year. I digress!  


2nd Vice President - Are you willing to help whenever you may be needed? Or if there is an emergency and the VP or President can’t do something, then you can step in. Plus we all need checks and balance and you can be that person to help balance us out. Come on over to the board and take on your leadership role as 2nd VP! 


Yearbook- We all love taking pictures of our children with our phones at all the special events. Well come join this committee and help to gather those photos and put together an amazing yearbook!


Fundraising/Marketing - One of our biggest fundraisers is the Duck Dash! What a success it has been in helping the PTA raise money for school events, teacher needs and resources and other special projects and requests! If you are good at making calls, returning emails, putting together ads, and are willing to help us raise funds for our school, then this committee is for you!


PTA Council of Howard County Delegate- We would like someone to help share the responsibility of going to the PTA Council of Howard County monthly meetings. Are you able to spare an hour out of your evenings every other month to go hear all the great things that are going on in Howard County and bring that information back to our PTA so that we can support and be in the know of all things PTA? Then yes, you are the person(s) for this role! 


Hospitality Chair- Do you love planning events! Do you love seeing our teachers and administrators smile. I know you have plenty of ideas to share! So come on to the hospitality committee and let’s make those ideas a reality! This committee is for you! 


Webmaster Co-Chair- I know you know all things web! I know you know how to design flyers. I know you know how to work Facebook and websites. If you don’t, we have a Chair who is willing to help guide you and coach you! We just need you to sign up! Yes it’s that easy! 


Yes you see your talents and skills listed in some of the positions I mentioned above! Well don’t hesitate to join! We will help you and we will learn as we go! Look at me! I’m still learning! So please, please come join us so that we can continue planning and delivering great activities for our students, teachers, and  administrators. Remember, man or woman, young at heart or old in wisdom, we welcome all to join the PTA! 


If you have any questions about the positions listed above, just send an email and let’s get those questions answered and get you to work!  I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our awesome PTA crew!! 


Marva Booth

PTA President 2021-2022



LAST CALL: All Yearbook Photos are due May 13th!

Attention 5th grade families! Each year the yearbook has a photo spread of our 5th grader's kindergarten photos. We love to see how much they have grown over the years. If you would like to participate please send a kindergarten (or baby, toddler, etc) photo of your child to


If you have any photos from the first day of school or spirit days that you would like to share for the yearbook please add them to the links below. 

First Day of School Photos

Spirit Day Photos


There’s still time to order your Manor Woods Yearbook today!



As the school year is coming to an end, so are this year's restaurant nights. Save the Date for the final two restaurant nights of the year:


Tuesday, May 24: Han Joong Kwan from 4:00-9:00PM



Monday, June 6: Yogi Castle from 12:00-10:00PM


Thank you to all of the MWES families who have participated in any of this year's restaurant nights so far. We are looking forward to seeing you at our final events of the school year!



Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Parent Team 

Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI Heritage Month) is an annual celebration that recognizes the historical and cultural contributions of individuals and groups of Asian and Pacific Islander descent to the United States. The AAPI umbrella term includes cultures from the entire Asian continent—including East, Southeast and South Asia—and the Pacific Islands of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. As of 2019, there were about 22.9 million people of Asian or Pacific Islander descent in the United States. According to the Pew Research Center, AAPI people are a diverse and growing population that make up about 7 percent of the total U.S. population. 


MWES Craft Event: DEI Parent Team and ESOL Teacher Mrs. Shin will be hosting "Paper Folding Crafts Around the World". Come and discover the ancient art of paper folding. Learn how to make shapes and animals. May 25th at 6:30pm in the MWES Cafeteria. Volunteers needed! Please email DD Johnson at if you are able to help.


AAPI - DEI Slides:


Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) is an annual recognition and celebration of American Jews' achievements and contributions to the United States of America during the month of May. In 2020 the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia repositioned Jewish American Heritage Month to empower communities across the country to celebrate the inspiring history of Jewish people in America; educate diverse public audiences about Jewish culture; and spark crucial conversations about the American Jewish present and future. 


DEI Book Club: The DEI Parent Team will be hosting a book club for parents.  The book club discussion will be held on May 25th at 6:30pm in the Media Center. The book chosen is Surrender White People, by DL Hughley. Books have been purchased for those that signed up. Please contact DEI Chair,  DD Johnson at, if you need a book. Book discussion will be led by DEI Co Chair, Jasmine Brennan and Alex Cratin.