The Weekly Duck

Fri, 03/15/2024 - 3:58pm


Dear Manor Woods Families,

Happy Friday! It was great to see so many families at our MWES Math Night! During the event, students and parents/families engaged in fun, thought-provoking math games. It was great to see everyone smiling, talking and engaged in the games. It was hard to tell who was having the most fun ~ our students or the parents/guardians. Thank you for attending this event. We want to give a huge shout out to our staff for planning, organizing, volunteering and making our Math Night a huge success! 

We are thrilled to announce one of our Manor Woods Mighty Ducks has been named a finalist in the State of Maryland Literacy Association’s (SoMLA) annual  Young Authors’ Contest. Congratulations to 4th grader, Alice Cannon, for this amazing accomplishment! Alice is invited to the statewide Young Authors’ Awards Ceremony on April 3rd where the top two awardees in each category will be announced. WAY TO GO ALICE!

A message for our MWES Families celebrating Ramadan. The Muslim holiday of Ramadan started the evening of March 10 and will end on the evening of  April 9, 2024. Ramadan is a time for reflection, family, community, and charity. We understand some students will be fasting, either fully or partially, during the day. If you would like to request an alternative location during the lunch period of Ramadan please email your child's teacher. Ramadan Mubarak! We wish all who are celebrating a peaceful and happy month of Ramadan!

We have one 5-day school week prior to the start of Spring Break. Let’s make it a GREAT one! 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kelli Jenkins, Principal

Jennifer Zinn, Assistant Principal



  • 25 - 28 -  Spring Break - Schools Closed

  • 29 -  Spring Break - Schools and Offices Closed


  • 1 - Spring Break - Schools and Offices Closed

  • 2 - Schools and Offices Reopen

  • 9 - End of 3rd Quarter

  • 10 - Professional Work Day - Schools Closed for students   





The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires that states administer annual state assessments to all students in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics in grades 3-8 and once in high school.  


Manor Woods students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will take the Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program (MCAP) in both ELA and math.  The MCAP provides information to educators, parents, and the public on student progress towards proficiency on the Maryland College and Career Ready Standards.  For more information, visit  


The MCAP assessment window is Thursday, April 4 - Friday, May 31.  Specific testing dates are below for each grade level.  Please make every effort to have your child attend school on testing days and to refrain from scheduling any appointments during these times to minimize missing instruction due to make-up testing.  There is no need to study for the MCAP.  To prepare, have your child get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and arrive at school on time.  



3rd Grade - April 17, 19, 22, and 23

4th Grade - April 17, 19, 22, and 23

5th Grade - April 9, 12, 15, and 16 


3rd Grade - May 3, 6, 7, and 8

4th Grade - May 3, 6, 7, and 8 

5th Grade - April 26, 29, 30 and May 1


Congratulations Advanced Robotics Team 

Congratulations to two of our fifth graders, Evan Tan and Christopher Zhao, who are members of the first Lego team: Advanced Robotics. Their team won first place in the FLL Maryland state championship on February 24th. They will represent Maryland and compete in the international 2024 First Championship in Houston in April. WAY TO GO MIGHTY DUCKS!


Kindergarten and New First Grade Enrollment

It is that time of year when we enroll kindergarteners and new students to first grade for next year! If you have a child who will be 5 years old by September 1st, please enroll them now! If you know anyone who has a child this age, please have them enroll their child now! The official date to begin enrolling was March 4th, and the enrollment link remains open for registration. The link to on-line enrollment is below! 


Please feel free to call the office at 410-313-7165 with any questions!