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July 2021 Newsletter

You are reading the inaugural issue of The Digest, a newsletter for the Montgomery County Public Schools Educational Foundation (Foundation). The Digest replaces The LampPost as the compendium of Foundation news and events. This new e-publication is intended as a rebirth of regular communication with our donors, friends, and community stakeholders. 



Interim Superintendent Dr. Monifa B. McKnight

On July 1, 2021, Dr. Monifa B. McKnight became the Interim Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools succeeding Dr. Jack R. Smith, who retired at the end of May. To find out more, we encourage you to read Dr. McKnight's bio and her letter to the MCPS Community Monifa B. McKnight

Joseph Bostic, Jr. Wins 2021 MCPS Teacher of the Year and a Car

On April 28, 2021, Joseph Bostic, Jr., a math teacher at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School, was named the 2021 Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. On June 18, 2021, he claimed one of his prizes: a one-year lease on a brand new car. Read More


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Educational Foundation Launches Dine with Dignity Sponsorship Program

The USDA is waiving the collection of school lunch fees for the FY2022 school year. In response, the MCPS Educational Foundation is launching a new campaign that will give donors up to 18 months (July 2021 through December 2022) to fund a school sponsorship by making a recurring gift of a modest amount. School sponsorship can be achieved with a contribution starting as low as $2.80 per month. The Dine with Dignity Sponsorship Program has a goal of signing up a sponsor for each of the 206 MCPS schools. Read More


What We Did During COVID...

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the learning experience for students in Montgomery County. Keep reading to find out how the Foundation and the MCPS community continue to provide support to its students.



MCPS "Trifecta" Raises Over $50,000 for Families

"Families Helping Families," the COVID-19 Crisis relief response campaign, surpassed its $50,000 fundraising goal! The campaign's relied on coordinated efforts of the MCPS Educational Foundation (Foundation), the Office of Student and Family Support and Engagement (OFSFSE), and the parent network of the  Montgomery County Council of Parent Teacher Associations (MCCPTA). Read More



No Argument About Dynamic Debate's Generosity

Using a portion of the proceeds from its debate tutoring classes, Dynamic Debate, a student-run business, contributed over $3,000 to two of the Foundation’s campaigns: GIVE BACKpacks and Dine with Dignity. Read More

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Young Golf Enthusiasts Drive for School Supplies

Young Golfers Care, a non-profit organization for young golf enthusiasts, donated the proceeds from its fundraising golf clinics to the GIVE BACKpacks campaign. Read More


Save the Date!

Mid-July - Grant application portal opens! Find out more about how to apply

Be sure to check our website for upcoming event information.

Photo: Hands holding blackboard with text Save the date by Marco Verch under Creative Commons 2.0


More Stories

Wood Acres Elementary School PTA Fundraises for Sister School

2020-2021 GIVE BACKpacks Campaign Distributes More than 26,000 Kits

MCPS Foundation Supports New Ways to Read and Learn

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