Week of October 27, 2015


The Visual Arts Boosters (VAB) is hosting its first event of the year -- the First Fridays Art Walk on Friday, November 6 at 5:30 p.m. The evening will begin with food, fellowship, and a brief VAB meeting at Maggie Walker in Room 153.  Students who were selected to participate in the MLWGS pARTnership with Studio Two Three will be sharing their experience with the group. The meeting will follow with an evening of viewing some of the best art in RVA. As a part of this event, VAB provides a bus that will transport parents and students to the First Fridays Art Walk on Broad St. and Main St. -- http://rvafirstfridays.com.

Friday November 6 will be the 8th anniversary of this event at Maggie Walker! If you've never been to First Friday's it's a great experience for all ages (especially if you don't have to drive and park). More information on the VAB website:  http://www.maggiewalkervab.org/fall-art-walk.html

Friends and family welcome!


Herff Jones will be stopping by Wednesday’s senior class meeting (during lunch in the auditorium) to collect measurements for graduation caps and gowns.  They will also be providing ordering information for announcements and other graduation paraphernalia.  It can be tough to anticipate how many announcements to order with graduation still eight months away, but order now to ensure you will have enough!  Herff Jones will return on Wednesday, November 4 (during lunch in the downstairs commons area) to accept orders and payments.  Don’t forget…seniors have already paid for their caps and gowns in their student fees, so no need to worry!  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kerry Sheppard -ksheppard@gsgis.k12.va.us or (804) 354-6800 ext. 3304.


The 14th  Annual Night of the Dragon auction will be held Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Hilton Hotel & Spa at Short Pump. This annual event is the largest fundraiser of the year and collectively benefits the students at MLWGS through activities provided by all of the booster groups, the PTSA, and the Governor’s School Foundation. The solicitation committee is collecting donations of auction items. 

Have something great to donate? A donation form is available here.   Print out a form and return it to the PTSA box in Valenta Williams' office off the Bluestone Lobby or email to auctionmlwgs@gmail.com.   Last year's catalog is still online at www.nightofthedragon.com to provide ideas for donations.  The deadline for donations to be included in this year's event is December 18, 2015.  Have more questions? Please contact Peggy Feldmann at pafeldm@aol.com or 804-353-4533.


Maggie Walker students are eager to change the world and our globally engaged families can help.

Can you give an hour to speak to a language, global studies, science, or government class about your experiences? In that short time, you can make a ‘world’ of difference. The School Advisory Council’s International Committee is assembling a database of parent and community presenters who are willing to share their expertise in:

  • Language fluency and colloquial conversation
  • Living and working in a foreign country
  • Traveling abroad for business or recreation
  • Working collaboratively on business or social projects across the globe
  • Conducting international business in person or via communications technology

If you, your business, or a friend can help broaden our students’ horizons, please contact Kristi McCullough at mckristilin@gmail.com or (804) 598-9674 and become a global resource today!


The next SCRIP order due date is today and will be ready for pick up next Wednesday, November 4. Please consider ordering SCRIP gift cards for your favorite stores and restaurants while supporting MLWGS. 

Remaining 2015 SCRIP dates:
  • Order due November 10, delivery November 17
  • Order due December 1, delivery December 8 (last delivery in 2015)

Questions? Contact Karen Murtha at k.murtha@comcast.net or Lori Bekenstein at lori.bek@verizon.net.


The Dragon’s Lair will be open from 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. on  November 3 during parent/teacher conferences.  The Dragaon’s Lair is looking for volunteers, so please consider helping out before or after your conferences.  Sign up here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044caaac2d6-teacher.

REMINDER –The Dragon’s Lair is now open the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.  Please stop by on your way into work.