Week of August 30, 2016


Fall Festival Friday, October 7, 4-8 p.m.

Come one, come all to the 20th annual MLWGS Fall Festival! It is the one event of the year sponsored by the PTSA to directly showcase and support MLWGS student organizations! Held on the front steps and lawn of the school, facing Lombardy Street, the Fall Festival offers a wide variety of activities, entertainment, and food.

The Festival is open to all: current students, their families, younger siblings, former students and families, neighborhood residents and friends of the school!

There is no admittance charged for the festival and all the entertainment, provided by our very talented students, is free! Tickets are sold to purchase all items for sale, which include crafts, games, entrees, desserts and drinks. 

Be sure to “Like” the Fall Festival Page on Facebook to get the latest information about what is planned and what volunteer opportunities exist (www.facebook.com/MLWGSFallFestival).

The Festival relies on volunteers to help with the many jobs, including set up, booth support, PTSA drink sales, crowd control, ticket sales and counting, and tear down. Parent support is critical to the success of the Festival and students can earn community service hours. Parent volunteers will be needed on October 7 starting at 9 a.m. before the Festival for setup, during the Festival, and afterwards for clean up. The PTSA also needs to borrow some items to help keep the cost down. More information about volunteering and donating items will be posted on the Facebook Page and in future editions of Smoke and Scales.


The Maggie Walker PTSA is looking for someone to chair the Reflections Program this fall. Experience would be helpful as a lot has to happen in September and October to make this a successful program! If you have experience, or are a fast learner with good organizational skills, please consider chairing this event as it will not happen without a Reflections Chair. If you are interested, please contact Debbie Taminger at debtaminger@gmail.com.