Hi Maryland Avenue families,

We are so excited to start a new school year with you! It is going to be a GREAT year. Maryland Avenue is a wonderful learning community with a tradition of excellence. We partner with families in educating, nurturing, and supporting our students to be the best they can be! Our theme this year is “The Adventure of Learning Begins Here.” Adventures involve trying something new, taking risks, problem solving, skill, and most importantly…FUN. Our goal is to create joyful learning experiences where students are appropriately challenged and always supported.

With gratitude,

Stephanie Starr, Principal  

School Announcements:

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Registration for the 2023 – 2024 School Year

We will begin registration for Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1st – 6th Grade Transfers for the upcoming school year on Wednesday, February 1st 2023.  The 2023-2024 School Year will begin on Wednesday, August 10th 2023.

Transitional Kindergarten Eligibility – Children turning 5 years old between September 2nd 2023 and April 2nd 2024 are eligible to enroll in Transitional Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Eligibility – Children turning 5 years old on or before September 1st 2023 are eligible for Kindergarten.

Registration can be completed online beginning February 1st 2023 at https://aeries.lmsvsd.net/enrollment/

You will be directed to answer online registration questions and upload immunization record, birth certificate, 2 proofs of residency, and physical and dental exams forms if applicable for the grade your child is entering.

All immunizations must be up to date for registration to be complete. Please refer to the following document for California school immunization requirements and more information: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/Immunization/IMM-231.pdf

If you need assistance with Registration, you can call or visit our office M-F 7:30 am – 3 pm.  We will have a computer available in our office to assist with and complete registration.

Our Smart Steps Preschool program will begin registration for the 2023-2024 school year on March 1st 2023.  Registration will be completed in person with the La Mesa Spring Valley Early Childhood Education Center. For more information regarding preschool registration, please visit the La Mesa Spring Valley Early Childhood Education Website at https://www.lmsvschools.org/preschool/.

We are looking forward to an amazing upcoming school year at Maryland Avenue!

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TK and Kindergarten Tours!

Maryland Avenue will have informational tours for incoming TK and Kindergarten families. Please see the attached flyer for dates and times. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Districtwide Announcements:

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Why You'll Love Maryland Avenue

  • Nestled in the Quiet Neighborhood Near Lake Murray
  • Staff Works as a Collaborative Team of Teachers and Support Staff to Ensure All Students Succeed
  • Students are Engaged in their Learning and Social-Emotional Development
  • Learning Community with a Focus on Kindness

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Important Information:


2022-2023 Class Supply Lists

Below are supply lists for the upcoming school year by grade. If you are in need of school supplies, please call Nina White, School Office Manager 619-668-5744 ext 0. We are looking forward to this new school year, which begins Wednesday, August 10th at 7:55am!

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Join PTA Online!

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Help Maryland Avenue PTA, just by shopping! Use link below and you will be asked if you want to support Maryland Avenue Elementary PTA.

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Student Safety

School safety of our Maryland Avenue students a top priority. We ask that all visitors enter the school through the front office and check in for the safety of all of our students. The front gate will remain locked during school hours. Thank you for understanding about the need for security for all of our students. 


Be involved in your child’s education!

There are many ways to get involved at Maryland Avenue. Joining the PTA is a great way to begin. Your small donation helps provide many opportunities for our children. You can also turn in a Volunteer Opportunities form to let the PTA know what areas or activities you’d like to be involved in. Lending a helping hand by volunteering in your child’s classroom another way to share your talents.

The most important way that you can get involved is to simply stay informed about what is happening at school and in the classroom. Please make a point of meeting and keeping in touch with your child’s teacher. We must work together to ensure that our children do the very best they possibly can. 

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Peace Builder Program

Maryland Avenue is a proud Peace Builder School. We begin each day with Peace Circle where we recite our Peace Builder Pledge and praise students who have demonstrated Peace Builder behavior. Students learn the Peace Builder Pledge in Kindergarten and use it throughout their time here at Maryland Avenue.

District Spotlight

Spotlight on Maryland Ave Elementary

Check out our latest Spotlight Story showcasing what makes Maryland Ave so special! 


Academy Program Offerings Dazzle with Music at Spring Valley Academy

Enjoy this video about amazing students at Spring Valley Academy, an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme School.  Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.


Academy Programs in LMSV Engage Unique Gifts of Each Child

Enjoy this video about student artists and performances at LMAAC. Academy enrollment is now open until December 2.