Welcome to Maryland Avenue! I am excited to begin another school year with your families! I would like to extend a warm welcome to our returning families, as well as to our new families.

Maryland Avenue is a wonderful learning community with a tradition of excellence. I feel privileged to be part of such a dedicated staff like this, one that is focused on and committed to student learning. I intend to continue to support and contribute to the learning environment. As we move into this school year, you will notice our classrooms focusing on student collaboration, providing evidence, having students explain their thinking, rigorous reading and math materials, academic vocabulary, non-fiction and opinion writing.

I have always loved the beginning of a new school year. It is an exciting time filled with new friendships and many possibilities to learn and grow. I hope you have enjoyed your summer and are ready for new learning opportunities. I am confident that the 2019-2020 school year is going to be a success!

At Maryland Avenue, we believe that educating a child is truly a partnership between home and school. Working together, a school and a family will have the greatest impact on a child’s success in school. There are many ways you can help your child be successful in school this year, including communicating with your child’s teacher on a regular basis, supporting classroom expectations at home, reading to or with your child at home, and helping with homework. We invite all parents to be involved by joining our PTA, attending school functions such as Back-to-School Night and Open House, and attending parent-teacher conferences. Volunteers are always welcome at Maryland Avenue. Our goal is to work together to ensure student success.

I look forward to this school year with all of you and earning your trust and respect as we work together. My door is always open. Please feel free to stop by or contact me with any questions, praise, or concerns you may have.

Kelli Maringer, Principal

Contact Mrs. Maringer – (619) 668-5744
Or e-mail: kelli.maringer@lmsvschools.org



We will be having our annual Winter Wonderland Dance this Thursday, December 5th at 6pm - 7:30pm. Along with music and dancing, we will also have a photographer taking family/friend pictures, and well as food and drinks for sale (cash only). We are looking forward to an awesome night with students, families and staff!

2019-2020 Friday School Spirit Days!

Please see the following attachment for a list of our Friday School Spirit Days!

Office Schedule

Office Hours: 7:30am-3:00pm Monday-Friday

Registration Information

  • Office hours are 7:30-3:00 Monday-Friday.
  • You will need your child's birth certificate, immunization record, and two proofs of residency.
  • Contact us for more specific information. 668-5744
  • If you do not live in Maryland Avenue's attendance area, you will need to complete a transfer request and have it approved prior to registration.
  • Book a physical for your child now if your child is in kindergarten!

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year is open.

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Our 5th and 6th graders teach us all a little about acceptance.

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:

Leadership Squad’s Monthly Recycling!

Maryland Avenue’s Leadership Squad will be collecting aluminum cans and plastic bottles the FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH to earn money for projects around campus. Students who bring cans and plastic bottles will be rewarded with Maryland Avenue Dollars. For the safety of our students, please NO GLASS. Thank you for your support!

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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. 

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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. 


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.

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District Spotlight

Early Admission Kindergarten Opens January 2020 in LMSV

We are excited to share that EAK classes will open at Maryland Elementary, Murray Manor Elementary, Loma Elementary, Casa de Oro Elementary, Avondale Elementary and La Presa Elementary on January 7, 2020.


LMSV The Lens of Equity

LMSV has a commitment to ensuring high levels of learning for each and every child. Watch this video to learn about our focus on equity and our partnerships with San Diego State University focused on equity.


LMSV Teacher of the Year Salute to Teachers

Enjoy this wonderful video produced by SDCOE celebrating the achievement of Manny and the impact he makes with students and his community each and every day.