Welcome

Hi Maryland Avenue families,

Maryland Avenue Elementary School is a wonderful learning community with a tradition of excellence. We partner with families in educating, nurturing, and supporting students to be the best they can be. Our theme this year is “Riding the Waves of Success.” Riding waves involves having courage, being intentional, planning and presence. Most importantly, being in the waves is FUN. There is nothing compared to the fulfilling feeling of being a tiny part of the massive expansive ocean. This is how we feel at Maryland Avenue- we find joy in being a part of our student’s growth and development each day. Our collective goal is to create joyful learning experiences where students are appropriately challenged and always supported. 

Let’s ride the waves together throughout our 2023-2024 school year!

With gratitude,

Stephanie Starr, Principal 

Important Change for LMSV Schools

Beginning with the 2024-25 school year, all LMSV elementary schools will serve TK through 5th grade and all academy middle schools will serve 6th through 8th grade. Click here to learn more.

School Announcements:

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TK and Kindergarten Tours – 2024-2025 School Year

Please see the attached document for our TK and Kindergarten Tour flyer. You can RSVP to Nina White, School Office Manager nina.white@lmsvschools.org. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Districtwide Announcements:

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La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools Receive Almost $1 Million in Grant Funding For Safer Schools From CALFIRE

Five schools will receive upgrades to outdoor play areas, water capture capabilities, stormwater pollution reduction, and more

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Employment Information

Do you have a heart for children? Join our team!

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Learn About the Upcoming 6th Grade Transition to Middle School Districtwide

We have put together an FAQ page on the grade span changes coming to LMSV. Click here to learn more.

View our promotional videos for all academy middle schools here.

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:

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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