News  and Updates


April 2017

4/1 - Mulch Sale

4/5, 6 - Register for Kindergarden

4/7 -  Professional Day for staff - no school for students

4/10 -17 Spring Break



Vineet Nigam
Vice President-Fundraising

Vice President-Volunteers


Corresponding Secretary

Recording Secretary

Longview Representative

MES Field Day at the Plex is Coming 6/1!

Our Field Day is like no other - an all day, off site event!

Matsunaga is proud to partner with the Maryland SoccerPlex for the fourth year to bring you this exciting day filled with games, activities, food, fun, and more!
Boxed lunches are provided for all students, staff, and full day volunteers! We will have many volunteer opportunities so please save the date!  Permission slips and lunch order forms will be sent home following spring break. Volunteer sign ups will begin after break as well.

You don't want to miss this event!

Spirit Day Winners

BOGO Bookfair
Scholastic BOGO Book Fair
Coming April 24-26 - A great way to stock up on books for Summer reading.
SGA A Wider Circle Donation Drive 4/3-6
SGA A Wider Circle Donation Drive
Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary will be holding a drive!

We want to make sure all of our neighbors have enough food and other basic need items to live well.
The drive will be held between April 3rd- 6th. Please drop off items at Matsunaga Elementary School. Students can bring the items to school and drop the items in the boxes located in their hallway!   

This drive will benefit A Wider Circle, a local organization that works to help individuals and families rise out of poverty.
Needed items:

Household and personal care items are the highest priority. These items include toilet paper (individually wrapped), paper towels, all-purpose cleaners, soaps (bar, shower gel, or hand soap), toothpaste/toothbrushes, shampoo/conditioner, and deodorant. NO RAZORS!

Healthy, non-perishable food: Whole grain pasta, low-sodium canned beans, brown rice, low-sodium canned fruits & vegetables, 100% fruit juice (e.g., juice boxes), peanut butter, whole grain cereals, and shelf-stable soy/rice/almond milks.
Yearbook - now through 4/5
There's still time to order your personalized yearbook.

The 2016-2017 Matsunaga/Longview Yearbook is on sale through  April 5th, 2017!

After that date, you will have to wait to purchase a yearbook in June.

Yearbooks purchased in June will not be personalized and will be sold on a first come/first served basis.
You can order on line at

Yearbook code ID: 11497217
If you would like to pay by cash or check, order envelopes are available in the main office.
Register For Kindergarten - 4/5, 6
Have a neighbor with a child who is of the age to Kindergarten this fall? According to Maryland State Law, a child must by five years old by  September 1, 2017 in order to enter Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. 

Kindergarten Orientation for Matsunaga will take place April 5th and April 6th. Please share this information with neighbors who have children eligible for Kindergarten in the fall and ask them to call the main office at 301-601-4350 to make arrangements to register.
PTA Board and Committee chairs for the next year
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The PTA Executive Committee would like to encourage our Matsunaga/Longview parents to take an active role in shaping the direction of our school.  

If you are interested in running for any position on the Matsunaga/Longview PTA board or chairing one of our many committees for the 2017-18 school year, please contact Elissa Ehrenstein

May 2 (we were supposed to have one this coming Tuesday, but I'm going to cancel, because I can't be here and we really don't have a great deal to report at this time.)

"Please join us at the next PTA meeting on  Tuesday, May 2 at 7pm in the Media Center."
KMS Yard Sale Saturday,4/22
Start your spring cleaning now!  Do you have items around your house that you are done with that are sure to be someone's treasure? Do you have a specialized craft or products from a home business to sell?  If you answered YES, then you should reserve a space at the KMS Community Yard Sale this spring! Click below for details.
An AMVETS donation truck will be on site after the sale to collection unsold/unwanted items.

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