Media Advisory: PGCPS Celebrates American Education Week

Media Advisory: PGCPS Celebrates American Education Week

November 9, 2012
For Immediate Release
CONTACT:
Office of Communications
301-952-6001
WHO:
Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS)
WHAT:
American Education Week
WHEN:
Monday, November 12 - Friday, November 16, 2012 (NOTE: School closed for students on Nov. 12)
WHERE:
Various school sites (see list below)
BACKGROUND:
Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) will join school districts nationwide in celebrating American Education Week. Sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA), the goal of the annual event is to raise awareness of the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education.This year’s theme – “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility” – encourages all Americans to get involved in education at their local schools. Through the support of families, businesses and communities, students will receive the support and resources they need to achieve in the twenty-first century.American Education Week also provides an opportunity to honor teachers, leaders, parents and individuals for their efforts to ensure that every child receives a quality education. For more information, click here to visit the NEA website.The following is a list of some American Education Week activities in PGCPS: Date/Time School Activity Nov. 12-167:45 a.m. - 1:55 p.m. Barnaby Manor ES2411 Owens Rd.Oxon Hill 11/12 - Veterans’ Day - Veterans will share tea with the staff and principal.11/13 (9-10 a.m.) - Parents’ Day - Parents will have coffee and conversation with the principal.11/14 - Education Support Professionals Day - Public announcements will salute education support professionals.11/15 - Educator for a Day - Parents and community members will be “teachers” for the day.11/16 - Substitutes Day - Public announcements will salute substitutes. Nov. 13-169:30-3:40 p.m. James Ryder Randall MS5410 Kirby Rd.Clinton 11/13 - Visitation Day/Salute to Parents/GuardiansThroughout the week, teachers, administrators, support staff, bus drivers, parents/guardians, students, and more will be highlighted each day. All students in grades K-5 will complete a writing assignment that details how their school is the best school on Earth. Nov. 13-168 a.m. - 2 p.m. North Forestville ES 11/13 - Education Support Professionals Day - Students will recognition support personnel with thank you notes and cards.11/14 - Parent’s Day Open House11/15 - Educator for a Day11/16 - Teacher for a Day - students will be selected by the Educators for a Day to be teacher for the day Nov. 13-167:45-8 a.m. Panorama ES2002 Callaway St.Temple Hills 11/13-17 - American Education Board with Students' Essays - Students will read essays during the school’s morning news broadcast each day.11/16 (8 a.m.-2 p.m.) - Parent Visitation Day - Parents will visit their child’s classroom. Nov. 13-168:15 a.m. - 2:25 p.m. Glassmanor ES410 Marcy Ave.Oxon Hill 11/13 - Hat Day - Students will wear hats to kick off and celebrate the HATS (Helping All To Succeed) Off to Education theme.11/14 - Salute Support Professionals Day & Schoolwide Writing Day - Students will recognize support professionals and write about what education means to them.11/15 - College Day - Teachers will wear their college or university t-shirt or colors and use technology to share information about their school with students. Students will also wear the colors of their teacher's school.11/16 - Dress Up Day & Thanksgiving Luncheon - Students will dress up and parents will join them for lunch. Nov. 13-16 William Wirt MS6200 Tuckerman St.Riverdale 11/13 - Writing Activity - Students will write about “What I like about my school... What I would do to improve my school...”11/14 - Breakfast With Parents11/15 - Thank You Cards for Teachers and Staff - students will make thank you cards for teachers and staff11/16 - Give the School a Hug - Students and staff will circle the school during sixth period to give their school a hug. Nov. 13-169 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. Accokeek Academy14400 Berry Rd.Accokeek 11/13 - Fashion Disaster Day - Students will wear crazy clothes and write thank you letters to parents or a special adult for supporting their education.11/14 - Crazy Hat Day - Students will write in word bubbles what it means to them to be college bound.11/15 - students will dress to represent the careers they aspire to.11/16 - Role Reversal Day - Selected students will take the role of a staff member for the day.11/17 - College T-Shirt or Sweatshirt Day - Staff vs. students basketball game in the afternoon. Nov. 13-177:45 a.m. - 1:55 p.m. Lamont ES7101 Good Luck Rd.New Carrollton 11/13 - It's Cool To Be In School Day11/14 - Wear Sunglasses Wednesday11/15 - I Will Go to College Day - Students will wear college gear.11/16 - I Am the Future Day - Students will dress to represent their future careers.11/17 - Fall Into a Good Education Day - Students will dress down and participate in a Fall Turkey Trot on the school field. Nov. 139:15 a.m. - 3:25 p.m. Paint Branch ESMedia Center5103 Pierce Ave.College Park Donuts With Dad, Muffins With Mom - Parents will enjoy a light breakfast and observe their students’ classes. Nov. 1311 a.m. - 2 p.m. Baden ES13601 Baden Westwood Rd.Brandywine Parent Visitation Day - Parents will visit their child’s classroom. Nov. 136:30-8:30 p.m. William Paca ES7801 Sheriff Rd.Landover Books, Bears, & Blanket Literacy and Math Night - Parent will participate in reading and math activities that will enhance their ability to assist their child/children at home with reading and math. Nov. 147:30 - 10 a.m. Rose Valley ES9800 Jacqueline Dr.Ft. Washington Parents Day - Parents will visit the classroom to experience firsthand what a school day is like for their child. Nov. 148 a.m. - 1:55 p.m. Oaklands ES13710 Laurel-Bowie Rd.Laurel Visit Your Child’s Classroom Day - Parents will visit their child's classroom. Nov. 158:15 a.m. - 2:25 p.m. Rockledge ES7701 Laurel Bowie Rd.Bowie Parent Day - Parents will visit their child’s classroom. Nov. 159 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Flintstone ES800 Comanche Dr.Oxon Hill Principal for a Day - Community partners will participate in various school-wide activities, including participating in a Learning Walk. Nov. 1510 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Valley View ES5500 Danby Dr.Oxon Hill Educator for a Day - Community members, parents, family members, spouses and college students will shadow teachers to experience a day in the life of an educator. Nov. 156:30 p.m. Rosa Parks ES6111 Ager Rd.Hyattsville Crazy Hair and Hat Reading Night - In partnership with the University of Maryland, students and parents will participate in engaging reading and literacy activities! Students will wear "crazy hats and crazy hair" to show their love for reading. Nov. 13 & 15 Turning Point Academy Public Charter School7800 Good Luck Rd.Lanham 11/13 (8 a.m.-3 p.m.)- Parent’s Day -Parents will take part in a welcome reception in the front office, engage in classroom activities, get homework help tips, learn about SchoolMax and meet the School Guidance Counselor and Character Education Coordinator to gather resources for food, shelter and care groups.11/15 (6:30-8 p.m.) - Parent Discovery Night (Character Education for Parents) - Parents will engage in activities about goal setting and Unique Potential which defines their Destiny. Parents will answer questions, network and be given tools which will equip them with the preparation for themselves on their job as well as with their childrens goals for the future. Gear Up For 60 will be highlighted that day also for Physical Fitness Demonstrations as well as eating healthy. Nov. 157 p.m. James Madison MSMedia Center7300 Woodyard Rd.Upper Marlboro IB Showcase and Open House Night - The JMMS community will have the opportunity to visit the school and see the IB Project Exhibit featuring projects from first quarter. Extracurricular activities and clubs will also be featured. Nov. 167:45 a.m. Thomas Claggett ES2001 Addison Road SouthDistrict Heights Essay Contest Winners Announcement - Winners of the Essay Contest: "What Makes Thomas Claggett A GREAT Public School" will be announced. The top 3 essays will be read during the morning announcements. Nov. 168-9:15 a.m. Parkdale HS6001 Good Luck Rd.Riverdale Donuts for Dads - Students will invite their fathers or mentors to school to enjoy a hot cup of coffee and tour their child’s classes before going to work. Nov. 169:30-11:30 a.m. Montpelier ES9200 Muirkirk Rd.Laurel Visitation Day - The school will host a visitation day with a red, white and blue patriotic-themed musical presentation from students followed by classroom visits. Parents and visitors will wear their favorite college gear.

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Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 209 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.