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Welcome to Mattaponi Elementary School!

 

 


 

Commercial Background checks can now be done online.  Please click here for more information! 

2015-2016 School Supply Lists for all grades please click HERE

2015-2016 Uniform Policy please click HERE

 

 Clothing to Cash Earth Day 

 

 

School Hours:   

Student Hours - 7:45am to 1:55pm   

Office Hours - 7:15am to 3:30pm  

Teacher Hours - 7:15am to 2:45pm   

                                               

 

NEWSLETTER #29   301-599-2442  http://www1.pgcps.org/mattaponi/ April 22, 2016 

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Dr. Janice P. Hay, Principal

Mr. Stephen I. Green, Jr., Acting Principal

2016 Maryland Green School Announcement – Congratulations Mattaponi Elementary

Mattaponi ES has just been designated a Certified Maryland Green School!!!  It is always awesome to hear more great news and to celebrate the Mattaponi Staff and Community for their hard work, dedication and extraordinary contributions to making our school shine!!!  You can read the announcement letter at http://www1.pgcps.org/mattaponi/.

 

Camp Schmidt Summer Program

Are you looking for a fun and challenging summer program for your child?  Camp Schmidt is offering a summer program that targets rising 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students who are interested in creating change for a “greener” world.  The 4-day program will take students from inquiry to action, answering the question: “Can I be an environmental steward?”  The camp will take place July 25-28, 2016 from 9a.m. - 3p.m. on the 450 acre campus in Brandywine, Maryland.  Additional program details are available on the Camp Schmidt homepage: http://www1.pgcps.org/williamschmidt/

Important Program Information:

Transportation is not provided.

Bag lunch is required.  

Cost = $85.00/student

Select Online registration through MySchoolBucks, www.myschoolbucks.com

For enrollment questions, contact Steve Hartling at steve.hartling@pgcps.org or Rhonda Scott at rhonda.scott@pgcps.org . To contact by phone, call 301-888-1185

 

 

Robo Calls to Our Families

As you know, Mr. Green periodically sends out robo calls to share information about events, concerns or updates.  Please ensure that all phone numbers on file at the school are current, so that you may continue to receive this service.  Robo calls go out approximately once a week, if you are not receiving these calls please send a note to the office with you current phone numbers.  Thank you.

 

Car Key Found

A Chevrolet car key remote was turned in.  Please stop by our office if you are missing your car key.

 

National Take Your Child to Work Day

Thursday, April 28 is National Take Your Child to Work Day.  As a district, we have decided not to participate this year due to PARCC assessments in many of our schools.  Nonetheless, we believe it's important for children to see where their parents work and what they do; therefore, it is an excused absence if a child misses school for this purpose.  Of course, students should not be absent themselves if their school is testing that day.  Please contact the school for testing information.  We look forward to participating in the event in the future. 

 

Morning Drop-Off

As a reminder, the morning flow of traffic along the front of the school building is for drop-off only.  In order to safely receive students and help parents to depart efficiently, it is necessary that parents pull as far forward as possible to drop off students.  When this doesn't happen traffic backs up onto Duley Station Rd and creates a hazard for all.  Our goal is to keep the traffic flowing so that parents can release children safely and then go about their day.  When parents double-park, fail to pull forward, pull up alongside the line of traffic and block the passing lane, or sit in the drop off lane for long periods of time, it creates a disruption to the plan.  Adherence to our desired plan should last the average parent no longer than the average stop light.  Please give your final directions, write checks, apply make-up, etc. prior to joining the flow of drop-off traffic.  Ample parking space is located on the blacktop (basketball courts) where parents can park and take care of those needs and not impede the flow of traffic in the Drop-off lane.  We thank you in advance for your cooperation in this manner.

 

2016 SUMMER PROGRAMS GUIDE AVAILABLE ONLINE WITH NEW ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCES

The 2016 Summer Programs Guide is now available on the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) website.  Summer programs offer eligible students in all grade levels the opportunity for acceleration, enrichment, credit recovery, and original credit.  

Registration dates and times are listed in the guide under each summer program.  Select program sites will offer meals and transportation.  Program start times vary by site.  To find program start times, or meal information, please click, here.  

For more information on summer programs and for updates to the summer guide, visit the Summer School webpage at www1.pgcps.org/summerschool/ or call 301-808-1124.

 

6th Grade Registration for 2016-2017 School Year

Mattaponi’s 5th grade students took home a letter requesting registration for middle school.  All parents/guardians, of our 5th grade students, must come to Mattaponi ES by May 16th to register for middle school.  If you do not register by May 16th, you must register at the newly assigned middle school in the fall.  Please bring your photo ID and your current proof of residence (current mortgage statement, current tax bill, or current signed notarized lease/rental agreement).

 

Box Tops for Education

We continue to raise money for our school by collecting Box Tops for Education!  Please remember to send in your Box Tops. 

 

Clothing to Cash Recycling Program

Please remember to send in your New and Used Clothing, Shoes, Sneakers, Towels and Textiles – each and every item counts!!!  Place the donated items in a bag, tie it up, and drop it in our Recycling Bin.  All monies earned will help to defer cost for programs and events at our school.  Thank you!

 

Arrival Time

Children should arrive at school no earlier than 7:30 a.m. to enter the school building for breakfast or to report to class to prepare for the school day.  School begins at 7:45 a.m.

 

Very Important Reminder for Dismissal Plans

Any changes in your child’s regular dismissal plan MUST be in writing.  We will no longer accept a phone call to make a dismissal change.  Also, no students will be called for early dismissal after 1:40 p.m.  Parents who need to pick up their child(ren) must do so before this time.  We will not remove students from school buses once dismissal has begun.  This is an unsafe practice and interrupts the bus schedules for our school and all subsequent schools serviced by our busses.  Thank you for your support in keeping all our students safe! 

How to Contact a Staff Member

Mattaponi’s school office hours are 7:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Teachers are available for phone calls from 7:15 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  Calls will be sent directly to voicemail during instructional time and staff members are asked to return phone calls within 24 - 48 hours, if possible.  All conferences must be scheduled with teachers before coming to the school to discuss your child’s academic program or any issues that may need to be resolved.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

Lunch Accounts

The cost for lunch is $2.75 and $1.60 for breakfast.  If a student does not have lunch money, the cafeteria will provide a cheese sandwich and a drink.  Parents may pre-pay for school meals and monitor account balances at www.myschoolbucks.com.

PTO Corner – Sherita Spencer

Congratulations to all of the students inducted into the National Elementary Honor Society!!  We salute your hard work and dedication to academic excellence!!

Time for another celebration!!  Report cards just went home, an award ceremony this Friday, and the weather is finally feeling like Spring!  What better way to celebrate then at the last dance for this school year....THE SPRING FLING!!  The DATE is next FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 and the COST is just $5:00!! Check your student’s book bags for flyers!  Parents of our younger party goers, we heard you...from 6-630 p.m., the floor is open for grades K-2 only!  That's right, K-2 get to party like rock stars on the dance floor all by themselves!!  At 6:30 p.m., the floor opens up to all grade levels until 8:30 p.m. when the dance is over.  5th graders, we saved the last dance to have a special musical mix session just for you to send you off to middle school in style!!  This is the last dance of the year, don't miss out!!

Save the date!!  Our Feeling Groovy Book Fair will take place 05/09/2016-05/13/2016 - More information to come...stay tuned!! PEACE, LOVE and BOOKS!!!

The Spring Fashion Show practice is underway!!  The show will take place May 13, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.  Come out and support Mattaponi's finest, walk the runway!!

Our next PTO meeting will be held May 3, 2016 at 06:15 p.m.!  Feel free to contact us at mattaponipto@gmail.com.  We welcome all questions and suggestions!

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