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WE LOOK AHEAD

May 2017

2-5          PARCC – 5th Grade Testing

2              Smile Dentist at Mattaponi ES

2              TAG Lottery Registration Deadline

2              PTO Meeting 6:15 p.m.

5              NEHS Induction Ceremony 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

9-12        PARCC – 4th Grade Testing

12           Career Day at Mattaponi ES

16-19     PARCC – 3rd Grade Testing

18           Last Day for Transitional Registration (Registration for Middle School)

23           4th Quarter Progress Reports Released

23           Spring Concert 7:00 p.m.

25           K & 1st to Maryland Hall 8:30 – 12:15 p.m.

25           International Night at Mattaponi ES 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

29           Memorial Day – Schools Closed

30           Kindergarten to National Building Museum 9:00 – 1:30 p.m.

31           5th Grade to Dave and Busters 8:00 – 3:00 p.m.

June 2017

5th Grade Cookout

5th Grade Dance 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

6              5th Grade Promotion, Wise HS 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

September 2017

6              First Day of School

 

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Mr. Stephen I. Green, Jr., Principal

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018 School Year

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year starts Monday, April 10th for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten.  Families are asked to bring their proof of residence, original birth certificate (with parents names listed) and immunization record.  For Pre-K, you also need 2 current pay stubs or last filed tax return for both parents.  Please note that all Pre-K families in Mattaponi’s attendance area will register at Marlton Elementary.  All children who are five years old on or before September 1st must attend kindergarten before entering first grade.  If you have any neighbors with children who fit this category, please inform them of registration.

Student Transfer Request for the 2017-2018 School Year

Parents/guardians who would like to transfer their child from their neighborhood school to another PGCPS school may submit a transfer request during Student Transfer Season.  The Student Transfer Season for the 2017-2018 school year opens on April 10 and closes on May 5, 2017.  Please visit http://www1.pgcps.org/studentrecordsandtransfers/ for more information and/or to submit your transfer request.

Kids’ Passport to Maryland History

Event location:

Darnall’s Chance House Museum

14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro MD 20772

Saturday, April 29, 2017, Drop in between 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Travel through Maryland history with crafts and activities for children.  Fill up your “passport” and earn a Maryland Junior Historian certificate!

Participating groups: 

Darnall's Chance House Museum – Event host!, 9th & 10th Cavalry Association (Buffalo Soldiers), DC Chapter

M-NCPPC Archaeology Program, National Capital Area Cowboys & Cowgirls, National Capital Radio and Television Museum

National Park Service, Patuxent Rural Life Museum, PGCMLS Maryland Room, Prince George's African American Museum and Cultural Center, Prince George’s County Genealogical Society, Surratt House Museum, Town of Upper Marlboro Historical Committee

For more information:  Upper Marlboro Branch, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (301) 627-9330 or ann.mcintire@pgcmls.info  

PTO Corner

THE FINAL PTO General Body Meeting of the school year will be held on Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:15p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room.  We will hold a ballot election for the Vice President and Secretary positions after a brief candidate forum. Verification of paid membership is required to vote.  If you a paid PTO member and attend the meeting, your child will receive a dress down pass for Friday, May 5th.

Volunteers….it is your time to shine! We will honor our volunteers at this meeting as well.  If you volunteered for any PTO event this school year (2016-2017), please email the PTO atmattaponipto@gmail.com with the name of the event(s) you assisted us with so that we have an accurate record of your service.  Thank you in advance!

As a follow up to the financial workshops held on April 10th, a representative from TD Bank will be on site to provide a handout of the information shared with the students at the workshop.  For your convenience, the representative will be available to open accounts for those interested. 

Reminders:

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.

***Principal's Lunch Loan Account*** Parents are welcome to donate to this account from which students can borrow in the event of not having any lunch money or being short of the required payment.  The amount of funds borrowed will be automatically repaid to the Principal's Lunch Loan Account upon the next time funds are again placed in the student's account.

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 other programs and events at our school. 

Box Tops for Education

Mattaponi is collecting Box Tops for Education.  Please ask friends, neighbors, co-workers and family members to clip and save these box tops from hundreds of participating products and send them to school.  Each one is worth 10 cents when our school redeems them to use toward valuable school resources and materials.  Thank you for your support!

Student Attendance Policy

School achievement begins with regular attendance.  Parents/guardians must ensure that all school-age children in their care are in school on time, daily.  Whenever absent from school, parents/guardians must provide the child with a written note upon their return to school.  The following are considered lawful absences; death in the immediate family; hazardous weather conditions; illness of the student; lack of authorized transportation; quarantine; court summons or other emergency approved by the Chief Executive Officer or his designee.  Once your child returns to school with an excused absence note, he/she will receive their missed classwork and assignments.  Please remember, regular, punctual attendance is one of the many key factors that determines a student’s success in school!

Student school hours are 7:45 am - 1:55 pmNo students are to enter the building until 7:30 am.  Please do not drop your child off until you see a staff member on duty in the kiss-n-ride.  If you are picking up your child after school as a car rider, you must be here no later than 2:00 pm.  Thank you for your cooperation.

How to Contact a Staff Member

Mattaponi’s school office hours are 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 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.

School Security and Student Safety

Please help us keep our students and school safe at all times by entering only through the front door, signing in at the front office with your ID and wearing a visitor’s sticker at all times while on school property.  In addition, parents/students/visitors should not be in classrooms unless a teacher is present.  Items needing to be dropped off should be left in the office.  Please note: Neither students or parents are permitted to enter classrooms before 7:30 a.m. or after 1:55 p.m.  Children are reminded to take all necessary supplies home to complete assignments.  Each student is allowed ample time to gather all belongings at the end of the school day.  Forgotten items will have to be retrieved the next day.  This policy was implemented to ensure the safety of our students, as they must be under adult supervision at all times.  We appreciate your cooperation with complying with this policy.

Dismissal Policy

Students are expected to complete a full day of school, and the instructional day ends at approximately 1:50 p.m. to ensure a prompt dismissal at 1:55 p.m.  Please allow your child(ren) to remain in class for the entire day.  Early dismissal to facilitate parent convenience not only disrupts the class, but also deprives the student of valuable instruction.  Also, parents are encouraged to make medical appointments after school hours.  When an early departure is necessary, a note indicating the time, date, and reason for departure must be presented to the teacher at the beginning of the school day.  This enables the teacher to provide the student with any homework or class assignments that should be completed.  To ensure a safe, orderly and efficient dismissal process, we have made several changes to our dismissal policy.  Parents are not allowed to sign our their child(ren) for early dismissal after 1:30 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 buses. 

 

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