Student Hours - 7:45am to 1:55pm
Office Hours - 7:15am to 3:30pm
Teacher Hours - 7:15am to 2:45pm
Dr. Janice P. Hay, Principal
Welcome to the 2014 - 2015 School Year!
As we embark on a new school year, I am anticipating a year filled with academic rigor and rewarding experiences for children. Prince George’s County Public Schools has fully implemented the Common Core State Standards, which were developed to prepare students for success in colleges and careers, and to include content that is relevant to the real world in order for students to compete in a global economy. Parents, please remember that we all have a role to play in the success of our students. I am asking parents for their support to ensure that:
¨ Students show respect and are courteous to adults and peers at all times.
¨ Students come to school on time every day with homework completed and the needed supplies.
¨ Students follow rules and procedures in the classroom, lunchroom, hallways, Main Office, PE/Music, school bus, on field trips, recess, and at arrival/dismissal times.
¨ Students adhere to the Mandatory Uniform Policy.
¨ Students give their best effort each day.
¨ Students and parents keep in close communication with teachers, so that little problems don’t escalate into big problems (the Agenda Book and emailing are excellent communication tools between home and school).
¨ Students have money to buy lunch or bring their lunch each day. (No sodas or food sharing in the school cafeteria.)
¨ Students eat a healthy breakfast and get enough rest before starting each school day.
¨ Students share graded work, bulletins, notices, weekly newsletters, and other information with parents/guardians daily.
¨ Students read independently or with someone 20-30 minutes each evening. The research supports the benefits of this practice!
We only have one chance to provide the best possible education for each child. With your help, I am confident that “we” can get the job done. I would like to thank you for entrusting the education of your child to the staff at Mattaponi Elementary School.
Last, I would like to commend the custodians, cafeteria workers, secretaries, our nurse, aides, teachers and administrative team for their expertise and professionalism demonstrated in ensuring a smooth school opening on August 26, 2014. We enjoyed the visit from CEO Dr. Kevin Maxwell and others on the first day of school. It was a fun and exciting first day at school!
Important Lunch Account Changes
The cafeteria can no longer accept checks. You can pay for lunch with cash, money order, certified check or on-line atwww.myschoolbucks.com. Once you sign onto My School Bucks, you will be able to make payments, schedule automatic payments and view account balances and meal purchases.
The cost of lunch is $2.60 and $1.50 for breakfast. If a student does not have lunch money, the cafeteria will provide a cheese sandwich and a drink. No exceptions please, this is PGCPS policy.
Back to School Night
Back to School Night is Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Times: Grades K-1st 6:00 to 7:15 p.m. and Grades 2nd-5th 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. Parents, please make plans to attend so that you have the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher. This event provides parents with critical information needed to gain insight regarding the homework policy, grade level curriculum, discipline procedures and classroom rules/expectations. Also, PTO members will be available if you wish to become a member. This night is designed for Parents Only; we encourage you to attend without your children. Thank you for your cooperation.
PTO CORNER - Sherita Spencer, President
On behalf of the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Board, (Tonya Manning, DeAnn Lumpkin, Robbin Oden and Sherres Ford), I would like to extend cheerful greetings to our new families and a warm welcome back to those returning. The mission of the Mattaponi PTO is to establish and nurture a close relationship between the parents, teachers and students by advancing opportunities in our school. We sponsor assistance to our teachers in classroom settings, raise funds for supplemental educational materials and experiences, and provide a non-biased forum for sharing information on issues that impact our children. Our first PTO meeting of the school year will be held Tuesday, September 9th, from 6:15pm- 7:15pm. The cost of membership is $10 per family. We look forward to you all coming out to be a part of the exciting events happening all school year long! Together we can make a difference! Feel free to contact us at
email@example.com. We welcome all questions and suggestions!
Bully Hotline - 240-606-1425
Are you or do you know someone who is being harassed, threatened or intimidated (bullied)? Do you know someone who has a weapon, drugs or alcohol in their possession? If you answered yes to any of these questions please call the “Bully Hotline” at 240-606-1425, explain the situation and provide the name of the individual that you are reporting. Remember, you do not have to leave your name.