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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
Picture Make-up Day - Wednesday, December 3rd
Mark your calendars-Picture Make-up Day is Wednesday, December 3rd. Make-up day is designated for students who were absent on the original picture day and for those who are not satisfied with the pictures from the first picture day. Please let us know if you need an order form. If your child is retaking their picture on December 3rd, you need to send in the original photo package from the first picture day.
1st Annual Coat Drive
PGCPS Nutrition Association’s 1st Annual Coat Drive will run until December 15th. Each cafeteria will come together to collect donated new coats, hats, scarves and gloves. All items collected will be donated to the PG County Homeless Office.
Reading/Testing Corner - Lakeda Williams
Hello Parents/Guardians please check out the following upcoming test dates, reading workshop dates, helpful websites and useful tips in this issue of Mattaponi Matters. For additional assistance I am also available via phone and email at (301)599-2442 and email@example.com.
Thanks to Mrs. Oden and Mrs. Howard for sending pictures of Sean and David. Don't forget to email and/or send in pictures of your children reading. I am ready to add them to our November/December reading bulletin board that highlights our Mattaponi Readers. Thanks and Happy Reading!
Counselor's Corner - Lucille Underdue
Student Government Association (SGA) Election
Congratulations to our newly elected Student Government Association Officers:
President - Milan Whitney
Vice President - Daequan Waldon
Treasurer - Tali’a Manning
Secretary - Jada Spriggs
Parliamentarian - Kristian Fossett
The SGA Officers will have their first meeting/celebration on November 25th to discuss projects and activities for the rest of the school year. Thank you to all the candidates who ran for SGA offices. Everyone did a great job!!!
Mattaponi/Brandywine Lions Club Food Drive
The holidays are fast approaching, and this season provides an opportunity to emphasize the importance of giving. The Mattaponi Family has participated in the collection of canned and non-perishable foods for many years, and our efforts have brought joy to many needy families during the holidays. Students in each class may begin bringing items on December 1st. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to share the meaning of joyful giving with your child. The food-drive will end Monday, December 15th. Please help!
PTO Corner - Sherita Spencer, President
Kudos to the parents and congratulations to all of the students who were awarded at the 1st Quarter Awards Convocation!! Job well done and keep up the great work!
The Holiday Season is upon us!! The PTO will be hosting a Holiday Gift Shop, December 8-12 for our students to purchase gifts for their family members!! Mark your calendars and save your pennies!! Volunteers are needed!! Stay tuned...more information to come!!
PTO MEMBERSHIP DRIVE!!
The race is close and time is running out for classes to reach 100% family participation. If you have been meaning to join and have not gotten around to it, now is your chance! The PTO will have something special for the first class to reach 100% family participation! Send your $10.00 in an envelope labeled PTO with your child and teacher's name and your family will be signed up. November 25, 2014 is the last day. The race is on....sign up today!! Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome all questions and suggestions! Remember, together we make a difference!
Have a Blessed Thanksgiving
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Please take the time to reflect on all of your blessings and to pray for our Military Troops and those who are less fortunate.
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.