Dr. Janice P. Hay, Principal
Sad News - Our beloved Angela Knox, former Media Specialist at Mattaponi ES, passed away on February 1, 2015. Mrs. Knox was an outstanding Media Specialist, who provided creative, exciting learning experiences for our students and is credited for many students developing a love of books! Her bright smile and kind mannerism will be sorely missed.
MSDE’S PARCC 30-DAY COUNTDOWN LAUNCHED
MSDE’s PARCC 30-Day Countdown Launches Monday - MSDE is launching an intensive, month-long campaign to help parents #PrepareForPARCC. Beginning February 2, new PARCC resources and information will be released daily via MSDE’s Facebook and Twitter feeds, and on MSDE’s new Prepare for PARCC webpage – just go to www.marylandpublicschools.org and click on the Prepare for PARCC icon to access their best resources for parents, including a new video message from Dr. Lowery,Maryland Schools Gear Up for PARCC Assessments. This information was widely to your school-based staff, parents and community members, and other interested stakeholders. Questions should be directed to John White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GrAd Lab Classes at Mattaponi Elementary
Beginning in April, we will offer Young Engineers and Video Programming classes for students in grades 3rd - 5th. Spaces are limited to 14 students per class! Register now as spaces are filling quickly!
Register Now: http://tinyurl.com/s15-STEM-MPES
TAG 5th Grade Parents
Parents that returned the Specialty Programs Continuity Acceptance Form to the Department of Pupil Accounting & School Boundaries, please note you must also register here at Mattaponi ES for Walker Mill Middle School no later than February 18, 2015. Each parent/guardian must complete a new PA-14 Registration Form and update their proof of residency documents.
Counselor's Corner - Lucille Underdue
Pennies for Patients Project
Your child has the power to make a positive impact on the lives of blood cancer patients!! During a two week period (February 9th-23rd), students will collect spare change to support LLS’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families. You can make a personal donation by cash or check, payable to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. You can also donate online at the Mattaponi fundraising page: http://nca.sy.llsevent.org/MattaponiElementarySchool Thank for your support!!!
Reading/Testing Corner, Ms. 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.
March Testing Dates - PARCC testing Window 3rd - 5th grades: March 2nd - 27th
PARCC Resource websites - Please join the Mattaponi Family as part of Team PARCC and use the following websites to help your children to be prepared for PARCC!
www.parcconline.org, www.marylandpublicschools.org (Top 10 things Parents Need to Know about Testing in Maryland),
http://parcconline.org/practice-tests (please review with your children)
PTO Corner - Sherita Spencer, President
Fashion Show practices are underway! All spaces are full. Practices take placeevery Tuesday and Friday from dismissal to 3:30 p.m. (unless instructed otherwise). Participants should bring a light snack. The Fashion Show will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 6:00pm.
Save The Dates: March PTO Meeting on Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:15 p.m. Family Game Night! Please join us for this FREE family fun event on Friday, March 20th. More information coming soon!
The mission of the Mattaponi PTO is to establish and nurture a close relationship between parents, teachers and students by advancing opportunities in our school. Together we can make a difference! We welcome all questions and firstname.lastname@example.org