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 #34   301-599-2442  May 27, 2016



Dr. Janice P. Hay, Principal

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

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2016 Summer @ Your Library

Become a gold medal reader this summer and earn prizes for reading and completing fun activities!


1) Go to and sign up for Summer @ Your Library (May 15-Aug 15). 

    Play online or on paper. Use your library number to sign up.


2) Starting June 18, come to any branch to claim your prize just for signing up!


3) Join us for exciting sports, fitness and wellness events at all the library branches.


4) When you have completed the activities, come get your final prize and enter to win the grand prize raffle for electronics, event tickets, gift cards and more!


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:


Important Program Information:

Transportation is not provided.

Bag lunch is required.  

Cost = $85.00/student


Select Online registration through MySchoolBucks,

For enrollment questions, contact Steve Hartling at or Rhonda Scott at . To contact by phone, call 301-888-1185


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 or call 301-808-1124.


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


PTO Corner, Sherita Spencer, President

June 3rd is Field Day for Mattaponi!!  Parents we need your support from 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m., to ensure Field Day is a success!!

Mr. Eichelberger is still in need of volunteers!!  Please email him at if you are able to come out and support!! Volunteers must have a background check through P. G. County School System!!  Our field day normally has sunny skies and steamy temperatures!!  We encourage you to apply sunscreen on your children before they come to school, send them with a hat and bottled water.

Hot off the press, YEARBOOKS are in and were delivered yesterday!!  Check your children's back packs!!  If you did not pre-order, there are still a few available before they sell out!  Get your copy now!!  The cost is $20, CASH ONLY!!


As most of us enjoy Memorial Day as a day off, please take a moment to remember the fallen men and women who have fought for our country’s freedom.  As all military members give some, there are some who gave all.  For those who have given the ultimate sacrifice, we salute you!  Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!






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