NEWSLETTER #34 301-599-2442 http://www1.pgcps.org/mattaponi/ May 27, 2016
Janice P. Hay, Principal
Stephen I. Green, Jr., Acting Principal
Summer @ Your Library
a gold medal reader this summer and earn prizes for reading and completing fun
1) Go to www.pgcmls.info 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: http://www1.pgcps.org/williamschmidt/
Important Program Information:
Transportation is not provided.
Bag lunch is required.
Cost = $85.00/student
Select Online registration
through MySchoolBucks, www.myschoolbucks.com
For enrollment questions, contact
Steve Hartling at email@example.com or Rhonda Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org . To contact by phone,
SUMMER PROGRAMS GUIDE AVAILABLE ONLINE WITH NEW ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCES
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
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 www1.pgcps.org/summerschool/ 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!
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
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
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
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.
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 email@example.com 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!!
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!