Prince George's County Public Schools


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PRINCIPAL:
DR. JANICE HAY

Assistant Principal:

Mr. Stephen Green

 

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Welcome to Mattaponi Elementary School

  

  School Hours:   

 Student Hours - 7:45am to 1:55pm   

 Office Hours - 7:15am to 3:30pm  

 Teacher Hours - 7:15am to 2:45pm   

 

 

  

 

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER 

Dr. Janice P. Hay, Principal 

  

Boundary Update for the 2014-2015 School Year! 

The Pupil Accounting Office has just clarified school boundary information that directly affects our rising sixth and seventh grade students.  All rising sixth graders (students who are currently in fifth grade) and rising seventh graders (students who are currently in sixth grade) will all attend Gwynn Park Middle school for the 2014-15 school year.  Please plan to attend the Tuesday, April 1st PTO meeting at Mattaponi from 6:15-7:30 p.m.  Principals from both Gwynn Park MS and James Madison MS will showcase their schools and be available to address any parent questions or concerns.  Also, students who have siblings who currently attend James Madison MS will be allowed to apply to attend James Madison MS in an effort to keep families together.

 

 

PGCPS Gets a New Phone System and Copiers/Fax 

PGCPS is switching over to a new phone system.  Please be patient when calling Mattaponi Elementary School for the next month.  Until this transition is complete, we have only one in-bound telephone line.  When you call Mattaponi ES and the one line is occupied, you may hear a couple ring tones, and then the call will disconnect.  Wait a few minutes and retry your call.   Also, Mattaponi ES has just received new copier machines in the Main Office.  The fax component on these machines has yet to be configured, so we are unable to receive faxes at this time.    Please help us keep our incoming phone line open by sending any dismissal change notes to school in the morning or by emailing any questions to your child’s teacher.  Thank you in advance.   

 

6th and 7th Grade Registration 2014-2015 School Year 

All parents/guardians, of our 5th and 6th grade students, must come to Mattaponi ES by May 19th to register for middle school.  If you do not register by May 19th, you must register at the newly assigned middle school in the fall.  Please bring your photo ID and your current proof of residence (current mortgage statement, current tax bill, or current signed lease/rental agreement).

 

Kindergarten Registration for 2014-2015 School Year 

Registration for the 2014-2015 school year starts Monday, April 7th for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten. Families are asked to bring their proof of residence, original birth certificate (with parents name’s listed) and immunization record.  For Pre-K, you also need 2 current pay stubs or last filed tax return for both parents.  Please note that all Pre-K families in Mattaponi’s attendance area will register at Marlton Elementary.  All children who are five years old on or before September 1st must attend kindergarten before entering first grade.  If you have any neighbors with children who fit this category, please inform them of registration.

 

Career Day 2014 at Mattaponi ES 

Career Day at Mattaponi is May 2nd from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  We are seeking participants to share their careers with our students.  If you are able to attend Career Day, contact Ms. Underdue, our guidance counselor, at 301-599-2442 or email her at lucille.raafi@pgcps.org.  Please don’t be left out of participating in this exciting event.  Take a moment to contact the school, as all careers are important!

 

Testing Corner - Ms. Williams 

Testing Updates for Fifth and Sixth Graders 

PARCC Field Test Update: Sixth graders will take the first of two PARCC Field tests beginning on Tuesday, April 1st and ending on Thursday, April 3, 2014.  Your students will need headphones to take this test.  Kindly purchase a set of headphones for your student at your nearest dollar store by March 31, 2014, so that they will be prepared for the test.  

 

 

PTO Corner - Michelle Dunn, President 

Thank you for supporting our Popcorn Palace Fundraiser!  Pick-up is today from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the School’s Lobby. On Tues, April 1st, we will host an extended PTO Meeting, from 6:15  -  7:30 p.m.  The agenda will include a presentation from Dr. Richardson of Comprehensive Allergy & Asthma Care Center on the symptoms and care for Allergies, Dr. Hay on Mattaponi becoming a TAG Specialty School, as well as, presentations from the principals of Gwynn Park and James Madison Middle Schools on Middle School Transition.

 

Did you know?  You can join the PTO for just $10 and make a 2-Hour Power Pledge, to volunteer two (2) hours to our school this year. Your questions, comments, and suggestions are welcomed, so please feel free to email us atmattaponipto@gmail.com. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation!

 

 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.