Introduction

 

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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

Happy Holidays from Me to You!!!

PEACE ON EARTH - May the message and spirit of the holiday season touch your life with peace and your heart with joy.  Enjoy the holiday season with your family and friends!  Pray for our military men and women.  See you back on January 5, 2015!

 

Lost and Found Articles

The Lost and Found is located outside of room 9.  There are many coats, jackets, hats and lunchboxes in the lost and found.  Please have your child check this location to retrieve lost items.  All items will be donated to a local shelter on Friday, December 22, 2014. 

 

School Supplies and Uniforms

As the holidays approach and you are out shopping, please think about refurbishing your child’s school supplies and uniforms.  Remember that the mandatory uniform policy required all black shoes.  

 

Raptor ID System Installed in Main Office

As you know, Mattaponi has an “Open Door Policy” which means the school strongly encourages parent visitations, however the school system has an obligation to keep student safety at the forefront of its initiatives.  Therefore, PGCPS has installed the Raptor ID System in all schools.  All visitors must report to the Main Office when entering the school building.  In the Main Office, you will be required to show a valid, state-issued ID such as a Driver’s License.  You MUST check out in the Main Office before departing the school building. 

 

Dress for the Weather - Brrr!

As the cold weather arrives, we stand by our belief that children need fresh air and physical activity even during the winter months.  Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately for recess and P.E. class.  Remind your children to wear hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and thermal undergarments.  It is also advantageous to dress in layers, so students may adjust clothing according to the temperature at the time of the outdoor activity.  Generally, the students have outdoor recess when the temperature is between 35° to 40° or above.  The wind chill factor will be considered in the decision to have indoor/outdoor recess or P.E

 

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 lakeda.williams@pgcps.org.  

 

December Testing Dates;  2nd Grade Scholastic Math Inventory - Testing Dates: Tuesday, December 16 and Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

 

Give the Gift of Reading for Christmas.  Books are a wonderful stocking stuffers for Christmas.  Giving books is a tradition in my family and a great way to make reading fun for your children.  

Recommended books: Guys Read the Sports Pages by Jon Scieszka (boys ages 8 and up);  Sisters by Raina Telgemeier (girls ages 9 and up).  

 

Don't forget to email and/or send in pictures of your children reading.  I am ready to add them to our December/January reading bulletin board that highlights our Mattaponi Readers.  Thanks to the parents of David Howard, David Torrence and Sean Oden for your pictures.  Happy Reading! 

 

Counselor's Corner - Lucille Underdue

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.  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

Thank you for making the Mattaponi Holiday Gift Shop your preferred shopping destination.  We'd like to say thank you to the  parents/guardians, students, teachers and staff who've visited and shopped with us.  Your support is greatly appreciated!!! We’ll see you next year. 

 

This will be the last Mattaponi Matters for 2014.

 

 

 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.    

     

   

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