Student Hours - 7:45am to 1:55pm
Office Hours - 7:15am to 3:30pm
Teacher Hours - 7:15am to 2:45pm
Counselor's Corner - Lucille Underdue
Kids Helping Kids Food & Fund Drive
Mattaponi ES will be participating in the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Kids Helping Kids Food and Fund Drive. The food drive will kick-off October 13th and end on October 31st. The food collected during the drive will go directly to our community food bank, and will be distributed to soup kitchens, pantries and shelters. Donations must be unopened and nonperishable items. MSDE’s goal is to collect 500,000 pounds of food for hungry Marylanders. The most needed food items are peanut butter, rice, macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables, tuna fish and cereal. Awards will be presented to schools with the most food (by weight) collected. Checks for monetary donations should be made out to Capital Area Food Bank.
Parents, I look forward to working with you in this exciting effort to benefit both our school and the community. Together, we can ensure that no child in Maryland goes hungry. Thank you for your support. If you have any questions please contact
Ms. Underdue, Professional School Counselor.
Reading/Testing Corner-Lakeda Williams
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. October Testing Dates
• 1st Grade OLSAT - Testing Dates (Oct. 7 and Oct. 8)
• Reading and Math Quarterly Benchmark Tests grades 3rd-5th Testing Window (Oct. 27 - Nov. 7).
PTO Meeting Close Reading Workshop - Tuesday, October 7, 2014.
Reading Practice Website, Username and Password for Grades K-2
For those of you that would like for your child to have additional review of newly taught reading skills and strategies, please log in using the following link :
http://connected.mcgraw-hill.com. The username is wonders. The password is mhe2015reading.
A practice website for grades 3-5 will be coming soon!
Reading Vocabulary/Comprehension Websites
http://bogglesworldesl.com/cloze_activities.htm (2-5 grades)
Reading books that have been made into movies is another way to motivate our children to keep reading. Read the book first, and then see the movie. Your children will have a lot to compare and discuss with you. Don't forget to email and/or send in pictures of your children reading. I am ready to add them to our reading bulletin board that highlights our Mattaponi Readers. Thanks and Happy Reading!
PTO CORNER-Sherita Spencer, President
It's never to late to join the PTO! $10.00 in an envelope labeled PTO with your child's name will have your family signed up and a part of the exciting events happening all school year long! Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome all questions and suggestions! Our next PTO meeting is October 7, 2014!!Have questions regarding the upcoming Science Fair?
Mr. Puglia, our STEM coordinator will be on hand to provide all information regarding your Science Fair needs. Want to help your child enhance their reading and testing abilities? Ms. Williams, our Reading Specialist, will also be on hand with helpful advice.
Our Annual Men Make A Difference Day program will be held Monday, October, 13, 2014 from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. in the Multi Purpose Room!! Flyers have been sent home. Please send in your RSVP's by October 6, 2014 for planning purposes.
The Book Fair is coming!! October 20th-24th, 2014! Family Nights will be held Tuesday, October 21st and Thursday, October 23rd from 5:00- 8:00 pm. Book Fair catalogs will go home soon!
Parents, do your children want to wear their favorite outfit to school? Your attendance at PTO meetings, earns your child a uniform dress down pass good for the Friday following the PTO meeting! Children must have their pass in hand for the teacher on Friday!
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.