NEWSLETTER #29 301-599-2442 http://www1.pgcps.org/mattaponi/ April 22, 2016
Dr. Janice P. Hay, Principal
Mr. Stephen I. Green, Jr., Acting
Green School Announcement – Congratulations Mattaponi Elementary
Mattaponi ES has just been designated a
Certified Maryland Green School!!! It is always awesome to hear more
great news and to celebrate the Mattaponi Staff and Community for their hard
work, dedication and extraordinary contributions to making our school
shine!!! You can read the
announcement letter at http://www1.pgcps.org/mattaponi/.
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
For enrollment questions, contact Steve
Hartling at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rhonda Scott at email@example.com . To contact by phone,
Robo Calls to Our
know, Mr. Green periodically sends out robo calls to share information about
events, concerns or updates.
Please ensure that all phone numbers on file at the school are current,
so that you may continue to receive this service. Robo calls go out approximately once a week, if you are not
receiving these calls please send a note to the office with you current phone
numbers. Thank you.
Car Key Found
Chevrolet car key remote was turned in.
Please stop by our office if you are missing your car key.
Your Child to Work Day
April 28 is National Take Your Child to Work Day. As a district, we
have decided not to participate this year due to PARCC assessments in many of
our schools. Nonetheless, we believe it's important for children to see
where their parents work and what they do; therefore, it is an excused absence
if a child misses school for this purpose. Of course, students should not
be absent themselves if their school is testing that day. Please contact
the school for testing information.
We look forward to participating in the event in the future.
reminder, the morning flow of traffic along the front of the school building is
for drop-off only. In order to safely receive
students and help parents to depart efficiently, it is necessary that parents
pull as far forward as possible to drop off students. When this doesn't
happen traffic backs up onto Duley Station Rd and creates a hazard for
all. Our goal is to keep the traffic flowing so that parents can release
children safely and then go about their day. When parents double-park, fail
to pull forward, pull up alongside the line of traffic and block the passing
lane, or sit in the drop off lane for long periods of time, it creates a
disruption to the plan. Adherence to our desired plan should last the
average parent no longer than the average stop light. Please give your
final directions, write checks, apply make-up, etc. prior to joining the flow
of drop-off traffic. Ample parking space is located on the blacktop
(basketball courts) where parents can park and take care of those needs and not
impede the flow of traffic in the Drop-off lane. We thank you in advance
for your cooperation in this manner.
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 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
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.
Grade Registration for 2016-2017 School Year
grade students took home a letter requesting registration for middle
school. All parents/guardians,
of our 5th grade students, must come to Mattaponi ES by May 16th
to register for middle school. If
you do not register by May 16th, 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 notarized lease/rental
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
Clothing to Cash
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!
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
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
all of the students inducted into the National
Elementary Honor Society!! We
salute your hard work and dedication to academic excellence!!
Time for another
cards just went home, an award ceremony this Friday, and the weather
is finally feeling like Spring!
What better way to celebrate then at the last dance for this school
year....THE SPRING FLING!! The DATE is next FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 and
the COST is just $5:00!! Check your student’s book bags for flyers! Parents of our younger party goers, we
heard you...from 6-630 p.m.,
the floor is open for grades K-2 only! That's right, K-2 get to party like rock stars on the
dance floor all by themselves!! At 6:30 p.m., the floor opens up to all grade levels
until 8:30 p.m. when the dance is over. 5th graders, we saved the last dance to have
a special musical mix session just for you to send you off to
middle school in style!! This
is the last dance of the year, don't miss out!!
Save the date!! Our Feeling
Groovy Book Fair will take place 05/09/2016-05/13/2016
- More information to come...stay tuned!! PEACE, LOVE and BOOKS!!!
The Spring Fashion
Show practice is underway!! The
show will take place May 13, 2016
at 6:00 p.m. Come out and
support Mattaponi's finest, walk the runway!!
Our next PTO meeting
will be held May 3, 2016 at 06:15 p.m.!
Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome all questions and