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2016-2017 Uniform Policy please click HERE
WE LOOK AHEAD
2-5 PARCC – 5th
2 Smile Dentist at
2 TAG Lottery
2 PTO Meeting 6:15 p.m.
5 NEHS Induction
Ceremony 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
9-12 PARCC – 4th
12 Career Day at Mattaponi
16-19 PARCC – 3rd
18 Last Day for
Transitional Registration (Registration for Middle School)
23 4th Quarter
Progress Reports Released
23 Spring Concert 7:00
25 K & 1st
to Maryland Hall 8:30 – 12:15 p.m.
25 International Night at
Mattaponi ES 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
29 Memorial Day – Schools
30 Kindergarten to
National Building Museum 9:00 – 1:30 p.m.
31 5th Grade to
Dave and Busters 8:00 – 3:00 p.m.
5th Grade Cookout
5th Grade Dance 6:30 –
6 5th Grade
Promotion, Wise HS 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
6 First Day of School
Stephen I. Green, Jr., Principal
Kindergarten Registration for
2017-2018 School Year
Registration for the 2017-2018
school year starts Monday, April 10th
for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten.
Families are asked to bring their proof of residence, original birth
certificate (with parents names 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.
Student Transfer Request for
the 2017-2018 School Year
Parents/guardians who would
like to transfer their child from their neighborhood school to another PGCPS
school may submit a transfer request during Student Transfer Season. The Student Transfer Season for the
2017-2018 school year opens on April 10 and closes on May 5, 2017. Please visit http://www1.pgcps.org/studentrecordsandtransfers/ for more information and/or
to submit your transfer request.
Kids’ Passport to Maryland History
Darnall’s Chance House Museum
14800 Governor Oden Bowie
Drive, Upper Marlboro MD 20772
Saturday, April 29, 2017,
Drop in between 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
through Maryland history with crafts and activities for
children. Fill up your “passport” and
earn a Maryland Junior Historian certificate!
Darnall's Chance House Museum
– Event host!, 9th & 10th Cavalry Association (Buffalo
Soldiers), DC Chapter
M-NCPPC Archaeology Program, National
Capital Area Cowboys & Cowgirls, National Capital Radio and Television
National Park Service, Patuxent
Rural Life Museum, PGCMLS Maryland Room, Prince George's African American
Museum and Cultural Center, Prince George’s County Genealogical Society, Surratt
House Museum, Town of Upper Marlboro Historical Committee
For more information: Upper Marlboro Branch, Prince George’s County
Memorial Library System (301) 627-9330 or email@example.com
THE FINAL PTO General Body Meeting of the school year
will be held on Tuesday, May 2nd at 6:15p.m. in the
Multi-Purpose Room. We will hold a ballot election for the Vice President
and Secretary positions after a brief candidate forum. Verification of paid
membership is required to vote. If you a paid PTO member and attend the
meeting, your child will receive a dress down pass for Friday, May 5th.
Volunteers….it is your time to shine! We will honor our
volunteers at this meeting as well. If
you volunteered for any PTO event this school year (2016-2017), please email
the PTO firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the event(s) you assisted us with so that we have an
accurate record of your service. Thank you in advance!
As a follow up to the financial workshops held on April 10th, a
representative from TD Bank will be on site to provide a handout of the
information shared with the students at the workshop. For your
convenience, the representative will be available to open accounts for those
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.
***Principal's Lunch Loan Account*** Parents are welcome to donate to this
account from which students can borrow in the event of not having any lunch
money or being short of the required payment. The amount of funds
borrowed will be automatically
repaid to the Principal's
Lunch Loan Account upon the next time funds are again placed in the student's
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
other programs and events at our school.
Box Tops for Education
Mattaponi is collecting Box Tops for Education. Please ask friends, neighbors, co-workers and
family members to clip and save these box tops from hundreds of participating
products and send them to school. Each
one is worth 10 cents when our school redeems them to use toward valuable
school resources and materials. Thank
you for your support!
School achievement begins with regular attendance. Parents/guardians must ensure that all
school-age children in their care are in school on time, daily. Whenever absent from school,
parents/guardians must provide the child with a written note upon their
return to school. The following are considered
lawful absences; death in the immediate family; hazardous weather
conditions; illness of the student; lack of authorized transportation;
quarantine; court summons or other emergency approved by the Chief Executive
Officer or his designee. Once your
child returns to school with an excused absence note, he/she will receive their
missed classwork and assignments. Please remember, regular, punctual attendance
is one of the many key factors that determines a student’s success in school!
Student school hours are 7:45 am - 1:55 pm. No students are to enter the building
until 7:30 am. Please do not drop
your child off until you see a staff member on duty in the kiss-n-ride. If you are picking up your child after school
as a car rider, you must be here no later than 2:00 pm. Thank you for your cooperation.
to Contact a Staff Member
Mattaponi’s school office hours are 7:15 a.m. - 3:15 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
Security and Student Safety
Please help us
keep our students and school safe at all times by entering only through the
front door, signing in at the front office with your ID and wearing a visitor’s
sticker at all times while on school property.
In addition, parents/students/visitors should not be in classrooms
unless a teacher is present. Items
needing to be dropped off should be left in the office. Please note: Neither students or parents
are permitted to enter classrooms before 7:30 a.m. or after 1:55 p.m. Children are reminded to take all necessary
supplies home to complete assignments.
Each student is allowed ample time to gather all belongings at the end
of the school day. Forgotten items will
have to be retrieved the next day. This
policy was implemented to ensure the safety of our students, as they must be
under adult supervision at all times. We
appreciate your cooperation with complying with this policy.
Students are expected to complete a full day of school, and the
instructional day ends at approximately 1:50 p.m. to ensure a prompt dismissal
at 1:55 p.m. Please allow your child(ren)
to remain in class for the entire day.
Early dismissal to facilitate parent convenience not only disrupts the
class, but also deprives the student of valuable instruction. Also, parents are encouraged to make medical
appointments after school hours. When an
early departure is necessary, a note indicating the time, date, and reason for
departure must be presented to the teacher at the beginning of the school
day. This enables the teacher to provide
the student with any homework or class assignments that should be
completed. To ensure a safe, orderly and
efficient dismissal process, we have made several changes to our dismissal
policy. Parents are not allowed to sign
our their child(ren) for early dismissal after 1:30 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