Welcome to Mattaponi Elementary School!



Have a Safe and Relaxing Summer!  See you on August 23rd

2016-2017 School Supply Lists for all grades please click HERE!

2016-2017 Uniform Policy please click HERE


Commercial Background checks can now be done online.  Please click here for more information! 



School Hours:   

Student Hours - 7:45am to 1:55pm   

Office Hours - 7:15am to 3:30pm  

Teacher Hours - 7:15am to 2:45pm   



NEWSLETTER #37   301-599-2442  June 17, 2016



Dr. Janice P. Hay, Principal

Mr. Stephen I. Green, Jr., Acting Principal



Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

Our 5th Grade Promotion Ceremony was a moving and inspiring event.  We will miss our 5th graders as they move on to Middle School.  Best wishes to all of you and good luck.  You will always be a part of the Mattaponi Family!


Backpacks and Book Bags

Students are not allowed to bring backpacks or book bags the last two days of school (June 17th & 20th) due to a bus safety concern.  Teachers will provide any needed supplies for those two days.


Summer Hours for the Main Office

All PGCPS offices and schools will operate on a 4-day work week starting June 20th through August 5th, closed each Friday.  The system’s core operating hours are 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Our main office will be open daily, Monday – Thursday from 7:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Registration hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The office will be closed on 7/2/16 in observance of Independence Day.


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 articles left in the Lost and Found will be donated on June 21st.


Clothing to Cash Recycling Program

Please continue to place your New and Used Clothing, Shoes, Sneakers, Towels and Textiles in the recycling bin all summer – 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!


Bishop McNamara High School Summer Camp Programs

Come join us for an event filled and fun summer at Bishop McNamara High School!  The summer Camp Program will be offering many opportunities and experiences throughout the summer. For more information and registration please visit


Camp Creativity at Michael’s Craft Store

Michael's Craft Stores is sponsoring Camp Creativity on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June 13th - July 29th from 10 a.m. - Noon.  It is geared for children 3 & up and costs $5 per session or $12 for 3 sessions.  Go to for further details.


2016 Summer @ Your Library

Become a gold medal reader this summer and earn prizes for reading and completing fun activities!


1) Go to and sign up for Summer @ Your Library (May 15-Aug 15). 

    Play online or on paper. Use your library number to sign up.


2) Starting June 18, come to any branch to claim your prize just for signing up!


3) Join us for exciting sports, fitness and wellness events at all the library branches.


4) When you have completed the activities, come get your final prize and enter to win the grand prize raffle for electronics, event tickets, gift cards and more!


A Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS)- Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) partnership provides students with virtual library cards, called Leap into New Knowledge (LINK). 

All PGCPS students can now use their school provided student identification number to checkout library books from PGCMLS and access their resources, including but not limited to:

Computers and wi-fi 

Live on-line tutoring with BrainFuse 

Digital resources- downloadable music, games, and e-books 

Rosetta Stone 

Technology tutorials 

"Ask Us Now” research help 


Students can access their LINK account by visiting the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System website or downloading the PGCMLS app. To sign-in, students must add their 9-digit student identification number to PGCPS and use the last four digits of their identification number as the PIN. For example,

username: PGCPS100100100 
PIN: 0100 

Students can borrow up to three library materials at a time and late fees are not accrued with the LINK account.

To learn more about the LINK account, please click here


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:


Important Program Information:

Transportation is not provided.

Bag lunch is required.  

Cost = $85.00/student


Select Online registration through MySchoolBucks,

For enrollment questions, contact Steve Hartling at or Rhonda Scott at . To contact by phone, call 301-888-1185


2016 Summer 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 click, here.  

For more information on summer programs and for updates to the summer guide, visit the Summer School webpage at or call 301-808-1124.


Washington Performing Arts

Please view this link for Washington Performing Arts summer camps, auditions and programs.




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