Dr. Janice P. Hay, Principal
Congratulations to Mattaponi’s first Destination Imagination Team, “The Hungry Eagle Dragons”, for coming in first place in the category of “Feary Tales” at the Central Region Tournament on March 7th. Jada Spriggs, Samuel Eshetu, Efrata Eshetu, Sydney Chandler, Joy Barnett, Oluwashemilore Bukoye, Naim Baukman, and Team Manager Michael Puglia will now move on to State Finals at UMBC onApril 18th. We wish them the best of luck and thank them all for all the hard work and dedication in their efforts.
Clothing To Cash Recycling Program
We are pleased to announce that in the first month of our Clothing Recycling Program, we raised $55 and received an additional $100 for having the most items in the county. Presently there are only three schools participating in the clothing to cash recycling program, so this is a great opportunity for us to come in first each month and receive the $100 bonus. Many parents have asked for receipts for the clothing, but due to the nature of the program and the fact that we receive a profit from our collection donations, items donated are not tax deductible. We hope that this will not discourage you from still participating; sending unwanted items in any condition still helps the school raise funds.
Please remember we accept 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.
Being a part of this program will assist in our endeavor to become a Certified Green School later this year. For every family that donates items, their student will sign our “Clothing to Cash Wall” as an incentive.
Thanks to all the families, staff, and community members that have helped this program get off to a great start!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
March Testing Dates - PARCC testing Window 5th Grade: March 17-March 19, 2015. We want to make sure that our students do their very best, so please provide them with a good night's rest, a full breakfast and lots of encouragement. Also, please try to schedule all appointments on days other those listed above. Thanks so much for your awesome support!
GrAd Lab Classes at Mattaponi Elementary
Beginning in April, we will offer Young Engineers and Video Programming classes for students in grades 3rd - 5th. Spaces are limited to 14 students per class! Register now as spaces are filling quickly!
Register Now: http://tinyurl.com/s15-STEM-MPES
PTO Corner - Sherita Spencer, President
Please mark your calendars for upcoming events:
Family Game Night - Next Friday, March 20th 6:30-8:30 pm
Games for all ages, prizes, music and light refreshments will be provided! Join us for a night of FREE fun for the entire family!! See the flyer on the back for more information.
Save the date!! 05/11-05/15 - Our Annual Spring Book Fair is approaching!! More information to come...stay tuned!!
The Spring Fashion Show will take place Friday, May 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm. Come see Mattaponi's finest, walk the runway!
Our next PTO meeting will be held April 14, 2015 @ 6:15 pm! The mission of the Mattaponi PTO is to establish and nurture a close relationship between parents, teachers and students by advancing opportunities in our school. Together we can make a difference! Feel free to contact us at email@example.com.