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 NEWSLETTER #36 301-599-2442  http://www1.pgcps.org/mattaponi/  June 2, 2017   

WE LOOK AHEAD

June 2017

2        5th Grade Dance 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

5        Field Day at Mattaponi ES 8:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

6        5th Grade Promotion, Wise HS 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

7        Fundraiser Reward Party at Mattaponi ES

9        2 Hour Early Dismissal for Students (11:55 a.m.)

12      2 Hour Early Dismissal for Students (11:55 a.m.)

 13      Last Day of School for Students - 2 Hour Early Dismissal for Students (11:55 a.m.) 

August 2017

31      Kindergarten Orientation at Mattaponi ES 9 – 11:00 a.m.

September 2017

6        First Day of School

This will be the last Mattaponi Matters for the 2016/2017 School Year.   

Have a Safe and Happy Summer Break!

PRINCIPAL’S CORNER

Mr. Stephen I. Green, Jr., Principal

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!!!

We will miss our 5th graders as they move to 6th grade!  Best wishes and good luck!!!  Always remember that you will forever be a part of the Mattaponi Family and in our hearts.  We love you!

Before and After Care - New On-line Registration

PGCPS is excited to announce that the registration for enrollment process for the PGCPS - BASELP will be done electronically.  Please visit http://www1.pgcps.org/beforeandafterschoolelp/ for more information.

Backpacks and Book Bags

Students are not permitted to bring backpacks or book-bags the last three days of school (June 9th – June 13th) due to bus safety concerns.  Teachers will provide any needed supplies these three days.

End-of-Year Behavior

It is my expectation that students demonstrate courteous and respectful behavior until the last day of this school year.  There will be consequences for students showing inappropriate behaviors in the classrooms, hallways, lunch, recess, PE, music, Media Center, on buses or at the bus stop.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

Summer Hours for the Main Office

All PGCPS offices and schools will operate on a 4-day work week from June 19th – August 4th and closed every Friday.  Our main office will be open daily, Monday – Thursday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  Registration hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The office will be closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

2017-2018 School Year

Parents, if your child will not be returning to Mattaponi ES for the 2017-2018 school year, please send a note to his/her teacher or the Main Office stating the name of the school he/she will be attending.  We need this information ASAP to prepare a transfer card.  Thank you.

2016-2017 Last Day of School for Students and Teachers

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions about the last day of school on Mattaponi’s website at http://www1.pgcps.org/mattaponi/.

Overdue Library Books

As we near the end of another school year, parents are reminded to ensure that students have turned in all overdue library books.  If your child has lost his/her book, please contact Mrs. Cross-Briscoe, our Media Specialist to find out the cost for the book.  All fees are due immediately.  Please remember that students are not permitted to check out books at any Prince George’s County Public School Media Center if there is an outstanding fee.  Your cooperation and support in this matter is greatly appreciated, as we would like to continue to provide adequate media resources for our students.

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-2018 School Year

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year started 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.

Reminders:

Lunch Accounts

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 account.

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.  Please continue to support our Clothing to Cash program over the summer.  

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!

Student Attendance Policy

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 pmNo 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.

How 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 understanding.

School 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.

Dismissal 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 buses. 

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