Student Hours - 7:45am to 1:55pm
Office Hours - 7:15am to 3:30pm
Teacher Hours - 7:15am to 2:45pm
Dr. Janice P. Hay, Principal
Mattaponi Celebrates EGATE Award on 2/27/14!!!
You are cordially invited to a reception in recognition of the Governor's Proclamation of February 2014 as Gifted and Talented Education Month
Celebrating Gifted and Talented Education in Maryland
Featuring our annual awards celebration and the recipients of the Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE)
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
(Reception with light refreshments precedes the Awards program at 6:00 p.m.)
North County High School
10 East 1st Avenue, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Sponsored by The Maryland Advisory Council for
Gifted and Talented Education
Invited Guests include:
Members of Maryland General Assembly
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
The Maryland State Board of Education
Local Boards of Education
Please RSVP if you plan to attend A.S.A.P. to Dr. Janice P. Hay at email@example.com or Mrs. Kimberly Aaron at
We are awaiting a final decision on the determination of possible changes proposed for Mattaponi Elementary School. As you know, Mattaponi Elementary School has been slated to be a TAG Specialty School for the 2014-2015 school year. However, I wanted to clarify that non-TAG Identified K-5 students who reside in our school boundary will continue to be able to attend Mattaponi Elementary School.
2014-2015 Specialty Program Lottery
The Specialty Program Lottery application for the 2014-2015 school year is now available on-line at https://forms.pgcps.org/ specialty/. The deadline to submit an application for the Specialty Programs is 5:00 p.m. on March 12, 2014.
Ms. Williams - Testing Corner
Just a friendly reminder that the MSA is quickly approaching. Reading testing will be on Tuesday, March 4 and Wednesday, March 5. Math testing will be the following week on Tuesday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 12. The window for 5th grade MSA Science Online testing opens on March 24. Please mark your calendars. Also, parents can access a MSA Science practice test by clicking on the student resources tab at www1.pgcps.org.
PARCC Field Test Update -Three things you need to know about the The PARCC Field Test:
1. The PARCC Field test is a computer-based test.
2. All sixth grade students will take two field tests. The Per- formance Based Assessment (PBA) testing window is March 24-April 11, and the End-of-Year (EOY) assessment testing window is May 5-June 6.
3. Teachers, Students and Parents can view sample questions at www.PARCConline.org. Once you are on the site, click on computer-based testing sample questions and you can choose 3-5 grade items or 6-11 grade items.
I will list another practice site in the next Mattaponi Matters.
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!!!
The cost for lunch is $2.60 and $1.50 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.schoolpaymentsolutions.com .
Lost and Found Articles
The Lost and Found is located on the coat racks outside of room 5. There are many coats, jackets, hats and lunchboxes in the lost and found. Please have your child check this location to retrieve lost items.
Quote of the Week
"Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best."
- H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Bully Hotline - 240-606-1425
Are you or do you know someone who is being harassed, threatened or intimidated (bullied)? Do you know someone who has a weapon, drugs or alcohol in their possession? If you answered yes to any of these questions please call the “Bully Hotline” at 240-606-1425, explain the situation and provide the name of the individual that you are reporting. Remember, you do not have to leave your name.