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NEWSLETTER #26 301-599-2442 http://www1.pgcps.org/mattaponi/ March 17, 2017
WE LOOK AHEAD
22 1st Grade to
Owens Science Center
24 End of the 3rd
24 PTO Glow Dance 6:00 –
27 Professional Day for
Teachers – Schools Closed
3 Spring Individual
Personality and 5th Grade Pano Pictures
3-7 Scholastic BOGO Book
4 PTO Meeting 6:15 p.m.
and Book Fair Family Night
10 3rd Quarter
Report Cards Released
13 Grandparents’ Day at
14-21 Easter and Spring Break – Schools
24 Office of Community
Engagement (Media Center) 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
2 PTO Meeting 6:15 p.m.
12 Career Day at Mattaponi
18 Last Day for
Transitional Registration (Registration for Middle School)
23 4th Quarter
Progress Reports Released
25 K & 1st
to Maryland Hall 8:30 – 12:15 p.m.
29 Memorial Day – Schools
6 5th Grade
Promotion, Wise HS 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
6 First Day of School
Stephen I. Green, Jr., Principal
Smile! It’s Picture Day on Monday,
Personality individual and class pictures will be
taken on Monday, April 3rd.
Please note, if you want a class picture and/or individual pictures you
must send in the order form and check made payable to Classic Photography on or
before picture day. Only students with
order forms will have individual pictures taken. All students will be photographed in the
class picture. Picture order envelopes will be sent home next week. If you have any questions you may contact
Classic Photography at 800-869-9515 or visit www.Classic-Photo.com. Picture
order envelopes will be sent home next week.
Students may dress down in their favorite outfit and
bring an appropriate prop of their choice on picture day. All clothing and props must be appropriate
for school. Students who wear
inappropriate clothing or have an offensive prop will not be allowed to take a
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.
PGCPS Family Institute – Growing Together
YOU’RE INVITED! REGISTER NOW FOR FREE
FAMILY INSTITUTE SPRING 2017 COURSES!
Family courses are from 6-7:30
here to download the flyer!
REGISTRATION AND INFO: www.pgcpsfamily.org
FREE CHILDCARE FOR AGES 4-12 WHILE
ADULTS ATTEND CLASS!
www.pgcpsfamily.org • 301-618-7356 • email@example.com
¡LO INVITAMOS A INSCRIBIRSE EN LOS CURSOS GRATUITOS
DE LA PRIMAVERA DE 2017 DEL INSTITUTO FAMILIAR!
Los cursos para las
familias son de 6-7:30 PM Haga click
aquí para descargar el folleto!
INSCRIPCIONES E INFORMACIÓN: www.pgcpsfamily.org
¡HABRÁ CUIDADO INFANTIL PARA
NIÑOS DE 4-12 AÑOS
DE EDAD MIENTRAS QUE LOS ADULTOS ASISTEN A CLASES!
www.pgcpsfamily.org • 301-618-7356 • firstname.lastname@example.org
It's time to "Keep Calm and Glow".
Our Glow Dance will be held on Friday, March 24th from 6-8:30
p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. Cost: $10 (includes glow party pack,
(1) cheese pizza, chips, juice box and/or water, additional cheese pizza slice,
$1). RSVP with payment has been extended to Monday, March 20th (payments
via PayPal® will be accepted up until midnight 3/20) to guarantee receipt
of Glow Party Pack. We do not guarantee receipt of a Glow Party Pack
for rsvp and payment received after 3/20 or at the door on the day of the event. Kindergarten
and 1st grade parents or guardians must remain on site to
chaperone their child/ren. This is the last PTO dance for this school year!
Listen up PTO Gold Members! If you have not yet used your membership
benefit of (1) free ticket to a PTO sponsored event, the “Keep Calm and Glow”
Dance is your last opportunity to do so. The benefit is not transferrable to the
upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Please submit your RSVP with the name and
homeroom teacher of your child to email@example.com “Glow Dance – Gold
Member” in the subject line.
Want to capture the school
year? Don’t miss out! Pre-order your yearbook
for $20 before they sell out. Yearbooks may be pre-ordered until May 12th by cash or via PayPal® at paypal.me/mattaponischoolpto (the PTO will cover
the service charge). Please note the PayPal® payment email address
is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a yearbook
question, please email the yearbook committee at email@example.com.
Spring Scholastic “Happy Camper” Book Fair is coming April 3rd –
April 7th. This is the BOGO book fair you have been waiting for! All items, buy one, get one free (of equal or
lesser value)!! Your little camper gets
to choose from hundreds of books featuring great titles and popular
series. Family night will be held
on April 4th (same evening as the April PTO General Body
Meeting). If you are interested in volunteering to help, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As we continue celebrating Women’s History Month, this week’s
feature is: Maya Lin (1959 - ).Architect, Artist,
Sculptor, Educator. Maya Lin was born in Athens, Ohio and her parents
migrated to the United States from China. Maya Lin studied architecture and sculpture at
Yale University, graduating in 1981. At the age of 21, in her senior year
at Yale, Maya Lin won a nationwide contest to design the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
in Washington, D.C. Her design was selected from over 1,400
entries. In 1988, Maya Lin was commissioned to design the Civil Right
Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama which features the major events of the Civil
Right Movement. Maya Lin has designed over 40 works including the
Langston Hughes Library in Clinton, Tennessee. In 2016, she was honored
with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama.
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
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 buses.