Carla Furlow, Proud Principal
Denise Mahdi, Awesome AP
9200 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, Maryland 20708
Phone: 301-497-3670 Fax: 301-497-5431
School Hours: 9:00 to 3:10
8:00 - 3:30 Monday - Friday
Parents, please take a moment and read our monthly newsletter. It contains important information and news on what's going on at school.
2016 - 2017 School Supply List
February 13 – 17, 2017
This is a week long celebration to encourage peace.
To celebrate, students will be asked to wear a different color shirt each day. (Uniform bottoms must be
Monday, 2/13 – Wear Red to stop the violence
Tuesday, 2/14 – Wear Blue for peace
Wednesday, 2/15 – Wear Gray to celebrate friendship
Thursday , 2/16 – Wear White for new beginnings
Friday, 2/17 – Wear Green for harmony
Dates to Remember
3 2nd Quarter Report Cards released
3 St. Jude Mathathon Kick Off
6 Class Picture Day
PTO Penny Harvest/Challenge Begins
9 2nd Quarter Awards Assemblies
10 Schools closed for students - Professional Dev. Day
10 PTO Ice Skating Night - Gardens Ice House -7:30
13 - 15 Mobile Dentist
13 - 17 Peace Week
14 Valentine's Day Card Exchange
15 Black History Month Author visit
20 Schools and Offices Closed - President's Day
22 St. Jude Mathathon Due Date
24 PTO Black History Month Program - 7 p.m.
INCLEMENT WEATHER REMINDERS
Please tune in to the news or PGCPS during inclement weather. When there is a delay all morning clubs will be cancelled and all Pre K classes will be cancelled. If there is a 2 hour delay, school will begin at 11 a.m. Students would be allowed to enter the building at 10:45. Buses would pick up students 2 hours after their usual pick up time.
DO NOT DROP STUDENTS OFF EARLY
as there will be no supervision.
When students arrive late to school,
parents or guardians MUST bring them into the office.
Students may not be dropped off late to enter the building on their own.
Would you like to Chaperone Field Trips or
Volunteer in your child's classroom?
If so, you must have a background check and be fingerprinted.
Here is a wonderful opportunity to meet those requirements. ||
When: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Where: Montpelier Elementary School
4:00-6:00 PM – Fingerprinting/Background check and Child Protective Services (CPS) Clearance Checks (Meets the requirements for volunteering)
6:00-7:30 PM - Parent Training - Keeping Our Children Safe – Learn what you can do as a parent to ensure that your child is in a safe environment. Learn to identify signs of abuse (sexual, physical, and emotional). Learn about reporting suspected child abuse and neglect.(Meets the reporting suspected child abuse required training for volunteers)
Registration and Info: www.pgcpsfamily.org – Session:Montpelier ES
Please be sure to complete the fingerprint/background and CPS clearance check registration forms and bring them to the session.
FREE CHILDCARE FOR AGES 4-12 WHILE ADULTS ATTEND THE TRAINING
|HEALTH NOTE from the Nurse
Please keep your child at home if he/she has a fever of 99 degrees, orally, or 97 degrees, auxiliary (under the arm) or above. If your child is vomiting, has diarrhea, a persistent cough, chills, body aches or a rash, your child should remain home for observation and be seen by your pediatrician. Your child may not return to school until these symptoms have abated for at least 24 hours. A doctor’s note will be required upon return to school for illnesses lasting 3 or more days.
GREAT NEWS!TAG HONOR AWARDED TO MONTPELIER!
Montpelier Elementary school will received the 2012 Maryland Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) School Awards.
award recognizes programs that offer superior and equitable gifted and
talented education. The rigorous application process required school
teams to document the ways that the school’s program is aligned with
state criteria for excellence. The Maryland State Advisory Council on
Gifted and Talented Education reviewed the applications.
To read more click here.
Once again, Montpelier is participating is Giant Food's A Plus School Rewards Program.
register your Giant Food Rewards card for Montpelier. We receive much
needed funds from this wonderful program each time you shop! Our school
code is 00402.
IMPORTANT ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN INFO
As mandated by federal law, all schools are required to share information on how to access their district's Asbestos
Management Plan. Click here to read the PGCPS plan.
Special Programs at Montpelier
Enrichment and Acceleration Opportunities
At Montpelier we follow the TRC or TAG in the Regular Classroom model
The TRC model was developed for schools wiyh a large population of TAG identified students
(greater than 40). There are currently over 70 students
identified as Talented and Gifted in grades 2 through 5 at Montpelier.
Visit our TAG Page for more information!
Paper Recycling Program
Please help us continue to earn funds by dropping your
newspapers, catalogs, magazines, and misc. paper in the bin.
Please note: Cardboard, tissue paper, kitchen and bathroom items
and phone books CAN NOT be accepted.
Campbell's Labels for Education Program
Keep clipping and saving those labels and to send them to school with your students!
Information on eligible products
from Campbell's and other brand UPC labels
can be found at labelsforeducation.com. Additional collection sheets are
available to print in the Montpelier Menu on
the left of this page.
Boxtops for Education
Our Boxtops for Education program is still going strong. Save those boxtops
from participating General Mills products and
send them to school with your students
(make sure their name is on the back). Each week 2 boxtops are chosen and
those students win a trip to our treasure box.
Help with reading and understanding report cards
PGCPS Text/Email Alert System
The Office of
Communications would like to inform you about a new e-alert system that
will provide Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) staff,
parents and community members with more options for updates and
Starting now, users can
sign up to receive emergency alerts, newsletters and information about
upcoming events by email or text message. To subscribe, visit www.pgcps.org or click on the button below.
Subscription options may be changed at any time.
This system will become the primary source for PGCPS emergency alerts and updates.
Please visit the new Montpelier Elementary PTO website
Montpelier Elementary is proud to be a University of Maryland
Professional Development School