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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
Office Hours: 8:00 - 3:30
  

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  * UPDATED *    2015 - 2016 School Year Calendar      
 
DATES TO REMEMBER   

                                          April
 
1 & 4      Spring Break - Schools closed
8             End of Field Day tee shirt sales
11           Start of Pre-K and K registration for 16/17 school year
11 - 15    SPIRIT WEEK
13           Jump Rope for Heart Event
15           3rd Quarter Awards Assembly 9:30 AM for Grades 2 & 3
                                                              10:15  Grades 4 & 5

18           PARCC testing begins ( Grades 3 - 5)
26           Holiday - Primary Election Day - Schools and Offices Closed
 

May 

2              Personality Picture Day (Uniforms not required for participants)
4              Moving with Moms (Information coming soon)
12            Spring Choral Recital
16 - 20    BOGO Book Fair
18            Family Night at the Book Fair
19            Career Day (Information coming soon)
23            Instrumental Spring Concert 6:15 p.m. - Multi Purpose Room
27            Field Day
30            Memorial Day - Schools and Offices Closed
 

 

   

SPIRIT WEEK
APRIL 11 - 15
 
 We are encouraging students to show their school spirit the week before PARCC begins. 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students are preparing to take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers on the following dates April 18- May 13.  With PARCC quickly approaching, we have decided to incorporate Montpelier’s Second Annual school spirit week in order to get their fellow classmates geared up for the upcoming assessment.

The following activities will begin Monday, April 11:
 

Monday: Wear your favorite shirt (students must still wear their uniform bottoms.)
 

Tuesday: Hat Day
 

Wednesday: Tropical Day- sunglasses, Hawaiian Leis, flowers in your hair, tropical shirts.(uniform bottom)
 

Thursday: Represent your grade level by wearing the assigned color shirt for your grade.

Pre K - Yellow       K - Blue        1st - White        2nd - Purple       3rd - Green                                                4th - Red      5th - Orange

Friday: Twin Day (Select one or more friends to dress alike)

 

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Jump Rope for Heart is Wednesday April 13th! 
 Students have until then to bring in money for their donations!  Sign up online at www.heart.org/jump
 and search Montpelier E.S!
 
Thank you for your support!

 

PARCC ASSESSMENT- Prince George’s County will begin administering the PARCC assessment on April 18, 2016.
There are three days of Reading/Language arts, and four days of mathematics. English/Language arts will take
   about 90 minutes, for three days. Math will take about an hour each day for four days. This assessment will be administered
 online to all third through fifth grade students. If there are no closings or delays the schedule of testing is as follows:

Grade Level

Dates

Times

Fifth

April 18,19,20 (ELA)

May 2, 3, 5, 6 (Math)

9:30-12:00

12:30-3:00

Fourth

April 18,19,20 (ELA)

May 2, 3, 5, 6 (Math)

12:30-3:00

9:30-12:00

Third

April 25, 27, 28 (ELA)

May 9, 10, 12, 13

9:30-12:00

9:30-12:00

Make up testing

Throughout the above weeks plus May 16-30

All Day

If there is a closing or delay on any of the above testing dates, then the test will be pushed to the next day,
 affecting all of the scheduled tests following. Please help your child do their best on these tests by making sure
 they get a good night’s sleep
, limit television and electronics, and making sure he/she gets a good breakfast in the morning.
 Also, please avoid taking/keeping your child out of school during their testing times.  No child will be able to
 be dismissed during the testing session once it has begun
.  By the same token, there will be no visitors allowed in the testing
rooms. If you would like to view any of the practice tests or tutorials, please go to parcc.pearson.com. Your third-fifth grade
 student will be able to show you around!! They have been practicing for the last couple of months.
  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

 

Art News! 
 Click here to view the 1st edition of
  Ms. Decker's Art Newsletter!

 

  

 Fun Science/STEM Event for Kids!
University of Maryland Physics Discovery Days 

  Physics Discovery Days provides fun for the entire family. Geared toward elementary-middle school students and their parents, it serves as a
 complement to the Physics is Phun series aimed at a high-school level audience. Physics Discovery Days
 is a highly-interactive program consisting of an introductory demonstration show followed by a hands-on workshop.
 Participants become scientists as they experiment, build, and play with a variety of activities. 
The next Physics Discovery Event is Newton's World/UMD Day, April 30, 2016.  
  Click here for more information and to view upcoming events.


 
 A Plus 

Please 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.  THANK YOU!
Once again, Montpelier is participating is Giant Food's A Plus School Rewards Program.  


  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.
 

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GREAT NEWS!

TAG HONOR AWARDED TO MONTPELIER!   

 Egate Montpelier Elementary school will receive the 2012 Maryland Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) School Awards. 

The 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.

 

   

PGCPS Text/Email Alert System
Now Available!

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 information.

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.

EAlert Button

Subscription options may be changed at any time.
This system will become the primary source for PGCPS emergency alerts and updates.  

 

 

 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.

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Help with reading and understanding report cards 

Student Sites

Please visit the new Montpelier Elementary PTO website

http://montpelierpto.weebly.com/

 

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Montpelier Elementary is proud to be a University of Maryland
College Park
Professional Development School

 

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