• Announcements


     Thomas Stone Elementary School Announcements Page 

     

    Welcome Back to a Tiger-ific 2017-2018 School Year!

     

    Tiger Talks1

    2016 Heart Health Tips 

     Breast Cancer Awareness  

    Monthly Parent Newsletter

     

     

    DATES TO REMEMBER...

     
    Date & Time Activity





     
       
       


                                    Virtual Library Cards: A New LINK to Reading

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    A Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS)- Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) partnership provides students with virtual library cards, called Leap into New Knowledge (LINK). 

    Students can now use their school provided student identification number to checkout library books from PGCMLS and access their resources, including but not limited to:

    • Computers and wi-fi 
    • Live on-line tutoring with BrainFuse 
    • Digital resources- downloadable music, games, and e-books 
    • Rosetta Stone 
    • Technology tutorials 
    • "Ask Us Now” research help 

    The LINK card is available to all PGCPS students with a student identification number. An application is not required and late fees are not accrued with the LINK account. Click here to read more.

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     Free PG County Library Access to Students!

    Starting this month all PGCPS students will be able to use their PGCPS id number as their library card number! This means there is no separate card or registration required. All we need from students to register them for the summer reading program is their name and PGCPS id. 

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    • BUZZING: Schoolwide, Inc. has launched Buzzing, a dynamic, FREE informational website dedicated to promoting the effective use of technology to engage students, enrich teaching, and improve learning. Buzzing will explicitly support Zing users by providing:
      • eBook suggestions and reviews;
      • author interviews;
      • lesson plans, instructional resources, and teaching tips;
      • collaborative tools;
      • home-school connections;
      • authentic assessments; and
      • much more.

    For more information see:

     WWW.SCHOOLWIDE.COM/ZING

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     Empower your child to become a successful reader! Join Partners in Print to help your child develop strong literacy skills and a love for reading! By attending our fun and interactive workshops, parents will develop important skills to help their children with reading at home including: using effective praise • reading for comprehension • storytelling •choosing books • asking questions to enhance learning 

     

    Where: Thomas Stone Elementary 

    When:  To Be Announced - Watch Calendar and Newsletters

    Each workshop is different! Attend all workshops to develop a variety of skills. Every child who attends will receive a free book to take home!

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                                                                    Parent Fingerprinting Information

    Volunteers who qualify may elect to do a commercial background check in place of the fingerprinting as per Administrative Procedure 4215 Section G. Chaperones for day are only required to undergo the background check. For an overnight field trip, chaperones must complete a full fingerprint background check and form. - See more at:

                                                                                                            http://www1.pgcps.org/security/index.aspx?id=188863


                                                                                                                         Hispanic Resources

     Recently, PGCPS hosted the Governor's Commission on Hispanic Affairs-- their meeting focused on Children Seeking Refuge from Violence in Central America. 

     
    They shared the following: Recommended using "Children seeking refuge" rather than Unaccompanied youth.    
     Resources highlighted in the meeting:
     buscandomaryland.com -- site where you can find food, clothing, language, transportation, legal, medical, education/enrollment, religious, counseling, recreation services/resources for children seeking refuge.  Site is available in English and Spanish.    

    Language access toolkit available @ www.Hispanic.maryland.gov

    Spanish Immersion Program Information

                                                                                                             Spanish Immersion (English)

     Spanish Immersion (Spanish)

     Spanish Immersion (Map)

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     PG County Virtual Library Brochure (Spanish version)

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    Career Information for Parents

    FREE training for individuals who desire to start a career as:

                                                                                       ACE Form for Referral - Security Officer

    Certified Nursing Assistant / Geriatric Nursing Assistant

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    School Fund-Raising Opportunities 

     BTE Flyer

     Bundle Up Collection Sheets

      Earn Boxtops for Education

      Thermometer Collection Sheets   

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    From Martha's Table 

    Market Letter / Market Menu

    Meals for Minds   

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     Top Ten Testing Tips for Parents  

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    Dismissal Procedures

    New Dismissal Procedures   

                                                                   New Dismissal Procedures (Spanish)                                                                   

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    After School Program Opportunities 

    After-school Program for Performing Arts   

     

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     Lockdown Drill Information

    Lockdown Drill Information (Spanish)

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    Parent Resource Library 

    The Parent Resource Room has now a Parent Library.  Parents will be allow to check out from a small selection of books containing a CD, so they can read as they listen to the story.  We have 3 audio sets that parents can also loan (they need to provide ID and sign a document).  Parents, may have the materials for 2 days, so more parents can benefit from this service.

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    Parent & Student Handbook  

                                                                                Students Rights and Responsibilities Handbook

     Parent Documents and Five Core Beliefs 

      Parent-Student Handbook - the Thomas S. Stone Parents & Students Handbook.   

     For the Spanish Handbook please click here.  

    Technology Links for Parents  

    Sign up for text messages to receive important updates via e-mail or your cell phone from PG County Schools 

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    SchoolMAX Family Portal  

     SchoolMAX is an online system for you to view your child’s grades and attendance.  

     Click here to access the site. For first time users or for those who have lost their “Access Key” to login to SchoolMax, please call the main office at 301-985-1890.

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    Breakfast and Lunch 

    ProgramsDuring the first week of school, all children will be given an application for free and reduced lunches to take home to their parents.  All families are encouraged to apply.  The percentage of students returning lunch application will determine if we qualify for additional Title I funding.  Parents or students are required to bring money ($2.60 for lunch) to the cafeteria to make payment for lunch. Please make sure your student comes prepared for lunch.    To Access lunch menus please  click here

     

                                                                                                     School Payment Solutions (English)

    School Meals Payment Letter in Spanish 

    Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is offering a new online payment portal that will provide a convenient way for parents to pay for school meals using SchoolPaymentSolutions.com. The new online service makes it easy to stay up-to-date with your child’s spending, and you can even receive automatic notifications so you don’t have to worry about your child’s account balance. Please note that any balance left in your child’s account through PayPAMS from the past school year will automatically transfer to the new system.

     

    Visit www.SchoolPaymentSolutions.com to set up a convenient, online account to pay for your child’s school meals using a credit card or bank card account. If you have any questions, please visit the PGCPS Food and Nutrition Services website or call 301-952-6580.

    PGCPS Rolls Out Online Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals     

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     Give with Target

     PARCC Test Introduction /  PARCC FAQSPARCC Spanish Language  

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    Link to the Inclement Weather Policy  http://www1.pgcps.org/weather/