Well, there is so much information to give to you that came out in the last 24 hours, here's an update to the Wednesday Envelope that came home yesterday!
Report cards will be coming home on Monday, April 23rd instead of Thursday, April 19th.
Our award assemblies will take place as follows in the cafeteria on these dates:
Monday, April 30th:
8:10 - 6th Grade
8:45 - 5th Grade
9:20 - 4th Grade
1:00 - 3rd Grade
Tuesday, May 1st:
8:15 - 2nd Grade
9:00 - Kindergarten
Parents are most welcome to attend!
We have a new Picture Day on May 7th! Picture Envelopes will be coming home soon!
Pre-Kindergarten and kindergarten registration began April 16th. Children who will turn 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2012 may register for pre-kindergarten. Children who will turn 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2012 may register for kindergarten. After June 1, families may register at any elementary school that still has available seats for pre-kindergarten. This is an income eligible program. No above income children will be accepted. Transportation is provided to boundary schools only.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7th - 11th! If you would like to hear more about what the PTA has planned and ways you can help, please email Karen Ahalt at Karen.email@example.com.
Here is a letter we received from our Superintendent, Dr. Hite:
I am providing you with this update to make you aware of the impact of the actions during the 2012 Maryland General Assembly session. The results of the session will have a significant impact on our FY2013 budget. Because the General Assembly session ended without the approval of the Fiscal Year 2013 budget submitted by Governor Martin O'Malley, our school system is now faced with an additional $51 million in cuts. Needless to say, this would have a substantial impact on our students, teachers, staff and schools. Currently, we are re-evaluating our $1.65 billion budget request that was submitted to the County Council earlier this spring. If a special session is not scheduled to resolve the inaction on the Governor's budget, our system will once again face draconian cuts that would likely result in even larger class sizes, program cuts and significant position reductions. The Board and I have sent a letter to the Governor and the leaders of both the House and Senate to encourage them to schedule a special session as soon as possible in order to address the State Budget. We encourage you to do the same. We are certain that this matter can be resolved during a special session and are requesting our State leaders to convene a special session as quickly as possible.
Contact information for the Governor, President of the Senate, and Speaker of the House:
Governor Martin O’Malley: 1-800-811-8336
Senate President Mike Miller: 1-800-492-7122 Ext. 3700 - firstname.lastname@example.orgHouse Speaker Mike Busch: 1-800-492-7122 Ext. 3800 - email@example.com
William R. Hite
Please call on our students' and staff's behalf!
Congratulations to our assistant principal, Dr. Massa Freeman! She is the recipient of the Dr. Jean Phillips Awards from the PGCPS Office of Psychological Services!! The purpose of this award is to recognize the outstanding people in our schools who demonstrate a spirit of cooperation and leadership in the team process and contribute their time, energy, expertise and commitment to the families and children of Prince George's County. Way to go, Dr. Freeman!!
This summer, our PreK - 3rd grade pod classrooms are being renovated! Our teachers are desperately looking for boxes to pack up their things. If you can donate any boxes, it would be so appreciated! Thank you!
Packet Pick-Up for the Azalea Classic Tomorrow - Everyone who registered should come to get their t-shirt and race number in the gym at UPES on:
Friday from 4pm - 7pm.
Saturday from 7:30am - 8:30am.
If you didn't have a chance to register yet, don't worry -- registrations will be accepted both Friday night and Saturday morning. On Saturday, day-of registration for adults will increase by $5 to $25. Children's prices will stay the same, $15 or $5 for the reduced rate.
We are using chip timing again this year for the 5K. This is a small computer chip that you tie to your shoe laces and it records your time as you cross over specific areas of the course. You will need to pick up your chip on Saturday morning, most likely in front of the school by the lovely mosaic mural. Even if you pick up your t-shirt and number on Friday night, the chips will not be available until Saturday morning.