• Wednesday, February 20 - Code Yellow - Schools and offices are closed. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL only must report to work.

    Miércoles, el 20 de febrero - Código Amarillo – Todas las escuelas permanecen cerradas. Todas las oficinas permanecen cerradas. Solamente el PERSONAL DE EMERGENCIA debe reportarse al trabajo.

  • Principal's Page

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    January, 2019

    Dear Falcon Family,

    January is here and with that comes the second semester, as well as one of the most dreaded 4 letter words, SNOW.  I am encouraging every family to continue to get their children to school on time each and every day. One of our goals this year is to increase our attendance rate to 95%.  Presently, we are at 93% and it is going to take a collective effort to help us meet this goal!

    I would like to encourage all families who drop their children off as close to 7:30 am as possible, as our doors do not open for scholars until 7:30 am and the weather has been cold and is getting colder. I would also like to remind families that school does not dismiss until 1:45 pm, picking children up early results in a loss of instructional time that adds up, and as we know, every minute counts.

    With the inevitable inclement weather, I would like to encourage children to dress appropriately.  Winter coats, hats, gloves, and scarfs will help keep our scholars nice and warm. If you need assistance with acquiring any "winter gear", please reach out and we will be more than happy to assist.  Outdoor recess decisions will be made on a day to day basis. Students will have the opportunity to go outside as long as the temperature is about 32 degrees.

    Lastly, we can’t deny that the winter weather is here and I would like to share resources for information regarding Weather/School Closings. You can visit:

    • PGCPS website (www.pgcps.org)

    • Social media sites (facebook.com/pgcps, Twitter and Instagram: @PGCPS)

    • PGCPS-TV (Channel 96/38)

    • Local media outlets for updates

    • PGCPS Weather Line 301-952-6000 (option "1")

    • E-alerts

    As always, I thank you for being a part of the Oaklands Falcon’s Family! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at jewel.preston@pgcpcs.org or 301.497.3110.


    Jewel Preston, Principal

    Previous Notes from Ms. Preston:

    Back to School Night Presentation

    August 2018

    September 2018

    October 2018

    November 2018

    December 2018