• Friday, January 18, 2019 — PGCPS — Code Orange: PGCPS schools and offices will open with a two-hour delay.

    EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave.

    • There will be no work-study transportation. (Those students should not report to school.)
    • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs, or half-day PreK.
    • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center, JA Finance Park, and William S. Schmidt Center (Camp Schmidt)
    • All field trips will be cancelled.
    • Food Services will offer breakfast.

    Viernes, el 18 de enero — PGCPS— Código naranja: Las escuelas comenzarán dos horas después del horario normal.

    El personal de emergencia no es eligible para tomar licencia liberal, y debe presentarse a trabajar puntualmente.

    • No habrá transporte para el programa Work-Study. (Esos estudiantes no deben reportarse a la escuela).
    • No habrán programas de medio día, ni en los Centros de Educación Temprana (ECC), o ni los Programas de Educación Especial. Programas del día completo empezaran dos horas demoradas.
    • Todo programa escolar que requiera transporte antes del mediodía NO lo tendrá, incluido el Centro de Ciencias Howard B. Owens, el JA Finance Park y el Centro William S. Schmidt (Campamento Schmidt)..
    • Todos los viajes fuera de las escuelas (field trips) serán cancelados.
    • Se ofrecerá el desayuno
Department of Family and Community Engagement

PEA Overview

 The PGCPS Parent Engagement Assistant Overview  

 The Parent Engagement Assistant (PEA) position - formerly known as Parent Liaison - was instituted for FY2015 under the central supervision and direction of the newly established Department of Family and Community Engagement.  The Parent Engagement Assistant (PEA) will support assigned schools by working closely with school system staff, parents/families, community groups and business partners to support effective teaching and learning.  PEAs will implement research-based strategies focused on literacy for increasing student achievement.
The principal is responsible for providing dedicated space in the school to support the work of the PEA.  The Parent Engagement Assistant will use the dedicated space to meet with parents, community and business partners in order to develop and implement effective partnership activities to support all learners.  The PEA will also develop and present family engagement workshops for school-based staff and families focused on literacy. Ultimately, the PEA serves as a liaison that: 

  • Educates teachers and staff on how to communicate and work effectively with parents/families as equal partners;
  • Advises and trains parents on how to address concerns with staff in school meetings;
  • Provides referrals to community-based services for families;
  • Expands opportunities for continued learning, voluntary community service and civic participation;
  • Develops community collaborations;
  • Promotes sharing of power with parents as decision-makers; and
  • Helps parents/families understand the educational system so they can become better advocates for their children's

The Parent Engagement Assistant demonstrates the ability to communicate and work with all families.  Fluency in both English and other commonly spoken language(s) identified in the school is preferred as this position requires effective oral, reading and writing in languages of the school community.

In FY2015, school system funding afforded the district’s executive leadership team the opportunity to place PEAs in sixty-three schools identified as having English Language Learner populations above 30 percent.  

1400 Nalley Terrace, Room 12
Landover, MD 20785
(301) 618-7356 (Office) | (301) 618-7657 (Fax)
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