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     Thomas Stone Elementary School Announcements Page 

     

    Welcome Back to a Tiger-ific 2018-2019 School Year!

     

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    Heart Health Tips 

     Breast Cancer Awareness  

     

     

    DATE(S) TO REMEMBER...

     
    Date & Time Activity
    Saturday, August 25th   

    PGCPS Block Party Bowie Baysox Stadium 

    Thursday, August 30th Pre-K & Kindergarten Orientation
    6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
      Thursday, August 30th   Back to School Night for All Grades:
    August 30, 2018 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM
      Tuesday, September 4th First Day of School
      Monday, September 10th Fall Fundraiser Begins
    Due back on October 1st
      Friday, September 14th Grandparent's Day
    8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
      Monday, September 17th Young Scientist Night
    6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
      Friday, September 29th      September ATTENDance
    Perfect Attendance Party
    100% Parent Communication
      Friday, September 29th 2-Hour Early Dismissal
    11:55 a.m. Student Departure Time


     


                     

     

                                    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)                         

    EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM: During the Back to School Night and the first day of school, a Student Emergency Contact Form will be sent home for you to complete. Having this information completed accurately and returned promptly is of utmost importance. A record of this information is kept in the school office and given to your child’s teacher(s), in the event you need to be contacted. Please make sure all telephone numbers and addresses are accurate and clearly written. Remember to put the name and telephone number of a person who can be contacted in case you cannot be reached. It is imperative that the school office be notified immediately of a change of address, home, office or cell phone number, or any other emergency information during the academic school year. With the implementation of our Blackboard App, available at https://www.pgcps.org/bbapp/, we need updated numbers to ensure you receive all messages, announcements, important information, and the schedule of events at school.                                          

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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.  

     

    UNIFORM POLICY

    Thomas Stone Elementary is a Mandatory Uniform School for all students to follow each day to include: Bottoms: NAVY BLUE pants, jumpers, skirts, shorts, or skorts Tops: WHITE/LIGHT BLUE/NAVY BLUE shirts/blouses with a collar (dress or polo, long or short sleeve, NO LOGOS) Outerwear: Sweater/Vest (optional) – Must be WHITE/LIGHT BLUE/NAVY BLUE, but no hoodies Shoes: Solid Black, brown, or navy Tennis shoes: Solid black, white, or blue (no stripes or designs). Socks: Solid Black or white socks or tights; Patterned tights or socks not permitted. Belts: Black, navy, or brown. 

    UNIFORM VIOLATION PROCEDURES: 

    1. Warning (Conference with student, reminder letter sent home, & letter will be stapled in Agenda Book) 

    2. Call home to request a change of clothes 

    3. Administration call home. 

    4. Parent-Administrator Conference 

     

    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 

    BREAKFAST & LUNCH Visit https://www.myschoolapps.com/ to apply for Free or Reduced Meals. All families are encouraged to apply and applications must be completed each year. The percentage of students returning lunch applications will determine if we qualify for additional Title I funding. Parents and/or students are required to bring money ($2.75 for lunch) to the cafeteria to make payments for lunch. You can replenish your child’s meals’ account electronically by using the Pay PAMS system as well. The web address is www.MySchoolBucks.com. For more information, please visit the school’s website or come to the main office for more information.  To Access lunch menus, please  click here

    DESAYUNO Y ALMUERZO Visite https://www.myschoolapps.com/ para solicitar comidas gratuitas o descuento. Invitamos a todos los padres de familia a que soliciten las comidas gratuitas o a precio reducido. Las solicitudes deben llenarse cada año. El porcentaje de estudiantes que entreguen las solicitudes de almuerzo determinará si la escuela califica para fondos adicionales del programa federal Título I. Se requiere que los padres o estudiantes traigan dinero ($2.75) a la cafetería para pagar por el almuerzo. Usted puede además agregar dinero a la cuenda de comidas de su hijo de manera electrónica usando el sistema Pay PAMS. La página de internet es www.payPAMS.com. Para más información, favor de visitar la página de internet o venga a la oficina principal. Para accedar a los menus del almuerzo, haga clic acqui.

     

             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/