Welcome Back to School! We have had a great start to the school year. Please join us on Thursday, September 14, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for Back to School Night!
This message is to update you on the last day of school for the 2016-17 academic year in Prince George’s County Public Schools.
First, we apologize for the late notice. There were two emergency closings in March — one for students and one for students and staff. Since then, PGCPS officials had been seeking a state waiver from the mandatory 180-day school calendar. The waiver for one to two days of student attendance would have allowed the school year to end as originally planned, June 9 for students and June 12 for teachers. The school system recently learned those efforts were unsuccessful.
As a result, we must add two extra days to the calendar for students and one extra day for teachers. The school year will now end June 13 for students and teachers. Schools will dismiss two hours early on June 9, June 12 and June 13 to allow teachers time to complete year-end tasks. These dates are subject to change pending any emergency closures.
Again, we apologize for any inconvenience to your family. For more information about the school calendar, please visit the PGCPS website (www.pgcps.org/calendar).
Field Day will be June 6, 2017. We would like the students to show school spirit by wearing the same color as everyone on their grade level. The colors are:
If you are interested in helping out on that day, please click the link below:
National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day is recognized on the fourth Thursday in April each year, 4/27/2017 this year. This annual event is an educational program in the United States. Most companies encourage their employees to bring their scholars to work with them. Please invite your scholars to go to work with you and learn about your profession.
Please send a note with your scholar on the 28th stating that your scholar went to work with you.
This is the best career day opportunity for our young scholars.
Dear Parent/Guardian of First Grade Students:
First grade students in our school will be taking the Otis Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT 8) on January 24th – 26th, 2017. The OLSAT is a verbal and non-verbal measure of abstract thinking and reasoning ability.
This test is given each year to first grade students in order to assist schools in making placement decisions for the Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program. Results of this test are only one factor used to identify students for the TAG Program. Other factors include student achievement, teacher ratings in academics, creativity, task commitment, and other data relevant to individual students.
Please avoid appointments that may take your child out of school during this time period. Also, it will help your child perform best if he or she comes to school with a positive attitude, a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast.
Results will be available in March, 2017.
Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation
Black History Month Essay & Poster Contest 2017
Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (CLF) is very excited to announce that we are sponsoring a Black History Month Essay Contest. This contest will challenge the students and help teach them about significant contributions that African Americans from Maryland have made in shaping the United States today.
The divisions are as follows: High School (HS) Middle School (MS) Upper Elem. 4 – 5 (UE) Lower Elem. K – 3 (LE) (Poster Contest)
The theme of the contest is: A recognition of the role of African American Marylanders in shaping the United States today. The deadline for submission is February 16, 2017 to your student’s Language Arts Teacher. CLF will have 3 winners from each division who will receive a $50 gift card. Student winners and their parents will be invited to a reception hosted by CLF on February 28, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm. One honorary mention will be asked to read their essay or present their poster submission at the reception. Refreshments will be served and special guests, including students’ teachers, school principals, and board members, will be in attendance.
Poster (Grades K-3): A recognition of the role of African American Marylanders in shaping the United States today.
Scoring Rubric :
• Poster should be 18×14 inches
• Illustrates a significant African American from Maryland • Illustrates the contribution
• Colorful and creative
• Poster should have a caption of at least three sentences, but no more than 10 to include who, what, and how the person contributed to shaping history.
Transfer of Rights: Each applicant and his/her parent or guardian must agree to give all rights to the submitted artwork, including copyright, to the Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation. This transfer of rights will allow CLF, at a minimum, to reproduce, distribute, and display your artwork. The winner’s submission may be duplicated in various mediums and used to promote Black History Month. This means that when you submit your artwork to participate in this contest, your artwork will become the property of CLF and will not be returned.