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    Carla Furlow, Proud Principal    
 
Denise Mahdi, Awesome AP 

9200 Muirkirk Road
Laurel,
Maryland 20708
Phone: 301-497-3670
Fax: 301-497-5431


School Hours: 9:00 to 3:10 

 Office Hours:
8:00 - 3:30

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  Egate   JHtopschool          Alliance for Healthy Generation   

   Healthier US School Bronze Award Winner   

                          Crayola         Food and Nutrition Service    
                                                                       Crayola Grant  Winner 2017        

        

 Monthly Newsletter
 
  Parents, please take a moment and read our monthly newsletter. 
It contains important information and news on what's going on at school. 
 
DECEMBER 2017 

    In order to volunteer at school or attend field trips you must be fingerprinted
and have a PGCPS background check.  Visit
the Fingerprinting Office for more information
 
at  http://www.pgcps.org/fingerprinting/ 

January 25        G. James Gholson Middle School

February 8        Benjamin Tasker Middle School

March 1            Greenbelt Elementary 

March 15          Dodge Park Elementary

April 12             Potomac High School

April 26             Columbia Park Elementary

Fingerprint Background Check and CPS Clearance Sessions  4-6 p.m.

Keeping Our children Safe Workshop  5-6 p.m. & 6:15-7:15 p.m.

Learn how to recognize the often subtle signs of abuse and neglect in children.
Free child care available during sessions.

The fee is $56.57. There is no fee for families whose children receive free and reduced-price meals (FARMS). Please bring a copy of your FARMS certification letter. 

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Visit www.pgcpsfamily.org


  The Parent/Student handbook is available online 

Publicity Release Forms - print, sign, return to school
 
  
 Click here for Free and Reduced Lunch Program application
LAST YEAR'S BENEFITS EXPIRED 10/18/17
YOU MUST REAPPLY 
 To add funds to your child's lunch account click here
Montpelier: Parent/Guardian Email Survey
Please complete email survey to help us collect your email address. If more than one parent per family would like to share their email address or if you have multiple children attending our school, please submit a new form. 

When you've finished, remember to click SUBMIT to send your responses.
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Boxtop(4) 


Our next BOX TOP PROMOTION is a dress down day for each student that
turns in 2 box top collection sheets.  Each sheet must be a 25 box top sheet
for a total of 50 box tops.  That equals $5.00 for Montpelier!!!
Click HERE to download Collection Sheets

  calendar Dates to Remember                 


December

15      PTO Dinner and Movie Night 6:30 pm 

22 Progress Reports Release
25 – 29         Winter Break

January
  1                    
Winter Break
 15                    Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday - Schools Closed
 25                    End of 2nd Quarter
 26                    2 Hour early dismissal @1:10
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 17/18 School Year Calendar 

  REGISTERING A NEW STUDENT?  

 Don't forget to register for the Family Portal in
order to access your child's grades 

 Family Portal Registration
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   WHEN IS THE SCHOOL BUS COMING?
PGCPS HAS AN APP FOR THAT! 

 Download the new mobile application in the  Apple App Store or  Google Play Store using your  Family Portal account information, then select your school and choose a preferred notification method\

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CONGRATULATIONS TO MONTPELIER!!!
WE ARE ONE OF THE WINNERS IN THE
2017 CRAYOLA CREATIVITY IN SCHOOLS   GRANT!!

See the article BELOW
 
MONTPELIER IN THE NEWS!
As part of our Arts Integration Program, Montpelier hosted an Arts Integration Learning Walk on Nov. 29.  Fox 5 and PGCTV visited some of our classrooms and are each featuring segments on the news.  The PGCTV feature will air November 30, at 8:30 pm on Verizon channel 42 and Comcast channel 76.  Fox 5 will air their feature on Sunday Dec. 3 at 7:30 pm and 10:00 pm.
 PGCTV News Clip

 

Montpelier Elementary School is one of 20 elementary and middle school principals from across the nation who has been selected by Crayola and the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) to receive a “Champion Creatively Alive Children” school grant. Mrs. Furlow is principal of Montpelier Elementary School in Laurel, Maryland. Crayola and NAESP together selected 20 schools to receive the grants, which will fund innovative programs aimed at fostering children’s critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills.

The Champion Creatively Alive Children grants are intended to help schools build creative capacity, nurture children’s creativity and inspire other schools to do the same. Montpelier Elementary School received a $2,500 monetary grant and $1,000 worth of Crayola products. Mrs. Furlow will share outcomes from their program via NAESP’s website and a special Principal Magazine Supplement to help other principals develop promising practices related to arts education. Principal Furlow explains, “I feel this is a perfect avenue to interweave our students’ and staff’s passions for the Arts and the Environment.”

The grant is called “Environmental Advocacy Weaves Together Art, Natural History, and Activism.” Through its partnership with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, students and teachers will analyze and synthesize the intersections between art, natural history, and advocacy. The Creative Leadership Team will then help colleagues plan art-infused environmental projects that inspire activism. They will also share their insights with the Prince George’s County Arts-Integration Network.

“Crayola believes that for students to reach their full potential and grow into self-motivated learners, their creativity and critical thinking skills must be nurtured. We believe children develop these 21st century skills when educators ignite their imaginations through art infused education,” said Smith Holland, Crayola president and chief executive officer.

The Champion Creatively Alive Children grant program asks principals to explore a “what if…” learning opportunity. For example, what if arts-infused learning thrived every day in schools? What if schools relied more on project-based authentic assessment rather than standardized tests? What if parents and schools found ways to document and articulate the value of creative experiences? The entries were judged on innovation, collaboration, and sustainability.

“Principals understand the value of using arts-infused education to ignite deep learning for all students,” said NAESP Executive Director Dr. Earl Franks. “We’re thrilled to work with Crayola and the Champion Creatively Alive Children grant program to provide schools with this unique opportunity to build creative capacity. These schools’ grant proposals are innovative approaches to establishing creative leadership and demonstrating promising practices that inspire others.”  

To view the complete list of the 20 Champion Creatively Alive Children grant recipients, visit www.naesp.org/creativity.

About Crayola:

Crayola believes in honoring and nurturing the colorful originality in every one. The Crayola creatED professional development program helps build creative leadership capacity school-wide. Art-integration awakens faculty and student voices, as they make thinking visible and stretch their creative thinking.  Together with educators, Crayola champions creatively alive children. For more information visitwww.crayola.com/educator

About the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP):

Established in 1921, the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) leads in the advocacy and support for elementary and middle school principals in the United States and internationally. NAESP supports principals as the primary catalysts for creating lasting foundations for learning through policy and professional development, advocacy, programs, and resources for effective instructional leadership. NAESP advances the profession on behalf of all principals, providing specialized support and mentoring for early career principals. Key focus areas include pre-K-3 education, school safety, technology and digital learning, and capacity-building educator evaluation. For more information about NAESP, please visit www.naesp.org.


GREAT NEWS!TAG HONOR AWARDED TO MONTPELIER!  
 

EgateMontpelier Elementary school received the 2012 Maryland Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) School Awards. 

The award recognizes programs that offer superior and equitable gifted and talented education. The rigorous application process required school teams to document the ways that the school’s program is aligned with state criteria for excellence. The Maryland State Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education reviewed the applications. 

To read more click here.
A Plus

Once again, Montpelier is participating is Giant Food's A Plus School Rewards                    Program.

Please register your Giant Food Rewards card for Montpelier.  We receive much needed funds from this wonderful program each time you shop!  Our school code is 00402. 

THANK YOU!

  
 
  IMPORTANT ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT PLAN INFO
 
As mandated by federal law, all schools are required to share information on how to access their district's Asbestos Management Plan.  Click here to read the PGCPS plan.

  

 Special Programs at Montpelier

 
Enrichment and Acceleration Opportunities 

    At Montpelier we follow the TRC or TAG in the Regular Classroom model
The TRC model was developed for schools wiyh a large population of TAG
identified  students  
(greater than 40). 
There are currently over 70 students  
identified as Talented and Gifted in grades 2 through 5 at Montpelier.

  Visit our TAG Page for more information! 

  Paper Recycling Program

Please help us continue to earn funds by dropping your
newspapers, catalogs,
 magazines, and misc. paper in the bin.  
Please note:  Cardboard, tissue paper, kitchen and bathroom items
and phone books CAN NOT be accepted.


  Boxtops for Education

Our Boxtops for Education program is still going strong.  Save those boxtops
from participating General Mills products and
send them to school with your students
(make sure their name is on the back).  Each week 2 boxtops are chosen and
those students win a trip to our treasure box.

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Help with reading and understanding report cards 

Student Sites

 

PGCPS Text/Email Alert System
Now Available! 

The Office of Communications would like to inform you about a new e-alert system that will provide Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) staff, parents and community members with more options for updates and information.

Starting now, users can sign up to receive emergency alerts, newsletters and information about upcoming events by email or text message. To subscribe, visit www.pgcps.org or click on the button below.

EAlert Button

Subscription options may be changed at any time.
This system will become the primary source for PGCPS emergency alerts and updates.

 

 Please visit the new Montpelier Elementary PTO website

http://montpelierpto.weebly.com/

 

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Montpelier Elementary is proud to be a University of Maryland, College Park
Professional Development School

 

Last modified: 12/15/2017 2:11:05 PM