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Dear Families of our Eagle Scholars,

It is our pleasure to welcome you to Barack Obama ES (BOES). As I kick off my 10th year at BOES, I am energized and truly committed to making your child’s experience at our school memorable and one that has a positive impact in their lives. We will begin the 2023-2024 School Year on August 28th! We hope that you and your families found joy this summer and had plenty of time to relax and rejuvenate.

We are energized and truly committed to making your scholar’s experience at our school memorable and one that has a positive impact in their lives. We will accomplish this by continuing to set high expectations for our students and providing supportive spaces to assure they are met. With our focus on a positive school culture, engaging and rigorous curriculum as well as supportive learning environments we will continue to strive for educational excellence.

Barack Obama Elementary’s vision mirrors that of Prince George’s County Public Schools which is “a culturally responsive district developing distinguished learners, leaders, voices of social justice, and advocates for humanity for the world of today, tomorrow and beyond.” Our mission is “to provide a transformative educational experience anchored by excellence in equity – developing 21st century competencies and enabling each student’s unique brilliance to flourish in order to build empowered communities and a more inclusive and just world.”

We encourage each of you to be partners in your scholars education at Barack Obama ES and stay informed. We will continue to communicate via Class Dojo for school stories, class updates, and other important
information. Masks are no longer mandated for all students, teachers, and staff; however, you may choose to encourage mask wearing to school. If scholars would like to wear masks, parents will need to ensure they have a mask each day prior to leaving for school. Masks will not be provided this year.

Make your child’s prompt attendance to school a priority - Instruction begins promptly at 7:45 a.m. daily.

  • Expect homework Monday through Friday and projects on a regular basis

  • Allot time for reading and practicing basic math facts with your child on a nightly basis

  • Return all requested forms and documents to school in a timely manner

  • Ensure your child is up to date on all immunizations and our Nurse is aware of any health conditions or medications being taken.

  • PRE-K Students – SUBMIT HEALTH INVENTORY forms as soon as possible As you plan ahead:

  • School Breakfasts & Lunches: there will be a fee this year for both breakfast and lunch. Ensure that your scholar has funds on their lunch accounts.

  • BUS INFORMATION: Please click on the following link to find out your scholar’s bus information: PGCPS Bus Finder EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: All scholars are assigned to a school bus unless we are provided alternate after school care information. Kindergarten Parents are encouraged to register their scholar as soon as possible.

  • You are asked to join our PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) MORE INFORMATION FORTHCOMING

  • All students have required immunizations to ensure they are fully registered

Please mark your calendars:


  3. Visit our school webpage for important information

School Breakfast and Lunch Information:

Meal Benefit Application

  • Meal benefit applications are required to determine eligibility for free or reduced-priced meals.
  • Applications can be completed online at Online applications are processed within 48 hours. Students not eligible for free or reduced-priced meals must pay for their meals. Parents are encouraged to complete the lunch application to determine eligibility for meal benefits and other school-based programs.

Student Meal Prices for 2023-2024

  • Students Eligible for Free Meals: $0.00

  • Breakfast (All Grade Levels): $1.60

  • Lunch (Elementary): $2.75

    Student Lunch Accounts

  • Students will receive new PIN numbers for meals.

  • Bar codes will be used to expedite the serving line for students in kindergarten and first grade. Parents and guardians are encouraged to prepay for meals and snacks by depositing funds into student accounts via

    Apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals

  • Application Instructions - English

  • Application Instructions - Spanish

Students are encouraged to be on time for school. You will be able to find out your scholar’s teacher assignment by accessing Family Portal.

Thank you for your commitment to your child's education. As always, please feel free to contact us via email if you have any questions. or


Megan K. Ashworth, Ed.D. Principal

Brittany Pace-Walker Assistant Principal

The following information is provided to help you plan for the first few weeks of school:

Date Event Time

Friday, August 25th

Pre-Kindergarten – Kindergarten AND NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION

9:00 - 10:00 A.M.

Monday, August 28th

First Day of School (PK-5)

7:45 - 1:55 P.M.

Monday, Sept. 4th

No School-Labor Day


Thursday, Sept. 14th


Back to School Night & P.T.A. Membership Drive Pre-K – 2 IN PERSON

6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Thursday, Sept. 21st


Back to School Night & P.T.A. Membership Drive Grades 3-5 IN PERSON

6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Monday, Sept. 25th




Monday, October 9th


Parent/Teacher Conference Day SCHOOLS CLOSED for STUDENTS


Friday, October 20th


Professional Development – No School for Students

All Day