Dear Calverton Families,
It is with great anticipation and excitement that we welcome the Calverton ES community to the 2023-2024 school year! I want to thank you all for the warm welcome to the community as a new principal last year. It was a wonderful year of growth for me as I was able to learn more about our community, parents and most of all…your children (our students)! With the effects of the pandemic becoming less of a factor, we were able to re-establish in-person activities such as, Coffee with the Principal, Community Pride Day, International Night, STREAM Night, Calverton Day and many other opportunities! This year, we are excited to continue to open the doors of Calverton to increase parent and community engagement.
Calverton is ecstatic to welcome our new Assistant Principal, Mr. Riffe (rhymes with knife)! Mr. Riffe comes to Calverton with a wealth of knowledge and experience as an Assistant Principal and we are excited to welcome him to the family! Mr. Riffe joins us as Ms. Abdullah settles into her new acting principal position at another PGCPS school! We are grateful for what Ms. Abdullah brought to the Calverton community and wish her the best of luck as we welcome Mr. Riffe and look forward to another fantastic school year!
We also welcome Superintendent House, III as he steps in to lead the county this year and will continue to follow the county’s Strategic Plan. We will continue to build on our success last year while bringing increased focus to our Math instruction, our Students with Disabilities and our Multi-Language Learners. We will also continue to build a positive culture at Calverton through equity and inclusion.
Our goal is to continue bring a sense of normalcy to our students and families, and also commit to acting and adjusting as we adapt to changes that may come our way. The Calverton ES staff is ready and prepared for this challenge. Last year, we learned that transparency, accountability and open communication provide the foundation for great work. We will continue with this mindset this school year. Our theme this school year is Finding New Ways to Fly! Keeping this in mind, we are excited to introduce Calverton Elementary’s new mascot!
After the community vote, the winner was the design submitted by Ms. Bernabe, a former teacher at Calverton. The winner was submitted to the PGCPS Communications where our own Graphic Designer made tweaks that would allow our mascot to be more easily branded. Both mascot designs are below. We love that this mascot symbolizes the essence of who we are; a community of care. Please feel free to use the new mascots in your signature lines, school communications, promotional items, etc.
On Friday, August 25, 2023, we will have Orientation Day where students and parents will have the opportunity to meet their new teachers and be ready to start school on Monday, August 28, 2023.
Other important things to note for this school year:
StopFinder mobile app for info on bus locations and schedules..
With our systemic focus on Change, Innovation, and Transformation, I stand by our vision and mission of our school that Calverton is a place providing a nurturing learning community of academic excellence for all young scholars and the promoting of a college and career readiness culture at the foundational level. We are going to emphasize where our scholars are, not what they missed, and continue to push for academic excellence for our students as we continue to Find New Ways to Fly!
Thank you in advance for being our partner in education. Together, we will be the change agents our young scholars need to have a successful school year.