Skip Navigation

About Us

"The Beacon of the South"

Flintstone Elementary School will build a culture that inspires students, staff, and the community to be social activists, environmental protectors, artists, innovators, and academics of the future.  Working collaboratively with all stakeholders, Flintstone will ensure our school is a place where everyone feels safe, needed, and cared for every day.  We proudly proclaim our strength in diversity, and through equity and social justice, we will provide students varied opportunities to reach their fullest academic and character potential through a rigorous education program.

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Brandi Stinson

Assistant Principal

Sparkle Jefferson

Registration Hours

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

"We exude P.R.I.D.E. in all that we do."

P- Be Prepared  R- Be Respectful  I- Show Integrity  D- Be Determined  E- Strive for Excellence

Principal Message

I'm humbled and thrilled to be the principal of Flintstone Elementary School. I have over 25 years of educational experience in Prince George's County Public Schools. I love being an educator and I am here to serve the Flintstone ES community. My goals are to support, build capacity, and lead. I am excited about our upcoming school year and I look forward to the great experiences to come. It is my hope that you will join me and work together to give our children all the love and educational experiences they deserve. ~ Dr. Brandi Stinson

Mission Statement

In order to prepare students to meet the demanding and rigorous expectations of being college and career ready and ensure endless possibilities and opportunities for all of those entrusted to us, everything we do reinforces our beliefs and desires to achieve.  We will reach our goals by focusing on the following:

  • Creating and maintaining a positive, supportive, and reflective culture where every staff member is an active part and genuinely valued member of the Flintstone Family.
  • Building relationships with each other that are deep, meaningful, and encourage accountability, self-reflection, success, achievement, personal & professional growth, happiness, and fulfillment for every staff member.
  • Building a supportive professional learning community (PLC) that is dedicated to the realization of personal and professional goals for all Flintstone Family.
  • Building and defining the professional identity of all staff members to become effective voices and contributors to our educational profession, while allowing the community to benefit from our wealth of knowledge and expertise. 
  • Concentrating instruction on critical thinking through questioning (Bloom’s Taxonomy Levels), guided reading, flexible groupings, small group learning, inquiry based experiences, and true differentiated instruction.
  • Having focused vertical and subject planning sessions that are cyclical, data driven, and supportive through the use of the Data Wise Process.
  • Using accountability as a reflective and capacity building tool for staff, students, and families.

Vision Statement

Flintstone Elementary School will build a culture that inspires students, staff, and community to be the social activists, environmental protectors, artists, innovators, and academics of the future.  Working collaboratively with all stakeholders, Flintstone will ensure our school is a place where everyone feels safe, needed, and cared for every day.  We proudly proclaim our strength in diversity, and through equity and social justice, we will provide students with varied opportunities to reach their fullest academic and character potential through a rigorous education program. 


Today at Flintstone, I will do my best, to the best.  Today I will: be Prepared, be Respectful, show Integrity, be Determined, and strive for Excellence.  Today I will demonstrate my Flintstone PRIDE!

Breakfast and Lunch Accounts

All parents/guardians should complete a lunch application form at the beginning of each year. You may do this through and receive notification within 48 hours. Should you choose to complete a paper application, the wait time can be up to 3 weeks.  You will be responsible for paying for your child’s lunch until a decision has been made. Remember we are a Title I school and that status is based upon the number of students who receive free and reduced meals. 

The cafeteria is now computerized.  All students have a pin number that must be entered daily. They may either pay daily or in advance, in which case the money will be held in their account until needed.  In the event of a student forgetting their lunch money, have the students notify a parent immediately using the telephone located in the classroom. In an emergency, the cafeteria will provide a cheese sandwich and milk.  Lunch costs $2.75.  Breakfast costs $1.60. 

Birthday Celebrations

Birthday celebrations are never permitted during the school day. Do not send food for birthday parties, as it will have to be returned home. Birthdays will be acknowledged daily during the morning announcements.

Cafeteria Standards

  1. Students may talk softly while at the table. 
  2. At times during the lunch period there will be quiet time in order to allow the duty teachers to make announcements, etc.
  3. Food will be eaten properly and is NEVER shared.
  4. When the teacher signals students that lunchtime is over, all talking stops and attention is given to the teacher in charge.
  5. Candy and sodas are not allowed during lunch.
  6. Students will have the opportunity to use the bathroom in class before entering the cafeteria.

School Day

Students may begin to arrive at 8:45 a.m.

School begins - 9:15 a.m.

Students are tardy - 9:16 a.m.

Early dismissal ends - 2:30 p.m.

School ends - 3:25 p.m.

If your child is a walker, car rider or van rider, they must be picked up no later than 3:40 p.m. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in a referral to our Pupil Personnel Worker.

Special Openings & Closings

2-Hour Early Dismissal - 1:25 p.m. 

3-Hour Early Dismissal - 12:25 p.m 

2-Hour Delayed Opening - School starts at 11:15 a.m. 

3-Hour Delayed Opening - School starts at 12:15 p.m.


To receive the maximum instructional benefit from classroom instruction, a child must be in attendance daily. Each child who resides in Maryland and is five (5) years old or older, and under 18 shall attend a public school during the entire school year unless the child is otherwise receiving regular, thorough instruction during the school year in the studies usually taught in public schools to children of the same age, or is exempted by law. For each absence, the parent/guardian must communicate the reason for the student’s absence with written documentation no later than three days after return to school.  It is the student’s responsibility to make-up all assignments.  Please refer to Board Policy 5113 for more information regarding the Attendance Policy. 

Unlawful absence and/or truancy is defined as the act of a student being absent from school for a day or any portion of a day or from an individual class or any portion of a class for any reason other than those defined as a lawful excuse for absence from school. This definition applies to students over 16 years of age as well as students under 16 years of age. 

  1. At all grade levels, students with unlawful absence(s), including so-called “cut days,” shall receive a zero for any day(s) of such absence(s). The zero(s) will be averaged with other daily grades. 
  2. Teachers are not required to provide make-up work for students when their absences are unlawful.

Maryland State Law requires students to attend school regularly.  Students are expected to be in school except for the following reasons:

  • Death in the immediate family (i.e., parent, guardian, brother, sister, grandparent), or extended family and close non-relatives. ~ 4 days maximum
  • Illness of the student. The principal may require a physician’s certificate from the parent/guardian of a student that is reported absent for illness at least three school days. If absences reach six days a physician’s certificate will be required. If needed, student medical care may be available at a Prince George’s County Public Schools Wellness Center
  • Mental Health Day. Students may receive as an excused absence one (1) day of absence in each semester of each school year for a student’s mental health needs. ~ 2 max for the year
  • Pregnancy and parenting related conditions
  • Court Summons
  • Hazardous weather conditions that would endanger the health or safety of the student when in transit to and from school.
  • Observance of a religious holiday
  • State emergency
  • Suspension
  • Lack of authorized transportation. This shall not include students denied authorized transportation for disciplinary reasons.
  • Health exclusion, which includes immunizations and other health related communicable or contagious diseases. 
  • Absence due to Military Families. PGCPS supports the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children. A lawful absence shall be granted to students while visiting with a parent or legal guardian who is an active duty member of the uniformed services and has been called to duty for, is on leave from, or immediately returned from deployment to a combat zone or combat supporting posting. Accordingly, students must receive missed homework assigned during the time they were absent. Military orders may be requested.

Only students who have a lawful absence will be provided with make-up work. Students will have the same amount of time to make up missed work as the days that they were absent. If make-up work is not received or the student was considered unlawfully absent, the student will receive a 0.

Early Dismissal

When a student is to be excused early, the parent/guardian/authorized person rings the front door and states the purpose and the child’s name. The parent/guardian must present picture identification in order to pick up a child. (Only individuals listed on the child’s emergency contact file will be able to pick up students.)The office will then call the child to the office for dismissal.  No exceptions!  When possible, medical and dental appointments should be made after school hours. Early dismissal ends at 2:30 p.m.  In extreme emergencies, please see an administrator for assistance. 

Per Administrative Procedure 5113, students who are away from school for unlawful reasons are considered truant.  Truancy is monitored closely with the assistance of our Pupil Personnel Worker.

Emergency School Closings

If there is no school, a delayed opening, or it is necessary to close schools during the day due to inclement weather or road conditions, the announcement will be broadcasted over the radio and the television.  Stations WTOP, WWDC, WMAL, WRC and WOL, will make announcements several times during the morning.  Please listen to the radio and T.V. (especially during the winter).  You may also access the Prince George’s County website at for school closings and delays.  A two-hour delay results in a 11:15 a.m. arrival time for students.  Breakfast is served if there is a delayed opening. In case of a local school early dismissal, it is imperative that parents discuss and review with their children what they are to do in the event of an early dismissal. Each child should know exactly where to go. Babysitters/Daycares should be made aware of plans as well.