Cougar Weekly Update

January 11 , 2018

Principal's Message

Our first full week back has been a great one. We worked on reestablishing routines. As we move into 2019 we will be further exploring what it means to be a digital citizen. A great resource for teachers and parents is This website rates books, video games, movies, and TV shows for children of different ages. You can even personalize the website to be specific to your family. is a good tool for parents and teachers to ensure appropriate media usage for all ages.


Ann Gwynn


Magnets Were Everywhere in STEM This Week!

City of Manassas Park School Board Appointment

The Manassas Park Governing Body has one vacancy on School Board with term expiring June 30, 2019. The Governing Body will hold interviews for persons interested in being appointed to School Board and will accept resumes until 4pm on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Please send resume to or Lana Conner, 1 Park Center Court Manassas Park VA 20111. Information 703-335-8808.

BEACON English Classes

English classes will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm - 9pm at the MP Recreation Center. The cost is only $55 per semester, book included. Registration will take place Tuesday, February 26th, and Thursday, February 28th, from 6:30pm – 8pm at MP Parks & Rec. Attached is a flyer. Flyers will also be available in each of our school’s Main Office.

In addition, BEACON is seeking volunteers to teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). No experience necessary. Please see attached flyer for more information

Upcoming Events


17 Family Market - MPHS

18 PTO Spirit Night - Betty and Marie's

21 NO School Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

24 End of Second Quarter

25 NO School - Teacher Workday

29 Mobil Dentist


2 Quarter Begins - Progress Reports go home

13 PTO Spirit Night - Chick fil A

18 No School-President's Day

27 PTO Spirit Night - Preston's Pub

Box Tops for Education

Our school participates in the Box Tops For Education program. We earn money for redeeming the pink box tops located on items such as tissues, snacks, markers, and paper. In the past we have used these funds to purchase items for the general school population such as parachutes for PE and water/sand boxes for Science experiments. As you are organizing and storing your new school supplies, please take a few minutes to locate the box tops and just “rip them off” the packaging and then send them in to school.

Free and Reduced Meal Applications

Free and Reduced meals are available to qualifying families based on household income. Families must reapply every year in order to take advantage of this benefit.

The application is open and available for all families to see if they qualify. The paperwork needs to be completed in the first 30 days of school. After this time, if the paperwork is not completed, all meals charged to start the school year will be billed as full price. I encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.

More information can be found here:

Stay Connected

So many exciting things happen during the school year! You can follow Cougar and Manassas Park City School on many different platforms:

You can stay connected by:

  • Checking your child's Friday Folder each week
  • Reading the CES weekly online newsletters emailed out each Friday afternoon
  • Following CES on Twitter @CESMiniCougars
  • Following MPCS on Twitter @MPCSchools
  • Liking and following the Manassas Park City Schools Facebook page
  • Checking the MPCS website frequently at
  • Following the MPC PTO on Facebook at