Terrapin Tidbits

SY20 TCES Family Issue #34

May 25, 2020

Dear Terrapin Families,

Memorial Day is the day that is set aside to remember with gratitude and pride all those who served and died for our country and our freedom. May your day be filled with memories and peace.


Lindsay Brenfleck

Fifth Grade Promotion

SMCPS has released the Graduation Plan for honoring our SMCPS high school graduates. We all want to be sure that the students who are finishing their careers as high school graduates receive the recognition they deserve.

We also want to be able to honor our own 5th graders who will be moving on to sixth grade! Our plans include creating a promotion ceremony in video that will be shared (through a Smore Newsletter) with our 5th-grade students and their families on Thursday, June 18 at 9:30 am. If you have a 5th grader, visit Mrs. Kile and Mr. Rushworth's newsletters for directions and deadlines for submitting photos and the opportunity to submit a video clip.

TCES Unified Arts Newsletter [LINK]

Check out this newsletter for Art, Media, Music, and Physical Education opportunities for your child and messages from our teachers.

Teacher Office Hours + Email Addresses [LINK]

We will be available via email to answer and respond to questions and concerns. Although staff may be available outside of these times, please be aware that responses to any communications received outside of these hours may be delayed. Thank you!

Notable Dates

  • Memorial Day: Monday, May 25

  • School Buildings Closed: All St. Mary's County Public Schools and Offices are closed in accordance with the announcement made by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon, that all Maryland public schools are closed for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Online learning opportunities will continue through the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
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SMCPS Update 7 [LINK]

Throughout the extended school closure, SMCPS is providing continuous opportunities for learning. This is not our normal way of doing business, so there are many questions. SMCPS will provide ongoing updates for these questions in this format.

SMCPS Update 7:

Select the button above for updates on:

  • Calendar Updates
  • Class of 2020 Information
  • Online Learning Continues
  • Student Belongings
  • Rising 6th Grade Placement Information
  • Summer Online Learning Opportunity
  • How to Get Help for a Mental Health Crisis
  • Grab-and-Go Meals
  • SMCPS is Hiring!

Storytime with The Newtowne Players

The Newtowne Players are uploading reading of children's books on their YouTube Channel [LINK] under the storytime playlist. Check it out!
Are You Receiving Text Alerts? [Link]

Stay up to date on events, closings, and alerts!

TCES Temporary Phone: (240) 317-9412

During our school closure, you may contact Ms. Tammy Ogle, secretary to the principal, using this phone number: (240) 317-9412

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