PES Panther Parent Update

11/30 to 12/4/20

PES Vision

We are a family of learners who trust each other and work together

to ensure all are successful.

PES Updates - Message from Mr. Angeloni - UPDATED

Dear PES Families,

Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a restful break. We return to virtual learning tomorrow, 11/30/20, with no change to our schedules. This week we also have our Family Coding Night, which can be accessed via this newsletter, virtually on Youtube on Tuesday, 12/1/20, at 7 PM. If you have any questions or needs, please do not hesitate to reach out to our offices which remain open Monday to Friday, 8:30 to 4:00 PM daily. As always please read the entire newsletter for all of the important information and events related to Preston Elementary School.

  • Message from Mr. Angeloni - UPDATED
  • PES Family Coding Night - 12/1/20 @ 7 PM - REPOST
  • COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Information - NEW
  • CCPS Return to Virtual Learning Information - REPOST
  • CCPS Meal Delivery Google Form - REPOST
  • PES - Q1 Book Grade Level Book Return Instructions - REPOST
  • CCPS COVID Communication - REPOST
  • CCPS Note on COVID-19 Safety/Health Protocols - REPOST
  • Media Center Book Checkout Information - from Mrs. Blackmon - REPOST
  • Title I Information - REPOST
  • This week at PES - UPDATED

Please be reminded out schedules are NOT changing. Here are the PES schedules for your ease:

PES Schedules - Grades Pre-K 4 to 5

We appreciate all of the patience, kindness, and flexibility our community continues to show our staff!


A.J. Angeloni

PES Family Coding Night - 12/1/2 @ 7 PM - REPOST

Dear PES Families,

PES will be holding a National Family Coding Night Event on Tuesday, 12/1/20, at 7:00 PM. All you need to do to participate is visit the link provided in this invitation and find the youtube link right on the invite. I will also be posting the Youtube link directly in FB posts leading up to the event. This will also be emailed to all parents:) Thank you and we hope you take this opportunity to participate in this event to learn about computer coding in a fun way with your student

PES Family Coding Night Invitation

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CCPS Return to Virtual Learning Information - REPOST

Dear PES Families,

Due to the rising COVID-19 metrics in the county, Caroline County Public School students will return to virtual learning beginning Monday, November 23, 2020. Please click on the news post below for complete details. Our daily schedules will not be changing at this time, and students will continue to learn virtually with their teachers. Please read the news post with complete details. Our schedules will not be changing, all students will continue to run the schedules they have been running. We ask that if you have questions to place call the school directly.

We sent home Meal Delivery forms to all students attending PES. These forms will ensure that meals can be delivered to all in need, and remember all students are eligible for free meal deliveries. If you are not attending in-person the forms are attached, or if you can not print them and mail them to us you can call the school directly and our front office team can assist you to make sure our Food Services department has your information. There is also a Google Form in this newsletter that also allows you to fill out information for Food Delivery.

Thank you.

A.J. Angeloni

CCPS News Release on Return to Virtual Learning

2020 Meal Delivery Form - Spanish.pdf

2020 Meal Delivery Form - English.pdf

CCPS Meal Delivery Google Form - REPOST

Dear PES Families,

If you need meal delivery service to your home, free of charge, via CCPS please fill out this Google Form:

Caroline County Public Schools Meal Delivery Request Form

PES - Q1 Book Grade Level Book Return Instructions - REPOST


We need our quarter 1 novels returned and are offering contactless drop-off. Please see the attached flyer for details. This is also posted separately on social media.

PES Novel (Grades 3-5) Return Instructions

CCPS COVID-19 Communication - REPOST

In these difficult times, it’s easy for misinformation to spread. The goal of CCPS is to ensure communication protocols are thorough and transparent, while protecting employee and student privacy. Please remember that we do have a process for advising those identified as close contacts of a person testing positive. These notifications are followed by an email that tells staff and families of a positive COVID-19 case in our building.

This communication process can be found on the CCPS website page Positive Case Reports. This page also includes a weekly report, by building, of any positive cases reported among staff or students. Feel free to share this page with anyone needing accurate, verified information.

CCPS Note on COVID-19 Safety/Health Protocols - REPOST

Please note:

  • Our custodial staff's workday has been altered to allow for more custodians to be in our building when our students are. This allows us to clean bathrooms and frequently touched surfaces regularly throughout the day and still have custodial staff in the evening for routine cleaning after students and staff leave the building.

  • CDC approved cleaning products are used throughout the building. In addition, we've included the use of electrostatic sprayers for an additional layer of sanitizing. Alcohol-based hand sanitizer & hand wipes are available (under supervision) in all classrooms.

  • Every effort has been and will continue to be made to distance students to the extent possible while they are on the bus and in school. Some classrooms have rows of desks that are spaced out, and some have tables where students may be separated by a clear barrier.

  • Clear desk shields are placed on strategic locations on student desks and in other areas as an additional precaution, we anticipate having one shield per student soon.

  • Breakfast and lunch are delivered to students so that they may remain safely in their classroom. Kindergarten and Grade 2 will be re-opening our cafeteria this week in a safe manner that adheres to our social distancing guidelines.

  • All staff and students wear cloth face coverings. (4-year-old students in our Pre-K program are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings however it is not mandatory until the age of five.)

  • Staff continues to teach students about social distancing in an age-appropriate manner. Our goal is to teach our students the importance of social distancing without frightening them.

  • If a person in the school has COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19, he or she will be sent home to isolate. In addition, appropriate staff will perform internal contact tracing which may result in other students also being sent home to isolate. The CCPS COVID-19 Response Plan is available on the website, as is more detailed information in the FAQs section.

Media Center Book Checkout Information - from Mrs. Blackmon - REPOST

It is almost time for library book checkout! I am excited to be able to get books in your hands again. If you are going to be in the building beginning in October, we will cover procedures then. If you are not coming back yet, don't worry! We can check out to you too! If you receive school lunch with bus transportation, they can be delivered and returned by bus. If not, I will be available the last hour of the school day where we can set up a safe, non-touch curbside pickup no later than 4:00 p.m. If that doesn't work for you, contact me by email and we will try and work something out, I can be reached at:

In front of the school is a book return bin. If you have any books out, please get them turned in so that you can checkout. If you have a book currently out, I cannot check out to you until it is returned. This is posted in the Specials (Media) Google Classroom. There is a Book Checkout Form to complete so that I can fill your request as best as I can. I am so excited that Preston is able to check out books again!

Important PES Information

This week at PES - UPDATED

  • PES Offices open from 8:30 - 4:00 PM - Monday to Friday
  • Schools Reopen - Virtual Only - 11/30/20
  • PES Family Code Night - Tuesday - 12/1/20 - 7 PM - Youtube channel on FB Page

PES Parent Title I Information - REPOST

Parents Right to Know

The Federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) contains several provisions that promote a parent/school partnership through communication. One such provision gives parents the right to ask for and receive information about the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teachers. A parent may request the following information:

  • Any college or university degree, major or certification held by the teacher

  • Whether the teacher is certified by the State of Maryland to teach a particular grade level or subject area

  • Whether the teacher holds a conditional teaching certificate

  • The qualifications of the paraprofessionals serving the student

If you would like to request the professional qualifications of your child’s classroom teachers or paraprofessionals, please submit a written request to the principal. The principal will provide the information to you within 30 business days of the date of your request.

Parents may also request information on the level of achievement and academic growth of their child, if applicable and available, on each of the State academic assessments.

Parents will receive timely notice if the student has been assigned, or has been taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who does not meet applicable State certification or licensure requirements at the grade level and subject area in which the teacher has been assigned.

Parents May Request Teacher Information

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015 provides parents of students attending Title 1 schools the opportunity to request information about the professional qualifications of their child's teachers. Parents of elementary students may request in writing to the school principal information about their child's teacher including college/university degrees of certification held, subject area of the teacher's degree or certification, and Maryland certification status. Additionally, if your child is served by paraprofessionals, parents may request their professional qualifications.

Parent Information Resource Center

Parents are encouraged to visit our Parent Information Resource Center (PIRC) located in the lobby outside of the front office. The PIRC has a variety of parenting resources and informational brochures and flyers. These materials are all free. Parents can find booklets from The Parent Institute on topics such as “Seven Habits of Highly Responsible Students; Help Your Child Balance School and Extracurricular Activities, and Helping Children Learn to Resolve Conflicts.” Parents can also find information about Adult Education, GED English as a Second Language, Parenting skills and the Program and Activities Guide from Caroline County Recreation and Parks. Please be sure to check out our Parent Information Resource Center next time you come to the school.