Takoma Park Elementary School


March 12, 2023

School Closes at 1:20 on March 15th

Beware of the Ides of March! School closes at 1:20 p.m.

Serious Increase in Physical Aggression

The students at TPES are struggling to keep their hands and feet to themselves. We have seen a significant increase in the number of students who are hitting, kicking and biting other students. Sometimes the aggression is a result of hurt feelings, irritation or perceived threats. Often the physical aggression is without provocation. That means, there is no clear reason the child hit, kicked, bit or poked the other child/children. Although we have many children who are following the rules and being kind, the educational environment is being negatively impacted by those who are not following the rules and being kind. Please talk with your child and remind him, her or them to keep their hands, feet and objects to themselves.

Introducing Food Forrest and Gardening Club!

Thanks to our friends at the Food Forest group of Takoma Park we are redesigning and replanting the side garden area on the back playground for both educational and ecological purposes! It will serve our school and greater community for years to come! In conjunction with this amazing project, we are also hosting an after-school gardening club! Students will have the opportunity to gather once a week to plant seeds, sprout, transplant, and care for plants in our garden. This club will be free thanks to the generous donations of our larger community! For more information and to express interest, please fill out the following Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdtsLIqUMI5q-ECxWgM55kx7E21T199T6DU8-7zbBuER2r_Gg/viewform?usp=sf_link

We look forward to this awesome hands-on learning opportunity!

Gifted and Talented Identification for Second Grade Students

Second Grade Families: Don't forget to fill out the Parent Input Form for the gifted and talented screening process by March17!

Link to survey: https://bit.ly/GT-parent-input

STEM Night is this Thursday, March 16th, 7-8 pm at Takoma Park ES. Families are invited to join us for an evening of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math activities!

Upcycle some recyclables and odds and ends for our STEM night Maker Room!

Drop off donations in the collection bin in the atrium by this Thursday, March 16.

  • Small cardboard boxes (cereal boxes, etc. )
  • Cardboard tubes,
  • Construction paper,
  • Egg cartons, etc…
  • Yarn/string
  • Fabric scraps
  • Cups (paper/plastic/styrofoam)
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Paper plates
  • Craft sticks (jumbo and regular)
  • Beads/buttons
  • Pom poms
  • Recyclable materials such as plastic bottles, containers
  • Paperclips and other types of clips such as the binder clips
  • Cupcake liners
  • Coffee Filters
  • Straws
  • Rubber bands

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