George B.Thomas Sr. Saturday School

@Paint Branch High School

George B. Thomas Learning Academy-The Saturday School
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Mission Statement: The primary mission of the Saturday School Program is to enhance and accelerate mastery of core academic subjects– specifically reading, language arts, and mathematics– to prepare students for the challenges of college and career.
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Greetings from Our Center Director

Happy New Year Paint Branch Saturday School (PBSS) Families and Friends!


I hope that you enjoyed your winter break and had several opportunities to celebrate with family members and friends. I love the promise of the New Year and all the possibilities that exist for our children here at PBSS and their future. As we academically support PBSS students successful completion of 1st semester and prepare for fresh beginnings and positive change during 2nd semester, please feel free to share your commendations and considerations to encourage, engage, and educate our students, build community, and spread the word about the educational services at Saturday School.

Thank you for your continued support of Paint Branch Saturday School.


In Gratitude,


Christina Putman

January Events

January 9th: Boost Her World Women’s Workshop (Room 2209)


January 16th: NO SATURDAY SCHOOL (Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Weekend)


January 23rd: NO SATURDAY SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

GBTLA Staff Professional Development # 2 (Location to be announced)


January 30th: Boost Her World Women’s Workshop (Room 2209)

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January 9th – Rep Your School

Jan 30th – Crazy Socks Day

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On December 5th, PBSS hosted a PTA meeting joined by the President & Founder Dr. George B. Thomas, Sr. and Senior staff to collaborate with Saturday school families and community stakeholders on supports to better help our students.


Thank you to all who attended and contributed to our discussion!

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Academic Support for High School Students

High school students receive academic support from certified teachers in core-academic subjects on specific concepts, skills, homework, course assignments, projects, and test preparation for the entire tutoring session—held in the media center with access to computers. This allows students an opportunity to check Edline for missing assignments to improve their current grades. Students who are at risk of not graduating, because they have not passed the required state assessments receive academic assistance and mentoring through Bridge Plan Support. The high school students are also provided support in their studying and preparation for college entrance exams, such as Accuplacer, ACT, and SAT. Saturday School also helps students meet another graduation requirement

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN GBTLA CLASSROOMS??

Each month teacher's provide grade-level learning objectives in their subject areas. Find your student's assigned teacher(s) and learn more!
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Ms. Andrea Kuzela & Mrs. Kellie Ramdoo (Child Development Center)

Math

Jan 9th Student will be able to...

Count to tell how many and write the corresponding numeral.


Jan 30th: Student will be able to...

Fill in ten frames based on a given number.



Reading

Jan 9th: Student will be able to...

Identify the characters and setting of a story.


Jan 30th: Student will be able to...

Ask and answer questions about key details.

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Ms. Dione Brown (Room 2218) & Ms. April Archie (Room 2217)

Math

Jan 9th: Student will be able to...

Use strategies to solve addition and subtraction equations within 20.


Jan 30th: Student will be able to...

Demonstrate fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.



Reading

Jan 9th: Student will be able to...

Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story using key details.


Jan 30th: Student will be able to...

Retell stories, including key details and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

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Ms. Nafisa Nour (Room 2224) & Ms. Leilani Cabrera-Sphale (Room 2222)

Math

Jan 9th: Student will be able to...

Represent whole numbers as lengths from 0 on a number line diagram equally spaced points corresponding to the numbers 0,1,2…,and represent whole-number sums and differences with 100 on a number line.


Jan 30th: Student will be able to...

Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies, using appropriate symbols.



Reading

Jan 9th: Student will be able to...

Recount or describe key ideas or details for a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.


Jan 30th: Student will be able to...

Recount or describe key ideas or details for a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media.

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Ms. Daphne Hardin (Room 2227) & Ms. Valarie Jacobs (Room 2233)

Math

Jan 9th: Student will be able to...



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Reading

Jan 9th: Student will be able to...



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Mr. Sean Randall-Jones (Room 2234)

Math

Jan 9th: Student will be able to...


Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec...


Jan 30th: Student will be able to...

Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors…



Reading

Jan 9th: Student will be able to...

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.


Jan 30th: Student will be able to...

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

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Mr. Maurice Young (Math Room 2128) & Ms. Kysha Egungbemi (Reading Room 2230)

Math

Jan 9th: Student will be able to...

Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators.


Jan 30th: Student will be able to...

Multiply fractions using an area model.



Reading

Jan 9th: Student will be able to...



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Ms. Nikki Harrison *Math* (Room 2123) & Ms. Michelle Brooks *Reading* (Room 2122)

Math

Jan 9th Student will be able to...

Understand the order and absolute value of rational (positive and negative) numbers.


Student will be able to use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts, explaining the meaning of zero in each situation


Jan 30th: Student will be able to...

Add/subtract positive and negative numbers.


Students will be able to understand signs and numbers as ordered pairs as indications of locations in quadrants in a coordinate plane.



Reading

Jan 9th: Student will be able to...

Analyze/ synthesize text by creating a storyboard.


Jan 30th: Student will be able to...


Identify narrative perspective in text.

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Ms. Diana Pham (Room 2127)

Math

Jan 9th Student will be able to...

Evaluate one step equations/expressions and identify a solution for a variable.


Jan 30th Student will be able to...

Evaluate two step equations/expressions and identify a solution for a variable.


Reading

Jan 9th: Student will be able to...

Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text.


Jan 30th: Student will be able to...

Summarize informational text in their own words.

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Ms. Jennifer Jenkins (Room 2018)

Math

Jan 9th:Student will be able to...

Solve problems displaying properties of equality using multiple and division.


Jan 30th: Student will be able to...

Solve equations by reading and analyzing word problems.



Reading

Jan 9th:Student will be able to...

Identify irony within a text as well as explain the author’s use of irony.


Jan 30th: Student will be able to...

Consider a moral dilemma presented in a situation from the text as well as determine the meaning of a word by using context clues from the text.

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Ms. Cashawn Merritt (Room 2014)

C2.0 Algebra 1


Jan 9th: Student will be able to...

Find the slope from two points using the slope formula and write the point-slope equation of a linear function.


Jan 30th: Student will be able to...

To create and analyze box plots.

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Interested in becoming a student/adult volunteer or a Lead Tutor at GBTSS?

Saturday School depends on the dedicated work of our Volunteers and Certified Teachers. (To apply to be a Certified Teacher/Lead Tutor, please click Here). Both groups are vital to helping students with their school work and encouraging them to strive for academic excellence. The setting allows for interaction in small groups and the opportunity for mentors and students to get to know each other as individuals. Volunteers who have worked with the Saturday School tell us it has been one of their most rewarding experiences.


For questions please contact information to our Volunteer Coordinator, Beth Beru Bethlehem.Beru@mcpsmd.net*

Your PBSS Administrators!

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Meet our Wonderful Center Coordinator in Room 1205! She Will Help You Register Your Student!

Mrs. Dhanmatie (Neela) Finlay

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Emergency Closing Policy

As a rule, when MCPS is closed on any Friday due to emergencies, holidays, or bad weather, Saturday School will be closed. The centers will also be closed when closing conditions occur late Friday or early Saturday. Center Closings will be announced by location on WTOP Radio 103.5 FM, 107.7 FM, 104.3 FM, 820 AM, on MCPS cable channel 34, and online at www.wtopnews.com and www.saturdayschool.org

Paint Branch High School

Saturday School is from 8am-11am. (Breakfast is served from 8am-8:30am)

Classes are held 8:30am-11:00am