Invigorating the Educational Spirit


STEAM stands for "Science, Technology, Education, Art, and Math"

Ardmore Elementary School's Motto is:

Be Ready! Be Responsible! Be Respectful!

April 2016 Issue 8 Volume 12

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April 5 - Picture Day

April 12 - Third Quarter Report Cards Released

April 18 - May 31 - PARCCC (Grades 3-6)

April 19, 20 & 22 - PARCC ELA Grade 4

April 21 - Field Trip (Grades 4-6)

April 25 - Third Quarter Honor Awards Assembly

April 26 - Primary Election Day (Holiday/School Closed)

April 27, 28 & 29 - PARCC ELA Grades 3 & 6

May 2, 3, & 4 - PARCC ELA Grade 5

May 5 - Mobile Dentist

May 5, 6, 9 & 10 - PARCC Math Grade 4

May 11, 12, 13 & 16 - PARCC Math Grades 3 & 6

May 17 - 20 - PARCC Math Grade 5

May 24 - Fourth Quarter Progress Reports Released

May 27 - Redskins PEP Rally

May 25 - June 1 - Scholastic Book Fair

May 30 - Memorial Day Holiday (School Closed)

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Ardmore Elementary School is the first place winner of the 2015-2016 Washington Redskins Read Challenge. Ardmore placed 1st out of 32 participating schools. Numerous entries were submitted by Prince George’s County Public Schools and across the DC, Virginia, and Maryland area.

What was the Redskins Read challenge? Students were challenged to record in a seven-month reading and literacy journey. These hardworking students became reading champions. Students were asked to respond to writing prompts, analyze story elements, and encourag one another to persist in reading. Ms. Holmes’s fifth grade homeroom class was the school’s overall reading champion. Students received various rewards each month such as pencils, earphones, colored changing cups, posters, etc. These items were sponsored by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation.

Mrs. Mary Jane Christou, Redskins Reading Ambassador, ensured the program's success by monitoring the monthly playbook. She posted Twitter feeds to share the news with the community, and completed seven of seven monthly progress reports on time. Out of 34 total entries , Ardmore ES placed first!

Go, Ardmore! The 2015-2016 Washington Redskins PEP Rally will be hosted by Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and the Washington Redskins’ surprise athletes.

This event will be held Friday, May 27, 2016.

Each student will also receive a “Free Book” from the Scholastic Book Fair to be distributed by Clifford, the Big Red Dog during the event. In addition, Ardmore students will have the sole opportunity to design the 2016-2017 Redskins Read Playbook book cover. The student with the winning entry will have his/her name featured in the 2016-2017 Redskins Read Playbook. The winner will be announced during the Redskins PEP Rally.

Click the link below to watch the trending Ardmore Redskins Rap Video!

Ardmore Redskins Read Challenge
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Reading, and a love for reading, begins at home. Our one-page Reading Tip Sheets are available in eleven languages and offer easy ways for parents to help kids become successful readers.

Tips for parents of:

Although we've divided these tips by age, many of them can be used with children at various ages and stages — we encourage you to choose the ones that work best for your child.

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Ardmore Elementary School is a proud producer of rising, talented, and gifted scholars. On April 14, 2016, Xander Ngwala, fourth grade student, won third place in The Martian Frontier Patriots Technology Training Center's Solar System Competition at the NASA Space Flight Center in Greenbelt Maryland. Xander Ngwala with his team, "The Martian Commanders", presented and interpreted life challenges in Mars. They were the youngest participants to win the competition amongst experienced sixth, seventh, and eighth graders.

On the other hand, two of our beloved sixth graders participated in this year’s Solo and Ensemble Instrumental Music Event at Kenmore Middle School. Xavier Ngwala received "Superior Rating", highest rating a participant can receive. Natalia Romero received an "Excellent Rating" from experienced and expert instrumentalist judges!

Kudos to Xander, Xavier, and Natalia! We are so very proud of both of you!

Congratulations to the parents of both students! Parental support pays off again!

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