THE ANCHOR

Invigorating the Educational Spirit

WE ARE A STEAM SCHOOL

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


Ardmore Elementary School's Motto is Be Ready! Be Responsible! Be Respectful!


February 2016 Issue 6 Volume 10

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UPCOMING EVENTS

February 12 - 2nd Quarter Report Cards Released (Rescheduled due to snow storm)
February 15 - President's Day (School Closed)
February 29 - Six Flag Read to Succeed Reading Log Deadline
March 2 - Read Across America Day
March 2-21 - MSA Science Administration (Grade 5)
March 7 - 3rd Quarter Progress Reports Released
March 23 - End of Third Quarter
March 24 - Grading/Teacher Planning (School Closed for Students)
March 25 - April 4 - Easter/Spring Break (School Closed)

SECOND QUARTER HONOR AWARDS CEREMONY

Congratulations to our Second Quarter Honor Roll Awardees! Keep up the great work!!!

PGCPS EMERGENCY WEATHER CODES


Effective October 15, 2013, per updated AP2565.1 , a new Administrative Procedure was issued governing employee attendance during inclement weather and other emergency conditions. This year, the Administrative Procedure has been reissued to provide guidelines on employee attendance during certain emergency conditions, as well as to identify the various levels of personnel.

When it becomes necessary to cancel or delay the opening of schools and/or central and regional offices due to inclement weather or other emergencies, the following announcement will be made to area radio and television stations:


“Prince George’s County Public Schools are closed. A Code _______ is in effect for all employees.”


1. Code Orange - Schools and offices will open with a two hour delay. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for liberal leave.


2. Code Green – Schools are closed. All 12-month employees are to report on time.


3. Code Blue – Schools are closed. Central and Regional Offices will open two hours late. All 12-month personnel are expected to report. A liberal leave policy will be in effect for non-emergency personnel. Liberal leave means that employees may elect to use annual leave, or leave without pay. Employees electing to use liberal leave must notify their leave granting authority if they intend to do so for that day. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL must report to work on time and are not eligible for Liberal Leave.


4. Code Yellow – Schools are closed. All Offices are closed. EMERGENCY PERSONNEL only must report to work.


5. Code Red – The school system is closed for all personnel.

PROCEDURES FOR DELAYED OPENINGS AND EARLY DISMISSAL

DELAYED OPENING - Start of school is two hours later than the usual time.

If it is necessary to delay the opening of school because of inclement weather, dangerous road conditions, or other emergencies which might arise, an announcement will be broadcast over radio stations before 6:30 a.m., Channel 96 and other television stations, and posted on the school system’s web page -- www.pgcps.org.

Two Hour Delay - Schools will begin two hours later than normal.

  • There will be NO work-study transportation. (Those students should NOT report to school.)
  • There will be no half-day Early Childhood Center (ECC), half-day Special Education Programs or half-day PreK.
  • Any other school program requiring transportation prior to 12 noon will NOT have transportation, including Howard B. Owens Science Center
  • All field trips will be cancelled.
  • Food Services will offer breakfast.

• A delayed opening has no effect on dismissal time unless announced •

EARLY CLOSING FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER, EMERGENCIES, AND OTHER PROBLEMS - Dismissal of schools prior to the regular closing time

  • The announcement will be made prior to 10:15 a.m., if possible.
  • When the announcement is made for early closing, know your dismissal time, and immediately notify parents and staff.
  • All ECC half-day students will remain in school and be transported home with the regular afternoon dismissal.
  • All after-school activities and events will be cancelled, including athletic games and practices.
  • Food Services will provide lunch.

100th Day of School

Ardmore celebrates 100th day of school with various activities in the classroom.

BOOK TRAILER OF THE MONTH

Brown Girl Dreaming Book Trailer

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

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ARDMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Georgette L. Gregory

Principal



For additional information, articles, updates, announcements, and events, email: maryjane.christou@pgcps.org or mania.missirian@pgcps.org