Takoma Park Elementary School
February 5, 2023
STEM NIGHT IS COMING March 16th!
We are in need of some donations to make our STEM Night GREAT!!
Upcycle some recyclables for our Maker Room!
- Small cardboard boxes (cereal boxes, etc. )
- Cardboard tubes,
- Construction paper,
- Egg cartons, etc…
- Fabric scraps
- Cups (paper/plastic/styrofoam)
- Pipe cleaners
- Paper plates
- Craft sticks (jumbo and regular)
- Pom poms
- Recyclable materials such as plastic bottles, containers
- Paperclips and other types of clips such as the binder clips
- Cupcake liners
- Coffee Filters
- Rubber bands
Drop off in the collection bin in the atrium.
Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day
As we work to recover from the pandemic shut down of schools, it is most important that we focus on teaching and learning. With that in mind, we will use our historical plan (the plan we have used for the past 15 years) for Valentine's and St. Patrick's Day. On Valentine's Day, historically, the children are given time to exchange valentines and have a small treat. This will only use 30 minutes or less of the school day. We will not have big parties although the instruction for the day may be heart/love themed. Students will continue to have reading and math instruction with the possibility of a little added fun. When sending valentines in with your child, be sure there is a valentine for every child in the homeroom class. Unfortunately, students without a full set will not be permitted to pass out valentines. This is being done to guard the feelings of our children. Teachers will be sending home class lists this week in preparation for the Valentine's Day card exchange.
On St. Patrick's Day, teachers often engage the students in the devious works of the Leprechaun and have students look for the mystical creature. Since this day is also a day of instruction all activities will include the use of learning standards and hopefully, fun.
PTA Meeting This Week
There is a PTA meeting this Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. We will hear from Rob Ruffins from The Education Trust. The meeting will be virtual and the Zoom link will be sent on Tuesday afternoon. Please join us to hear from Mr. Ruffins.
Kindergarten Registration for Next School Year
Is your child, or anyone you know, turning 5 years old by September 1, 2023?
Here are the documents required for enrollment;
- Proof of Residency
- Birth documents
- Health Forms
- MCPS enrollment forms; 565-1 & 560-24 (both links attached below)
- Students receiving special education services should bring a copy of the current Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Student Emergency Information
New Student Information
PROOF OF AGE, IDENTITY, RESIDENCY, & IMMUNIZATIONS
Verification of Student's Age (5 to 20)
Documents below are listed in order of preference. Official documents issued by governmental entities located in the U.S. should be used in place of documents issued by entities outside of the U.S. whenever possible.
- Birth certificate
- Physician's certificate
- Baptismal or Church Certification
- Hospital certificate
- Parent's notarized affidavit (sworn notarized statement attesting to the accuracy of the date of birth)
- Birth registration
- Other legal or notarized identification
Identity of Person Enrolling Student and Relationship to Student
Person enrolling student must present official parent/guardian photo identification and proof of relationship to student. Anyone other than parent or legal guardian must complete Determination of Residency and Tuition Status (MCPS Form 335-73) and contact International Admissions and Enrollment at 240-740-4500.
Examples of proof of parent/guardian identity that includes a photograph:
- Driver's license
- Other legal form of identification
Examples of proof of parent/guardian relationship to student:
- Birth certificate of student which identifies the parents
- Court order
- Separation agreement or divorce decree
- Other legal form of identification
Acceptable Proof of Residency in Montgomery County
- Homeowners: A copy of your current property tax bill. A copy can be obtained from the Montgomery County Department of Finance at 240-777-0311 or at Montgomery County Department of Finance.
- Renters: A copy of your current rental lease. If the original term of the lease is expired, a copy of the lease and a current utility bill.
- Shared Housing Residents: If living in shared housing with a homeowner or renter who has a bona fide residence within an MCPS school area:
- Shared housing with a homeowner: A completed, signed, and notarized Shared Housing Disclosure (MCPS Form 335-74), a copy of the current property tax bill of the homeowner, and two other supporting documents to demonstrate that the parent/guardian or eligible student is living at the address. The supporting documents must be in the name of the parent/guardian at the address shown on the Shared Housing Disclosure Form (see below for supporting document examples).
- Shared housing with a renter: A completed, signed, and notarized Shared Housing Disclosure (MCPS Form 335-74), a copy of the rental lease and two other supporting documents to demonstrate that the parent/guardian or eligible student is living at the address. If the original term of the rental lease is expired, a copy of the lease and a current utility bill is required. The supporting documents must be in the name of the parent/guardian at the address shown on the Shared Housing Disclosure Form (see below for supporting document examples).
Examples of acceptable supporting documents include communication from the following types of entries:
- Financial institutions (e.g., bank, insurance company, etc.)
- Utility companies (e.g., phone, water, electric, gas, etc.)
- Governmental (Federal, state, or local)
- Medical organizations
- Religious institutions
- Nonprofit or community organizations
- Homeless Residents: information and forms can be found on the Enrolling Homeless Students webpage.
Physical Examinations and Immunizations
A physical examination is required for students entering Maryland public schools for the first time or transferring from a private school. The examination must be done within nine months before or six months after enrollment.
Acceptable Proof of Full Immunization Compliance
- Maryland Immunization Certificate 896, or
- Computer form generated by a physician or health clinic
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