Takoma Park Elementary School


April 23, 2023


National Take Your Child To Work Day April 27, 2023

MCPS recognizes the importance in engaging our children in the work that parents do on a daily basis, and encourages staff and their children to participate in Take Your Child to Work Day. This year, the National Take Your Child to Work Day will be observed on Thursday, April 27, 2023. If you plan to take your child to work with you, the parent/guardian must submit an attendance note indicating that the student was absent from school to participate in Take Your Child to Work Day. Once the note is received, the attendance secretary will update the student’s attendance for that day to EXC (excused). Your child's teacher may also bring their child/children to work that day.

Art Contest

The Montgomery County Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program has launched our annual Pedestrian Safety Art Contest for all elementary school (private & public) students in Montgomery County. This contest was birthed through The Vision Zero Youth Ambassador Program where two MCPS high school students (Carissa & Cityana) desired to educate school aged children about pedestrian safety. The simple purpose of the contest is to have students use their creativity to educate themselves and others about the importance of walking safely. Not only is it important for students to go to school, but they MUST get there safely.

There is NO entry fee for any student that participates in the contest. Winning artwork from the contest will not only be displayed on the SRTS website, social media and they will be awarded the prizes below:

2022 K-3rd Winners - Pedestrian Safety Art Contest Winners (K-3rd) | Flickr

2022 4th-5th Winners - Pedestrian Safety Art Contest WINNERS. (4th-5th) | Flickr

2023 Prizes

K-3rd Grade Prizes

1st Place - $75 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

2nd Place - $50 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

3rd Place - $25 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

4-5th Grade Prizes

1st Place - $75 Amazon Gift Card

2nd Place - $50 Amazon Gift Card

3rd Place - $25 Amazon Gift Card

BONUS SCHOOL PRIZE: The school with the largest number of submissions (based on percentage of student population) will win $200 to MICHAEL’S for art supplies.

See the attached flyer for more information.

Leader in Me Survey for Parents

This year our guidance counselors have delivered Leader in Me Social Emotional Learning lessons for all of our students. We need parent input on the social emotional wellbeing of your children. Please use the link below to access the survey.

Parent Survey

Head Lice

There has been a recent increase in the number of head lice cases at TPES. Should your child contract lice he, she or they must be treated and nit free before returning to school. Please let us know so that we can keep track of the number of cases and notify parents as the need arises.

2022-2023 Yearbooks

Yearbooks are available for families for $20.00. They are to be ordered online using THIS LINK. Please use your child's login and password for Google to access the link. Otherwise the following information can be used to place an order:

ordering site at www.freedpics.com

Enter your password: TPES23YBZ

o visite nuestro sitio de pedidos en www.freedpics.com.

Introduzca su contraseña: TPES23YBZ

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Mrs. Maleka Brown, yearbook coordinator at Maleka_A_Brown@mcpsmd.org.

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