Phillips Preparatory Newsletter

February 2021 Edition

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Principal's Message

Hello Parents!


The teachers and students of Phillips Preparatory are doing amazing things in the classroom to make safety a priority while creating an innovative and engaging learning environment. Our expectation is that all students (remote learners and face-to-face learners) show up each day on time and prepared to ACTIVELY participate. We expect students to read, ask questions, and submit quality work. We also expect all students to follow all safety protocols and guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the flu, strep, and any other infectious diseases. I’d like to thank our parents, family members, and community partners for their continued support. Let's make this a fantastic 3rd quarter!

TELL A FRIEND: MAGNET SCHOOL APPLICATION

Share this MCPSS magnet school application link.

Magnet Application Window

The spring magnet application window for new students will be open from February 22 - March 19, 2021. Tell your friends and relatives about the amazing things offered at our school and let them know why Phillips is the ONLY choice!
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YEARBOOK ORDERS

Yearbooks are now on sale! The cost is $30. Parents may purchase yearbooks online by clicking the button above. Students may also submit a yearbook order and payment to their first period teachers now through March 26th. We encourage parents to order online. If sending cash or a check to the school by your child, make sure that he/she has the exact amount. Remote learners who missed the scheduled picture day at the school are asked to email a self-photo to Ms. Charbonnet (tmcharbonnet@mcpss.com).

Wellness and Safety Protocols

At Phillips, we take several measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. Remember to wear a mask covering your nose and mouth, practice social distancing, and wash your hands regularly. Please view the video message from Nurse Campbell by clicking the button below.

CLASSROOM SNAPSHOTS

ATTENDANCE MATTERS

  • Students must log into Schoology each day to be counted present for school.
  • Submit parent notes, doctor's notes, and court documents for excused absences.
  • If a long-term absence is necessary, contact the principal to make arrangements for classwork.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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"Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history." - www.history.com
Admission tickets for all MCPSS events must be purchased online at www.gofan.co. Social distancing will be enforced at all events. Masks will be worn by spectators at all indoor competitions.
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IB LEARNER PROFILE

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AR COMPETITION

Our library media specialist, Mrs. Aplin, has created a reading challenge for the month of February. For every three books that students read and pass an AR test for in the month of February, they will receive one ticket for a drawing. Prizes will include gift cards and a grand prize of a complete set of Harry Potter books!

Third Quarter Novel - 8th Grade

Eighth grade students should be securing their copy of the 3rd quarter novel, The Outsiders. Students will begin reading the book the day we return from Mardi Gras. If remote students ordered the book from your teacher, you may drop by the school to pick it up during school hours.

Extended Day

The Phillips Extended Day program (PED) is a service for our families who need care for their children after regular school hours. PED provides a safe and monitored environment for your child between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. each day. **Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks must be worn during Extended Day.** Review the document below for more details.

Cafeteria - February Menus

2022 Trip to Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid

If you are interested in travelling to Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid during Spring Break 2022, contact Mr. Holly at chholly@mcpss.com or Mrs. Mix at vmix@mcpss.com. Do not miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience first-hand the amazing culture of France and Spain.