Takoma Park Elementary School


December 4, 2022

Early Release From School on Wednesday, December 7, 2022

School closes at 1:20 p.m.

Academic Help

MCPS provides academic tutoring and help for students who need help with school. The tutoring is available for students in Kindergarten through twelfth grades (K-12). Saturday School is available for a nominal fee although scholarships are available. Tutoring is available free for all MCPS students. Please use the links below to sign up for tutoring and/or Saturday School.

George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy Saturday School

FEV Tutor and Tutor Me Education offer free, virtual tutoring for MCPS students. By logging into their Clever accounts, students can join a tutoring session. Both companies offer the same two services: on-demand homework help that requires no scheduling and scheduled, ongoing tutoring for longer term support.

FEV Tutor

More information linked in English and Spanish

Offers tutoring without cameras for students in grades 3-12 who learn best without a camera.

To set up tutoring: mcps@fevtutor.com

Tutor Me Education

More information linked in English and Spanish

To set up tutoring: MCPS@tutormeeducation.com or 240-618-2549

Tutor Me Online Request Form: https://tutormeeducation.com/montgomery-cps/

Covid Relief Funds

The City of Takoma Park has partnered with LiveStories (FORWARD) to

administer over $2.1 million in COVID relief funds to the community.

Takoma Park Direct Cash Assistance is now live! Eligible low-income households

that COVID-19 negatively impacted can receive a one-time $1,000 direct cash

assistance through the Takoma Park Direct Cash Assistance Program.

General eligibility criteria for the Direct Cash Assistance Program includes —

  • Household income must be less than $50,000
  • Must be located within the boundaries of Takoma Park, Maryland (address cannot be a PO Box or an address that leads to a shipping center as their physical location).

Detailed eligibility requirements and application can be found at


For general questions, please email FORWARD-support@forwardplatform.com
or call 1-855-582-FWRD (3973).

Get in-person assistance with your application!

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Time: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Takoma Park Maryland Library

7505 New Hampshire Avenue,

Suites 201-208

Absences from School

When a child is absent from school, parents and or guardians must send a note to school explaining the absence. Absences are excused for illness, family bereavement and religious reasons only. When a child is absent for more than 5 days in a row, the parent or guardian must present a doctor's note or Covid-19 results to have the absences excused. When absences are frequent or numerous even when they are not consecutive, TPES may require a doctor's note before the absence can be excused. Please help us optimize learning for your child by having them in school, on time, when they are not sick.

Gift Drive Join our efforts to make a child smile!

Donate a new, unwrapped toy/item for children ages 1 to 14 years old. Collection will run from December 2 to the 20. Wrapping paper & tape are also welcome!

Donations could be delivered to the Main Office (with Ms. Paz) or sent in your child’s backpack.

Feel free to email Ms. Paz with questions, or if you are interested in been a participant, at; Johanna_A_Paz@mcpsmd.org

Ùnase a nuestro esfuerzo de hacer sonreir a un niño!

Done un juguete/artículo nuevo, sin envolver para niños entre las edades de 1 a 14 años. La recolecta será del 2 al 20 de diciembre. ¡Papel de regalo & cinta adhesiva, también son bienvenidos!Las donaciones pueden ser entregadas en la oficina (con la Sra. Paz) o enviadas en la mochila de su niño. Siéntase en la libertad de enviar un correo electrónico a la Sra. Paz con cualquier pregunta, o si está interesado en participar, a; Johanna_A_Paz@mcpsmd.org

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Join us for the December PTA Meeting

Please join us for the next TPES/PBES PTA meeting on Tuesday, December 6, at 7 pm on Zoom. This meeting will include a discussion with MCPS Instructional Specialist Yael Astor and the joint Dolphin Panther PTA Rainbow Club to talk about LGBTQ+ inclusion, support, connection, and how working to understand can prevent bullying, isolation, and save lives.

The Zoom link will be shared by email on Tuesday afternoon.

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