Home of the Beacons!
5th Grade Parents
Parents, this is your opportunity to have a farewell message from you to your child included in the yearbook. There is a maximum of 2 messages for each student and each message should be 30 words or less. Please submit your message to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, March 29th.
The 2016-2017 Piney Point Yearbooks are now on sale! The sale only lasts through March so please make your orders soon! The cost is $17.00 per book and checks can be made out to PPES. You can address any questions to Jessica Crandall at email@example.com.
**5th grade parents-there is still time for you to send in early school pictures of your child for the yearbook.
Standards Based Report Card Update
St. Mary’s County Public Schools formed a report card committee in 2015 and included representation from every elementary school in the county. The committee revised the Pre-K through Grade 2 Standards Based Report Card to reflect recent curriculum changes, which was successfully implemented this school year. The work of the committee continues as we focus on creating a Standards Based reporting system for Grades 3-5. We recognize the need to provide on-going professional development for our staff as well as the need to educate and communicate with families in order to prepare for the transition. We are committed to a successful implementation and, therefore, we will gather feedback and provide training during the 2017-18 school year and begin implementation for 3rd grade during the 2018-19 school year. The 4th and 5th grade Standards Based Report Cards will follow in consecutive school years.
Please contact Ms. Edwards at the school if you would like additional information about Standards Based Report Cards. Piney Point Elementary will have various options for parents throughout this process to keep you informed.
To learn more about the standards-based report card, visit the website below. This site also has a link to a survey to give us feedback.
Beacon Bolt 5k to be held April 22, 2017
Run along beautiful Piney Point Road with your friends and family and help our school raise money for the Southern Maryland Food Bank and Piney Point Elementary School’s Backpack Program. Follow the link for online registration at: http://www.active.com/tall-timbers-md/running/distance-running-races/beacon-bolt-2017
Parent Pickup Procedures:
It is recommended that a note be sent with your child in the morning to give to the teacher for any parent pick-ups. The teacher will then forward the notes to the office. You can also call the parent pick up line at 301-994-2205 x9 until 2:30 pm. All calls for parent pick up must be made before 2:30 each day.