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A High-Quality Preschool is Coming to North College Park in February Next Year

Exciting news! A high-quality pre-K preschool will open in north College Park, on February 2020 and serve 120 children ages 3 to 5. The preschool, called the Monarch Preschool, will be located in an 11,400-square-foot renovated space in College Park United Methodist Church on the corner of Rhode Island Avenue and Hollywood Road in College […]

Thursday October 17th, 2019 in Education | Comments Off on A High-Quality Preschool is Coming to North College Park in February Next Year

Today: Back to School Block Party

DATE: Saturday, August 17, 2019 Time Ribbon Cutting: 8:45 a.m. Block Party: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Location Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex 8001 Sheriff Rd, Landover, MD 20785 Information Download:  Back to School Block Party Flyer Back to School Block Party Flyer in Spanish Back to School Block Party Flyer in French 301-952-6380 […]

Saturday August 17th, 2019 in Announcements, Education | Comments Off on Today: Back to School Block Party

2019 Free Summer Meal Sites for School Students

While school is out for summer, meals will still be available for children in our community. Beginning June 24, youth under age 18 can receive free summer meals at select schools, apartment communities and libraries throughout the County! For a complete list of schools and sites offering meals and to find a location near you, […]

Monday June 17th, 2019 in Education | Comments Off on 2019 Free Summer Meal Sites for School Students

Back to School Backpack Bash

Mark your calendars for the the Fifth Annual Greivis Vasquez Foundation’s Back to School Backpack Bash! Saturday, August 25th from 10am to 2pm College Park Community Center (5051 Pierce Ave) Get free school supplies, backpacks and have a blast with all the games, activities, bounce houses, haircuts, food and more!!

Sunday July 29th, 2018 in Announcements, Education | Comments Off on Back to School Backpack Bash

North College Park May Get 120-Seat Early Learning Center

Last week, the City Council approved a resolution in support of MD Senate Bill SB0331 for a capital appropriation of $250,000 for the College Park Early Learning Center. The center will be built and operated by the Children’s Guild, a Maryland nonprofit with 65 years of experience, providing pre-school education for residents of College Park […]

Thursday March 15th, 2018 in Announcements, Education | Comments Off on North College Park May Get 120-Seat Early Learning Center

College Park Academy to Hold Open House on December 7

When: Thursday, December 7, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Where: 5751 Rivertech Court, Riverdale Park, MD College Park Academy is a top-performing public charter middle and high school, founded by UMD and the City of College Park. It provides personalized learning and a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum, including UMD courses in high school. Applications for […]

Friday December 1st, 2017 in Announcements, College Park academy, Education | Comments Off on College Park Academy to Hold Open House on December 7

College Park Academy to Start Accepting Applications Next Week

College Park Academy is a top-performing public charter middle and high school, partnered with the University of Maryland. It provides high quality, personalized learning and a rigorous, college prep curriculum, preparing students for the top universities in the country. Since its launch in 2013, CPA students have earned among the highest state test scores in […]

Friday October 27th, 2017 in Announcements, College Park academy, Education | Comments Off on College Park Academy to Start Accepting Applications Next Week

Group Seeks Residents’ Input on K-12 Education

College Park City-University Partnership is conducting a survey and focus groups to understand more precisely what parents want in K-12 schools. Results will help provide the partnership and local, state and university leaders with an informed perspective on what parents want for their children as we work to implement the University District Vision 2020, which […]

Tuesday October 17th, 2017 in Education | Comments Off on Group Seeks Residents’ Input on K-12 Education

When Is the School Bus Coming? PGCPS Has an App for That!

Download the new mobile app today and be ready on the first day of school. Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) is encouraging parents to try out the new Bb District by Blackboard mobile app prior to the first day of school (Sept. 6) for bus stop locations and transportation updates. In addition to transportation […]

Sunday August 27th, 2017 in Education | Comments Off on When Is the School Bus Coming? PGCPS Has an App for That!

Back to School Backpack Bash: Aug 26

Parents – please meet former Maryland Terrapin, Grevis Vasquez, on Saturday, August 26 (10 am – 2 pm) at the College Park Community Center (5051 Pierce Avenue) for a family-oriented event and Back-to-School give away. Please see below for details. Please share with other parents.

Sunday August 6th, 2017 in Announcements, Education | Comments Off on Back to School Backpack Bash: Aug 26

College Park Academy to get Contract Renewal, Catchment Area for City Students

Last week, the County Board of Education voted to extend its contract with the College Park Academy for an additional five year period. The school, which has heavy University of Maryland support, will open its newly constructed school in August. The new school is located just off River Road, southeast of the College Park Metro […]

Monday June 26th, 2017 in College Park academy, Education | Comments Off on College Park Academy to get Contract Renewal, Catchment Area for City Students

College Park Announces Scholarships for UMD Summer Camps

Once again, City has announced a scholarship application for up to $400 for the University of Maryland summer camps. Only City of College Park children pre-K up through high school are eligible to apply. The deadline is next Wednesday, March 15.  Please see here for details and spread the word. Thank you!

Sunday March 12th, 2017 in Announcements, Education | Comments Off on College Park Announces Scholarships for UMD Summer Camps

Group Considering to Open Pre-K Childcare Facility in North College Park

At tomorrow’s Council meeting, the City Council will hear a presentation from members of the Children’s Guild and College Park residents about plans to open a tuition-based pre-K early learning center in north College Park. The Children’s Guild is a non-profit organization with notable members from Colege Park and the UMD community. The center is […]

Monday January 16th, 2017 in Education | Comments Off on Group Considering to Open Pre-K Childcare Facility in North College Park

City to Grant Award to Greenbelt Middle School

Back in November 2016, the City Council approved grant awards to 8 neighborhoods schools whose Education Grant applications had been recommended by the City’s Education Advisory Committee for approval. Greenbelt Middle is eligible for a $7,500 grant award because of the high numbers of College Park students that attend Greenbelt Middle as their neighborhood school. […]

Sunday December 11th, 2016 in Education | Comments Off on City to Grant Award to Greenbelt Middle School

UMD Students Volunteer to Teach at Hollywood Elementary School

After officials at nearby Hollywood Elementary School contacted UMD’s Office of Community Engagement, Associate Professor Ana Patricia Rodriguez created a new Spanish language course this fall that sends undergraduates there to teach English to Spanish-speaking parents. “We are empowering the parents to advocate for their children,” says junior Maureen Wrightson. “If we give them the […]

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Thursday December 1st, 2016 in Education, Hollywood Elementary School, University of Maryland | Comments Off on UMD Students Volunteer to Teach at Hollywood Elementary School