Category: Education

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 | No Comments »

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 […]

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

City to Award $35K to Local Neighborhood Schools

At last night’s Council meeting, the City Council discussed awarding $35,000 to local schools, where many College Park residents attend. Since 2008, the Mayor and Council have provided grant monies to City neighborhood schools that serve their respective College Park neighborhoods. The purpose of the grants is to support these local neighborhood schools in enriching […]

Wednesday November 2nd, 2016 in Education | Comments Off on City to Award $35K to Local Neighborhood Schools

School Supply Drive for Hollywood Elementary School

College Park Community Library is a drop off site for school supplies that will be donated to Hollywood Elementary School. As you know, each year there is a need for additional supplies for students at the school. Many of these are purchased by the teachers. You can help teachers and students by providing one or […]

Wednesday August 17th, 2016 in Education | Comments Off on School Supply Drive for Hollywood Elementary School

Tomorrow in Hollywood! – Farmers Market Grand Opening and Fun Fair

Please make sure to stop by the Hollywood market tomorrow between 9 and 1! We’ll have new vendors like Velincia’s Produce, Waltz Family Farm and DC Dills, and many more. The ribbon cutting will be at 10 am. In the afternoon, the Hollywood Elementary School PTA will be holding the Annual Fun Fair! There will […]

Friday May 13th, 2016 in Announcements, Farmer's Market, Hollywood Elementary School, Hollywood Farmers Market | Comments Off on Tomorrow in Hollywood! – Farmers Market Grand Opening and Fun Fair

Council Mulls More Scholarships to College Park Students

At today’s Council meeting, the City Council will continue to discuss how to effectively use funds to support education in College Park. In the previous worksession, many of the Council members expressed an interest in using a portion of this year’s additional $80,000 Educational Improvement monies for additional scholarships to this year’s applicants who didn’t […]

Tuesday April 19th, 2016 in Education | Comments Off on Council Mulls More Scholarships to College Park Students

School Seeks Community Input about Student Safety

The PGCPS Student Safety Task Force is undertaking a thorough and comprehensive review of policies, processes, and practices that impact the safety of our children enrolled in the Prince George’s County Public Schools. As an independent body, we are examining and assessing current standards of operation related to the protection of school children. In the […]

Thursday April 7th, 2016 in Education | Comments Off on School Seeks Community Input about Student Safety

Enhancing Our Local Public Schools

There has been some interesting discussion on how to improve our local public school. I believe this discussion came after the City Council weighed in at the last Council meeting whether to spend an additional $80K to our the schools where our College Park students go. The council did not approve the proposal. If approved, […]

Thursday March 24th, 2016 in Education | 1 Comment »

Council Mulls Spending More in Local Schools

In the past, the Council used to pay a grant fund of $80,000 to College Park Academy (CPA). Because of organizational change, the CPA told us they did not need this grant money and thus, the Council put this $80,000 in a general fund called educational improvement fund in our FY16 budget. At April 28, […]

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Monday March 14th, 2016 in Education | Comments Off on Council Mulls Spending More in Local Schools