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Register Now for the Wizards Winter Reading Challenge

This winter, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System is teaming up with the Washington Wizards! We invite you to join the fun by participating in challenges for a chance to win prizes, and to explore the book, film, TV, and other resources that we have compiled for you and your family to enjoy. Preregistration is […]

Monday December 28th, 2020 in Education | No Comments »

Virtual Q&A with Joshua Thomas

Please mark your calendar, On Wednesday, January 13th at 7:30 p.m., please join for a virtual Q&A with Prince George’s County District 2 Board of Education representative Joshua Thomas. The discussion will include plans for the upcoming school year. To join, please visit the link: https://zoom.us/j/97952972640 or dial-in at 301-715-8592. Sponsored by the City‘s Education Advisory Committee.

Saturday December 26th, 2020 in Announcements, Education | Comments Off on Virtual Q&A with Joshua Thomas

Fundraiser for Hollywood Elementary PTA

The Hollywood PTA is holding its first virtual fundraiser! Below are the details.  The group is collecting money through Venmo.  With Venmo, (www.venmo.com), you can search for “Hollywood-ES PTA” and please select “@Jonathan-White-284” Please spread the word to families and friends. Any Hollywood Elementary School friends can purchase tickets!

Friday November 13th, 2020 in Announcements, Education | Comments Off on Fundraiser for Hollywood Elementary PTA

City of College Park Essay Contest

The Education Advisory Committee (EAC) would like to announce an essay contest, open to all students who are residents of the City of College Park in Kindergarten through 12th grade, who attend schools receiving public education grant assistance from the City, to honor the memory of Doris Ellis. The essay question is: “How have you […]

Thursday November 5th, 2020 in Education | Comments Off on City of College Park Essay Contest

Virtual Q&A with Joshua Thomas

The City and the Education Advisory Committee invite you to join us for a “Town Hall with Joshua Thomas, our Board of Education representative on Monday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m. The focus of this virtual meeting is to have a dialogue about virtual learning and to share the pros and cons of our collective […]

Friday October 16th, 2020 in Education | Comments Off on Virtual Q&A with Joshua Thomas

City May Start School Essay Contest in Memory of Late Doris Ellis

City’s Educational Advisory Committee (EAC) is proposing a one-time essay contest to honor the memory of Doris Ellis. Ms. Ellis, a retired Physical Education teacher, who was serving on the EAC for the past 10 years until her death this April 21, 2020. The proposed essay question is: “How have you kept your mind and […]

Monday August 10th, 2020 in Education | Comments Off on City May Start School Essay Contest in Memory of Late Doris Ellis

New school year will begin with distance learning for the first two quarters

Recently, CEO Dr. Monica Goldson announced her plan to safely and responsibly reopen Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) for the 2020-21 academic year. Following broad input from families, employees and community members, PGCPS will continue distance learning through January 2021. Prince George’s County has been the epicenter of the COVID-19 public health crisis in […]

Thursday July 16th, 2020 in Education | Comments Off on New school year will begin with distance learning for the first two quarters

Virtual Q&A with Joshua Thomas

Next Wednesday, July 29 at 7:30 p.m. please join a virtual Q&A with Prince George’s County District 2 Board of Education representative Joshua Thomas. Discussion will include an assessment of the 2019/2020 school year along with plans for the upcoming school year. To join: Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/97952972640 Or […]

Thursday July 9th, 2020 in Education | Comments Off on Virtual Q&A with Joshua Thomas

MD House Passes Bill on Kirwan Commission School Funding Plan

On March 6, 2020, the House passed the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, HB 1300, by a vote of 96-41. The bill is based on the recommendations of the Kirwan Commission, which worked for three years to shape the proposal. The plan’s key policies include: expanding early childhood education for 3- and 4-year-olds, promoting college and […]

Sunday March 8th, 2020 in Education | Comments Off on MD House Passes Bill on Kirwan Commission School Funding Plan

City May Ask a Safer Bus Stop in Cherry Hill Neighborhood

A resident has brought a safety concern to Council and staff regarding the bus stop for Hollywood Elementary School students on Cherry Hill Road at Park Drive. Cherry Hill Road is very busy and cars go relatively fast compared to neighborhood streets. Many parents apparently drive their children to school because they do not feel […]

Monday February 17th, 2020 in Hollywood Elementary School | 4 Comments »

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 […]

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