Tuesday, October 31, 2017 TPA will have its Annual Storybook Character Parade to celebrate literacy and literature. The parade will begin promptly at 1 p.m. in the back parking lot. It is mandatory for all students to complete a book report, attached to the Storybook Character Parade Flyer and be prepared to do an oral presentation.
Your child MUST come to school in their uniform on this day and the teachers/volunteers will help the students change into their costume.
This is NOT Halloween related, but if you choose not to have your child dress up then he/she will still need to complete the book report using a book of their choice.
TPA we will be sponsoring a Trunk-or-Treat event on Tuesday, October 31,2017. Trunk-or-treat events bring Halloween to parking lots where kids go from car to car and get candy.
Parents are invited to decorate the trunk of their cars and pass out yummy store brought treats to the students in the back parking lot during the parade. If you are participating please arrive by 12 p.m.
Parents, guardians, family and friends please join the 2nd graders as they present "Curiosity" on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the multi-purpose room. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
Every October, schools and organizations across the country observe National Bullying Prevention Month. The goal: encourage communities to work together to stop bullying and cyberbullying by increasing awareness of the prevalence and impact of bullying on all children of all ages.
The PGCPS Office of Interscholastic Athletics will host a series of workshops for student athletes to learn about NCAA, NAIA and Division I, II and III eligibility, how to pay for college and more.
Students should see their school's athletic director to register.
- October 10 • 6:30 p.m. Charles H. Flowers HS Auditorium
- October 24 • 6:30 p.m. • Crossland HS Auditorium
- November 14 • 6:30 p.m. • High Point HS Auditorium
Smiles Program, The Mobile Dentist, will be at TPA Monday, November 13 - Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Submit your Smiles Mobile Application by Tuesday, October 10, 2017!
If you have any questions or concerns about the mobile dentist please contact the school at 301-552-0164.
Turning Point Academy Public Charter School will be accepting online applications for the 2018-2019 school year from Wednesday, November 1, 2017 until Saturday, January 27, 2018.
All Prince George’s County families can apply to a public charter school, as there are no attendance boundaries assigned to charter schools. Interested families must complete an online application at https://forms.pgcps.org/charters/ for each child they wish to enroll. The admission lottery will be conducted electronically by the Department of Pupil Accounting and School Boundaries. Parents will be notified February 2018.
Parents, any changes in a student’s dismissal must be clearly written and communicated to the school. Without written documentation from the parent/guardian to change the dismissal procedures, the student must follow the regular routine set forth by their parent/guardian.
Students cannot change buses unless it is authorized by the bus company, Exquisite Limo Service. Due to the hectic nature of the front office in the afternoon, it is important that changes to dismissal plans be made PRIOR to 2:00 p.m. Although we understand that emergencies arise, if you call the office after 2:00 p.m. we cannot guarantee that the teacher/student will receive the message.
Parents and students impacted by bullying know that it affects you in many ways. You may lose sleep or feel sick. You may want to skip school. You may even be thinking about suicide. Students who are feeling hopeless or helpless or know someone that is, the PGCPS site has pointers to a site called stopbulling.gov. This site has a feature called "LIFELINE" which is just that for those needing help. LIFELINE can be reached at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). www.stopbullying.gov is a joint effort by several