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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY EDUCATION BRIEFS: 2019-2020 Highlights

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• Academic excellence took center stage when Glenarden Woods Elementary was named a Maryland Blue Ribbon School.

• College Track at Durant Center welcomed its inaugural class. Students will receive academic, financial and social resources through college graduation through a $10 million investment by NBA star and Suitland native Kevin Durant.

• Community listening sessions with Interim CEO Monica Goldson, Family Institute, Passport to Success Expo, Estudios Universitarios and Men Make a Difference Day helped PGCPS plug into the power of parents.

• Students excelled not only in the classroom, but on the court and field as well, making All-Metro teams and turning athletic skills into scholarship dollars.

• The new Youth Apprenticeship Program, JPMorgan Chase technology training grant and first-ever Career and Technical Education Signing Day helped to elevate in-demand jobs.

Summer Break Checklist

With the school year ending June 14, students are reminded to plan ahead for both the summer months and next school year:

• Register for “Before and After Care: for next school year.
• Find a free summer meals site near you.
• Review the 2019-20 school year calendar. Key dates include the first day of school, Sept. 3; Winter Break, Dec. 23-31 and Spring Break, April 6-13.
• Discover the resources of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System with your child’s student ID.
• Revisit your subscriptions to make sure you’re receiving the PGCPS news through email and text message.

Free Summer Meals

While school is out for summer, meals will still be available for children in PGCPS communities.

Beginning June 24, those 18 and younger 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 nearby location, go to www.mdsummermeals.org and search by zip code or browse “2019 Sites” by county.

Meanwhile, open school sites offering free meals June 24-Aug. 15, Monday-Thursday, include:

Calverton Elementary: 11 a.m.-noon
Carrollton Elementary: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Edward M. Felegy Elementary: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Gladys Noon Spellman Elementary: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
High Point High School: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Riverdale Elementary: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Robert Gray Elementary: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Rogers Heights Elementary: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Rosa Parks Elementary: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Templeton Elementary: 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Apartment communities offering meals:

June 24-Aug. 9, Monday-Friday
Langley Gardens, Takoma Park
Lunch: 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
June 24 – Aug. 16, Monday-Friday
Langley Terrace, Hyattsville
Breakfast: 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Lunch: noon-12:30 p.m.
Overland Gardens, Landover
Breakfast: 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Lunch: 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.
Penn Mar Forestville
Lunch: 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Regency Point, Forestville
Breakfast: 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Lunch: 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Oxon Hill Village, Oxon Hill
Breakfast: 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Lunch: noon-12:30 p.m.
July 9-Aug. 9, Monday-Friday
Carriage Hill, Hillcrest Heights
Lunch: 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.

The following libraries will offer free lunches from June 24-Aug. 16:

Beltsville Library: 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Fairmont Heights: 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday
Hillcrest Heights: 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday
New Carrollton: 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Oxon Hill: 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Spauldings: 1 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday-Friday

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