As part of our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and to social justice, PPPCS is conducting an audit and review of our curriculum. This is part of our larger work to create an anti-racist curriculum that furthers our mission to prepare our students to be stewards of an equitable future. To do this well, we need to hear from you!
Whether you currently have a child at PPPCS or have had children attend in the past, you will have several different opportunities to engage in this process with us. We invite you to choose the option that works best for you:
Complete an anonymous questionnaire with your feedback and suggestions. Questionnaires will be shared beginning July 20th.
Participate in a focus group on the evening of Wednesday, July 22 or during the day on Thursday, July 23. You can RSVP here.
Schedule a one-on-one interview to be conducted the week of July 20th. Interviews will be led by Serena Harris, a 1st grade teacher and Dorothy Jones, our Behavior Specialist, and you can request an interview here.
Your honest feedback about our curriculum is essential to this process, as well your views on potential changes to our current curriculum.
ESPAÑOL: Como parte de nuestro compromiso con la equidad, la diversidad y la inclusión y con la justicia social, PPPCS está realizando una auditoría y revisión de nuestro plan de estudios. Esto es parte de nuestro trabajo más amplio para crear un plan de estudios antirracista que promueva nuestra misión de preparar a nuestros estudiantes para ser administradores de un futuro equitativo. Para hacerlo bien, ¡necesitamos saber de usted!
Ya sea que tenga un hijo en PPPCS o que haya asistido en el pasado, tendrá varias oportunidades diferentes para participar en este proceso con nosotros. Te invitamos a elegir la opción que mejor funcione para ti:
Complete un cuestionario anónimo con sus comentarios y sugerencias. Los cuestionarios se compartirán a partir del 20 de julio.
Participe en un grupo de enfoque la noche del miércoles 22 de julio o durante el día jueves 23 de julio. Puede confirmar su asistencia aquí.
Programe una entrevista individual para la semana del 20 de julio. Las entrevistas serán dirigidas por Serena Harris, maestra de 1er grado y Dorothy Jones, nuestra especialista en comportamiento, y puede inscribirse aquí.
Sus comentarios honestos sobre nuestro plan de estudios son esenciales para este proceso, así como sus puntos de vista sobre los posibles cambios en nuestro plan de estudios actual.
Summer Update #1
Yesterday, Dr. Kramer hosted a live summer update covering P-EBT cards, opening updates, and anti-racism at PPPCS. Check out the recordings here:
The P-EBT is a food benefit from the government, to replace meals that would have been given to students at Title I/CEP schools during the school closure. All students in Baltimore City, including all students at PPPCS, are eligible and will receive a card. Families should have received their P-EBT cards or benefits by now.
What should I do if I received my card?
Activation - Cards will be mailed in the child's name. Each child in the family should receive a separate card. Each card has $370.50 on it for groceries. When calling to activate the card, 0000 must be entered for the social security number. Follow the rest of the prompts and the card will be activated. Please note - The automated prompts ask for primary card holder's last four digits of social security number, but if those numbers are entered the caller will get an error message and the card will not be activated.
Cards for Students Experiencing Homelessness
DHS has mailed the cards to Central Office. Cards will be available to pick up on Mondays and Wednesdays from
8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Re-Engagement Center at North Avenue. ID will be required, and all cards will need to be signed for by a parent or guardian. Distribution will begin on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Contact Lisa M. Smith-Sherrod at for more information.
Once activated you can use your card at any store that accepts SNAP benefits. The money can be used for any food except for hot or prepared foods.There are also a few online vendors that will accept the cards.
What should I do if I have problems activating or using my card?
DHS Contact (FIRST) P – EBT 833.330.7328
Or, complete the Customer Inquiry Form:
What should I do if I haven't received my card?
Complete the Customer Inquiry Form:
If you have changed your address in the past 6 months, please ensure that the school has your corrected address. If you have already completed the school's change of address form, we have changed it in Infinite Campus. If you're not sure, or if you have not yet, please complete the PPPCS change of address form: CLICK HERE.
What should I do if I do not need the benefit at this time?
You can use your benefit to support other families!
1. You can use the card to purchase food for the St. Elizabeth/PPPCS Food Pantry and bring it to the pantry. Specific needs are cereals, oatmeal, kid-friendly snacks and meal items and meats.
2. You can use the card for your own family, and then donate the amount, or any amount you like, to PPPCS to support families in need during the COVID-19 crisis; you may do so by CLICKING HERE . This information is also on the PPPCS website.
BLACK LIVES MATTER
CLICK HERE to view PPPCS's statement in support of Black Lives Matter. CLICK HERE to view PPPCS, Inc.'s Board of Directors' statement in support of Black Lives Matter.
SUMMER LEARNING HUB
PPPCS Teachers have created a Summer Learning Hub that includes activities, skills and links that your child can work on this summer to help address skills that may not have been practiced during the school closure and to help prepare students for the next grade. These activities are optional, but serve as a learning support We encourage families to take a look: CLICK HERE