2022-2023 School Year Update Center:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Breakfast: The Baltimore Street cafeteria doors open at 7:30 am. All students are eligible for free breakfast and lunch.

Uniforms: All students must attend school each day in uniform. Uniforms must be clean and in good condition, free of slits, holes, tears and cuts. The uniform policy was sent home this summer.  One change to the policy is that plain navy blue sweatshirts (crewneck or cardigan) may be worn over uniform shirts.  No designs/prints or hoodies are allowed. The school’s official uniform supplier is Flynn O’ Hara Uniform company. The store is located at 8868 Waltham Woods Road Parkville, MD 21234.

Patterson Park Public Charter School Uniform Assistance Request Form

Attendance: We know that a great indicator of success is a student’s attendance and will always encourage our students to strive for having less then 5 absences a year– keep track using the monthly calendar that will come home with your student!

Family Engagement Coordinator Position:  We are hiring for a Family Engagement Coordinator, see details to the position here 

New Student Enrollment: PPPCS is accepting enrollment applications for the 2023/2024 school year. Applications can be found at www.pppcs.org/enrollment. Please help spread the word to your friends and family! 

Food Pantry: PPPCS and St. Elizabeth's church collaborate to offer a food pantry.  The pantry is located in the St. Elizabeth's church hall, beneath the church, on the same block as the main entry to the school.  The pantry is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11-1:30. All are welcome!  Please note that the pantry will be closed on Friday 11/25 for Thanksgiving.
COVID Boosters: The new bivalent booster against COVID (including the Omicron variant) is available for persons 12+ free at many locations in Baltimore Check out the website for dates and locations: https://bit.ly/BCHDCOVID 

At-Home COVID Tests: We will be sending home COVID test kids to every student Monday 11/21.  Please follow the instructions on the communication sent home and test your students before returning to school after the Thanksgiving Break. Let's stay safe and healthy!

Giving Tree: The holiday season is approaching, and we would like to foster generosity in our school communities of PPPCS and Clay Hill! We are reaching out to our school community to support our students and their families, especially in these difficult times. If you are willing to sponsor a family, or donate a gift card to sponsor a family, please use our SignUp Genius Link to do so. Please spread the word to your own friends, families and neighbors and as well!

We are asking for all gifts and donations to be brought to (or delivered to) PPPCS (27 N. Lakewood Ave 21224) by Dec 12. Thank you in advance for your generosity and holiday spirit! For any questions about the Giving Tree, please contact Dr. Liz Obara, Director of Community Schools at PPPCS LObara@pppcs.org or Marisa Moschelle, Community School Site Specialist at Clay Hill mmoschelle@clayhillpubliccharter.org.

UPCOMING DATES​

  • Mis Raices Meeting, 11/28: Mis Raices is an education and support group for Latino families that lifts up heritage, community, family and education.  They meet every Monday at 8am in the cafeteria. Please enter and sign in at the main office.  Join us!

  • Giving Tuesday: PPPCS will be participating in the global generosity movement, GivingTuesday, on Nov. 29th, by raising money for the school! Consider donating to the school on this day or sharing our social media posts about Giving Tuesday with friends and family.  

  • Zumba! Join Friends of Patterson Park as they bring Zumba indoors for the season, at PPPCS!  Zumba will be in the PPPCS gym on Wednesdays at 6pm.  Kids are welcome if they can participate or hang out independently so others can Zumba!

  • Purple Friday:  To celebrate Baltimore Ravens' home games, students can wear their school uniforms or Ravens/purple/black shirts on the following dates:

    • Friday, December 2nd

  • Winter Heritage Celebration: 12/8 at 6pm in the PPPCS Cafeteria.  Join us to celebrate our community, heritage and the winter holidays!  Please bring a plate to share that represents your family or your heritage. Food, community, and activities for the kids!!​

  • B'more Global 5K and Run/Walk at PPPCS: The Patterson Park 5K & Homebrew Contest will be held December 3—register now because prices go up on December 1st. Choose to run the 5K OR to run, walk, or push a stroller on the 1-mile Fun Run. Afterwards, enjoy live music, food for sale, and unlimited tastings of a more than 20 homebrews in the Beer Garden. The event benefits B More Global, a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for Baltimore City students to travel abroad with their schools. In fact, 23 PPPCS 8th graders are already getting ready for a 10-day educational field trip to Ecuador in April partly supported by B More Global in partnership with PPPCS.