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 Update: Our attendance year to date is 91.44%. Pre-COVID, our attendance was typically around 94% or above. PPPCS has goals around attendance and wants our students to be present and on-time for school! When your child is late, it is disruptive to both their learning as well as that of their peers. We encourage families to prepare for the school day the night before, get a good night’s rest, and have breakfast with us at school! If you are facing barriers to getting your child to school, please email LObara@pppcs.org. We have resources such as transportation referrals, uniforms, laundry services and other supports that can help improve your child's attendance and well-being.
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!
Join the Read-a-thon Committee!: "The Read-a-thon Committee is gearing up to prepare for our 4th Annual Read-a-thon! The Read-a-thon is a series of events across our two-school family meant to encourage students to develop good reading habits, inspire a community of supporters, and to help raise money for PPPCS and CHPCS throughout the month of March.
Here is what joining the committee would look like:
Bi weekly planning meetings in January and February, ~5 meetings
""Book bag stuffing"" Sat. March 25th, morning or afternoon shift
Participate in one to two RAT events throughout March
Other participate as you sign up during meetings
Consider joining the committee! Contact Heather Savino, Director of Development and Marketing at Hsavino@pppcs.org if you are interested!
GAL Meeting for K and New Students: Families of newly identified Gifted and Advanced Learners are invited to learn more about programming, ways to support your child, and other resources. You will receive an invitation from the school for this meeting.
Board of Directors Meeting: Board of Directors Meetings are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. This month's meeting will focus on CHPCS's growth. The meeting is held over zoom on this link: https://bcps-k12-md-us.zoom.us/j/81520071386
Open House: Open house for prospective families is Saturday 1/21/23 @ 9 am, location 27 N. Lakewood Ave. Spread the word! Volunteers are needed! If you are interested please sign-up or email me directly at Simone.Mathurin@pppcs.org
The Penny Challenge: This school wide fundraiser pits class against class in a friendly competition to see who’s coins will be victorious. Save your Change! The Penny Challenge is happening at the end of January.
New Spanish City Schools Facebook Page: The Baltimore City Schools en Español page will relay news and official updates throughout the school year. https://www.facebook.com/BaltCitySchoolsES/
New COVID protocols: See Link to Baltimore City Schools for full Details.https://www.baltimorecityschools.org/COVID-update2022