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Hyattsville Elementary School
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Monday, December 17, 2012
Remarks from new principal to students before moment of silence emphasize one lesson to take from the tragedy in Newton.
Hyattsville Elementary School's new principal, Julia Burton, addressed her students before Prince George's County school's observed a minute of silence to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Her brief address, republished on the Hyattsville Elementary School Parent Teacher Association's Facebook page , gracefully addressed at least one lesson which she wanted her students to take from the tragedy: how to be more caring and kind to others. Her remarks, republished in full: "Good morning staff and students. Today Prince George's County Public Schools is observing a minute of silence. Please stop what you are working on. Remember that all of our school rules come down to three simple acts: Take care of yourself. …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Work to install new sidewalk near elementary school to close one lane of traffic for a few hours.
Motorists traveling through Hyattsville should expect slight delays on Jefferson Street near the Hyattsville Elementary School on Thursday, Oct. 24, according to announcement from the city of Hyattsville. As new sidewalks are being installed along the elementary school's still-under-construction Jefferson Street retaining wall, crews will close one lane of traffic from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. Flaggers will be directing traffic through the work area, near the intersection of 43rd Avenue and Jefferson Street.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Lacking money from county, Hyattsville Elementary PTA pitches in for band program with book sale.
Last weekend's Tomes for Tunes Used Book Sale helped raise money for the school music program. The music program has become something of a pet project for first-year principal Julia Burton. She wants to try and craft a first class music education program for the elementary school, but she faces some difficulties. "We have outstanding music teachers, but less than stellar equipment," said Burton in an interview. So, one of the first things Burton did when she arrived at Hyattsville Elementary School was to ask the two music teachers to compile a wish-list of music equipment which the program could use. From that list, PTA and school officials set a fundraising goal of $10,000 for this school year. According to Bart Lawrence, president …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Principal begins 30th year in education with new post.
Hyattsville Elementary School's new principal has been on the job for a little over a week now, but the job is already a challenge. First, there's the near endless number of introductory meetings and training sessions. But there's also the fact that Julia Burton is in the midst of a massive relocation, moving from the Des Moines, Iowa area and settling down in Washington, DC. In between she has also taken the time to reach out to members of the Hyattsville Elementary School Parent Teacher Association, meeting with members of the executive committee over a meal at Franklin's restaurant on Baltimore Avenue. When asked why she wanted to move nearly halfway across the country to manage Hyattsville Elementary, Burton said that she was ready …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Historic photos show scenes from Hyattsville school days of yore.
Thanks to former City Council member Doug Dudrow for sharing these photographs with Patch and the Hyattsville Organization for a Positive Environment listserv. Hyattsville Elementary School recently celebrated its 95th birthday. These photos show the school in various stages of development between the 1920s and 1960s.
Friday, June 8, 2012
County school official says decision on new principal to made by end of June.
Today was not only the last day of school for thousands of students across the county, it was also the last day of school for Hyattsville Elementary School Principal Jeannie Washburn. Blowing bubbles amidst a gaggle of frenzied children after dismissal, Washburn concluded a 43-year career as a volunteer, teacher, advocate and administrator for Prince George's County Public Schools. Washburn is taking advantage of a county retirement incentive program designed to encourage senior employees to retire in order to save money on the school system's payroll for the 2013 budget. Washburn leaves the office with high praise from local parents, including Hyattsville Councilor Candace Hollingsworth (Ward 1), who also serves as the vice-president of…
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Hyattsville Elementary School Turns 95, Dogs Take Up Art
Two community events take place this morning which could be of interest to locals. Art Goes to the Dogs There is the Dogs for the Arts Celebration at Magruder Park. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., the event tries, as the name suggests, to get your canine involved in high culture (and maybe some hijinks, too). There will be paw painting, a doggy costume contest, a dog and owner look alike contest and a doggy talent contest. Dogs must be leashed and under their owner's control. If you are under 16 and want to bring your pooch down, you must be accompanied by an adult. Hyattsville Elementary Celebrates Historic Milestone Hyattsville Elementary School turned 95 this year. Today they are holding a bash to celebrate. Beginning at 10 a.m. at the …
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Gardners have another day to satiate their green thumb down at Hyattsville Elementary School.
There's still time to pick up some plants for the garden while also supporting Hyattsville Elementary School. The Hyattsville Elementary School PTA Native Plant Sale continues for a second day (until supplies run out) down in the school gymnasium. Full details here. In the meantime, enjoy these photos.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Parent Teacher Association urges community to take active role in hiring of new Hyattsville Elementary School principal.
The leaders of the Hyattsville Elementary School Parent Teacher Association are urging community members to let the county school system know what type of principal they want to replace Jeanne Washburn, the school's principal since 2007. Washburn will be retiring from the principalship at the end of the current school year. She's taking advantage of a retirement incentive offered by the county school system designed to save money on payroll by encouraging senior employees to retire. "Ms. Washburn is an extremely hardworking, generous, devoted, and caring principal and person," wrote Hyattsville Elementary PTA President Bart Lawrence in an email. "Though she will be greatly missed by staff, students, and parents, this moment of change is …