Monday, December 17, 2012
In response to a deadly school shooting in Newtown, CT Friday, Prince George's County Public Schools officials discuss school safety with teachers and talking to children about trauma.
With news outlets focusing on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT Friday, many parents and teachers are now grappling with how to talk with children about the tragedy taking over the headlines and television channels. Officials from Prince George's County Public Schools shared tips for talking to students about the school shooting and even shared signs that your student is having trouble coping with the event. For more on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, its victims and to learn how you can help, click onto Newtown Patch. Although there is no immediate danger to county schools, Prince George's County Police have increased patrols near elementary schools across the county. Officials also sent school safety …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Stephanie Chapman came to Hyattsville Elementary School in 2006, after spending time in other local schools and teaching in Guatemala.
Stephanie Chapman, reading specialist at Hyattsville Elementary School, passed away Dec. 11 after a battle with cancer. A post on the HES PTA’s Facebook page indicates that Chapman “provided professional development to the staff on reading strategies and initiatives such as Comprehension Toolkit and the Writing Fundamentals program.” She also managed the school’s Book-it program with Pizza Hut, a reading program with the Bowie Bay Sox, Monster Word Mondays and the DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) program, the post states. Chapman came to HES in August of 2006. She Chapman grew up in Massachusetts and Vermont and learned to speak Spanish in 2001 while teaching second-grade in a dual language program at the American School of Guatemala in …
Thursday, May 5, 2011
This week – and every week.
This week is Teacher Appreciation week. It's a time of year to make sure the educators and child care professionals know just how much you appreciate all they do for you and your children. When my daughter first started daycare, I immediately Googled this event so I wouldn’t be the newbie that missed it completely. I would have caught on or another mom would have helped me, I’m sure. But it was something I didn’t want to miss. So I ended up giving the teachers in my daughter’s class a hand written thank you note and a small Starbucks gift card. They all told me how much they appreciated the thought. I told them I wished I could do more. But it isn’t about the gift; it’s about the acknowledgement. When it comes to daycare professionals, I’d…
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
The top Prince George's County news from the Patchwork on Wednesday, Feb. 9.
Thanks for coming back to our daily PatchCast. Here's what happened in the towns around you since Tuesday, as seen and heard by our team of Patch reporters. Laurel Woman Accused of Choking, Punching Students Wind Blows Over Neighborhood Tree, No One Injured MetroAccess Fares Increase Need to Charge Up? Places to Plug in Around College Park