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MCPS Chromebook + Wifi Updated Plan

MCPS has loaned over 65,000 Chromebook (CB) computers and Wireless Internet Access equipment (eg. MiFi hotspots) when needed, however there are still students not able to access the online learning classrooms and materials needed to engage in MCPS’ Continuity of Learning programs currently offered. MCPS has provided the following plan to address this issue. Chromebook/MiFi Community Support Tiered approach, with 3 distinct levels of support: ** Limited continuation of wide distribution locations for exchanges of equipment that doesn’t work, allowing people to pick up as well; (county-wide focused); ** Middle level – school, neighborhood, concentrated location level for targeted need.  There

Get Involved, Become a Member of the Board of Directors

Although school is closed, we do plan to hold our upcoming elections for open positions on the PTA Board of Directors. The two open positions available for the elections are Secretary and Treasurer. Written below is what is required for these positions on the Board. If interested, please send an email to ptapenguins@gmail.com to inquire or ask questions. The Secretary shall: record the minutes of all meetings of this local PTA/PTSA, the board of directors, and executive committee; be prepared to read the minutes of the previous meeting; file all records; have a current copy of the bylaws; maintain a current membership list; and perform such other duties as may be prescribed in these bylaws o

Staff And Teacher Appreciation Week | May 4-8

Page Families, This week - May 4 - 8 is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week. The staff at Page has gone above and beyond to continue education using distance learning. Students and Parents show the staff how much you appreciate them this week! MONDAY - Make someone smile!! - Make a picture thanking your teachers for all of their hard work.  Show the picture during your Zoom meeting. TUESDAY - Take a picture or draw a picture with flowers and send it by email or ClassDojo to a staff member you appreciate. WEDNESDAY - Words matter - send an email or ClassDojo Message to your teacher or staff member to show your appreciation. THURSDAY - Tag us on Twitter @WTPagePenguins or on ClassDojo with a "

Free Community Support Services

Dear Page Community, We hope you and your family are managing well through all the changes due to the global pandemic. While we cannot be together physically, we are sending good wishes and support to the Page PTA community. One of our PTA members, Christine Marr, has compiled a list (below) of free community resources for self-care, connecting, releasing stress and staying healthy. These include: Free guided imagery recordings valued at $400 Many newly free services worth hundreds, including live support groups and talk space calls EFT, A quick and easy method used by the Veteran's Association to lower cortisol, the stress hormone Physician guided meditation and health support Coronavirus s

President's Message | May 4

Dear Page Community, After several weeks now of being out of school, I truly hope you are all doing okay. Hopefully you have settled in with the new daily routine and the flurry of emails coming from the school, MCPS, the county, the governor, and everywhere else have somewhat subsided. Thus, we wanted to check in and let you know we are here for you if you find you need any support. We know it is tough to juggle work, school, and home when everything is taking place at the same time and in the same space. Just remember that even though you are home, take moments to pause and catch a mental breath and know we are all in the same boat and doing our very best. Please do not hesitate to reach o

Update: Read-A-Thon Cancelled

Dear Page Elementary families: Due to our school's closure and statewide social distancing restrictions because of COVID-19, we are reaching out during these unprecedented times to let you know we have decided to officially cancel this year’s Page PTA Read-a-thon that kicked off earlier this year. To reach this decision, we took into consideration the prolonged closure of school, the potential hazards of collecting the paper reading logs, and the financial hardships many families in our community are now facing. After careful consideration, we feel confident it is the best decision at this time. To those students who have already collected tax-deductible donations from sponsors which you wou

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Montgomery County

Silver Spring, Maryland

William Tyler Page Elementary

13400 Tamarack Rd

Silver Spring, MD 20904

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