Connect PGCPS: Pay Date Notice, CEO's Summer Reading List, Adapted PE Team in Peru

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Connect PGCPS

July 11, 2019

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Pay Date Notice

The July 12 pay period includes one week in June calculated at 2018-19 pay rates and one week based on new pay rates, effective July 1. Thanks to the following groups for their collaboration and hard work in implementing the various negotiated compensation improvements: Labor Partners, Finance, Human Resources and Information Technology departments.

Looking for a Good Summer Read?


Whether it’s inspiration, practical advice, local history or simply a good read, CEO Dr. Monica Goldson has a book recommendation for you. Her summer reading picks feature both personal favorites and "homegrown" authors from Prince George's County and the DC metropolitan area.

Also, be sure to check out our new Summer Reading Series featuring guest student readers each week! Tune in to storytime weekly on our Facebook page or view the full collection at your own pace in EnglishFrench and Spanish!

Quick Tips for the Long Summer Workdays

The four-day work week is in full swing as we head into Week Three on Monday. Here are some helpful tips to help you get through the longer workday:

  • Don't skip breakfast.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Smile! 
  • Manage your time wisely — knock out important tasks early. 
  • Stay positive!
  • Don't eat and work. Take a break and focus on your meal!

As a reminder, the four-day work week will end Aug. 9. 

In the Spotlight

Pride of PGCPS 

Adapted Physical Education Team Shares Best Practices in Peru


Members of the Adapted Physical Education team were in Peru this week to provide professional development and training as envoys from the State Department.

Instructional specialist John White was joined by Frances Fuchs Early Childhood Center teacher Ken Kitchelt and Buck Lodge Middle School/High Point High School teacher Lisa Belcastro. The trio shared information about special education and Adapted PE in PGCPS with Special Olympics Peru, the Peru Paralympic Committee, various national teams and other representatives from Peru and the city of Lima.

Hillcrest Heights Teacher Receives Professional Development Award

Hillcrest Heights Elementary School teacher Teresa Hayden has received the Maurice Erly Professional Development Award from the Support Education Foundation for positively impacting student success. Hayden, along with 10 educators statewide, will receive $1,000 to use towards continuing education fees. The Support Education Foundation is the nonprofit arm of the Educational Systems Federal Credit Union (ESFCU).

Erly, the award's namesake, was a former PGCPS Coordinating Supervisor of Staff Development and member of the credit union's Board of Directors. He died in 2014.

Share Your Good News

The Office of Communications is always looking for good news to share about students, staff members, schools and offices. Does your school or office have an interesting program? Do you know a student achiever or hard-working staffer who deserve kudos? Tell us more!

Professional Development Opportunities and Announcements 

NEW: ASASP Tuition Reimbursement 

ASASP employees who have completed eligible coursework between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019 may apply for tuition reimbursement. Applications and payments will be processed online in the order they are received until all funds are depleted.

Requests must be submitted through the online tuition reimbursement platform, starting July 29 at 5 a.m. through Aug. 5. at 11:59 p.m. Reimbursement forms can be found on Staff Portal under the Applications tab (Tuition Reimbursement Requests). For more information, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions webpage or download the online submission process guide.

ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

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Upcoming Teacher Job Fairs — July 17 and July 24

PGCPS is looking for dynamic educators to join our team! Please spread the word about the upcoming teacher job fair on July 17 and 24 at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School from 8 a.m. to noon. For information about openings, salary and benefits, visit the PGCPS Teacher Recruitment website