Connect PGCPS: #GivingTuesday, CEO's FY21 Proposed Budget

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Dec. 6, 2019

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Grateful for #GivingTuesday Donations!

Thanks to your generosity, the Excellence in Education Foundation for PGCPS received more than $5,000 in one-day donations on Giving Tuesday. Those funds will help students achieve college dreams and support classroom programming. If you missed Giving Tuesday, it's not too late to donate! Text "PGCPS" to 44-321!

CEO to Present FY2021 Proposed Budget


Employees are encouraged to tune in Thursday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. as CEO Dr. Monica Goldson presents her proposed fiscal year 2021 operating budget to the Board of Education.

In the Spotlight


Adapted PE Instructional Specialist Presents at MSDE Conference


Adapted Physical Education Instructional Specialist John White recently gave a presentation at the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Department of Early Intervention and Special Program's Professional Learning Institute about the art and science of developing, implementing and monitoring a carefully designed adapted physical education program. 

Board Member Ahmed Gives Keynote Remarks at SLCE Conference


Board of Education Member Raaheela Ahmed was the keynote speaker at the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference (SLCE) at the University of Maryland. The conference shared success strategies with students, faculty and staff from institutions throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Delaware on the topics of community service, service-learning and civic engagement. Ahmed, who represents Board District 5, also served as lead facilitator at the recent Ditchley Foundation conference.

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Share Your Good News

The Office of Communications is always seeking good news to share about our students, staff, schools and offices! Does your school or office have an innovative program? Do you know a student achiever or hard-working staffer who deserve kudos?

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Support Your Team – and Yourself!


Enter the Be Well, Teach Well contest sponsored by Walden University and PGCPS. This competition will empower you to start every day healthy, focused and recharged. You can win a wellness tech tool of your choice valued up to $300 and a wellness kit for yourself and your colleagues valued up to $200. Enter NOW!

Benefits Services: Our Focus Is You

Join the December Challenge

Tell us how you are keeping your holiday healthy! Share a photo and your healthy habits on social media by using the hashtag #PGCPSHealthyHabits by Dec. 18 to be entered in the monthly drawing.

November's GrateFALL Challenge Winner

Suitland Elementary School paraprofessional Andrea Jones is the winner of the November GrateFALL challenge. Andrea is grateful for the smiles of her students and loved ones!

ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

Dec. 13: "Winter Wonderland" Planetarium Program

Take a break from holiday busyness and celebrate the upcoming winter with fun songs,
music and stories about the stars at the Howard B. Owens Science Center for the "Winter Wonderland" Planetarium Program. Doors open by 7 p.m. for interactive activities and the planetarium program begins at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students, teachers, senior citizens and military families. Credit card payments can be made at MySchoolBucks. For more information, contact “Planetarium Patty” Seaton at or 301-918-8750.