PGCPS Express: Show Alumni Pride on College Signing Day!

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PGCPS Express: A newsletter for PGCPS Employeescsd

April 28, 2020

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Rep Your School for College Signing Day!

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College Signing Day, a celebration of students’ commitment to higher education, will be held Friday, May 1.

PGCPS College Signing Day promotes a college-going culture throughout the school system. All high school seniors are encouraged to share their college decisions on social media using the hashtag #PGCPSSigningDay20.

Let's celebrate the unstoppable Class of 2020 by representing our alma maters and favorite college teams with pride! Please post photos to social media.

CTE Signing Day will be held May 7. Students in the Career and Technical Education programs will be recognized for job placements in private industry, apprenticeships and military service. Stay tuned for more details on showing your support!


#ThankATeacher: Teacher Appreciation Week May 4-8

On Monday, May 4, we will kick off Teacher Appreciation Week. Let's get ready to give a collective thanks to our educators for their dedication and commitment to our students and families. Send stories and photos about why you #ThankATeacher to communications@pgcps.org.

In the Spotlight

Distance Learning Video Highlights

Many students and staff are showcasing their distance learning journeys with creative and uplifting videos. Check out this inspirational video on student learning from Tulip Grove Elementary School and a math rap from International High School at Langley Park.


Nominate a colleague who makes you #PGCPSProud by sending their name, office/school, photo and a brief description (100 words or less) to communications@pgcps.org. Submissions may be edited for length, clarity or grammar.

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? Tell us more at communications@pgcps.org!

Announcements 

Entering PGCPS Facilities During COVID-19 Pandemic

Employees who have permission from their respective Chief to enter PGCPS facilities must wear masks or face coverings. This is a mandatory requirement.

Ae a reminder, please practice social distancing to minimize exposure to others, wear gloves (as needed), wash your hands as often as possible and continue to limit the number of employees at any one time (maximum group of 10 or less) together.


Virtual Workshop for PGCPS Employees: CPS 101

Learn how to prevent child abuse and neglect by participating in a virtual workshop sponsored by Prince George's County Department of Social Services. Staff can access the virtual trainings from May 5 through May 7 at 3 p.m.  

Benefits Services: Our Focus Is You

Quick Relaxation Techniques to Add to Your Day

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Meditate 

When you spend time in the moment and focus, you may feel less tense. Find a comfortable position, close your eyes, and breathe deeply. Focus your attention on reciting, out loud or silently, a positive word or phrase (mantra). 

For example, try a phrase like “I am enough” or “I have plenty of time and resources”. A key word to try could be “enough” or “plenty”. Repeat the positive affirmation or word to yourself. Start with just a minute or two and notice how you feel. 

Be sure to check back next week for more relaxation techniques.

ICYMI: In Case You Missed It

Resources to Help Cope During Pandemic

SafeSchools has developed a series of videos to help school system employees and their loved ones cope with the changes they may be dealing with during the coronavirus pandemic. These courses are free for all to use and share.