Superintendent's Update April 2019

April Update

 Spring is here and fantastic things are happening in our schools throughout the month of April!  Check the TCPS District Website and Social Media Channels for updates. 

Important Dates in April:

  • Wednesday April 3rd - End of Quarter 3 
  • Friday April 5th - Early Dismissal
  • Saturday April 6th- Community Resource Fair at EES-M
  • Thursday April 11th - Teacher and Support Staff of the Year Banquet
  • Friday April 12th - Pre-K and K Registration and  Report Cards Issued
  • Wednesday April 17th - Board of Education Meeting
  • Thursday April 18th- Monday April 22nd - Spring Break
  • Thursday April 25th - Education Foundation's "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader"

TCPS Grant Funded Literacy Coaches Making a Positive Impact!

This school year TCPS received a $1.78 million grant from the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).  The three-year grant provides funding for literacy coaches, professional learning for school-based literacy teams to improve instruction across all content areas, and needed resources to support these initiatives. The grant is one of $43.3 million in grants made to Maryland school districts to help advance literacy among students from birth to grade 12.

“It is very exciting to see the program transform from an idea on a grant application to a reality in our classrooms.  We have watched the collaboration, creativity and synergy around the literacy coach program build in our schools since September.  The positive impact on both students and teachers is clear, and we look forward to seeing the continued growth and engagement in the 2019-20 school year. "   Dr. Helga Einhorn, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

Funds for the program came through the three-year $45 million federal Striving Readers’ Comprehensive Literacy Grant, awarded to MSDE last year.  It was the largest competitive grant awarded to MSDE in nearly three years.   For TCPS, the funding provides one early childhood, three elementary and three secondary literacy coaches, as well as one digital literacy coach.

 

Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?  

Mark your calendar and support the TCPS Education Foundation!

The Talbot County Public Schools Education Foundation is excited to announce our second annual, “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?” to be held on Thursday April 25, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Easton High School Auditorium.  Six teams of 5th graders from TCPS Elementary Schools will test their knowledge and skills, answering questions from a broad range of categories.  Each team will be paired with a Celebrity Guest from our great community!  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Education Foundation’s Grants for Teachers program. We hope you will participate in the event by joining us as a sponsor.  Your tax-deductible donation will support excellence and innovation in education, and help our school system effectively meet the ever-changing needs of our student population. 

Many thanks to these individuals and organizations for their generous support!

PRINCIPAL’S HONOR ROLL            
    Anonymous        
    APG Chesapeake and the Star Democrat        
    Easton Drywall        
    Hertrich Chevy Buick GMC of Easton        
    Morgan Stanley        
    Shore United Bank        
    Whiting-Turner        
             
HONOR ROLL             
    Easton Utilities        
                        
SCHOLAR                    
    Bay Imprint
    Carrion Electric        
    Dairy Queen
    Easton High School Alumni Association
    Beau Firth        
    Doug and Becky Firth
    Howard Freedlander
    James E. Knox & Son, Inc.    
    Johnny Mautz    
    Dr. John Louis                            
    Old Brick Inn        
    Town & Country Wine, Liquor, etc.
    Tri-Gas & Oil

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Talbot County Public Budget Hearing is May 7th at Easton High School

The FY20 Budget was presented to the Talbot Council on Tuesday, March 12th. We outlined the needs of the school system along with demographic changes, school system victories and challenges. 

We will receive a preliminary draft appropriation the third week of April. The County Council will hold a Public Budget Hearing on May 7th at Easton High School at 7:00 PM.  

TCPS FY20 Budget FY20 TCPS Budget Summary

Arts Programs Made Possible Through Community Funding

Thank you to the Avalon Foundation, the Talbot County Arts Council, Dock Street Foundation, Carpe Diem Arts and school PTOs for funding enrichment programs for TCPS students. This video shows the  fantastic programs brought to our students through community funding just over the past 2 weeks! We have an amazing community stepping in to bring students cultural and artistic opportunities that dovetail with our curriculum. 

Help Us Spread the Word About the Community Resource Expo!

The Talbot County Community Resource Expo, hosted by the Neighborhood Service Center & Partners.  The Expo will be held at the Easton Elementary Moton Building on Saturday April 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.!  Learn about the agencies and services available to assist members of our community.  TCPS school registration will also be taking place at the event!

Community Resource Expo Community Resource Expo (Spanish)

Save the Date! 

The Annual TCPS Community Partner Breakfast is May 29th