Welcome to Mars Estates Elementary

"Together We Can..."

Mars Estates Elementary is a learning community dedicated to meeting the needs of each learner within its walls. Staff takes seriously their commitment to educating the whole child and accepting no excuses in terms of student performance. Going the extra mile is the norm, not the exception.


VISION

Mars Estates Elementary School will create a culture of deliberate excellence in our school and community by developing 21st century lifelong learners who possess skills that are necessary to be productive global citizens.

 

OUR PURPOSE

Mars Estates Elementary School will provide for every student the highest quality, 21st century education in a safe, secure, and positive environment conducive to high levels of teaching, learning, and student engagement, resulting in globally competitive students prepared for their chosen college and/or career path.

 CORE VALUES

  • Learning is our core purpose.
  • Effective instruction and high expectations are essential to student learning.
  • Mars Estates Elementary School is committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure that every student learns and succeeds.
  • Positive and productive relationships among all members of the Mars Estates community are built through meaningful communication and engagement.
  • Students, parents, community members and staff are partners in creating, sustaining, and investing in a culture of deliberate excellence and are vital to our success.

 

What's Happening

 American Education Week is scheduled for November 17-21, 2014.  Visitation days are as follows:

Monday, Nov. 17 – grade 3
Tuesday, Nov. 18 – grade 2
Wednesday, Nov. 19 – grade 4 and Kindergarten
Thursday, Nov. 20 – grade 1
Friday, Nov. 21 – grade 5 and Pre-Kindergarten
 
A continental breakfast will be provided by the Mars Estates PTA from 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.  The classroom visitation time is from 9:00 – 11:45 a.m. with door prize drawings being held at 12:00 p.m. in the lobby.

Parent Learning Library is up and running! See Ms. Johnson to borrow items.

Speak Up is the annual research project conducted by Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit group that collects and reports on the views of K–12 students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community stakeholders on 21st century education and technology. Nationwide, over 2.6 million students, educators, and parents have shared their views regarding the use of educational technology through the Speak Up survey.

This year, BCPS has worked with Project Tomorrow to offer a custom survey for BCPS stakeholders. Speak Up provides a unique way for the ideas and opinions of our stakeholders to have an impact on BCPS' S.T.A.T. program, as well as federal policies and programs. All data collected is 100% confidential.

The Speak Up online surveys are open for input from Monday, November 17, 2014, to Friday, December 19, 2014. There are Speak Up surveys for students, educators, parents, and community members/business partners. All of the Speak Up surveys are online and accessible 24/7 from any Internet-connected computer. Please share the attached flyer with your students, parents, and community members, and consider providing your American Education Week visitors with access and directions to the survey.

Communication is key to the successful acquisition of this valuable data. School administrators are encouraged to provide Speak Up information on their school Web site, send Blackboard Connect messages, Twitter messages, and newsletter information to all stakeholders. Suggested messages are attached.

Log onto http://www.speakup4schools.org/speakup2014, from November 17, 2014 through December 19, 2014. BCPS' district STUDENT ONLY secret word is: bcps.

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