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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

All Prince William County Public Schools closed due to inclement weather in certain areas. Code Red for employees. All school division activities including Professional Development sessions are cancelled. SACC will not open. Telework subject to policy. 

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince William estarán cerradas debido al mal tiempo en ciertas zonas. Código Rojo para los empleados. Se cancelan todas las actividades de la división escolar incluyendo las sesiones de desarrollo profesional. SACC no abrirá. Teletrabajo sujeto a la política.​  

Tất cả các Trường Công lập Quận Prince William đóng cửa do thời tiết khắc nghiệt trong một số vùng. TÍN HIỆU ĐỎ cho các nhân viên. Tất cả mọi hoạt động hệ trường bao gồm cả các buổi thuyết trình Phát triển Chuyên nghiệp điều bị hủy bỏ. SACC sẽ không mở cửa. Chính sách nầy áp dụng cho mọi nhân viên và hoạt động từ xa.
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Welcome to Mary G. Porter Traditional School!
Sad News

It is with great sadness we share the news that Mr. James Lewis has passed away.  His wife, Mrs. Phyllis Lewis is an active member of Porter's PTA, and their children are former and current Porter Patriots.  
Please read more on the PTA webpage.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS...the Talent Show is coming!

The PTA has scheduled their annual 'PORTER'S GOT TALENT' talent show for March 20, 2015 at 6:00pm. So, mark your calendars and dust off your tap shoes!

Click on FLYER to see the details about try outs.  

Click on PERMISSION SLIP to complete and return to the office PRIOR TO TRYOUTS.

January's Patriot Press is out!

Click below for January's issue of the PATRIOT PRESS.   Find out what your child has been doing in his/her classroom, what is planned for the rest of this month, what the PTA has going on, upcoming events at the school, and many, many, more exciting news tidbits!

Don't forget to check your parent/guardian VOLUNTEER HOURS. Remember, you have to complete 10 hours a year, per child enrolled at Porter. Every 2 weeks (on Fridays) we will post the current volunteer hours.  

Click on the VOLUNTEERS link on the left side of our website for the volunteer hours as of January 22, 2015.  


Porter will be accepting applications beginning December 15, 2014 through February 6, 2015.  Below are the applications.  You may print it from here on the website or may stop by the front office to pick one up.  

2015-16 APPLICATION (English version)

2015-16 APPLICATION (Spanish version)

 Below is a list of upcoming IMPORTANT DATES:
Informational Nights:   Tuesday, December 16, 2014       6:30-7:30pm
                                    Wednesday, January 14, 2015      6:30-7:30pm (CANCELED  due inclement weather)
                      **NEW**Thursday , January 15, 2015     6:30-7:30 pm

Questionnaire Writing Sessions:  All sessions will be held from 6:30-7:30pm

             Tuesday, January 6, 2015 (CANCELED, due to inclement weather)
             Wednesday, January 14, 2015 ( CANCELED. Due to inclement weather)
 **New** Thursday , January 15, 2015

             Thursday, January 22, 2015
             Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Prospective Parent School Tour:  Friday, January 16, 2015 at 10:​00am
The DEADLINE to turn in applications to Porter is Friday, February 6, 2015

Spread the word. . . Porter is growing bigger!

As the new year unfolds, Porter has been given an exciting and generous opportunity!  We have the opportunity to move to a new and improved school facility.  As a matter of fact, the proposal is for the fall of 2016.  A new school building (currently referred to as Ferlazzo Elementary) will be opened near the intersection of Spriggs and Minnieville Road and this will be Porter Traditional School's NEW home!

Read a letter from Ms. Whitehead regarding our new building!  

ART WORK recognized for these Porter Students!

CONGRATULATIONS! to the following Porter students whose art work will be on display at the Kelly Leadership Center starting January 9, 2015 through the month of March.  Their work has been chosen to be a part of a display containing select works from students who attend a PWCS school in eastern Prince William County.  

Sophia Bashir         Phillip Knorr
Sabrina Birts          Joshua Lim
Addison Jones        Nuenyat Mesfin
Ryeli Green            Cydney Wyatt
Shannon Carter      Ryan Bruns

CONGRATULATIONS! also to 5th grader Lindsay Dean, whose mixed media artwork titled “Nighttime Cityscape” was selected by Miss Crouse to be entered in a juried art exhibit.  A juried exhibit means that in order for a person’s artwork to be on display, it must first be selected by judges.  Every elementary school in Prince William County was allowed to send in 1 work of art for the judges to evaluate.  Lindsey’s work was chosen by the judges to be on display as part of the 2015 PWCS Student Art Exhibit at the Buchanan Partners Gallery in the Hylton Performing Arts Center of the George Mason Campus in Manassas during the month of February.  All are welcome to go view the exhibit during the month of February!
School Nurse Earns First-In-Virginia Distinction

NANCY GRIGGS, Porter Traditional School's nurse goes above and beyond to teach others about childhood diabetes.
For the full story, Read more.​

Just for students. . . A HOMEWORK SURVEY

We want to monitor our students' homework minutes and ensure that they can have time to participate in extra-curricular activities after an engaging day of learning here at Porter.  We have developed a short survey for STUDENTS to complete...telling us the number of minutes they spend doing homework in a single night.

Over time, we will be able to evaluate the number of minutes (by class and by grade level) students spend on homework nightly.

AND….students will have the opportunity to win a FUNKY SOCK PASS!!  After a total of 10 homework entries (on different days) a student will earn a pass to wear funky socks on the following Friday.  Survey results will be assessed on Friday’s and sock passes will be given out to be used on the next Friday. 

If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact Ms. Engelmeier at engelmkm@pwcs.edu.


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