Fall Open House

Mark your calendars for the upcoming open houses at Margaret Brent and Barclay Elementary/Middle Schools on November 19th and 20th. Come learn more about your neighborhood school: meet parents, teachers, principals, and find out more information about our innovative work with Johns Hopkins University.

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Margaret Brent Playground Cleanup!

Join your friends and neighbors in taking care of our community playground on Saturday from 3-5pm.

There will be refreshments and fun, kids are welcome and you can hear all about future plans for upgrades, our exciting fund raising efforts and discuss ideas for long-term maintenance. Join us!

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Registration Is Here!

It’s Time to Register for PK–8 in Charles Village

Don’t forget that In-Zone applicants for K–8 are guaranteed a spot at our competitive neighborhood schools; enrollment opened on April 7th!  Pre-K applications should be submitted as soon as possible to reserve a space— the number of slots available for Pre-K is limited.

Upcoming events at Margaret Brent:

There was a lot of interest in the earlier open houses at Margaret Brent. As a result, there will be one additional open house for prospective Margaret Brent Families on April 28th at 5:30pm at the Village Learning Place. Please email sboldon@greaterhomewood.org if you would like to attend the upcoming open house and/or to make an appointment to register for the 2014/2015 school year.

Upcoming events at Barclay:

Thursday, May 15th from 5-6:30PM, Science Family Night and Open House

Tuesday, April 29th from 9-11AM, Pre-K and K Orientation/Registration
Tuesday, May 13th from 9-11AM, Pre-K and K Orientation/Registration
Tuesday, May 20th from 9-11AM, Pre-K and K Orientation/Registration

Orientation/Registration will offer parents a sneak peak at Pre-K and K classes in addition to a registration workshop. During the workshop portion, parents will receive an orientation to policies, procedures and community resources at Barclay in addition to completing registration paperwork.

Reservations are required.  Prospective Pre-K and Kindergarten students are welcome to attend with their parent. To make a reservation, contact Kelly Oglesbee (Community School Coordinator ) at 443.863.8671

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Baltimore’s Teacher Of The Year Teaches At Barclay

We have such great news to share! Elizabeth Barletta, fifth grade math and science teacher at Barclay, is Baltimore’s Teacher Of The Year!

Ms. Barletta has been at Barclay for four years. She is an active member of her school’s Instructional Leadership Team, serves as the 5th-grade STEM professional development facilitator, and is a mentor for Loyola University of Maryland student-teachers.

“She considers all of the different and unique factors that make up each student, and determines the best way to reach that child. That’s what it takes to make sure each child is successful—and it’s the effort that outstanding teachers like Ms. Barletta make every day for the children in their care.” said Interim CEO, Tisha Edwards.

Barclay’s managing assistant principal, Bettye Adams, gives Ms. Barletta the highest praise possible. “She is a teacher I would have chosen for my own children.” Principal Adams notes, “Ms. Barletta is always pushing her students farther, as evidenced in the rich conversations I hear.”

City Schools selects the Teacher of the Year through a rigorous, competitive process. Teachers must have at least five years’ experience and demonstrate qualities of effectiveness and leadership. Ms. Barletta was selected by the award committee after extensive review of applications, essays, and recommendations, followed by interviews and classroom observations of the finalist candidates.

Ms. Barletta has done some really interesting projects with her students. It’s no wonder they love her! Congratulations, Ms. Barletta!

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