2021 Winter Coat and Gear Drive

With the cold weather upon us, the TPES PTA and Small Things Matter are collecting new and gently worn warm jackets, hats and gloves for families in need in Takoma Park. These donations will be especially important this year, as many families will choose to continue with outdoor lunch for their children.

Donations can be dropped off from November 1st until November 11th in the collection boxes in the TPES atrium. Donations are also welcome at PBES, the TPSS Co-op and Main Street Pearl. Please make sure that the used clothing is in dignity condition and clean. All sizes are needed!

Coats will be distributed on Thursday, November 11 at TPES and PBES after school from 3:50-4:50 PM and on Tuesday, November 23 at the back of the TPSS Co-op from 4:00-6:00 PM.

TPES COVID Protocols: Sept. 23, 2001

I am very pleased to share this resource with you. We know that the protocol for quarantine and testing has been confusing; we’ve all received so much information and updates that it’s hard to keep track. Our hope is that this document clarifies some of this. It won’t answer every question, but it’s a start! The testing resources were gleaned from existing sources and put in one document.

Click here for a Spanish version of the document.

Click here for an Amharic version of the document.

Also linked here is information and Q&A from the county.

A special thanks to our PTA Exec. Secretary, Dianne Kirsch, who worked her graphic design magic, and to our Delegate, Rebecca Shaeffer, for the inspiration and info.

In community,

Joyce McDonough (Clara / 2nd – Clark)


Students Will Receive Free Meals During the Summer (English and Spanish)

Students in many summer school or recreation programs will be provided meals as part of the Montgomery County summer food program. The program ensures that children in low-income areas continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer months when school breakfasts and lunches are not available.

The free meals will be distributed at approximately 100 sites throughout the county every weekday starting June 18 (start date varies by site). Children 18 and younger are eligible to receive the meals, as are persons with physical and mental disabilities up to 21 years old.

In addition, lunch will be provided daily to children 18 years and younger on a walk-in basis at several locations throughout the county. For specific information on locations and meal times, click here.

For more information, contact the Division of Food and Nutrition Services at 301-284-4900.

Los Estudiantes Recibirán Comidas Gratis Durante el Verano

Los estudiantes de muchas escuelas de verano o programas de recreación recibirán comidas como parte del programa de alimentos de verano del Condado de Montgomery. El programa asegura que los niños en áreas de bajos ingresos continúen recibiendo comidas nutritivas durante los meses de verano cuando los desayunos y almuerzos escolares no están disponibles.

Las comidas gratuitas se distribuirán en aproximadamente 100 sitios en todo el condado, todos los días laborables, a partir del 18 de junio (la fecha de inicio varía según el sitio). Los niños de hasta 18 años de edad son elegibles para recibir las comidas, al igual que las personas con discapacidades físicas y mentales de hasta 21 años.

Además, el almuerzo se proporcionará diariamente a los niños de 18 años o menores sin cita previa en varios sitios del condado. Para obtener información específica sobre ubicaciones y horarios de comidas, haga clic aquí.

Para obtener más información, comuníquese con la División de Servicios de Alimentos y Nutrición al 301-284-4900.