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Welcome to College Gardens Elementary School

IB Logo newVision: As a Primary Years Programme school, we will provide an engaging and open-minded learning community where all members collaborate respectfully to challenge and motivate one another within a safe and nurturing environment.

Mission Statement: We develop and support a successful and inclusive environment where all students actively participate in and assume ownership of their learning. As a unified staff and community, we create a rigorous instructional program, which promotes globally minded, creative, confident, and reflective lifelong learners.

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News and Announcements

Lunar New Year Celebration at Lakeforest Mall - Performance by College Gardens Students on February 24th.

College Gardens students will be performing at the annual Lunar New Year event at Lakeforest Mall on February 24th. This is the event's 21st year and this year’s theme is “Paving the Way: Chinese-American Stories.” The celebration is over two weekends. There will be displays, arts and crafts activities and over 50 performances including our own College Gardens students. For more information about the Lakeforest Mall events and the CGES student's performance click on the link above.

Choral Cluster Concert Rescheduled to Tuesday February 13th

The Choral Cluster Concert has been rescheduled to Tuesday, February 13, 2018.  Please click on the link above for more information including the concert participation form. Choral Cluster Concert Participation Forms are due to Ms. Gipe via homeroom teachers by Tuesday, February 6, 2018

MCPS Winter 2018 Parent Academy Workshops

Please click on the link above to learn more about the many upcoming MCPS Parent Academy Workshops. Topics include:Cyber Safety and Social Media, What Our Kids Need Us to Know About Their Digital Lives, Mindfulness: An Approach That Can Result in Academic Success, How to Handle Homework Battles and more!

Information from MCPS Regarding Grading and Reporting

Click on the link above for parent information about MCPS Elementary Grading and Reporting.

Volunteering at College Gardens - MCPS Mandatory Training

We hope you will be able to volunteer sometime this year whether it is helping in the classroom, participating in a classroom party or chaperoning a field trip. If you do MCPS has new guidelines regarding volunteering including a MANDATORY ONLINE TRAINING. This training must be completed before you may volunteer in anyway at the school. You may do the training online at home or at CGES in the Main Office. Click on the link above for more information.