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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

CGES Kindergarten Orientation - May 24th & 25th

Do you have a child coming to CGES for kindergarten next year? If so please make sure to sign up for one of the CGES Kindergarten Orientation days. Please call the CGES Main Office to make an appointment. 301-279-8470. Click on the link above for more information.

3rd Grade Recorder Concert - May 30th

We invite all parents/guardians of third grade students to join us for a short, but lovely recorder concert on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The concert will be held in the CGES APR, and begins at 10:00 AM. For more details please click on the link above.

5th Grade Exhibition - May 31st

All are welcome to come and see our 5th grade students present their Exhibition projects. It is the culminating experience of the PYP in which students develop their own inquiry then research, collect data, analyze, and form their own solution and/or response to their chosen issues. For more information please click on the link above.

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.