HES needs you to volunteer! There are many opportunities to help out at HES–chaperoning field trips, monitoring the lunch room, and math and reading tutoring, to name a few. To offer your help, directly contact your child’s teacher, or Ms. Penate.

All volunteers need to get a background check and be cleared by Child Protective Services (CPS). There are several upcoming opportunities to do this. Mark your calendars to get this done so that you can help your child’s school!


December 7
Langley Park-McCormick Elementary (8201 15th Avenue Hyattsville, MD 20783 / Phone: 301-445-8423)

January 25
G. James Gholson Middle School (900 Nalley Road Landover, MD 20785 / Phone: 301-883-8390)

February 8
Benjamin Tasker Middle School (4901 Collington Road Bowie, MD 20715 / Phone: 301-805-2660)

March 1
Greenbelt Elementary (6301 Breezewood Drive Greenbelt, MD 20770 / Phone: 301-513-5040)

March 15
Dodge Park Elementary (3401 Hubbard Road Landover, MD 20785 / Phone: 301-883-4220)

April 12
Potomac High School (5211 Boydell Avenue Oxon Hill, MD 20745 / Phone: 301-702-3900)

April 26
Columbia Park Elementary (1901 Kent Village Drive Landover, MD 20785 / Phone: 301-925-1322)

Each Workshop Will Include These Sessions:

Fingerprint Background Check and CPS Clearance Sessions*, 4-6 p.m.
The fee is $56.57.
There is no fee for families whose children receive free and reduced-price meals (FARMS). Please bring a copy of your FARMS certification letter.
“Keeping Our Children Safe”
Family Institute Workshop

5-6 p.m. & 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Learn how to recognize the often subtle signs of abuse and neglect in children.

  • PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Visit www.pgcpsfamily.org
  • FREE CHILDCARE AVAILABLE Prekindergarten through fifth-grade students

*Please bring a valid, unexpired government-issued photo identification card, such as a driver’s license; state, school or military ID; U.S. passport; permanent resident card or employment authorization card.

Contact the PGCPS Department of Family and Community Engagement for more information: