• Media Advisory: Brandywine Elementary to Get Library Makeover

    January 12, 2017
    For Immediate Release
    CONTACT:
    Office of Communications
    301-952-6001

      Brandywine Elementary School students and community will enjoy a state-of-the-art media center and updated library collection, thanks to a multi-partner initiative led by non-profit partner The Heart of America Foundation.


    Volunteers will work together Friday, starting at 10 a.m., to transform the school’s library media center and fill the shelves with hundreds of new books. After completing the library makeover, participants will visit classrooms to distribute three books for each student to take home. PGCPS Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III will join students, volunteers and other special guests for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m., when another community initiative – a new outdoor classroom – will be announced.


    Partners include Panda Power Funds; Chalk Point Generating Station; G.S. Proctor & Associates, Inc.; Brandywine North Keys Civic Association; Gudelsky Group; Aggregate Industries; Patuxent Companies; Walton; and Prince George's County Government.  


    For two decades, The Heart of America Foundation has been providing children in need with the tools to read, succeed and make a difference by creating vibrant learning environments for children and engaging volunteers in acts of service. To learn more, visit www.heartofamerica.org.

    WHAT: Library Renovation and Book Distribution; Future Outdoor Classroom Announcement

    WHEN: Friday, January 13 • 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. with ceremony starting at 1 p.m.

    WHERE:
    Brandywine Elementary School
    14101 Brandywine Road
    Brandywine, MD 20613

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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.