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PTA has long been an advocate and sponsor of enrichment programs and events in our schools, from cultural arts programs to science fairs.  

Resources for enrichment events abound.  On this page, please find enrichment programs offered by organizations that are current Champion Sponsors of MCCPTA.

How to Hold a PTA-Sponsored Living History Day at Your School

MCCPTA Outreach Events Committee Chair Dave Lechner shares a wealth of material, including forms and an organizer's timeline, to plan your school's Living History Day.

LIVING HISTORY DAY DETAILED REGISTRATION FORM
LIVING HISTORY DAY REGISTRATION FORM
LIVING HISTORY DAY SUGGESTED TIMELINE FOR ORGANIZERS
LIVING HISTORY DAY TOPIC STUDENT PROJECT OPTIONS
LIVING HISTORY DAY SAFETY TIPS  



How to Hold a PTA-Sponsored Science Fair at Your School




Cultural Arts Showcases


Cultural Arts Showcase  A four-day event that occurs in late September and early October showcasing the talents of a variety of performers who are interested in performing for the children of MCPS in assemblies at the local schools.  PTA Cultural Arts Chairpersons are invited to these showcases from which they can make better informed decisions about assemblies to sponsor at their schools.  All performers have prior approval by the MCPS Department of Academic Programs.

There is no charge and all are welcome--including the best critics, your children--to come enjoy the variety of 15-minute performances by very talented artists. For more information, contact MCCPTA Cultural Arts Chair Priscilla Peterson.

2013-14 Performing Arts Catalogue. This catalogue gives information on all the performers who have been approved by the MPCS Superintendent's Committee for Performances


Big Learning Programs

CLICK HERE to visit the Big Learning website

Foreign Language in Elementary Schools (FLES)

Big Learning Foreign Language: FLES offers quality, immersion-based foreign language classes in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and French for children in Kindergarten through sixth grade. Children have fun and enjoy learning new languages from native speakers as they explore foreign lands through exciting stories, high-energy games, and imaginative interactive activities. With FLES, children gain confidence in hearing and speaking a new language and cultural awareness – opening doors to a global 21st century.

Science and Engineering (Formerly Hands On Science)

Big Learning Science & Engineering, formerly Hands On Science and Big Learning KID, sparks the curiosity in children with playful, interactive, hands-on science and engineering activities for children Pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade. By actively participating in exciting experiments and projects, our students explore the fundamentals of science, engineering and the scientific method. Our students also develop the critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and creativity skills needed to become innovators for life.


Mad Science

CLICK HERE to visit the Mad Science website

Mad Science brings hands-on, interactive, science programs right to your school!


During after-school programs, children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and make their own experiments to take home! Children can become junior engineers, discover the physics in simple toys, or join NASA: Academy of Future Space Explorers.

With seven different series of classes, children can participate a huge variety of STEM-based programs.