APRIL MEETING NOTICE

COOL SPRING TERRACE CIVIC ASSOCIATION (CSTCA)

April 27, 2019

MEMBERSHIP MEETING NOTICE

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING:         SATURDAY, April 27, 2019

                                                                       11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

                                                                       CHRIST SCIENCE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

                                                                       8300 ADELPHI ROAD

 

Representatives from DPIE and DPWT will be in attendance.

 

NOTES:  Membership Dues: Annual dues for 2019 ($10) are still being collected. If you have not paid your 2019 dues and would like to, please contact Treasurer Anika Halota.

Want bulk trash items picked up? Items such as washing machines, dryers, furniture, hot water heaters, and other large items are collected by appointment only. Contact Bulky Trash at (301) 952-7600, Mon. – Fri. between 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to schedule a pickup. It can also be done via email: BulkyTrash@co.pg.md.us or the CountyClick 311 website (http://countyclick.princegeorgescountymd.gov/). Give the following info: Name, address, phone number, and a list of items for collection. CountyClick 311 should also be used to report residential code violations and parking violations. IF YOU SEE BULK ITEMS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN COLLECTED, PLEASE REPORT IT. LET’S KEEP OUR COMMUNITY CLEAN.

 HELP NEEDED:   Position of Secretary of the Association: Needed for remainder of the year. This position will assist the President in taking notes at our General Membership meeting and type them for emailing to the Treasurer/Webmaster for uploading onto our association Website.

 

March 13, 2018 Environmental Crimes Unit – Community Walk-Thru

An update on the Environmental Crimes Unit walk-through that took place in our community this morning.

      Several representatives from DPIE, DPWT, County Council, ECU, County Exec. Community Liaison, and representatives from neighboring civic associations. We visited the area on Cool Spring Road that is most  prone to dumping.  I spoke on the constant problem we have with people dumping household items, tires, electronic items, and trash.  Photos were taken of the area and a discussion followed about next steps.

      First, let me say this process will not be a quick turnaround solution to the problem.  They will – after visiting all other designated areas in our District – compile a report summarizing their evaluation of these areas.  They will then meet together with other county agencies (police, fire department, etc.) and determine what areas are most problematic and address best solutions for monitoring those areas.  A lot of the discussion focused on installing cameras.  This is where they will rely on the police department obtaining their valuable input about survellience issues/equipment best suited to those areas designated to receive such equipment.  We also spoke about the penalties for those caught dumping and how they need to be increased and better enforced.  For this they need the help of the community.  I implore you, that if you see someone dumping and do not feel comfortable taking a picture, please get the license number so that can be reported and traced back to the vehicle owner. 

      It was noted that the area I showed them was an area that would qualify for cameras, but again, this does not mean we will automatically receive them.  Additionally, I told them of other areas used for dumping in our community, although we did not have an opportunity to view those locations.  Primarily the area on Rambler that backs to the forest where tires, etc., have been dumped.  Thamks to Members Crews and Robinson, that area was cleaned last Spring during the Community Clean-Up/Green-Up project.  Also the area in front of the park where recently, someone dumped furniture.  Again, members of the CSTCA Walking Group used the 311 Mobile App to report it.  That pile of debris was removed this week.

      Lastly, you’ll note the continued work on the storm water drains.  This is also in preparation for work on the pipeline that is planned for Cool Spring Road.  If I heard correctly, there may even be curbs installed.  I’ll have to re-confirm that, hoping it wasn’t my wishful thinking getting the best of me.

      I will receive a copy of their report when complete which I will share with members.  Thanks to Councilwoman Deni Taveras and her staff for arranging the Environmental Crime Unit walk-through.

 Marguerite Mickens-Mosley                                                               President                                                                                                                                Cool Spring Terrace Civic Association (CSTCA)                                                      Working together to make it better

 

March For Our Schools Rally – MARCH 11, 2019

A message from Dr. Monica Goldson,  Interim Chief Executive Officer,  Prince George’s County Public Schools and Dr. Alvin Thornton,  Chair, Board of Education Prince George’s County Public Schools

Dear Friends of Prince George’s County Public Schools:

On March 11, please join thousands of Maryland educators, parents, and students in Annapolis to demand equitable and adequate funding for all schools and students. The March for Our Schools is our chance to raise our voices in support of adequate and equitable funding, required student support services, competitive salary and compensation, and universal pre-kindergarten.

The Maryland Commission on Innovation and Excellence (Kirwan Commission) recently issued key recommendations to continue transforming Maryland’s approach to achieving educational excellence for all students. The approach includes transformative education policy, which will eventually include a funding formula designed to address adequacy and equity issues.  The Kirwan Commission’s work builds on Maryland’s historic 2002 Bridge to Excellence legislation, which resulted from the Thornton Commission.

Maintaining the state’s commitment to ensuring that all children have access to adequately and equitably funded education within accountable systems, the Kirwan Commission’s recommendations have the potential to dramatically transform Maryland schools and opportunities for our students.

In two weeks, we hope to see you in front of the State House in Annapolis at 6 p.m. Let’s speak up, speak out and march on!

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Estimados amigos de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince George:

Por favor, únanse a miles de educadores, padres y estudiantes de Maryland en Annapolis, el próximo 11 de marzo, para reclamar una financiación equitativa y suficiente para todas las escuelasy los estudiantes. La Marcha por Nuestras Escuelas es nuestra oportunidad de alzar la voz en apoyo de la financiación equitativa y suficiente,  recursos de apoyo necesarios para los estudiantes, salarios y remuneración competitivos y prekínder gratuito para todos.

La Comisión de Maryland sobre Innovación y Excelencia (Comisión Kirwan) publicó recientemente unas recomendaciones clave para continuar transformando la iniciativa de Maryland de lograr la excelencia educativa de todos los estudiantes. La iniciativa incluye una política educacional, que eventualmente contará con una fórmula de financiación diseñada para abordar asuntos relacionados con la suficiencia y la equidad. La labor de la Comisión Kirwan se basa en la histórica legislación de Maryland del 2002 “Puente hacia la Excelencia”, que surgió de la Comisión Thornton.

Continuando con el compromiso estatal de garantizar que todos los niños tengan acceso a una educación financiada de forma suficiente y equitativa dentro de los sistemas responsables, las recomendaciones de la Comisión Kirwan tienen el potencial de transformar radicalmente las escuelas de Maryland y las oportunidades para nuestros estudiantes.

Esperamos verlos en dos semanas, frente a la Cámara Estatal de Annapolis, a las 6 p.m.

¡Alcemos la voz y marchemos!

Atentamente,

Dra. Monica Goldson
Directora ejecutiva en funciones
Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince George

Dr. Alvin Thornton
Presidente de la Junta de Educación
Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Prince George

 

Chers amis des Écoles publiques du comté de Prince George:

Le 11 mars, veuillez rejoindre des milliers d’éducateurs, de parents et d’élèves du Maryland à Annapolis, pour exiger un financement équitable et adéquat de toutes les écoles et pour tous les élèves. La Marche pour nos écoles est l’occasion pour nous, de faire entendre nos voix en faveur d’un financement équitable et adéquat, de services de soutien requis aux étudiants, de salaire et rémunération concurrentiels, ainsi que de la pré-maternelle universelle.

La Commission sur l’innovation et l’excellence dans l’éducation du Maryland (Commission Kirwan), a récemment formulé des recommandations clés visant à continuer de transformer l’approche du Maryland, pour atteindre l’excellence en éducation pour tous les élèves. Cette approche comprend une politique d’éducation transformative, qui comprendra à terme, une formule de financement conçue pour résoudre les problèmes d’adéquation et d’équité.  Le travail de la Commission Kirwan s’appuie sur la législation historique de 2002 Passerelle vers l’excellence du Maryland, adoptée par la Commission Thornton.

Renforçant l’engagement de l’État de veiller à ce que tous les enfants aient accès à une éducation financée de manière adéquate et équitable dans le cadre de systèmes responsables, les recommandations de la Commission Kirwan pourraient transformer radicalement les écoles du Maryland et les possibilités qui s’offrent à nos élèves.

Dans deux semaines, nous espérons vous voir à Annapolis devant le Parlement à 18h. Exprimons-nous, défendons-nous et marchons en avant!

Cordialement,

 

Dr. Monica Goldson
Directrice Exécutive par intérim
Les Écoles Publiques du Comté de Prince George

Dr. Alvin Thornton
Président de la Commission de l’éducation
Les Écoles Publiques du Comté de Prince George

2019 CSTCA Membership Meeting Dates

CSTCA General Membership Meeting Dates – 2019

 

Membership meetings are held on the fourth (4th) Saturday – every other month.  The Association meets six (6) times a year.  Meeting Notice Flyers are distributed prior to each meeting as well as e-mail notifications sent to our membership mailing list. For your convenience, below are the meeting dates for 2019.

  • February 23, 2019
  • April 27, 2019
  • June 22, 2019
  • August 24, 2019
  • October 26, 2019
  • December 28, 2019 (Date may change; members will be notified if so.)

 

The Association Newsletter is distributed electronically – via e-mail only every quarter.

IMPORTANT COMMUNITY MEETING – Adelphi Area Schools Plan

A Community Meeting will be held Tuesday, February 19th at 7 p.m. at Buck Lodge Middle School. Please help us by inviting your community! (flyer attached)

The meeting will update the public on the Adelphi Area Schools Over-enrollment Relief Plan which the Board of Education will be asked to support at the February 21st Board meeting.

The Plan addresses the community’s concerns regarding the previous plan to construct the new Adelphi Area Middle School at the Mother Jones Elementary School site. It includes not only the new Adelphi Area MS (in an alternate location) but also two replacement elementary schools, a new Adelphi Area HS, and improvements to two other schools. Another community concern is traffic and congestion at schools. Therefore, all projects will include traffic studies, which will inform site circulation improvements. Complete plan details are available here.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out. We appreciate your support as we move forward!

Best,

Rhianna

Rhianna McCarter
Planning Specialist

Prince George’s County Public Schools

Department of Capital Programs
13300 Old Marlboro Pike
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

rhianna.mccarter@pgcps.org
301.952.6541

 

 

Information Forum on Edwards Property

(Triangle lot across from Metzerott Plaza at Adelphi Rd, Riggs Rd, and Edwards Way)

June 19th, 7pm

Adelphi Mill, 84022 Riggs Road

A WaWa store and gas station are proposed for this 4 acre lot. The developer will provide details and illustrations, and answer questions about the proposal. Bring your questions about impact on local traffic, potential flooding downstream, and other concerns.

Find out how you can become a person-of-record and have a voice in local development.

For more information, call Sydney at 301-221-4984. E-mail sydjac54@gmail.com