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Mount Rainier Elementary PTO

Mount Rainier Elementary PTO
Mount Rainier, Maryland is a small town just across the DC border. We have two public schools serving nearly 1,200 children, most of whom are first generation Americans or recent migrants. We are a community anchored in diversity, sustainability and the arts. Our students live in the Gateway Arts District towns of Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood and Hyattsville.

The Parent Teacher Organizations of both schools are working to infuse these community values in our children's education. We know how essential the arts are to cognitive and social development. Prince George's County Public School District supports arts education and environmental literacy nominally, but the district lacks the funds to fully support a robust arts integration in our schools.

Your donation will support:

- A visiting author to work with students on creating a long fictional narrative piece ( a "novel")

- A one-week comic artist residency to work with all students on expressing their personal narratives in the form of a comic book

-A partnership with ArtWorks to provide additional after school arts experiences

- and more

Our goal is to raise at least $5,000 through this campaign annually to support such experiences for our budding scholars. Any amount above our goal could go towards funding field trips, art supplies, and training for our teachers.

We are also working to connect our schools with artists and other professionals in the community. If you cannot lend a dime, but can lend an hour or two of your time, please let us know. It takes a village/ small town to raise a generation!
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