Our Community

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Our parent community is highly engaged and involved. We offer multilingual family meetings and events to ensure inclusivity for everyone in our community, including our annual International Day.  

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) Meetings: Formal gatherings where parents have an opportunity to be part of decisions that bring positive changes to our school.  All parents are invited to be active members; meetings are advertised for parent participation. 

School Family Council (SFC) Meetings: Parents and community members are invited to attend SFC meetings to discuss issues relating to the school and make decisions when necessary.  

Comprehensive Community Support: Sandi McFadden, Govans Elementary’s full-time site coordinator, connects our students and families with school and other community resources for student achievement and family wellbeing. 

We are a school-based neighborhood hub for educators, families, and community partners to come together to offer a range of opportunities and support services: 

  • Community engagement activities 
  • Annual dental screenings for students 
  • Annual vision and free glasses and hearing screenings for students 
  • An on-site food pantry with weekly food bag distribution 
  • Seasonal food and family gifts including Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Student Support Wellness Team
  • Full-time social worker on staff 
  • Partnership with Dewees Recreation Center for family nights and summer programs 
  • Partnership with local churches and nonprofit organizations that supports families with coat drives, shoe giveaways, and school supply donations 
  • Partnerships with local universities (Loyola, Towson, and Notre Dame of Maryland University) providing trained tutors to support students in reading and math

Additional community partners include:

Sandi McFadden Community School Director


Sandi McFadden
Community School Director
[email protected]

Govie reading a book
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outdoor playground
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school media center
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School Media Center
school gymnasium
Govans Elementary School building
Govie writing on the board
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school cafeteria
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School Nurse Office
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