Elkster Examiner - November 20, 2015

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 8:54am


FROM THE DESK OF THE PRINCIPAL: It’s been a busy week here at EES!  I would like to thank you our visitors for American Education Week and Special Person’s Days.  It was a pleasure to see the incredible turnout!  Our students are so lucky to have support from the Elkridge families and the community.

Congratulations to our 5th graders on their performance of Peter Pan Jr. on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.  It was an amazing show! A production like this takes tremendous team effort.  A BIG thank you to Mrs. Loughry, Mr. Washington, Mrs. Whitebloom, Ms. Meyenburg, Mrs. Sloat, Mrs. Fortney, and Mr. Wampler for their instruction and support throughout.  I would also like to thank the entire EES staff and EES PTA for all your support, as well as Mr. Bill Vannurden for taking pictures at this event.  

Just a reminder that next week will be Parent/Teacher conferences.  School close 3-hours early on Monday and Tuesday and there is no school on Wednesday.  

Don’t forget that Elkridge Elementary School’s annual Turkey Trot is scheduled for this Monday, November 23. Parents and other guests are welcome to run or just come to watch. Hope to see you there.  

Turkey Trot times are as follows:

 9:30 -10:00 5th grade

10:00 - 10:30 3rd grade

10:30 -11:00 4th grade

11:00 – 11:30 2nd grade

11:30 – 12:00 Kindergarten

12:00 – 12:30 1st grade

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Debra Anoff, Principal




On Friday, December 182015 the Howard County Health Department, in cooperation with the Howard County Public School system, will be offering influenza vaccinations to our students. We will need parent volunteers the morning of the school's annual FluMist clinic.  If you are available to help or have any questions, please contact Marianne Jones at Marianne_jones@hcpss.org or Brooke Risdell at brooke_risdell@hcpss.org.



Here at EES, we are providing opportunities for our students to engage in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in many ways.  Please take a minute to read about what your child has participated in this quarter.  EES STEM NEWS WEBSITE This website can also be found on our website, under school resources as well.  Look for quarterly updates and share any new STEM opportunities with us so we may add them to this site by emailing jennifer_wong@hcpss.org.  



EES Holiday Shoppe

Our 8th annual EES Holiday Shoppe will be Friday, December 4 from 6:30-9:00pm.  Come and get your holiday shopping done with dozens of local vendors selling crafts, jewelry, clothing, baked goods and more!  Please contact eespta@hotmail.com if you are interested in being a vendor.  The Penguin Patch Kids’ Shop will also be available for your children to take care of their shopping!  Look forward to seeing you there.Volunteers are needed!  Please email eespta@hotmail.com or sign up through the link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0849afab2fa46-eesholiday, if you are available to help.  Thank you!

Scholastic Book Fair – The scholastic Book Fair will be available forONE NIGHT ONLY, December 24 during the EES PTA Holiday Shoppe.  Book Fair will be located on the stage in the cafeteria.  Forms are being sent home in Friday Folders.  PLEASE DO NOT RETURN BOOK FORMS TO SCHOOL.


Spirit wear

EES Elkster spirit wear will be available for ordering online until 12/18 and will ship directly to your home.  To order visit:http://elkridgeelementary.itemorder.com/sale.




Monday, November 23

EES Turkey Trot

½ day school – Parent/Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, November 24

½ day school – Parent/Teacher Conferences 

November 25 – 27

Thanksgiving Break – No School

Wednesday, December 2

PTA Meeting 6:30

Thursday, December 3

2nd Grade Field Trip to Toby’s 

Friday, December 4

Holiday Shoppe 6:30-9:00pm 

Tuesday, December 8

PTA Restaurant Night – Tino’s Italian Bistro

Thursday, December 10

Quarter 2 Interim Reports Issued

Tuesday, December 15

Chorus Concert 7pm

Friday, December 18


Flu Mist Clinic


Wednesday, January 6


PTA Meeting 6:30-7:30 Media Center


Wednesday, January 20


Just For Dads Event (Speaker: Joe Ehrmann)


Friday, January 22


Bingo Night 6:30-8:00pm





HCPSS Public Information Office

The following announcements have been approved by the Public Information Office for school notices and distribution. Please feel free to contact the Public Information Office at 410-313-6682 if you have any questions.

Howard County Commission for Women

5th Feminine Hygiene Products Drive, now until the end of November.www.howardcountymd.gov/cfw.htm 410-313-6400. 

Firn Foundation

Adopt a family for Thanksgiving

Every year, foreign-born families in need apply to receive items for FIRN’s Thanksgiving and Holiday program. If you are interested in adopting a family, please call Kristin Lilly at FIRN at 443-276-3166

Candlelight Concert

Hermitage Piano Trio
Sat., Nov. 21, 8 p.m., Smith Theatre, Columbia, MD.
All-Russian program featuring works by Shostakovich, Arensky, and Rachmaninov. A Pre-Concert Reception with Zakuski (traditional Russian appetizers), 6:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase ticketswww.candlelightconcerts.org 410-997-2324
Ages 9-18 admitted FREE with paid adult / HCPSS staff discount available.

Columbia Association

Movie Nightages 4+Sat., Nov. 21, 6-9 p.m., KidSpace/PPP Mbrs $10 per child, $16 per family Columbia Cardholder, $12 per child, $18 per family. Non-Mbrs ,$14 per child, $20 per family.www.columbiaassociation.org/kidspace 

St. Louis Church

Honor Veterans- American Heritage Girls Troop wreath sales to raise funds to support Wreaths Across America and their troop operations.  Wreaths are on sale throughout the month of Nov. online atwww.wreatsacrossamerica.org. Each wreath costs $15.00. For more information please contact Jennifer Korkosz at 505-918-1582. 

Candlelight Concerts

CandleKids: The Emperor’s Nightingale, Sun., Nov. 22, 2 & 4 p.m. Smith Theatre – Columbia, MD
Theatre IV’s musical theater adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale of love and forgiveness. For more information and to purchase tickets www.candlelightconcert.org 410-997-2324

Glen Mar United Methodist Church

Walk to Bethlehem, Fri., Sat. and Sun., Dec. 4, 5 and 6 at the church, 4701 New Cut Road in Ellicott City.  Drop in anytime between 5 and 8 p.m. for this free event. For more information, visithttp://glenmarumc.org/gmcevents/wtb/ or call 410-465-4995 ext. 204.

Oakland Mills Community Association

Jazz in the Mills is proud to present the Holiday Extravaganza featuring Lori Williams on Sun., Dec. 6, 5-8 p.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD.  “Light fare” will be included. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 at The Other Barn or online atwww.brownpapertickets.com/event/1316398 or call 301-596-5128 or 410-730-4610; manager@oaklandmills.org

Oakland Mills Village Center

Decorate Your Own Gingerbread House Dec. 9, 6:30 p.m., The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia,  All supplies will be provided and you will be able to take your decorated house home at the end of the evening. Tickets are $20/person and can be purchased at The Other Barn beginning Nov. 4-Dec. 2nd.  Advance ticket purchase is required.  Limited spaces are available. For more information, please contact Brigitta Warren at 410-730-4610 or events@oaklands.org 

Columbia Association

Holiday Breakfast, all ages, Pre-registration required. Sat, Dec. 19, 9:30-11 a.m., KidSpace/PPP Mbrs, $10 per family Columbia Cardholder, $12 per family, Non-Mbrs, $14 per family. Enjoy our multicultural holiday breakfast, music, holiday stories, arts and crafts and more.www.columbiaassociation.org/kidspace  

Columbia Association

The Columbia Art Center offers a variety of Art Classes for children of all ages. Check out the Fall Brochure on www.columbiaartcenter.org for more information. For inquiries or to register, please call Columbia Art Center at 410-730-0075 or email art.staff@columbiaassociation.org

Columbia Association

Columbia Art Center, Artsy Fun Day. The first one will be held on Mon.,Nov. 25, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Art lesson begins at 9:30 a.m. and finishes at 3:30 p.m. For more information, please call Columbia Art Center at 410-730-0075 or email art.staff@columbiaassociation.org.

Columbia Association

The Columbia Art Center offers a wide variety of Art Classes for portfolio development. Portfolio Series with Alina Poroshina for grades 8-12 Observational Art From Leonardo Da VinciSaturday, Nov. 21, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and Drape and Texture: Graphite Drawing Sat., Dec. 5, 11a.m.-1:30 p.m. Check out the Fall Brochure on www.columbiaartcenter.org for more information. For inquiries or to register, please call Columbia Art Center at 410-730-0075 or email art.staff@columbiaassociation.org.



4th Quarter 

Spring after school leadership program at Bonnie Branch and Elkridge Landing Middle School (Spring registration ends March 1, 2016). The Fourth Quarter uses fitness and touch football to tackle these MAJOR community issues: 1. Lack of focus 2. Experimentation with drugs and alcohol 3. Childhood obesity 4. Failing to reach ones leadership potential.  Become apart of the 4th Quarter TEAM by downloading a 4th Quarter Spring registration form at the4thqtr.org or jguy@the4thqtr.org 

Savage Boys and Girls Club 

Is accepting registrations for boys and girls ages 7-17 for its recreation basketball program for the 2015-16 season.  Visit www.savagebgc.org for more information.


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