Elkster Examiner - February 19, 2016

Fri, 02/19/2016 - 4:18pm

Friday, February 19

Kindergarten Registration and New 1st Grade Registration

Kindergarten registration and new 1st Grade registration, for the 2016-2017 school year, will be held February 29th - March 4th from 9:30 am to 2:30. There will be two evening registrations available on Tuesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 3 from 4pm – 7pm.  Students must be 5 years old by September 1st, 2016 to register for kindergarten.

The following documentation is needed to register your child.  This includes: Birth certificate, birth registration or passport, current immunization record, deed or lease to your current home, a current utility bill and photo ID of parent/guardian.  If you would like more information on the requirements for registration, please visit Howard County Public School System website at http://www.hcpss.org/schools/enrollment-and-registration/.

Pre-K applications will be accepted beginning February 29th.  Students must be 4 years old by September 1, 2016 to apply.  This Pre-K program is based on income eligibility and approval needs to be granted prior to registration.

February is Black History Month

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history.

Why not take this time to visit a museum, or visit Elkridge Howard County Public Library to pick out a good book celebrating the accomplishments of great African Americans? Here are a just a few museums to visit:  Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore, Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella, and the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis.


Saturday, February 20

PTA Restaurant Fundraiser @ Corner Bakery Café, Columbia (7am – 9pm)

Thursday, February 25

3rd Grade Fieldtrip to BMI 9:30 -2:00 (Ruffing and Ridgley)

GT & Middle School Orientation @ ELMS 7pm

Friday, February 26

3rd Grade Fieldtrip to BMI 9:30 – 2:00 (Shilling, McNally, Bass)

February 29 – March 4

Kindergarten Registration (9:30 – 2:30) Evening hours Tuesday & Thursday 4-7pm

Friday, March 11

Q3 Interim Reports Issued (New Date)

Saturday, March 12

PTA Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast 8am – 10am  (Laurel)

March 25 – April 3

Spring Break (Schools Closed)

Monday & Tuesday, April 11 & 12

Spring Portraits & Class Pictures

PTA News

Restaurant Fundraiser Tomorrow!

Don't forget this Saturday, February 20th from 7am-9pm is Elkridge Elementary school day at The Corner Bakery cafe in Columbia. Come out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and a portion of the day's sales will be donated back to the school. Bring your flyer or mention EES for credit. Hope to see you there!  

Elkster 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run
The 6th Annual Elkster 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held on Saturday April 30th.  We are looking for race sponsors. Sponsorship details and forms can be found at http://elkster5k.blogspot.com/p/sponsor-form.html or contact eespta@hotmail.com for more information.

Upcoming PTA Events:

•    PTA Restaurant Fundraiser @ Corner Bakery Café, Columbia (7am-9pm)

•    Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast, March 12 8am-10am

•    Elkster's Birthday Party, Friday, March 18 from 6:30-8:30 pm

•    Family Fit Night, Tuesday, April 19 from 6-8 pm

•    Elkster 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run, Saturday, April 30

•    2nd Annual Spring Fling, Saturday, May 21 from 11-3 pm

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.

Columbia Association

The Columbia Art Center offers a variety of Art Classes for children of all ages and a new Youth Artistic Masters Certificate Program! 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 Orchestra

The Columbia Orchestra presents the Young People’s Concerts on Sat., Feb. 20, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., at the Jim Rouse Theatre are Wilde Lake High School. Visit us at www.columbiaorchestra.org or call 410-465-8777 for tickets.

Oakland Mills Community Center

Lively Arts for Little Ones presents: “Musical Fun with Mr. Hyson” on Fri., Feb. 26, 10 a.m. at The Other Barn, 5851 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia.  For more information, call 410-730-4610 or visit oaklandmills.org.

University of Maryland

Keys to Empowering Youth program, Mar. 5, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the University of Maryland. Registration is conducted on a first come, first serve basis until all available spaces are full. Submit your registration form, which can be found at www.wie.umd.edu/k12/key-program as soon as possible to secure your place in the March program. For further about this program, please contact Dawn Ginnetti at dginnett@umd.edu or 301-405-0315.

Howard Community College

Educational Foundation cordially invites you to the annual Silas Craft Collegians Dinner to benefit the Silas Craft Collegians Scholarship Endowment and Program. The Chinese dinner buffet will be served continuously from 5-8 p.m. on Mon., Mar. 7, at 7091 Deepage Drive in Columbia.  Tickets are $45 per person and the Silas Craft Collegians Endowment receives 100% of the proceeds from the ticket sales to the event.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Development Office at Howard Community College, 443-518-1970 or visitwww.howardcc.edu/sccathunan.

St. Louis Catholic Church

Youth Ministry Presents The 35th Annual Italian Dinner On Sun., Mar. 13, 12:30-6:30, St. Louis Cafetorium, Rte. 108 & 32.  All meals include Spaghetti or Lasagna soda/coffee/tea, salad, garlic bread, and homemade desserts. Tickets cost $10/adult, $5/children (10 & under), $13/Lasagna, $16/Combo Spaghetti/Lasagna & $40/Immediate family of 6. Call (410) 531-6668.

Glen Mar Church

Singers (adults and high-school age) are needed to perform John Rutter’s entire “Requiem” at a Good Friday Worship Service on Mar. 25, 7:30 p.m. at Glen Mar United Methodist Church in Ellicott City.  Practice starts on Thurs., 7 -7:30 p.m. in Jan.  Contact Sophie Hong, Glen Mar’s Music Director at 410-465-4995 ext. 209 or sofie.hong@glenmarunc.org


4th Quarter

Spring after school leadership program at Bonnie Branch and Elkridge Landing Middle School (Spring registration ends Mar. 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

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