Elkster Examiner - February 26, 2016

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 4:07pm


The Elkster Examiner


Friday, February 26




MAP/CogAT Report Distribution

Students in grades 1-5 will bring home their Winter 2016 MAP score reports today. Please feel free to review them, if you need an explanation, do not hesitate to contact an administrator.  CogAT test results will be mailed out to 5th grade parents today (February 26) to the student’s address of record. 3rd grade CogAT test results will be mailed to parents on March 11.  Please keep an eye out for the letter in the US mail.  



New Student Registration

Next week is New Student Registration Week in Howard County Schools. If you know anyone who has moved or is moving to the area and Elkridge Elementary is their enrollment district, please remind them to register their child for school for the 2016-2017 school year. Students currently enrolled do not need to re-enroll.


Registration hours are 9:30 am to 2:30, February 29th - March 4th. 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 documentations are 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.


EES Talent Show

Mrs. Carter and Miss Richardson would like to thank everyone for performing and attending the wonderful Elkridge ES Talent Show last Friday!  Many thanks to Mrs. Loughry and Mr. Washington for their expert leadership throughout the whole event.  We’d also like to thank the staff members who helped put the show together and keep the acts on track throughout the evening.  We had many staff members in the audience who came to support our students and watch some great entertainment.  We thank all of our students who performed and made us feel so proud of all of their talent!  We are always happy to see our students shine!


Enjoy your weekend.

Mrs. Anoff, Mrs. Carter & Miss Richardson





Monday, February 29 

Kindergarten Registration (9:30 – 2:30) 


Tuesday, March 1

Kindergarten Registration (9:30am – 2:30pm) 

Registration Evening hours (4:00 – 7:00pm)


Wednesday, March 2

Kindergarten Registration (9:30am – 2:30pm) 

PTA Meeting 6:30 (Media Center) 


Thursday, March 3

Kindergarten Registration (9:30am – 2:30pm) 

Registration Evening hours (4:00 – 7:00pm)


Friday, March 4

Kindergarten Registration (9:30am – 2:30pm) 


Friday, March 11

Q3 Interim Reports Issued (New Date)


Saturday, March 12 

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


Friday, March 18

Elkster’s Birthday Party (6:30 – 8:30pm)


Thursday, March 24

1st Grade Field Trip to Science Center


March 25 – April 3

Spring Break (Schools Closed)


Wednesday, April 6

PTA Meeting 6:30 Media Center


Monday & Tuesday, April 11 & 12

Spring Portraits & Class Pictures


Thursday, April 14

3rd Grade Field Trip to Robinson Nature Center


Tuesday, April 19

PTA Family Fit Night 


PTA News


Box Tops/Labels for Education

Please continue to send in those box tops and labels for education.  We ask that you place them in a small Ziploc bag with your student’s name, grade, and teacher’s name.  Please try to make sure the expiration date is not cut off and the box tops are neatly cut around the dotted lines.  (This saves us money by reducing the weight when we mail them.)  Thank you for your support!


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:

•    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.


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.


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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