The Elkster Examiner - June 10, 2016

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 9:45am

The Elkster Examiner
June 10, 2016


Dear Elkridge Community,

With the conclusion of each year, schools experience change.  As of July 1, I will be reassigned as the principal of Lisbon Elementary School.  It has been a wonderful experience serving the students, staff, and parents at Elkridge Elementary for the past two and half years.  I will always remember my first principal assignment with fond memories.

It truly takes a strong partnership to support our children, and I appreciate our partnership over the past few years.  It has been a great pleasure to get to know so many wonderful families that make Elkridge a special community.

The new principal of Elkridge Elementary will be Mr. Michael Caldwell.  Mr. Caldwell is coming to Elkridge after serving as the principal of Lisbon Elementary School for the past four years.  He brings a vast repertoire of skills and experiences that will undoubtedly contribute to the continued success of the school program.

Please know that I will work closely with Mr. Caldwell to assure a smooth transition for our students, staff, and families.  Again, thank you for your care, support, and partnership over the past two and a half years at Elkridge.


Debra A. Anoff, Principal

Important reminders for the last week of school


If your child is using the Point of Sale (POS) system for purchasing lunch, please make sure there is enough money in the account to cover the cost of lunches.  Accounts that do not have an adequate amount of money will not allow for a purchase and "charging" is not available for the remainder of the school year.  Please note that any remaining funds on your students’ account at the end of the year will roll over to the following school year so long as your student(s) remain in Howard County School System.

Health Room

Parents of students with medication in the Health room--Please be sure to come in to pick up medication BEFORE 1pm on Friday, June 17th.  Any medications not picked up by then will be discarded.  Please contact Marianne Jones or Jennifer Tucker at 410-313-8506 if you have any questions.

Lost and Found Items

Throughout the year we have accumulated an abundance of various lost and found items here at EES.  During the last week of school these items will be on display in the front lobby.  Please take the time to look and possible find an item that your student is missing.  All items not claimed by the end of the school day on June 17th will be donated to a local charity.  Thank you to our PTA for sorting and organizing these items for us.  

Report Cards

All report cards are mailed home after the last day of school.  We mail them Friday afternoon so families should receive a report card by Monday or Tuesday.

EES School Schedule Next Week

Monday, June 13

4th Grade Picnic 12:45

Tuesday, June 14

Kindergarten Picnic 10:30

Wednesday, June 15

5th Grade Closing Ceremony 9:45

No Pre-K

Thursday, June 16

Students are dismissed 3 hours early (12:55)

No Pre-K

Friday, June 17

Last Day of School!

Students are dismissed 3 hours early (12:55)

No Pre-K

Community Notices

The following announcements have been approved by the Public Information Office for school notices and distribution. These events are neither sponsored nor endorsed by Howard County Public School Systems.  Please feel free to contact the Public Information Office at 410-313-6682 if you have any questions.

Columbia Association
Art Reach, a FREE art festival hosted by Howard County Arts Council and the Columbia Art Center will be held on June 11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Creative hands-on art activities. For information check out the website

College Park Tennis Club

Learn Tennis at the Premiere Tennis Center, June 13 –Aug. 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., College Park Tennis Club 5200 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD.

Our students will learn the sport of a lifetime, under the direction of our certified teaching staff. Center., 301-779-8000,

Oakland Mills Community Association

Oakland Mills Food Fair, Free Food Giveaway Event for Those in Need of Temporary Food Assistance, Weds, June 15, 5-7 p.m., Oakland Mills Interfaith Center Parking Lot, 5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD. Please bring any photo ID. Must be 18 years or older. Please bring reusable bags and personal grocery cart. For more information please contact, Sandy Cederbaum, OM Village Manager or the Howard County Food Bank at 410-313-6185.

Columbia Association

The Columbia Art Center offers a variety of Art Classes for children of all ages. Eight weeks of summer camp starts June 23. Check out the Spring Brochure on For inquiries or to register for classes, please call Columbia Art Center at 410-730-0075 or email  For camps please call 410-715- 3165

Columbia Association

YTC's summer program, June 27, 2-7 p.m. Free Lunch program available to all registered YTC participants. YTC's Extreme Youth and Teens (EYT) program offers 10 trip excursions at an additional $480 if you're a CA resident and $570 for non CA residents.  Payment plans may be available to eligible participants. Trips take place on Tues and Thursday beginning July 5th.

Starthmore’s Summer Intensive

Apply now for a select spot in Strathmore’s Summer Intensive—part of our Institute for Artistic and Professional Development. This program will take place July 11-15 and is designed to provide in-depth experience to outstanding high school instrumentalists as they consider a performing arts career. For more information

Howard County Police Department

FREE overnight Youth Police Academy, July 24-29, Public Safety Training Center. It is for students between the ages of 15-18 years old who are interested in a law enforcement career. For more information, contact your School Resource Officer or check out the Howard County Police Department website at under Youth Programs.


Columbia Association is seeking host families for high school students from Columbia's new Sister City, Tema in Ghana (West Africa) from July 15 to 31, 2016. For a host family application and more information, please contact Laura Smit, Program Manager for International Exchange & Multicultural Programs at or 410-715-3162.


Howard County Arts Council

Visual and Performing Arts Summer Camps, June 20 - Aug. 12, Howard County Center for the Arts, 8510 High Ridge Road, Ellicott City, MD. For more information, visit or contact Katie Wofford at 410-313-2787 or

Columbia Association

Art Classes for children of all ages. Eight weeks of summer camp starts June 23, Check out the Spring Brochure on For inquiries or to register for classes, please call Columbia Art Center at 410-730-0075 or email For camps please call 410-715- 3165

Elkridge Youth Organization

(EYO) is excited to offer another season of our tennis program.

All activities are at Rockburn Branch Park in Elkridge. Go to

Soccer Association of Columbia

SAC Training Academy Summer Camps scheduled throughout the summer.  Players of all abilities, ages 5 to 14. Both full and half days sessions are offered. SAC also offers extended care from 4-6 p.m., for an additional fee. Go to For more information, contact

CrossLife Church

Track and Field Camp, June 20-June 24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Ln, Columbia, MD.

Maryland Department of Natural Resources-Forest Service and the Maryland Forestry Foundation.

Scholarships are still available for the Natural Resources Careers Camp, Hickory Environmental Education Center on July 24-30.  NRCC is a week-long co-educational camp for high school students interested in college studies and careers in natural resources, wildlife management, forestry and arboriculture. Students can apply online at

Bethany United Methodist Church

Surf Shack Vacation Bible School (VBS), June 27-July 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City.  For more information or to register, please visit:

Forest Hill Swim and Tennis Club

Looking for summer activities for your child?  Forest Hill Swim and Tennis Club, located in Ellicott City, offers a variety of weekly tennis camps, as well as swim and dive lessons for children of all ages.  For more information and to register, please visit  

Howard County Conservancy

Full-day nature camps, June 27-Aug. 19, camps are located in Woodstock on our 232-acre nature center and at the Belmont in Elkridge

University of Maryland

TerpsTalk, a new National Foreign Language Center Spanish and French Language summer camp for middle school students- at the University of Maryland. The Camp will take place July 11- July 22, 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

University of Maryland

Stepping Stones to Your Future (SSTYF) summer camp. This week-long coed commuter camp is for rising 7th & 8th graders who are interested in learning more about engineering.  Each day is filled with a variety of fun hands-on activities and engineering challenges.  There are two weeks to choose from:  Session 1 July 18-22 or Session 2 July 25-29.  To apply, we require an online form and a teacher recommendation from a current math or science teacher.  For more information and to fill out the application, visit our website at  If you have any questions, contact Dawn Ginnetti at 301-405-0315.

July 18-22, (Session I) or July 25-29, 2016 (Session II)

Healing Deminsions Foundation Summer Study Skills Camp

Register now for the Healing Dimension Foundation's Stressless Tests Summer Study Skills Camps to be held the weeks of August 1 and 8. Middle School Classes meet from 9-11 a.m., and High School classes meet from 12-2 p.m., Mon.-Fri. To register for more information, go to Contact Betty Caldwell at


4th Quarter

Sept. 26, Bonnie Branch Middle School and Sept. 27, Elkridge Landing Middle School. Download a registration form at or  

The Howard County Recreation and Parks

Volleyball classes and leagues for all ages and skill levels, for questions, please contact Carson Nickell at or 410-313-4720. To register, call 410-313-7275. Sign up now to reserve your space.

Howard County Striders

Bullseye Running/HO CO Striders is now taking registration
for two training programs Youth Track Team (competitive) and
Youth Fitness Spring Training (non-competitive)


It's not too late for after school cheerleading with SuperSquads. Team practice is once a week and ends late April in 11 county schools.  Please contact or 410-796-2244.

Maryland Sports Services

Summer Youth Indoor Soccer and Multi-Sport weekly Camps, now accepting registrations for our premier summer camps played on our indoor turf fields. Choose soccer or multi-sport and full or half days. We serve all ages 4 to 13 years. Camps start the week of June 20. Just go to and click on summer camps to register and get detailed information.

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