The Elkster Examiner - June 3, 2016

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 12:56pm

 The Elkster Examiner
June 3, 2016


We had two great events at EES this week so far including 2nd Grade Literacy Circles on Tuesday and 1st Grade Author’s Tea on Wednesday.   It was great to see so many parents here to support our students.  Thank you to the 1st and 2nd grade teams for their efforts in putting these events together.

With only a few days remaining in the school year, we wanted to share a quick note regarding school meals. If your student(s) purchase breakfast or lunch from our cafeteria please ensure that they have funds available on their student account. Additional funds can be sent in with your student(s) or uploaded electronically by visiting the MySchoolBucks website. Please note that any remaining funds on your students account at the end of the school year will rollover to the following school year so long as your student(s) remain in Howard County schools.

We have so many exciting events this upcoming week.  On Monday we will have our annual Field Day event, 2nd grade picnic on Wednesday, followed by 1st grade and 3rd grade picnic on Friday.  We look forward to seeing you for all our year end activities.  

Mrs. Anoff, Principal

Field Day Postponed

Due to the weather, Field Day is postponed and will now take place on Monday, June 6.  The schedule and locations will remain the same and are listed below.  

Important Field Day Volunteer Information: If you had already volunteered to help June 3rd and are able to also help on Monday, please come at the same time as originally scheduled.  If you are interested and available to help out during field day activities, please click on the following link to sign up. wyiIDOVvQ/viewform?ts=573b2859&edit_requested=true We are also in need of additional help for activity set-up.  If you are available to help at 7:30am for set-up please e-mail Mr. Books directly at

Please note: Volunteers may not bring children with them.


*Don’t forget to have your child wear their grade colored t-shirts to represent their class.  Kindergarten: Field Trip Shirts, 1st: Red, 2nd: Purple, 3rd: Green, 4th: White, 5th: Blue.  

*Parents and families are welcome to watch all the festivities.  

*Please come into the building to sign in.  You will be directed to your student’s location at that time.

*Don’t forget to send a water bottle and apply sunscreen at home.

Field Day Schedule: (Please note change in lunch schedules)

**Morning Session


K (Blacktop)

1st (Back Field)

2nd (Front Field)

3rd (Picnic Area)

4th (Outdoor Classroom)

5th (Gym)


K (Back Field)

1st (Front Field)

2nd (Picnic Area)

3rd (Outdoor Classroom)

4th (Gym)

5th (Blacktop)

10:30-11 am

K (Front Field)

1st (Picnic Area)

2nd (Outdoor Classroom)

3rd (Gym)

4th (Blacktop)

5th (Back Field)

**Afternoon Session


K (Picnic Area)

1st (Outdoor Classroom)

2nd (Gym)

3rd (Blacktop)

4th (Back Field)

5th (Front Field)


K (Outdoor Classroom)

1st (Gym)

2nd (Blacktop)

3rd (Back Field)

4th (Front Field)

5th (Picnic Area)


K (Gym)

1st (Blacktop)

2nd (Back Field)

3rd (Front Field)

4th (Picnic Area)

5th (Outdoor Classroom)


Kindergarten and 1st Grade: 11:00am – 11:45am

Second and Third Grades: 11:45am – 12:30pm

Fourth and Fifth Grades: 12:30 pm – 1:15pm

5th Grade Closing Ceremony

The Fifth Grade Closing Program is scheduled for Wednesday, June 15th. It will take place from 9:45-11 AM in the school cafeteria. This program will highlight the students’ accomplishments this year. Students will be recognized for their participation in various activities, enjoy a slide show, and walk across the stage to receive an elementary school certificate of completion from their teacher.

Each student will receive 2 tickets to give to their parents and/or guests. We must limit guests in order to comply with the Howard County Fire Code. Please note that small children and infants count as guests.

Requests for 1 additional ticket will be on a first come, first serve basis. You can put in a request for only one additional ticket by calling the office. You will be notified if your request was granted by Wednesday, June 8th. Due to the size of our student body, we only have a limited number of extra tickets.

Parents and invited guests should arrive by 9:15 AM with the tickets, so they can be seated prior to the students’ entrance at 9:45 AM. No one will be admitted without a ticket.

Your child’s 2 tickets will be sent home on Friday, June 10th.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email, call, or send in a note. Thanks for your support over the years!

~The Grade 5 Team

Lost and Found Items

We have many items in our school’s lost and found located on the stage in the cafeteria.  If your student is missing a jacket, lunch box, or other item, it might be in the EES lost and found!  We will donate any unclaimed items to a local charity after the last day of school.

Important: Medication Notice from the Health Room

Any student medication or supplies kept in the health room during this school year should be picked up by a parent/guardian by the end of staff hours on the last day of school, June 17.  ALL medication and supplies not picked up will be destroyed.  If you have any questions, please contact Marianne Jones or Jennifer Tucker in the Health Room at 410-313-8506.


Friday, June 3

5th Grade Social 6:30 @ ELMS

Monday, June 6

Field Day

Wednesday, June 8

2nd Grade Picnic 11:00

Thursday, June 9

5th Grade Picnic 1:00

Friday, June 10

1st Grade Picnic 11:30 and 3rd Grade Picnic 1:00

Monday, June 13

4th Grade Picnic 12:45

Tuesday, June 14

Kindergarten Picnic 10:30

Last Day of School for Pre-K

Wednesday, June 15

5th Grade Promotion Ceremony (9:45am)

Thursday, June 16

Students dismiss 3-hours early (12:55)

Friday, June 17

Last Day of School

Students dismiss 3-hours early (12:55)

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.

Success in Style

Looking for fun volunteer hours at the last minute or over the summer, join us at Success In Style/Charity's Closet/Phil's Closet. For more information visit or e-mail our volunteer coordinator at


The HopeWorks' Youth Leadership Project is now accepting applications for 2016/17 School Year. Youth Leaders engage in frank discussions, raise their social consciousness and participate in creative projects to raise awareness and encourage personal and community safety. Visit the HopeWorks website to download the application or call 410-997-0304.


Host Families Sought for AFS Exchange Students:  Next school year almost 20 exchange students will come from around the world to experience a life-changing year or cross-cultural sharing here in Howard County. If you are interested in more information, please contact Christina McGarvey at or 410-997-7087.

The Global Foundation for Peroxismal Disorders

The Ilan-a-thon 5K Family Fun Run, June 4, 7 p.m., Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD. All proceeds will benefit the Global Foundation for Peroxisomal Disorders   Register for this event Please register by June 2. All questions about our event can be directed to

Girl Scouts

CAUSE 4 PAWS, Yard Sale, Bake Sale and Adoption Event, benefits The Animal Welfare Society, Sat., June 4 and Sun., June 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Animal Welfare Society of Howard County, 8556 Davis Road, Columbia, MD. 410-465-4350 or

We Promote Health

FREE Family Wellness Day, Sun., June 5, Centennial Park, 10 a.m. -3 p.m.    

Atholton Swim Club

Registration for Swim Lessons at Atholton Swim Club, June 6, .We offer small class sizes and follow the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim curriculum. Lessons are conveniently offered in the mornings or evenings in 2 week long sessions.

Columbia Association
The Columbia Art Center is offering Laying Out Comics with Manga Studio Pro with Adam Goode, June 8-13, 4:30-6:30 p.m. For inquiries or to register, please call Columbia Art Center at 410-730-0075 or email

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

Columbia Association
Join the Columbia Art Center for Free Family Art Frenzy on Sun., June 12, 1-3 p.m. All ages welcome, come and enjoy making a Summer Sun Catcher. For more information, please call Columbia Art Center at 410-730-0075 or email

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.

Food on the 15th

Volunteer opportunities for students of all age. Students will collect, sort and deliver free non-perishable groceries directly to low-income Howard County senior citizens. To learn more about what we do, visit our website at

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.

University of Maryland

The Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education (MIMAUE) at the University of Maryland (UMD) - College Park campus, summer, July 5-22, for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Currently the cost is $525; after June 1st the cost increases to $600. Before and after care are available for an additional fee. Inquires can be sent via email

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.


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

University of Maryland

SPICE Camp – Students with Potential and Interest, Considering Engineering, June 27-July 1.

SPICE Camp is a week-long commuter program for young women who will be entering the 9th and 10th grade next fall and would like to learn more about engineering University of Maryland, College Park. Space is limited. The application deadline is March 31st. Scholarship opportunities will be made available once admittance decisions have been made. Bria Barry, 301-405-3283,,

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)


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.

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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