The Elkster Examiner - January 8, 2017

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 11:49am


Monday, January 9 ~ MAP Assessments 3rd Grade (Math)

                                  PTA Restaurant Night at Tinos

Tuesday, January 10 ~ MAP Assessments 4th Grade (Math)

Wednesday, January 11 ~ MAP Assessments 4th Grade (Math)

Thursday, January 12 ~ 6th Grade Parent Information Night (ELMS)

                                      (6:30 GT / 7:00 General Parent Orientation)

Friday, January 13 ~ EES Spelling Bee 2:45 – 3:40

Monday, January 16 ~ School Closed (MLK Jr. Day)

Tuesday, January 17 ~ Band Concert 7pm

                                     1st Grade Field Trip to Port Discovery

Thursday, January 19 ~ PTA Family Fit Night

Tuesday, January 24 ~ Strings Concert

Thursday, January 26 ~ Quarter 2 Ends

Friday, January 27 ~ No School for Students (Professional Work Day)

Monday, January 30 ~ Talent Show Auditions 4pm

Tuesday, January 31 ~ Talent Show Auditions 4pm




Dear Elkridge Families,

This week we have begun training our students about the rules and expectations of the bus.  In addition to reviewing the expectations for riding, we are working with students to understand how to safely load at school during dismissal.  Attached is the PowerPoint we are using with students as a basis for our conversations.  We believe that the training when coupled with the Go For the Green incentive program will assist in creating a safe and smooth bus ride for our students.

Please take a moment to review the expectations and then discuss them with your child/children.  One of the central themes is that school rules start at the bus stop.  It takes all of us working to make safe, respectful and responsible decisions to create the best school environment possible!  



Michael Caldwell, Principal



News and Upcoming Events


Middle School Parent Orientation

Elkridge Landing Middle School will be hosting an incoming 6th grade parent orientation on Thursday, January 12th in the cafeteria at Elkridge Landing Middle School. There will be a GT information session from 6:30-7:00 followed by the general parent orientation from 7:00-8:00. We encourage all parents to attend, as valuable information will be shared pertaining to your child and his/her middle school experience. Thank you!


Talent Show Auditions

Attention 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Parents:

Auditions for our annual talent show will be held on Monday, January 30 and January 31. Information was sent home with your child on Friday.  If your child is interested, they will need to pick up an audition packet from Ms. Loughry’s room.  All permission slips (included in the audition packet) must be signed and returned to Ms. Loughry by Friday, January 20. 


Green Light School Bus Challenge Update

We are thrilled to announce that each and every one of our buses at Elkridge Elementary had "green" weeks this week!  Our lottery winner this week is bus 490.  Congratulations to all of our bus riders!  Students who ride bus 490 will receive their tickets Monday morning at arrival.



Restaurant Night

Please join us on January 9 at TINO’S ITALIAN BISTRO and support Elkridge Elementary PTA.  10% of all proceeds including carryout, delivery, and dine-in will be donated to EES PTA.  Hope to see you there.  Tino’s Italian Bistro, 8775 Centre Park Drive, Columbia (410-730-8466)


Upcoming Events:

January 19: Family Fit Night

February 10: Family Sock Hop
​March 24: Elkster's Birthday Party



Community News for Parents

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