The Elkster Examiner - December 8, 2017

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 3:37pm


Tuesday, December 12 ~ Yearbook Group Pictures

                                            Chorus Concert 7pm

Wednesday, December 13 ~ Donuts with Dads (Kindergarten, 1, and 2) 8:15am

Thursday, December 14 ~ PTA Meeting 7:00pm

Friday, December 15 ~ Donuts with Dad (Grades 3, 4, 5 and Pre-K) 8:15am

Monday, December 18 ~ Chipotle Restaurant Night 6-9pm

Wednesday, December 20 ~ 2nd Quarter Interim Reports Issued

December 23 – January 1 ~ Winter Break (Schools Closed)

Friday, January 12 ~ 1st Grade Field Trip to Port Discovery

           Spelling Bee (2:45-3:40)

Monday, January 15 ~ School Closed (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Tuesday, January 16 ~ Band Concert 7:00pm

Thursday, January 18 ~ Strings Concert 7:00pm


Group Pictures

Group pictures will be taken on Tuesday, December 12.  The following groups will be photographed: Band, Chorus, and Strings.  Pictures will be taken between 9:30 and 10:30.   


Chorus Concert

Please join us for our 4th & 5th Grade Chorus Concert on Tuesday, December 12 at 7pm.  Chorus students should arrive at 6:30 and report to Mr. Washington’s room.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Donuts with Dads

Our annual Donuts with Dad's will be held on December 13th and 15th at 8:15am.  Please pick the date that works best for your family.  RSVP via the form that went home with students, or online at by December 11th.



EES Spelling Bee

Elkridge Elementary will have its annual Spelling Bee this school year on Friday, January 12 from 2:45-3:40 pm. Parents and other guests are invited to attend.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Please note: The assembly is only for grades 3,4, and 5.  If you have any questions, please contact Olivia House, our Spelling Bee Coordinator, at





Who:  Students in Grades 2 – 5 

What:  Write a poem or short story 


Entries must be  original work. All entries must use no smaller than 12 point font in  Times New Roman or Comic Sans. Short story entry may range from a minimum of 300 words to no more than 800 words.   Poem entry will consist of a single poem, any style from a minimum of 25 words to no more than 150 words. Entries must  not  include graphics. Each entry must include a completed typed Young Authors' Contest Cover Sheet signed by the student author and sponsoring teacher. 

Entries due by December 15, 2017

DIGITAL RULES: Save the WORD document of your entry. Also save the typed cover sheet electronically. School winners will need to submit these to the county level contest. 



School Closings/Delays Due to Inclement Weather

At times it is necessary to close or delay the start of schools due to weather conditions.  Please see the following link to find out procedures and resources you will need to know if a change occurs.


Cold Weather Reminders

As our weather continues to get chillier, we find that many students are being dropped off prior to the start of the school day.  Please remember our doors open at 9:10am.  Students are not allowed in the building until this time.  The final bell rings at 9:25 am, both front doors are closed and students are marked tardy.  Any time after 9:25 am students are required to be signed into the school by a parent or guardian.  Please understand this is for both student safety and record keeping.  We appreciate your understanding and support.

It’s also a good time for a reminder about recess.  In accordance with the HCPSS Health and Wellness Policy we believe that outdoor exercise is a healthy and an important part of each day.  It provides a break from the regular school routine, a chance to get some outdoor air and an opportunity to run off excess energy to revitalize children and physically prepares them for additional learning throughout the school day.  Children should come prepared for outdoor recess every day and wear clothing that considers the season and outdoor conditions.  HCPSS guidelines are for students to have outdoor recess when the wind chill is at or above 20° F. 



Elkridge Elementary PTA 


PTA Meeting

The next PTA meeting is scheduled for December 14th.  The meeting will be held at 7pm in the media center.


Restaurant Night:

Join us for the Chipotle fundraiser night, Monday December 18th at the Dobbin Rd location.  You must present the flier, printed or on your phone, when you pay for EES PTA to get credit.  If you order online, choose pay at pickup and present the flier when you pay.  The flier went home on the same sheet as the Donuts flier.  It can also be found online at


BJs Wholesale Club Discount Memberships:

EES friends and families once again have an opportunity to sign up for a new membership or renew an existing one at a discounted price and get an extra month free.   Forms can be found at

Please share with family and friends who live near a BJs location.  Please return forms to school by December 15th.  We receive $5 from BJs for every membership and if we get 25 people to sign up we will get a bonus!




Community News for Parents 

Please visit the Community News and Programs page at for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.