The Elkster Examiner - December15, 2017

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 2:28pm


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

Tuesday, December 19 ~ 1st Grade Gingerbread Houses 9:45

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

Friday, January 19 ~ PTA Bags and Bling Bingo 6:30

Monday, January 22 ~ Talent Show Auditions 4:00

Tuesday, January 23 ~ Talent Show Auditions 4:00

Wednesday, January 24 ~ No Pre-K classes

Thursday, January 25 ~ No Pre-K classes

Friday, January 26 ~ 3-hour Early Dismissal (End of Quarter 2) No Pre-K classes

Tuesday, January 30 ~ Math Night 7:00pm




I wanted to take a moment to wish each member of the Elkridge school community a happy holiday season!  

The upcoming winter break marks the symbolic mid-way point of the school year. It is a good time to reflect on the many joys of the school year thus far: the first day of school, PTA family events, concerts, sing alongs, new friendships and of course lots of new learning!  

We, the staff of Elkridge Elementary, have enjoyed serving you and your family these past few months and are excited for the opportunities to come. We look forward to spending time with family and friends, eating too much and getting some rest in the upcoming break.  We wish you the same and will be eager to return in the New Year!

Michael Caldwell, Principal



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



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 9:10 am.  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 


Restaurant Fundraiser
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


Bags and Bling Bingo!

PTA will be hosting a Bingo Night on Friday, January 19.  The event will be held at Glen Burnie Elks Lodge, 878 Stevenson Road, Severn, MD 21144.  Ticket price is $20 in advance and $25 at the door.  There will be twenty games of Bingo, Special Games, Raffles, Silent Auction, Door prizes and Food (available for purchase).  For more information, please see attached flyer.  PTA is in need of silent auction items.  If you can provide support, please e-mail PTA at


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.