The Elkster Examiner 11/2/18

Fri, 11/02/2018 - 3:16pm


Monday, November 5

3rd Grade Field Trip to BMI (Grabowski, Tolland, ½ Schwarzl)

End of 1st Quarter


Tuesday, November 6

General Election Day / Schools Closed

Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant Night, noon- 6pm in Glen Burnie


Wednesday. November 7

Professional Work Day / No School for Students


Thursday, November 8

3rd Grade Field Trip to BMI (Gregory, Shilling, ½ Schwarzl)


November 12 – November 16

American Education Week (Please see information below)


Tuesday, November 13

Picture Make-up/Retakes


Wednesday, November 14

Musical Rehearsal

Quarter 1 Report Cards Issued


Saturday, November 17

Elkster 5K (For more information see in PTA News Section)


Monday, November 19

Turkey Trot (See schedule below)

3-hour early dismissal (12:55) Parent/Teacher Conferences

Musical Rehearsal 1:00


Tuesday, November 20

3-hour early dismissal (12:55) Parent/Teacher Conferences


Wednesday, November 21

No school for students – Parent/Teacher Conferences


Thursday and Friday, November 22 & 23

Thanksgiving Break


November 26 & November 27

Musical Dress Rehearsal


Wednesday, November 28

Musical 6:00 pm

Uno's Restaurant Night, Long Gate                                        


Thursday, November 29

Musical 6:00 pm



Thank you to all who participated in the Fall Festival last Friday night.  This event has become a great tradition here at Elkridge Elementary School!  In addition, I would like to personally thank all our students, staff and guests who attended the Word Parade on Wednesday.  We had an excellent turnout.  Your continued support is appreciated.    

Please be reminded that American Education Week is November 12-16, 2018.  This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.  At Elkridge, parents/guardians are encouraged to spend some time with their children at school. Sit in on a class, have lunch, enjoy recess or join us for the grade level special event! As always, we ask that younger siblings not attend events in the classrooms. Please see the schedule of special events and plan to spend some time with us!


  • K: Nov. 14 @ 9:45-10:45 Math Activity
  • 1: Nov. 15 @ 10:15-11:15 Thanksgiving Meal
  • 2: Nov. 16 @ 10:45-11:45 Reading Activity
  • 3: Nov. 13@ 1:30-2:30 Language Arts Activity
  • 4: Nov. 15 @11:45-12:45 Math Activity
  • 5: Nov. 16 @ 2:30-3:30 Writing Activity


Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour Saturday night for daylight savings!


Michael Caldwell, Principal







Our annual Turkey Trot will take place Monday, November 19th.  The Turkey Trot is a fun activity for families, students, and staff to exercise together.  A course of about a mile will be marked off for runners.  The route travels around both EES and ELMS properties.  Parents and other guests are welcome to run or just come to watch.  Please enter through the building, sign in, head down the hallway and directly out to the blacktop.  The Turkey Trot is to highlight the benefits of exercise only; no awards will be given.  Please check the following schedule to determine the time your student will participate.


  • 9:30 – 10:00 4th Graders
  • 10:00 – 10:30 3rd Graders
  • 10:30 – 11:00 5th Graders
  • 11:00 – 11:30 2nd Graders
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Kindergarten
  • 12:00 – 12:30 1st Graders






Our conference window for this school year is November 19-21.  Schools close 3-hours early (12:55) on Monday and Tuesday, the 19th and 20th and there is no school for students on Wednesday the 21st. 

This year there will be two conference windows, Language Arts Conferences in the fall and Math in the winter.  This fall’s conferences will include 5th grade GT classes and Ms. Rager’s 3rd grade math class.  4th grade GT conferences will be scheduled in the winter.  Parents will be able to begin scheduling fall conferences starting Wednesday, October 31.  Please visit HCPSS Connect to schedule a conference.  All conferences will last 15 minutes. When you register, you will see they are set up for twenty minute blocks to allow for transition time between conferences and to help keep on the start times on schedule. It is important arrive on time to your conference as teachers will not be able to go beyond the scheduled time.

The directions for parent conference registration, please see attached document.  If you are in need of extra support, resources can be found on the HCPSS website.

Conference Scheduling Timeline:

October 31 at 10:00 AM       Language Arts Scheduling Opens (HCSPP Connect)

November 12 at 4:00 PM       Language Arts Window Closes (HCPSS Connect)

November 14 at 3:00 PM       Math and Language Arts Scheduling (Including GT) can only be done by contacting the front office directly at 410-313-5006 on November 14 and 15. 

November 15 at 4:00 PM       All Conference Scheduling Closes




Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Elkster 5K!  All entries are just $10 this year.  We hope to see you there, 8am on Saturday, November 17th!  Registration forms went out last week and can also be found on the PTA website.  


Upcoming PTA Dates

11/6 Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant Night, noon-9pm Glen Burnie location

11/17  8th Annual Elkster 5K, 8am at EES

11/28 Uno's Restaurant Night, Long Gate

11/28-29 PTA 5th Grade Musical Bake sale

12/6 PTA Meeting, 7pm Media Center

12/14 Holiday Shoppe, 6:30-8:30pm

12/18 Chick-fil-A Restaurant Night, 5-8pm Linthicum location



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