The Elkster Examiner 1/4/19

Fri, 01/04/2019 - 4:02pm


Tuesday, January 8

Chorus/Strings Concert 6:30 pm


Thursday, January 10

ELMS 6TH Grade Parent Information Night (6:00 – 7:00 General Presentation/7:00-8:00 GT)


Tuesday, January 15

Band Concert 7:00 pm


Thursday, January 17

Strings Concert 7:00 pm (3rd and 4th Grade beginning strings students)


Friday, January 18

6th grade music performance forms due


Monday, January 21

Schools Closed (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)


Friday, January 25

International Night Celebration


Monday, January 28

End of 2nd quarter

3-hour early dismissal (12:55)


Tuesday, January 29

Talent Show Auditions 4:00 pm


Wednesday, January 30

Mobile Dentist School Visit


Thursday, January 31

Mobile Dentist School Visit

Talent Show Auditions 4:00 pm




Thank you to everyone who entered into the Young Authors Contest. With so many great entries it was difficult to select a winner at each grade level!  Congratulations to...


Second Grade Poetry, Annabelle Stockham      Second Grade Short Story, Riley Brown

Third Grade Poetry, Ella Krieger                        Third Grade Short Story, Mojola Oyeymi

Fourth Grade Poetry, Shreya Dongre                 Fourth Grade Short Story, Averie An

Fifth Grade Poetry, Ava Sesay                            Fifth Grade Short Story, Laasya Ampani


All winning entries from Elkridge Elementary School have been submitted to the Howard County Contest. Judging will take place on January 25th, 2019. County level winners will be announced soon after. Good luck! 


Michael Caldwell, Principal



Elkridge Landing Middle School will have an orientation night for the parents of incoming 6th grade students on Thursday, January 10.  Both presentations will be held in the ELMS cafeteria. *Snow date is January 24th. 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – General Presentation

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm – GT Presentation



The String Orchestra classes will have their concerts this month.  4th and 5th grade orchestras perform with the chorus on Tuesday, Jan 8th at 6:30 pm.  Students should arrive no later than 6:15 pm.  Beginning 3rd grade strings and beginning 4th grade strings will have their concert on Thursday, Jan 17th at 7:00 pm.  Students should arrive no later than 6:45 pm.





The 4th and 5th Grade Chorus will perform their winter concert on Tuesday, January 8th at 6:30pm in the Elkridge ES Cafeteria. The Winter Concert will include 4th and 5th Grade Chorus and Strings. All chorus members should report to Ms. Cameron’s music room at 6:00pm to check-in and warm-up. Students should wear concert attire: black or dark colors on bottom (pants, socks, shoes, stockings, skirt, etc.), music shirt on top. Come on out and join us for the winter concert!




We invite you to join us as we celebrate our school's rich diversity! There will be international cuisine, a cultural fashion show, cultural displays, special musical performances, and more! 

We are in need of volunteers to showcase the different cultures that represent our EES community. Please use the link below if you are interested in participating. International Night Sign-Up Link:

Thank you! 



Howard County Public School System has joined with Smile Maryland to
offer in-school dental care.  
The mobile dentist is scheduled to come to Elkridge Elementary School on Wednesday January 30 and Thursday January 31, 2019.   A state licensed dentist will check your child's mouth and teeth and may provide a cleaning, x-rays, fluoride treatment, sealants and additional care such as fillings, placement of crowns over the teeth, pulpotomies, and extractions if needed/necessary.  A dental report card will be sent home with your child.  The provider will bill and collect payment from any Medicaid, insurance or other payer and you will be billed for and agree to pay any deductibles and/or copays.  If you would like your child to be seen by the dentist, please complete the Smile Maryland form (being sent home with the students) and send back to school by Friday January 4, 2019 or you may sign up online at  


We are in need of volunteers to help bring students to and from classrooms for dental checks.  If you are available to help, please contact Jennifer Tucker ( or Marianne Jones ( directly by e-mail.



Help Needed

Are you interested in helping to plan our spring activity?  Email us at  Have feedback for the PTA?  Let us know at that same address.  

Upcoming Events:

1/10- Texas Roadhouse Restaurant Night, 4-10pm 8820 Stanford Blvd, Columbia

1/12- Howard County State Delegation Work session, 10am-? George Howard Building (the community is invited to attend and observe, developer school impact fees and other proposed legislation will be discussed)

1/21- Chuck E. Cheese Restaurant Day, noon-9pm Glen Burnie location (food and token purchases count towards fundraiser with flier)

1/25- International Night, 6:30-8:30pm

2/7- PTA Meeting, 7pm Media Center

2/19- Chipotle Restaurant Night, 5-9pm Dobbin Rd.

2/22- Talent Show Bake Sale, 6pm

 Save the date for the 2nd Annual International Night, Friday, January 25th!


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