The Elkster Examiner 2/15/19

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 3:24pm


Monday, February 18 

Schools Closed ~ President’s Day  


Tuesday, February 19 

Chipotle Restaurant Night 5:00 – 9:00 pm (Dobbin Center) 


Wednesday, February 20

100th Day of School!


Thursday, February 21 

5th Grade Social Committee Meeting 


Friday, February 22 

Talent Show / Bake Sale 6:00 pm 


Thursday, March 7

PTA Meeting 7:00 pm




In order to allow HCPSS families and staff to plan ahead, we wanted to provide this update regarding the last day of school for students. As of Monday, February 11, Howard County public schools have been closed due to inclement weather on four days this school year: November 15, January 14 and 30, and February 11. As a result, all four of the inclement weather make-up days reserved on the school calendar will be used. The last day of school is now scheduled to be Friday, June 21. The final three school days, June 19, 20 and 21, will dismiss 3 hours early. The updated HCPSS calendar is available online at


The opportunity for winter weather still lies ahead and additional inclement weather closing days may be required. However, there are no additional make-up days built into the Board of Education approved school calendar for the current school year. Maryland state law requires schools to be in session for a minimum of 180 days each year and waivers to this requirement must be approved by the Maryland State Board; these are not automatically granted even when a State of Emergency is in effect.


As winter progresses and should additional inclement weather days occur, the Board of Education will have discussions on how to proceed to account for those days. HCPSS will continue to update parents, staff and students on any further calendar adjustments.



Please join us next Friday, February 22 for our annual Talent Show.  Tickets are $4.00 and can be purchased at the door.  The show begins at 6:00 pm and the cafeteria doors open at 5:45 pm.  Come and see our talented students here at EES! In addition to the show, our PTA will also have a bake sale throughout the evening. 







Information about the HCPSS GT summer institute is now ready! It is a program that has 2 two week sessions during the summer. There are many awesome topics for children to take part in. Click on the link to look at the brochure.



EES will continue to administer MAP assessments through the end of February for all students in grades 1 - 5.  The Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment is designed to measure a student’s academic achievement and growth over time in reading and mathematics. Together with other classroom-based information, MAP results can help teachers make instructional decisions that match the needs of each child. 


MAP is a computer adaptive assessment. In a computer adaptive assessment, as a student responds to questions, the test responds to the student, adjusting up or down the difficulty of the questions presented to the student. This creates a personalized assessment for every student. 


For more information on this assessment, please visit the following link  Please see the schedule below to determine when your child will be taking the assessment.   Some dates have changed due to school closings and delays.




ELA MAP (Language Arts) 

Math MAP  



February 21 – Hamilton, Hubbs, Lovo, Scott 

February 13 – Hurlock, Fortney, Paik 

February 20 - Hamilton, Hubbs, Lovo, Scott 

February 22 - Hurlock, Fortney, Paik 



February 19 – Cooke, Miller, Wilson 

February  20 – Alvarez, Andrews, Bass,Petry 

February 21 - Cooke, Miller, Wilson 

February 22 - Alvarez, Andrews, Bass,Petry 



February 19

February 8 



February 7 

February 12 



February 7 

February 13


Elkridge ES Winter 2019  /  Before & After School Classes with Howard County Recreation & Parks: 

KidzArtAfter School: Grades K-5/ Classes: 6/Session 4/ Mondays starting/Mondays starting Mar 4/ 4:10-5:10pm/$108 


For more information please visit or call 410-313-4700. 





Box Tops 

 Please continue to send in those Box Tops!  Another mailing will go in on 2/28. Please indicate which class they are from on the bag or paper.   



 The Yearbook committee needs your photos from school events and field trips.  Please send photos to and indicate what the photos are from and which class. 


Spring Event 

It's time to start planning our spring event!  If you are interested in helping out, please get in touch with the PTA at


Upcoming PTA Dates 


19th Chipotle Restaurant Night, 5-9pm Dobbin Location, must mention EES PTA fundraiser or bring flier 

21st 5th Grade Social Committee Meeting 

22nd Talent Show Bake Sale, 6pm 



7th PTA Meeting, 7pm Media Center 

12th Eggspectation Restaurant Night 

14th/15th  Munchkins with Moms 8:30-9am 

29th Elkster’s Birthday Dance Party 


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