Deep Run Digest

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Deep Run Digest - 12/8/17

Dates to Remember

  • December 8. 2017  Spirit Day--wear DRES colors or spirit wear
  • December 8, 2017  CogAT Testing for Grades 3 and 5
  • December 15, 2017  Spirit Day--sweater day--wear your ugliest or most interesting sweater to school
  • December 20, 2017  Quarter 2 Interims go home
  • December 20, 2017  PTA Meeting 7pm
  • December 21, 2017  Advanced Band and Advanced Orchestra Concert 6:30pm
  • December 22, 2017  Spirit Day--wear DRES colors or spirit wear
  • Decemer 25, 2017  Winter Break Begins
  • January 2, 2018  Happy New Year!  Back to School!

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News and Events

Winter Recess/Recreo de Invierno

We have entered the colder season of the school year--I believe there is even a slight chance of snow in the 10-day forecast.  I am writing to remind you that even though the temperatures get colder, our students still go outside for recess.  We believe recess is a very important time for students to take a break from their academic classes to get fresh air, exercise, and socialize with their peers.  Recess is so important that the Howard County Public School System has a policy requiring elementary schools provide students with 30 minutes of recess daily.  We will follow the guideline that outdoor recess will occur during the cold months as long as the “feels like” temperature is at least 20 degrees and it is not raining/snowing.

Please be sure your children are prepared for outdoor recess.  They should have coats/jackets, mittens/gloves, and hats.  Doctors’ notes are required for students to miss recess.  The note should list the dates the student cannot attend recess.  If a doctor requires a student to stay in from recess when the rest of the students go out, the student will go to the front office until lunch.

Les escribo para recordarles que aunque las temperaturas se hagan mas frías nuestros estudiantes todavía van afuera para el recreo.  El recreo es un momento muy importante para que los estudiantes tomen un descanso de sus clases académicas para respirar el aire fresco, hacer ejercicio y socializar con sus compañeros.  Seguiremos la guía del Sistema de las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Howard que los estudiantes van afuera a recreo durante los meses fríos mientras la temperatura se siente al menos de 20 grados y no está lloviendo o nevando.

Por favor manden a sus hijos con un abrigo grueso de invierno, guantes y gorros.
Notas de los medicos son necesarias si los estudiantes no pueden salir afuera para recreo.  La nota tiene que dar la lista de todas las fechas que el estudiante no puede asistir a recreo y el/ella se irá a la oficina durante este tiempo.

Hour of Code

All studetns participated in coding over the past two weeks as part of Hour of Code. This internationally celebrated event was designed to get kids excited about coding and to raise awareness of the value of learning to code.  At Deep Run Elementary, we encourage students to code at school and at home. There are many activities you can do at home to support your child’s coding interested.  Visit for a searchable database with many available resources or check out Mrs. Wenzel’s coding website @

You should also visit your child’s Instructional Technology Canvas page and view the Hour of Code Announcement or Module about initiatives taking place at Deep Run…including prizes, certificates and raffles for STEM related prizes!  To date, students at Deep Run have written 66,831 lines of code and several students have already completed the challenge of completing their assigned course!

PLEASE NOTE: Students must login via their code class (found via Canvas) to be eligible for certificates & prizes.  Each students will receive a login card with their username and password so they can access the course created by their technology teacher. Any questions, contact your child’s technology teacher @ or

FIT2Order's FIT Family Night--Coming in January

FIT2Order's FIT Family Night is coming to Deep Run on January 23, 2018 (snow date is January 31st) from 6-8 pm.  Fitness stations will include:

  • Kid Friendly Boot Camp
  • Martial Arts
  • Zumba
  • Yoga
  • Dance Party Finale
  • Wellness Tables
  • Nutrition Workshop for Parents

Registration will take place from January 8-22.  Registration forms will go home in January with an option to register on-line.  Parents must attend with their children.  Click here to read more.

Reserve el Dia: Familia Gratis Deep Run Evento de Bienestar

Marque su calendario para una Familia Gratis Deep Run Evento de Bienestar

Cuando:  23 de Enero de 2018 (Nieve Fecha: 31 de Enero de 2018)  Hora:  6-8 pm

Estaciones de bienestar:

  • Campo de entrenamiento para los ninos
  • Artes Marciales
  • Zumba
  • Yoga
  • Final de la Fiesta de Baile
  • Taller de Nutricion para los Padres
  • Mesas de Bienstar

El registro es de enero de 8-22.  Lee mas.

OC Brew Restaurant Month in December

DRES PTA Restaurant Month at OC Brewing Company.
Our FOCUS day will be on Tuesday, December 5th from Open – Close
Location: 6630 Marie Curie Drive (across from Costco’s Gas Station)
However, if you can’t make it that day, it's okay because they are hosting our fundraiser for the ENTIRE month of December!!!!  Click here for the flyer in English and Spanish.

    DRES Hero of the Day Program

    We are excited to re-launch our Deep Run Hero of the Day program! We look forward to having parents/guardians, grandparents, community leaders and other adults in our students’ lives get involved at our school!! Learn how to participate.

    Community News and Programs

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


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