Deep Run Digest

Thu, 03/01/2018 - 8:42pm

Deep Run Digest 3-2-18

Dates to Remember

  • March 2, 2018  Dr. Seuss' Birthday Spirit Day--wear red and white
  • March 2, 2018  PTA Family Bingo Doors open at 6:30
  • March 5, 2018  Read Across Deep Run Day
  • March 5, 2018  WEar something green or a Dr. Seuss shirt
  • March 5, 2018  Kindergarten Registration opens
  • March 6, 2018 Wear Wacky Socks
  • March 7, 2018 Wear a hat
  • March 7, 2018  Interim Reports Go Home
  • March 7, 2018  5th Grade Puberty Education Parent Information Night 6pm
  • March 8, 2018 Wear a shirt with numbers or your favorite team jersey
  • March 8, 2018  Math Night 6:30
  • March 9, 2018  Spirit Day--wear your pajamas for the last day of reading week
  • March 16, 2018  Spirit Day--Baseball Opening Day--wear your favorite team colors
  • March 16, 2018  PTA Family Movie Night Sing 6pm

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News and Event

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration is the week of March 5th-9th.  To register for kindergarten, children must be five years old by September 1, 2018.  All children must be registered by their custodial parent (biological, adoptive, legal guardian.)

This year HCPSS will introduce a new online registration process.  Starting Thursday, March 1, you will find a link on the main HCPSS website to begin the online process. HOWEVER, you will still need to come in during Kindergarten registration week to complete the process.  Read more.

Security Procedures at Deep Run Elementary

Please follow the following security procedures when visiting Deep Run Elementary.  These procedures are aligned to HCPSS expectations:

· The front door is the only entrance point for all visitors.

· We ask that you buzz the front office and look in the camera.

· The office staff will ask you how they can help you and your purpose for visiting.

· All visitors then enter the front office with their identification.

· Each visitor will have their ID checked and sign in on LobbyGuard.

· A visitor’s sticker will be given to all visitors.

· Any visitor in our building without a sticker will be escorted directly back to the office by a staff member.

Our doors will remain locked for after school activities.  Leaders of the activities will bring students to the lobby for dismissal at the end of the program each day.

We appreciate you helping us provide a secure learning environment for your children. 

PTA Family Night: Bingo

Join your Deep Run friends for Bingo on March 2nd.  Doors open at 6:30 and games begin at 7:00.  Click here to see the flyer in EnglishClick here to see the flyer in Spanish.

Grab and Go Breakfast Coming to Deep Run on March 5th

Thanks to a grant from Share Our Strength, we will now have a breakfast kiosk in the front lobby available to students so they can "Grab and Go" on their way to class. The traditional cafeteria style breakfast will still be available in the cafeteria each morning. The Grab and Go breakfast will be available at the same cost to students as the breakfast in the cafeteria and can be purchased with funds on their account or with cash. Full price breakfast is $2.

Read Across Deep Run Day and Spirit Week

Read Across Deep Run Day is March 5th.  Read more about Spirit Week.

    Scholastic Book Fair March 1-9

    The Deep Run Scholastic Book Fair will be in the Deep Run media center from March 1st through March 9th. Read more.

    Math Game Night!
    When: Thursday, March 8
    Where: Deep Run Elementary School
    Time: 6:30-7:45 p.m.
    What Can You Expect:
    --Families will play math games.  Families in attendance will receive dice, cards, and math games to take home to continue the fun!
    --Explore the online games at HCPSS Family and Community Resources Pages

    Math Night Flyer in English and Spanish

    Grade 5 MISA Testing

    Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) is Maryland’s Next Generation Science Standards-aligned standardized science assessment.  All elementary students take the MISA in Grade 5. MISA is scheduled during our students' morning academic block on the following dates...

        •    Monday, March 12 - Session 1 
        •    Tuesday, March 13 - Session 2
        •    Wednesday, March 14 - Session 3
        •    Friday, March 16  - Session 4
    Each online session is scheduled for 60 minutes of testing time. Parents can support their student(s) by ensuring they get a good night's rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and arrive to school on time "ready to show what they know."

    For additional information please visit or contact Mr. Notari ( or Mrs. Quirk ( with any questions.

    HCPSS GT Parent Academy

    Wednesday, March 21st at 7:00

    Wilde Lake Middle School

    Learn about multiple resources and strategies that parents can use to help nurture their child’s creativity and reasoning skills.

    Parking on Old Waterloo Road

    We want to remind families to pay close attention to the signs on Old Waterloo Road including the entrance to Sherwood Crossing. In the coming weeks new signs will be put at the entrance to Sherwood Crossing to better identify the fire lanes. The Howard County Police Department will  enforce all no parking areas.  Read more in English and Spanish.

    International Night--Families Needed

    International Night is April 20 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Deep Run.  The event is richer, more informative, and better the more families we have sign up to bring food, perform in the showcase, set up a table display or bring a culturally significant game.  If you are able to participate in any of those please complete the form and have your child deliver it to their homeroom teacher.

    English Flyer

    Spanish Flyer

    Deep Run Learning Together Program

    The Deep Run Regional Early Childhood Center (RECC) toddler and preschool programs are making preparations for classes for the 2018-19 school year.  These classes include children with and without disabilities.  The program’s focus is helping all children develop communication, literacy, math, problem solving, motor, and social skills.  Parents of children who will be 3 by September 1st or 4 years of age may pick up an application package in the front office.

    All applications must be returned by the last Friday in March. A limited number of openings are available for children without disabilities.  Children are selected based upon screening information given on the application form and the “Ages and Stages Questionnaire,” as well as observations of the child’s participation in a playgroup.  If necessary, a lottery process is conducted.  

    If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Gibson at (410) 313-5000.

    Yearbook Order Forms Due May 1st
    Yearbook order forms went home in this week's Wednesday folders. The order forms are due May 1st. Yearbooks cost $15. Checks (made out to DRES), cash, or online orders will be accepted. To order online, visit and use Online Code: 108429

    PTA Movie Night--presenting Sing in the Deep Run cafeteria

    March 16 starting at 6:00

    Bring a picnic dinner and blanket or chairs.  5th grade will be selling drinks and snacks.

    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.