Afternoon Car Loop
As you may have already noticed, we are experimenting with some different options to expedite our afternoon car loop. Please be alert for directions from our staff and thanks for your patience. We will be sure to keep our community informed of any permanent changes to our procedures.
Dr. Seuss Spirit Days and Read Across Deep Run Day
Information about Emergency Weather Closings in Howard County Schools
Everything you ever wanted to know about emergency weather closings in Howard County Schools can be found at: https://www.hcpss.org/schools/emergency-closings/
How to Receive Text Messages from HCPSS and Deep Run ES
To comply with wireless carrier requirements, parents/guardians and community members must opt into receiving HCPSS text message alerts. Standard data fees and text messaging rates may apply based on your mobile plan. If you are unsure if you have already opted in, text the word “YES” to 67587 from the cell phone number on file in HCPSS Connect.
For community members without students in the school system, text the word “YES” to 67587 from the cell phone number that you signed up with.
Cozy Night of Reading: I'm Dreaming of a Good Book
February 20th, 6-8 pm
Snow Date February 28th 6-8 pm
Many community resources will be available starting at 6:00 (energy assistance, food, housing, education, and employment)
Teachers and other staff members will begin reading at 6:30.
Coffee and Conversation with Deep Run Administrators
Join Mrs. Lancaster and Mr. Notari for coffee on February 28th from 9:15-10:15 to talk about Deep Run, Howard County Public Schools, and education. Bring your questions and comments to an open discussion.
DRES PTA Restaurant Night at Eggspectations February 27
Join family and friends at the next PTA Restaurant Night at Eggspectations on February 27th from 7:00-9:00 pm. The Deep Run PTA will receive 15% of the sales when you present one of the below flyers.
Preschool Learning Together Program at Deep Run--Registration Opens Feb 15
Registration opens on Feb 15 for the Preschool Learning Together Program at Deep Run ES for children who will be 3 or 4 by September 1. Read more
DRES Drinking Water--Testing Revealed all Drinking Water Outlets are Safe
Flu Season is Here--Important Information For You to Know
We are seeing an increase in fever and flu like symptoms in the Deep Run health room. Here are some facts about the flu:
• Symptoms include fever, chills, body aches, cough, and sore throat. If your child has a fever they must STAY HOME. Your child must be fever free (<100*F) for 24 hours WITHOUT fever reducing medication before coming to school (such as Tylenol or Motrin).
• The flu virus spreads through droplets from a person coughing and/or sneezing. Continue to encourage children to cover their coughs and sneezes.
• The flu can spread from 1 day before symptoms start and last as long as 7 days after a person becomes symptomatic.
• Get vaccinated!! The flu shot helps prevent and reduce the flu illness.
The above link has more great information about the flu. Please read and feel free to call the Deep Run health room if you have any questions (410-313-5051).
Coding Classes for Girls
Starting Soon! – Tynker Coding Course
APL hosts Girl Power, a STEM expo for elementary and middle school students, with support from the Maryland Space Business Roundtable. The annual event features hands-on activities, cool demonstrations, and take-home material for the students to encourage an interest in STEM careers. Visitors have the opportunity to talk to professional women in STEM careers such as aerospace, computer science, electrical engineering, geology, information technology, and space mission engineering. Girl Power is free, and no registration is required. Girl Power is scheduled for March 10, 2019. There is no snow date for this event.
To learn more about APL’s Girl Power expo, view the Girl Power flyer.
Measure of Academic Progress (MAP)--Winter Administraton
We will be administering MAP assessments in reading and mathematics to all DRES students in grades 1-5 starting this week. Read more
Summer Institute--Registration Opened February 6th
The Summer Institute (grades K-9) on-site registration will now take place on Wednesday, February 6th, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Homewood Center. Online registration will open on Wednesday, February 6th at 6:00 p.m. and will remain open through Thursday, February 22nd at 6:00 p.m. Details at https://www.hcpss.org/summer-programs/.
Girls on the Run--Registration Opens February 10th
Girls on the Run Registration Opens February 10: Girls on the Run® inspires girls in grades 3-5 to be joyful, healthy, and confident by using running to teach valuable life skills. Teams of 15-20 girls meet twice weekly after school for 10 weeks. Each season concludes with the girls and their running buddies completing a 5k run. The Spring season will start the week of March 17, with the season-ending 5k scheduled for June 1, 2019, in Columbia, MD. Registration opens on Sunday, February 10 at 12:00 noon. Program registration fee is $175 and includes 5k registration, water bottle, t-shirt, and all program materials. Financial assistance is available – no girl is turned away. Visit www.gotrcentralmd.org for a list of program sites and to register. Questions? Call 443-583-7740
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Deep Run has been selected to participate in Read with Me, a partnership between HCPSS, Bright Minds, the HC Early Childhood Advisory Council, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
This program is for ANY baby or young child age 4 or under who lives in the Deep Run Elementary area. This includes your relatives and neighbors who live in the Deep Run area. Books will be mailed directly to your child. If you would like to sign up, complete the form below--one form per child. Contact Glenna Deekle at Deep Run with questions at 410-313-5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more
PTA is Collecting Box Tops Again
It's time for another Box Tops contest. Bring in all the Box Tops you can between now and February 22nd. The grade that brings in the most will win their choice of a free sit at lunch, extra recess, or a short movie. Click here for more information.
Please visit the Community News and Programs page at http://www.hcpss.org/community-news-and-programs/ for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.