Quarter 2 Report Cards Went Home Yesterday, February 7th
Report cards went home on Thursday, February 7th and we are celebrating our students' report card achievements.
This quarter we will once again recognize our Rangers' report card successes in a few ways. Students in first through fifth grade can earn one of two awards. The awards and criteria are listed below and will be sent home in students' report card folders on Thursday. We delay the opportunity for students to earn academic awards until first grade to allow our youngest learners time to adjust to school routines and academic expectations.
DRES Leading the Way Award:
• Grades 1-2: All I's/W's for grades and 1’s/2’s for effort & learning behaviors
• Grades 3-5: All A's/B's for grades and 1’s/2’s for effort & learning behaviors
DRES Principal’s Award:
• Grades 1-2: All I’s for grades and 1’s for effort & learning behaviors
• Grades 3-5: All A's for grades and 1’s for effort & learning behaviors
Another way students can be celebrated at report card time or any other time is through an Administrator Shout Out. Staff members can contact our administrative team to celebrate our students' academic success, growth, effort, or their modeling of our school expectations of being kind, engaged, and responsible. This is available to all of our students from preschool through fifth grade.
Parents, please take some time to discuss your child's report card with them, celebrate their successes and growth, and set goals for the third quarter. If you have any questions about our awards or if your child earned a certificate but did not receive one, please contact Mr. Notari at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRES Drinking Water--Testing Revealed all Drinking Water Outlets are Safe
Great Kindness Challenge
The Deep Run Great Kindness Challenge: February 8th-February 15th
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! <How Girls Code> – 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.
PTA Movie Night--COCO--TONIGHT-February 8th
Come to movie night at Deep Run on February 8th. Bring a blanket, beach chairs, dinner or snack and enjoy CoCo. Doors open at 5:45 and the movie will start at 6:15. 5th grade will be selling snacks.
Scholastic Book Fair
The Scholastic Book Fair will open at Deep Run for a preview sale on February 8 from 5-7 pm. It will be open from February 11 through February 15 during school hours. Extended sale hours will be available on Thursday, February 14th from 1-7pm.
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
Change Matters Superheroes
During the week of February 11-15, our school is proudly participating in an educational fundraising campaign called -- Change Matters -- to benefit Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center -- Howard County’s only 24-hour homeless shelter and crisis center.
Since 2008, Change Matters has been teaching children about homelessness in Howard County, the services Grassroots provides, and reminding students that they are never too young to make a difference in the lives of people who need help. TRUE CHANGE MATTERS SUPERHEROES!
Grassroots depends upon the generosity of the community to support its free services to people with a personal, mental health, family, or shelter crisis. Counselors staff Grassroots’ 24-7 crisis hotline; see walk-in clients; provide suicide prevention and outreach programs; operate the Mobile Crisis Team and Day Resource Center; and manage the emergency overnight shelter and cold weather shelters.
Last year there were 585 homeless children attending 75 schools in Howard County. Our support of Grassroots means that people in need get a second chance to re-establish their lives and the lives of their family members…so we are happy to join other leading Howard County elementary, middle, and high schools by supporting Grassroots.
To kick off our campaign week, Kim Steffens, an authorized representative of Grassroots, will present the campaign to Kindergarten –grade 5 students during lunch periods on Monday, February 11, 2019.
Your child will be asked to share information with you about Change Matters and ask your permission to donate change. There will be a Change Matters collection jar for each grade during our campaign week and your donation will go directly to Grassroots services.
If you are able to donate, please send the change in your child’s lunch bag or backpack during this campaign week through Friday, February 15.
For more information about Grassroots, please visit their website: www.grassrootscrisis.org.
DRES PTA Restaurant Night at Eggspectations February 27
February Conferences on February 14th and 15th
Parent teacher conferences will be held on February 14th and 15th. Preschool, PreK and Kindergarten will be holding traditional conferences with teachers and parents. Students in Grades 1-5 will be having student led conferences with their homeroom teacher. We are very excited to have students in Grades 1-5 share their reading and math learning with their parents, with the support of their teachers.
The student-led conference process empowers your child to direct and report on his/her progress at school. It is a research-based practice used nationwide in many exemplary schools. During the conference process students will show their classroom space, articulate goals, share work samples, and report on assessment data.
There are many learning experiences and benefits for your child that accompany this format including the following: active participation in the learning process, increased self-confidence, development of leadership skills, organization, responsibility for their learning, communication and critical thinking skills.
The student-led conference process is much different from the traditional parent teacher conference in which the teacher does most of the talking and the parent does the listening. Often in such conferences, the student is not even present. The role of the teacher in a student-led conference is one of coach, mentor, and advocate. During your child’s conference, the homeroom teacher will be available to you and your child for 15 minutes. There will be time beyond the 15 minutes for you and your child to continue reviewing goals, student work and displays in the classroom. If there is a private topic you want to discuss with the teacher, the teacher will be happy to talk to you on the phone or arrange another time for the conversation. Please contact your child's related arts teachers and GT teachers directly if you would like to meet with them.
Click on the links below to view two videos about student-led conferences.
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
Cozy Night of Reading--February 20th
Cozy Night of Reading: I'm Dreaming of a Good Book
February 20th, 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.
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 email@example.com. 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.