Deep Run Digest 3-15-19

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 10:32pm

Dates to Remember

  • March 15            Last Day for Walk-in Kindergarten Registration 9:30-3:00
  • March 18-22       Pre-K Registration at DRES 9:30-3:00
  • March 19            PTA Meeting 7:00
  • March 21            Hoops for Heart in PE
  • March 22            Spirit Day--Baseball Opening Day
  • March 25            Book Mobile
  • March 25            Restaurant Night at Chipotle 5-9 pm

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News and Events

Special Education Citizen Advisory Council Educator Awards

SECAC Awards:  The SECAC (Special Education Citizens Advisory Council) Educator Awards are on May 1, 2019 from 7:00-8:30pm at River Hill HS. Every year, SECAC allows parents to nominate those staff members who have gone above and beyond in the supports they give for HCPSS students with disabilities. Parents/Guardians can nominate educators at SECAC Recognition Form 2019.

Girls on the Run--Starts Monday--Sign up Now!

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 meet twice weekly after school for 10 weeks on Monday and Thursday from 3:55-5:10. The spring season will start next week, March 18th, with the season-ending 5k scheduled for June 1, 2019, in Columbia, MD. Visit to register. Scholarships available! Questions? Call 443-583-7740.  

School Portrait Journey Program

A package of pictures was sent home with students last week.  The pictures include a sequence of portraits from each year your child has attended Deep Run.  Please review the portraits and price list.  Choose the sheets you wish to purchase.  Submit your payment in the envelope and return to school.  Return any portraits you do not want to purchase.  Please return payment and/or pictures by April 1st.

Choose Civility Poster Contest--Due March 17

Choose Civility Contest:  K-12 students are eligible to enter the 2019 Choose Civility Poster and Video Contest, sponsored in partnership with the Columbia Association Art Center and Howard County Library System. The theme is “We Are All Welcome” here. The deadline for entries is March 17, 2019. Winning students will receive Target gift cards. Details can be found at

Long Reach High School:  Fiddler on the Roof

Long Reach High School Theatre presents Fiddler on the Roof March 21, 22 & 23 at 7 PM and Sunday, March 24 at 2 PM. In this classic musical, Tevye, a Jewish dairyman, tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Join us for this timeless tale with show-stopping numbers: "Sunrise, Sunset" & "Matchmaker" It's a ‘Tradition’ fit for the whole family!
Tickets are $11 at the door or $9 online at Booktix  

Worth Repeating

Kindergarten Registration

Online registration is now open for the 2019-2020 school year! Online registrations can be finalized in person at school. 

Parents/guardians of children who will be five as of September 1, 2019 must enroll their children in kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year. Parents may begin the enrollment process online, followed by completion of the registration process at Deep Run Elementary. Online registration is not required and parents may elect to complete the full registration in person.

This link provides detailed information about the kindergarten registration process.
More information about enrollment in HCPSS can be found here.

Friday, March 15th is the last day for walk in kindergarten registration between the hours of 9:30 am and 3:00 PM.   K registrations can be completed after March 15 by appointment only - please call 410-313-5000 if you need to schedule a time.

PreK Registration

Pre-K applications for 2019-2020 and processing will begin the week of March 18th.

Introducing Typing Agent

In today's digital age, HCPSS believes that teaching students to touch type is imperative. As students become keyboard proficient, this invaluable skill will help prepare them to become global citizens and obtain meaningful and rewarding employment in a dynamic, international workplace. With this in mind, we are excited to inform you that all students in grades 2-5 now have access to one of the most innovative typing tutors available -Typing Agent. Click on the links below to learn how to access Typing Agent at home.

Typing Agent Parent Letter English

Typing Agent Parent Letter Spanish

Save the Date:  PTA Restaurant Night at Chipotle

Make dinner a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Deep Run Elementary School. Come in to the Chipotle at 6181 Old Dobbin Lane Ste. 100 in Columbia on Monday, March 25th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Bring in the flyer below or show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Deep Run Elementary School.

Chipotle Flyer English

Chipotle Flyer Spanish

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   

Community News and Programs

Reservoir High School Summer Sports Program

Looking for a fun and active camp this summer for your son and/or daughter?  Come out to Reservoir High School for Rankers Sports camp with Howard County teachers/coaches Phil Ranker (phys ed), Erika Lupo (phys ed) and Tom Dougherty (math).  We play many different sports throughout the week including: capture the football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, tseg ball, tag games, tennis, scooter games and many many more. If your child likes PE class, they will absolutely LOVE this camp.  Dates for camp: July 1-5 (no camp on July 4-prorated cost) and July 15-19.  Half day and full day options are available.  Please email or visit for any questions. 

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