Deep Run Digest 4-12-19

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:01pm

Dates to Remember

  • April 12               Green Day--wear green
  • April 15               Spring Break
  • April 23               Back to School
  • April 23               Children's Clothing Collection
  • April 25               Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day
  • April 26               PTA Restaurant Night at Pei Wei 4-9pm
  • May 1                  Yearbook Orders Due
  • May 1                  Children's Clothing Giveaway 4-6:30 pm
  • May 2                  Spring Pictures
  • May 3                  Spirit Day--Dress in a Job for the Future

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News and Events

National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day--April 25
Thursday, April 25, 2019 is designated as National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  If your child will be joining you at your workplace on 4/25/19, please send an email or note to Deep Run stating that he or she will be absent for Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  On that date only, and with the proper documentation, your child will not be marked absent as it will be considered a Field Trip.  Please send all notes or emails to your child's homeroom teacher.  Students who do not have documentation that they attended your work will be coded as absent. Please note that instruction will proceed for students at Deep Run on this date.
Health Room Records
As the year winds down, the Health room is busy reviewing health records.  HCPSS requires one physical on file.  We have been sending home physical forms as we find them missing.  If you receive one, please complete part 1 which is the parent section. Part 2 is to be completed by your child's physician. Your child MAY remain in school without a physical on file.  If you have any questions regarding, please contact the health room at 410-313-5051.
Deep Run PTA Field Day T-Shirt
The Deep Run Field Day is on May 23rd.  This year, the PTA is sponsoring a Field Day T-Shirt sale with a different color shirt for each class.  Please click here to see the details and order form.  Order forms will also be sent home in Wednesday folders. Orders are due April 26.
Deep Run Title 1 Survey
Deep Run (DRES) is a Schoolwide Title I School.  Parent Involvement is an important part of  Title I.  DRES and Howard County Public Schools (HCPSS) value your input and partnership in supporting the academic success of your child.  Please take a few minutes to complete this survey regarding school improvement, climate, and family engagement.  This will be used to evaluate our Title I program so that we can better serve you.  Your responses will be kept strictly confidential.  Please complete the online survey by Friday, May 24.
PTA Restaurant Night at Pei Wei

Join family and friends at Pei Wei on Dobbin Center Way on April 26th from 4-9 pm.  Bring the flyer below and Deep Run will receive 20% of the sales.

English flyer

Spanish flyer

Free Spring Break Meals Program
Free lunches will be available to Howard County children during Spring Break--April 15-18.  The program is available for children ages 18 and younger.  The lunches will be at the East Columbia Library, the Bain 50+ Center, and the North Laurel Community Center.  Click here for more information.
PTA Clothing Giveaway-May 1--4-6:30 pm

The DRES PTA is sponsoring a children’s clothing giveaway to benefit members of the Deep Run community!  Please consider donating your CLEAN, gently used clothing that will be distributed to DRES families. We are in need of clothes for children of all ages!   Presorting clothes by size and gender will be GREATLY appreciated!!!! Collection boxes will be located at the front entrance of the school from April 23-May 1!!

Clothing distribution will take place on May 1st

English/Spanish Flyer

PTA Family Event--Launch--May 17th--2-8 pm

Save the date!  School will dismiss early on May 17th--at 12:55.  PTA has arranged a fundraiser event at the Launch Trampoline Park in Columbia from 2-8 pm.  Please bring the flyer below to Launch on the 17th so the DRES PTA can receive 25% of the sales.  On line ticket purchases will not count towards fundraiser.

English flyer

Spanish flyer

Attention 5th Grade Parents:  Mayfield Woods MS PTA Needs Your Help

Planning for the next year begins now. There are many opportunities for new faces to become involved in the PTA. Training is on the job, and the board is always happy to provide support where needed. If chairing an event or committee seems too much to begin with then agree to work on a committee. Most committees are in charge of one-time events that require very little work if many are involved. Click here to read more about the vacant positions.

Worth Repeating

PARCC Testing for Grades 3-5--Coming Soon!

The PARCC assessment will be administered to students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades beginning April 29th.

MCGATE Poetry Contest

MCGATE Poetry Contest
Topic: Reflections on being gifted
Deadline: Midnight April 20, 2019
Ages: 4-14
h t t p s : / / m c g a t e . o r g / c o n t e s t s

This poetry contest is open to all gifted, talented, and creative students in the state of Maryland. If your child is considering joining the contest and you need support with submission, please contact one of our G/T Teachers-- Melissa Bianchi or Kristina LoPresti

GT Summer Institutes
The HCPSS GT Summer Institutes are still accepting registrations for the summer 2019 program.  Spaces are available in a variety of elementary classes that provide enrichment experiences in technology, science, engineering, advanced art, and more. Visit for further information.  Please make sure to click on the GT SITD link towards the bottom of the page. Classes with a few open spots are noted on the attached list.

The Dentist is Coming to Deep Run!

Big Smiles Dental will be visiting our school May 29 and 30 for their bi-annual visit. Big Smiles provides a state licensed dentist to perform cleanings, x-rays as necessary, fluoride treatment and apply sealants, as needed.  Additional care, such as fillings, may also be provided.  A dental report card will be sent home with your child.  Sign and return the form that will be in your child's Wednesday folder.

For additional information, check out their website

April is Math Month at DRES

Would You Be a Spotlighted Mathematician at DRES?
Help our students see how math is utilized in our community.
Do you have a job that involves a lot of math? Would you be willing to be a spotlighted mathematician during April Math Month? This would require completing the survey linked below and sending a picture to our math support teacher.  We want our students to see themselves as part of the community and to understand that mathematics is a powerful subject from parents' perspectives. Contact our math support teacher at if you have any questions. Thank you!

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.

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

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