Deep Run Digest 5-17-19

Thu, 05/16/2019 - 7:31pm

Dates to Remember

  • May 17               3 hr. Early Dismissal at 12:55
  • May 17               PTA Family Event at Launch Trampoline Park 2-8 pm
  • May 17               Hat Day
  • May 23               Field Day
  • May 23               Evening of Excellence/Enrichment Fair 6:30
  • May 24               Spirit Day--Deep Ride Pride--wear blue or DRES shirt
  • May 27               Schools Closed for Memorial Day
  • May 28               Barnes and Noble Bookfair 6-8 pm
  • May 29               Chick-fil-A Restaurant Night 5-9pm
  • May 29, 30         Dental Clinic
  • May 30               5th Grade Simulated Congressional Hearings
  • May 30               Spirit Day--Summer is Coming, wear neon colors
  • June 4                Early Dismissal at 12:55, No half day PreK or RECC
  • June 5                Volunteer Breakfast 9:15-10:15
  • June 5                Special Spirit Day--wear Western wear--bandanas,jeans,  checked shirts, etc.
  • June 6                Rain Date for Field Day
  • June 7                Spirit Day--Silly Hair Day
  • June 7                5th Grade Picnic 

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News and Events

Arrival and Dismissal Reminders

We encourage our families to walk to school if they live in our walker zone.  If you drive, please review the attached Deep Run Car Loop flyer, available in English & Spanish, for an overview on how to ensure safe, friendly, and efficient arrival and dismissal procedures for our school community.  Please use the Car Loop if you drive. Police are enforcing no parking areas, fire lanes, and illegal U-turns.  Please drive SAFE--our children are counting on you!

Field Day is Thursday, May 23rd--Volunteers Neede!

Field day is Thursday May 23rd and the rain date is Thursday June 6th. This year field day is an all day event for the whole school. We are in need of MANY volunteers for either the morning (10:00-12:15), afternoon (1:00-3:15), or both shifts. To sign-up please click this link: Field Day SIgn-Up Here. Volunteers are welcome to stay and each lunch (12:15-1:00) with their child/children but please bring your own lunch. Also, when you arrive at school sign into the office.

Evening of Excellence/Enrichment Fair

The Deep Run Elementary Evening of Excellence is next week, May 23 6:30-8pm.  All are invited to come and celebrate our achievements. We will have projects, presentations, and interactive displays. Every child in the school will be prepared and proud to show their work to all who are willing to listen!

Children involved in G/T Enrichment Activities this year are expected to share their work for part of the event.  Communication with these students has either already happened or is in progress this week as we prepare for the event.

If parents are able to volunteer with set up on May 22 or clean up after the event, please let the G/T Resource Teachers know. All help is appreciated. 

PTA Meeting--Tuesday, May 21st at 7pm

Please join us for the last PTA meeting of the school year on Tuesday, May 21st at 7PM in the Media Center.  We will be voting on officers for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year, revisions to the PTA bylaws published in February, and updates on remaining PTA business for the year.  We have several key positions open next year with many of our 5th grade volunteer parents moving on. Come hear how the PTA, through our DRES parents' involvement, has supported our students and faculty at DRES!

Deep Run Volunteer Breakfast--June 5th 9:15

All Deep Run Volunteers are invited to a breakfast on June 5th from 9:15-10:15.

You will begin by attending a morning meeting in your child's classroom and then breakfast will begin at 9:45 in the cafeteria. 

We hope you can join us!

Volunteer Breakfast Invitation

Barnes and Noble Deep Run Book Fair May 28

Join friends at Barnes and Noble in Ellicott City on May 28th from 6-8 pm for a book fair.  Staff from Deep Run will be reading stories during the book fair.   Please see the flyer for information about the book fair and a code to use for on-line orders.

Barnes and Noble Book Fair Flyer

Keep Clipping Those Box Tops

The Deep Run PTA wants to do one more collection of Box Tops for this school year.  Clip and turn in what you have by May 24th.  Keep collecting them over the summer and watch for information when we return in the fall.  Thanks to all who participated in this fundraiser throughout this school year.  We raised close to $500 so far!

Box Tops Flyer


Worth Repeating

A Note From the Health Room:  Allergies

Spring Allergies have started!  Does your child suffer from spring allergies?  The following are some things you can do to help your child during the allergy season:

    1.    Regularly administer allergy medicine as prescribed by your doctor
    2.    When your child comes in from outdoors: -Wash hands with soap and water -Wash off face (including glasses) with water and cloth -Wipe down body from head to toe with wet wash cloth -Change clothing if staying indoor
    3.     Try not to allow your child to go into the bedroom with the clothing worn outside; this will prevent the pollen from falling onto the bed.

Students will play outside for recess and most days for PE.  Students will only be permitted to stay indoors with a doctor’s note.  Please call the health room if you have any questions

PTA Restaurant Night at Chick-fil-A on May 29th

Join family and friends at Chick-fil-A on Dobbin Road on May 29th from 5-9 for a Deep Run PTA Spirit Night.  Bring the flyer below so the DRES PTA cn receive 20% of the sales.  PTA uses these funds to support many activities for your children at school.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer

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 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

PARCC Testing for Grades 3-5

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

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

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