Deep Run Digest 2-21-2020

Thu, 02/20/2020 - 9:50pm

Dates to Remember

  • February 21          Spirit Day--wear DRES shirts or colors
  • February 21          Class Picture Day
  • February 27          World Culture Day/Night
  • February 28          Kids Heart Challenge
  • March 2                 Read Across Deep Run Week
  • March 3                 Restaurant Night at Modern Market
  • March 5                 Read Across Deep Run Day
  • March 6                 Quarter 3 Interims Go Home
  • March 6                 PTA Bingo--Doors Open at 6:30

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News and Events

Deep Run Storytime

It's Friday so it is Guess Reader Day!  Who will it be?  What will they read?   Click below to find out!
World Culture Day and Night
We are looking forward to seeing our entire school community on Thursday, February 27th for World Culture Night.  The festivities begin at 6 pm.
Title I Learning Day Series--March 16th 2:30-3:30
Supporting Your Child in Managing Their Emotions and Impulses

Join us for an hour of parent learning.  Members of our student services team will share valuable information during the third session of our Title I Learning Series. Managing emotions is a skill that can be learned! In this session, we will give parents strategies to help children match the size of their problem to their reaction and to develop a box of "tools" that children can use to calm down when they are upset.

Click here for more information in English and Spani

Read Across Deep Run Elementary!  A Celebration of Diverse Books!

March 2nd–6th, 2020
Please help us celebrate with the following activities:
Monday, March 2nd-Celebrate YOU day!--Wear an outfit you love that celebrates your culture or interests.
Tuesday, March 3rd-History of your name.--Celebrate your name and why you were given that name. Talk to your child about why they were given the name they have.
Wednesday, March 4th -Gratitude Day--Our students will read with their buddies and share favorite books. Talk about what kindness and gratitude mean with your child.
Thursday, March 5th–Favorite Colors Dayt and Guest Reader Day!-- Wear your favorite color day!
Friday, March 6th–Mismatch Day--Wear mismatched pajamas or mismatched clothes.

Click here for a printable flyer.

Worth Repeating

PTA Family Night Bingo

Come join family and friends for Bingo Night on March 6th.  Doors open at 6:30 and games start at 7:00.  The cost is $3 per person.  5th grade will be selling pizza and snacks.

Bingo Flyer English

Bingo Flyer Spanish

Career Day 2020--Presenters Needed

Deep Run will be having Career Day on Thursday, April 2nd.  We need presenters to share their careers with our students.  Click here for more information. Please RSVP to our school counselor, Carolyn Wohnsigl, at or by calling 410-313-5000.

First Day of School Next Year--August 25, 2020

The school calendar for the 2020-2021 school year is approved.  Click here to view it.  Please note the first day of school will be Tuesday, August 25th.  Please plan your summer vacations with this date in mind.  We will have New Student Orientation, Kindergarten Orientation, and the Open House on Monday, August 24th.

Get Ready for the Kids Heart Challenge

Parents, it’s that time of year for your child to show heart!  This year, Deep Run has teamed up with the American Heart Association’s new program Kids Heart Challenge. During the Month of February our students will be learning about heart health while spreading the word and raising funds to help further develop heart treatments. Your child/children should have brought home an information envelope this week in their Wednesday (January 29th). More information about our event will be coming out next week in a canvas announcement. 

Below is a link to sign-up early

Thank you for supporting the physical and emotional well-being of our students and the American Heart Association.

The PTA is Selling Discounted Tickets to Hershey Park

The Deep Run PTA is selling discounted tickets to Hershey Park for almost 50% less than the regular price.  The tickets can be used during the regular 2020 season.  Orders must be submitted by March 6th. See the flyers below for more information and order forms:

Hershey Park Tickets--English

Hershey Park Tickets--Spanish

Box Tops for Education

The Deep Run PTA is still participating in Box Tops for Education.  With a new app for your phone, it can be really easy to participate and raise money for our school.  Click here to learn more.

Regional Early Childhood Center Learning Together Program Applications

The Deep Run Regional Early Childhood Center (RECC) preschool programs are now accepting applications for classes for the 2020-2021 school year. These classes include children with and without disabilities. The program’s focus is helping all children develop communication, literacy, math, problem solving, motor, and social skills. Parents of children who will be 3 and 4 years of age for the 2020-2021 school year may come to school office for an application package beginning February 3, 2020.

The monthly fee for the preschool program will be between $180.00 and $290.00 depending on the number of hours your child participates in the program.

All applications must be returned by February 28, 2020. A limited number of openings are available for children without disabilities. Children are selected based upon screening information given on the application form and the “Ages and Stages Questionnaire,” as well as observations of the child’s participation in a playgroup. If necessary, a lottery process is conducted.

The Howard County Public School System continues to offer a PreK program for income eligible children who will be four years old by September 1, 2020.

If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Gibson at or call 410-313-5000.

Kindergarten registration begins March 9, 2020.  Details will be shared at a later date.

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.