Deep Run Digest 5-12-2023

Thu, 05/11/2023 - 2:57pm

May 12                   Baseball Cap or Hat Day

May 16                   Coffee and Conversation with Administrators 6:30pm

May 16                   PTA Meeting 7pm

May 17                   Ranger School Store 3-5

May 18                   Field Day

May 19                   No School for Studenrts

May 22-26              Mobile Science Lab--see below to volunteer

May 24                   Ranger School Store K-2

May 24                   Beginning Band and Strings Concert 

May 29                   No School--Memorial Day

May 31                   Ranger School Store 3-5

May 31                   Advanced Band and Strings, and Songbirds Concert


Message from Mrs. Lancaster

Please read a special message from Mrs. Lancaster about her retirement at the end of the school year. 

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms!

A huge thank you to our school community for recognizing and celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week.  Our Deep Run teachers and staff felt the LOVE!

Special Education Parent Involvement Survey

Special Education Parent Involvement Survey: All Parents of students with disabilities were sent the Maryland Special Education Parent Involvement Survey. The purpose of this survey is to hear from parents about how well they think their child’s school is partnering with them and promoting parent involvement in their child’s education.  This information will provide valuable feedback for the HCPSS Department of Special Education.  The last day to complete the survey is  May 19. The survey can be accessed online: (https://www.mdparentsurvey.comLinks to an external site.)

PreK and Kindergarten Registration

Pre-K: Families of children who will be four years old by September 1, 2023 may apply for Pre-K. For an application and more information about the program and 2023-2024 eligibility, please visit the HCPSS website. Parents/guardians should submit a completed application to or to their local elementary school. Pre-K Program Location fliers and posters have been distributed to all elementary schools; electronic versions of Pre-K applications and advertising fliers can be accessed on Canvas

Kindergarten: Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is open! Families of children who will be five years old by September 1, 2023 should enroll their child in kindergarten or submit a kindergarten waiver. “It’s Time to Register for Kindergarten” fliers and posters have been distributed to all elementary schools; electronic files can be accessed on Canvas. Families can find more information about enrolling children in kindergarten, as well as resources to support kindergarten readiness, the kindergarten waiver, and more on the HCPSS website.

Recent News

Volunteers Needed May 22-26

After a few years away, the Food, Fiber & You Mobile Science Lab from the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation is returning to Deep Run.  All students in K-5 will participate.  The mobile science lab will be at Deep Run the week of May 22.  

A teacher from the Foundation will be with the lab, along with the classroom teacher, but we also need to have a parent/grandparent volunteer to assist.  Please use this Sign Up Genius to volunteer for one or more time slots.  

Deep Run Mobile Science Lab Schedule

DRES Ranger Store

The DRES Ranger School Store is BACK on Wednesdays in May! Students will be able to purchase notebooks, pencils, erasers, and more! Every item will be $1! There will be a $5 spending maximum. Please do not send your child with more than $5. The school store will be open in the courtyard during arrival on the following days: 

May 10th- K-2nd grade shopping

May 17th- 3rd -5th grade shopping

May 24th- K-2nd  grade shopping

May 31th- 3rd -5th  grade shopping

¡La tienda de la escuela DRES Ranger está DE VUELTA en mayo! ¡Los estudiantes podrán comprar cuadernos, lápices, borradores y más! A continuación se muestran los días de compras. ¡Cada artículo costará $1! Habrá un gasto máximo de $5. Por favor, no envíe a su hijo con más de $5. La tienda de la escuela estará abierta en el patio durante la llegada en los siguientes días:

10 de mayo- Compras de K-2do grado

17 de mayo- Compras de 3ro y 5to grado

24 de mayo- Compras de K-2do grado

31 de mayo - Compras de 3ro y 5to grado

PTA President Position Open for the 2023-2024 School Year

Do you have ideas that you want executed through next year’s PTA? It’s that time again to turn over leadership for next year and now is the chance to make those ideas a reality by stepping into a leadership role with DRES PTA! Even if you work full time, it’s possible to take on roles to ensure your students have fun and enriching activities.

We are seeking parents/guardians to fill the role of PTA President in the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 school year (this position is a two year term). The PTA cannot exist without the upcoming vacancy of the President being filled.

If you feel like this is an opportunity you might be interested in or would like more information on please email Megan Vissari at

Deep Run Parent Involvement Survey

DRES needs your voice! Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to help us plan for the 2023-2024 school year. Thank you! 

Encuesta de Opinión de la Escuela Primaria Deep Run sobre la Participación de Padres 2022-2023

¡DRES necesita tu voz! Tómese unos minutos para completar esta encuesta para ayudarnos a planificar el año escolar 2023-2024. ¡Gracias! 

HCPSS Indicators of Equity Survey

As part of our school improvement process, we are asking families to provide input about their equity priorities at our school. Please use the link below to complete the HCPSS Indicators of Educational Equity Survey by May 12. We will use your input, along with other school data, to refine our school improvement plan for next year. This survey is anonymous and available in multiple languages. If you have children at more than one school, please complete one survey per school. 

MCAP Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th at Deep Run ES (English and Espanol)

Learn about testing this spring.  

Register for Bus Service if You Currently Live in a Bus Area

Families whose students are eligible for HCPSS-provided transportation are required to register by June 1.  

HCPSS Title I Parent, Family, and Community Involvement Input Survey

Please complete the survey to provide feedback on the HCPSS Parent, Family, and Community Involvement Plan and parent involvement funds.