Deep Run Digest

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 9:41pm

February 9, 2018

Dates to Remember

  • February 9, 2018  Spirit Day--DRES spirit wear
  • February 15, 2018  Pajama Day--schoolwide
  • February 15, 2018  Cozy Night of Reading 6:30-8:00
  • February 16, 2018  No School for Students--Staff Professional Learning
  • February 19, 2018  No School for Students and Staff--Presidents' Day
  • February 21, 2018  Family Institute:  Friendship Skills for School and Life Success 6-7 pm
  • February 21, 2018  PTA 7 pm
  • February 22, 2018  PTA Fundraiser at Launch Trampoline center 4-8 pm

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News and Event

    Valentines Day at Deep Run Elementary

    Deep Run will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14th. Students will be given the opportunity to exchange Valentines with their classmates and enjoy a small treat. 

    The treat will include water, a store bought cookie, orange, pretzel, and fruit snack.  Please inform your child’s teacher if your child can’t have one of the items.  If your child has allergies, you are welcome to send in an alternative snack for your child.

    Please remember, if your child decides to exchange Valentines, he/she needs to include all the students in the homeroom class.  Class lists were sent home in Wednesday folders.

    Although Valentines may include candy, please do not send in bags of candy or other snacks not listed above—they will not be served to the students.

    Grab and Go Breakfast Coming to Deep Run on February 20th

    Thanks to a grant from Share Our Strength, we will now have a breakfast kiosk in the front lobby available to students so they can "Grab and Go" on their way to class. The traditional cafeteria style breakfast will still be available in the cafeteria each morning. The Grab and Go breakfast will be available at the same cost to students as the breakfast in the cafeteria and can be purchased with funds on their account or with cash. Full price breakfast is $2.

    DRES PTA Fundraiser at Launch

    PTA is sponsoring a Deep Run evening at Launch (trampoline center) on February 22 from 4-8.  Admission is $16 and the PTA will receive 25% of the proceeds.   See the attached flyer.  This flyer will go home in next week's Wednesday folders.

    Parent Teacher Association Diversity and Inclusion Survey

    The Parent Teacher Association of Howard County (PTAHC) would like to gather information about your experiences with your student's school's PTA.

    PTA Hersheypark Discouted Tickets for Sale

    Deep Run PTA is offering discounted tickets to Hersheypark.

    The Great Kindness Challenge Schedule

    Feb. 9 --Staff Karaoke during lunch!
    Feb. 12 –Spirit Day: Crazy sock day and triple bear buck day for acts of kindness
    Feb. 13 –Students will be creating special messages during lunch
    Feb. 14 --Valentines Day
    Feb. 15 – Spirit Day: Cozy Day of reading! Wear PJ’s and bring a stuffed animal
    Whole school lunch bunch: We will celebrate with a slideshow showing off all the kind acts!

    Change Matters to help Grassroots

    Change Matters is an approved Howard County Public School System program that teaches children about homelessness in Howard County, the services Grassroots provides, and
    philanthropy.  Grassroots is Howard County’s only 24-hour homeless shelter and crisis intervention center.  Your child(ren) will be asked to share with you information learned about Change Matters and
    ask permission to donate small change/coins. There will be a Change Matters collection jar for each grade.

    The small change collected will go directly to Grassroots to provide the essential services needed to help the children and families that are homeless here in our community. Last year, there were more than 600 homeless children attending 75 schools in Howard County.  Deep Run Elementary School is excited to help Grassroots make a difference!

    If you are able to donate, please send the change in your child’s lunch bag or backpack during this campaign week through February 14, 2018.

    If you need more information about Grassroots, please visit our website:

    Cozy Night of Reading February 15

    Wear your pajamas to this fun event for the whole family on February 15 from 6:30-8:00

    • Enjoy a yummy treat.
    • Purchase gently used books for 25 cents
    • Crafts
    • Drop in parent sessions.

    Flyer in English   Flyer in Spanish

    International Night Coming to DRES: Families Needed

    Deep Run Elementary School will celebrate its cultural and ethnic diversity at International Night on Friday, April 20 2018 from 6:00-8:00 PM with a fun family night featuring table-top country displays, international food, games, crafts and entertainment from various cultures.

    Families are needed to share their cultural heritage by preparing a traditional food, bringing in everyday items from other countries, such as dishes, clothing, art, flags, maps and pictures.

    Deep Run students who participate in cultural arts of other countries are invited to perform at an arts showcase.  If your child is studying traditional music, dance or other arts, please ask the instructor to consider having the entire class perform, as well.

    To sign up, return the attached forms to school by February 23, 2018 to help the committee to plan the event. 

    English Flyer   Spainsh Flyer

    PTA BOX TOP$ Contest

    PTA is collecting BOX TOP$. The grade level that turns in the most BOX TOP$ will win a prize. Collect them from many food items, paper goods, and cleaning items. Clip them and send them into school.   Click here for more information.

    PTA Book Drive and Sale

    We are collecting gently used books in the blue and yellow book drive bin in the lobby from now through February.
    Books will be for sale during lunch periods on 2/14 & 2/15.
    Students may purchase two books per lunch period. Books are $0.25 each.
    The remaining books will be available for purchase during Cozy Night of Reading on 2/15.

    Flu Season is Here!
     We are seeing an increase in fever and flu like symptoms in the Deep Run health room.  Here are some facts about the flu:
    •    Symptoms include fever, chills, body aches, cough, and sore throat. If your child has a fever they must STAY HOME.  Your child must be fever free (<100*F) for 24 hours WITHOUT fever reducing medication before coming to school.
    •    The flu virus spreads through droplets from a person coughing and/or sneezing.  Continue to encourage children to cover their coughs and sneezes.
    •    The flu can spread from 1 day before symptoms start and last as long as 7 days after a person becomes symptomatic.   
    •    Get vaccinated!!  The flu shot helps prevent and reduce the flu illness.

    The above link has more great information about the flu.  Please read and feel free to call the health room if you have any questions (410-313-5051).

    DRES Hero of the Day Program

    We are excited to re-launch our Deep Run Hero of the Day program! We look forward to having parents/guardians, grandparents, community leaders and other adults in our students’ lives get involved at our school!! Learn how to participate.

    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.