Deep Run Digest

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:38pm

Dates to Remember

  • March 9, 2018  Spirit Day--wear your pajamas for the last day of reading week
  • March 11, 2018  Change the clocks--Spring forward one hour
  • March 14, 2018  MAP Reports go home in Wednesday folders 1-5
  • March 16, 2018  Spirit Day--Baseball Opening Day--wear your favorite team colors
  • March 16, 2018  PTA Family Movie Night Sing 6pm
  • March 21, 2018  Maryland 529 Parent Workshop 6:00pm
  • March 21, 2018  PTA 7:00pm
  • March 22, 2018  Bookmobile  4:30pm
  • March 23, 2018  Maryland Day--wear red, black, yellow
  • March 23, 2018  PTA Bingo Doors open at 6:30
  • March 29, 2018  Career Day
  • March 30, 2018  Spring Break
  • April 4, 2018  Back to School

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News and Event

PTA Movie Night--presenting Sing in the Deep Run cafeteria

March 16 starting at 6:00

Bring a picnic dinner and blanket or chairs.  5th grade will be selling drinks and snacks.

Flyer in English and Spanish

Hoops for Heart
During the Month of March students in PE will focus on Healthy Habits as well as participate in a variety of basketball activities. We have teamed up again with the American Heart Association to help spread the importance of keeping a healthy heart. Students will be bringing home a letter this week that will give you information on how to team up with us on-line to spread the word.
If you would like to sign-up now click on the link Below
Our Hoops for Heart school wide event will take place on March 28th during each grade's related arts time slot. During that hour, students will partake in several basketball challenges. Please make sure your child has sneakers on that day.
Last year we had 125 students sign-up on line to take a Healthy Habit Challenge. This year our goal is to have 200 students sign-up. If we can reach this goal Mr. Sachs and Mr. Roeser will get ducked taped to the wall (Date to be determined). Along with taking on these Healthy Challenges we will be collecting donations for the American Heart Association. These proceeds are used by the American Heart Association to help fund research and education to help save lives. All collection envelopes and on-line donations are due by March 28th.

Girls on the Run

Attentions DRES Girls in Grades 3-5!

Girls on the Run Registration Opened February 11th  Go to  to register.  Registration is $175.  Scholarships are available.

Spring Session Starts March 19th. Girls will meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 - 5:15.  Read more.

PTA Bingo Rescheduled

Join your Deep Run friends at the PTA Family Night Bingo on March 23rd.  Doors open at 6:30 and games begin at 7:00.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration is open. To register for kindergarten, children must be five years old by September 1, 2018.  All children must be registered by their custodial parent (biological, adoptive, legal guardian.)

This year HCPSS will introduce a new online registration process.  Starting Thursday, March 1, you will find a link on the main HCPSS website to begin the online process. HOWEVER, you will still need to come in during Kindergarten registration week to complete the process.  Read more.

Security Procedures at Deep Run Elementary

Please follow the following security procedures when visiting Deep Run Elementary.  These procedures are aligned to HCPSS expectations:

· The front door is the only entrance point for all visitors.

· We ask that you buzz the front office and look in the camera.

· The office staff will ask you how they can help you and your purpose for visiting.

· All visitors then enter the front office with their identification.

· Each visitor will have their ID checked and sign in on LobbyGuard.

· A visitor’s sticker will be given to all visitors.

· Any visitor in our building without a sticker will be escorted directly back to the office by a staff member.

Our doors will remain locked for after school activities.  Leaders of the activities will bring students to the lobby for dismissal at the end of the program each day.

We appreciate you helping us provide a secure learning environment for your children.

Grab and Go Breakfast Coming to Deep Run on March 5th

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.

Grade 5 MISA Testing

Maryland Integrated Science Assessment (MISA) is Maryland’s Next Generation Science Standards-aligned standardized science assessment.  All elementary students take the MISA in Grade 5. MISA is scheduled during our students' morning academic block on the following dates...

    •    Monday, March 12 - Session 1 
    •    Tuesday, March 13 - Session 2
    •    Wednesday, March 14 - Session 3
    •    Friday, March 16  - Session 4
Each online session is scheduled for 60 minutes of testing time. Parents can support their student(s) by ensuring they get a good night's rest, eat a healthy breakfast, and arrive to school on time "ready to show what they know."

For additional information please visit or contact Mr. Notari ( or Mrs. Quirk ( with any questions.

HCPSS GT Parent Academy

Wednesday, March 21st at 7:00

Wilde Lake Middle School

Learn about multiple resources and strategies that parents can use to help nurture their child’s creativity and reasoning skills.

Parking on Old Waterloo Road

We want to remind families to pay close attention to the signs on Old Waterloo Road including the entrance to Sherwood Crossing. In the coming weeks new signs will be put at the entrance to Sherwood Crossing to better identify the fire lanes. The Howard County Police Department will  enforce all no parking areas.  Read more in English and Spanish.

International Night--Families Needed

International Night is April 20 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Deep Run.  The event is richer, more informative, and better the more families we have sign up to bring food, perform in the showcase, set up a table display or bring a culturally significant game.  If you are able to participate in any of those please complete the form and have your child deliver it to their homeroom teacher.

English Flyer

Spanish Flyer

Deep Run Learning Together Program

The Deep Run Regional Early Childhood Center (RECC) toddler and preschool programs are making preparations for classes for the 2018-19 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 by September 1st or 4 years of age may pick up an application package in the front office.

All applications must be returned by the last Friday in March. 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.  

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

Yearbook Order Forms Due May 1st
Yearbook order forms went home in this week's Wednesday folders. The order forms are due May 1st. Yearbooks cost $15. Checks (made out to DRES), cash, or online orders will be accepted. To order online, visit and use Online Code: 108429

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.