Deep Run Digest 10-15-2021

Thu, 10/14/2021 - 6:00pm

Important Dates

Oct 15     No School for Students

Oct 18    MAP Testing Begins

Oct  19    PTA Meeting with the Family Institute 7:00

Oct  21    School Pictures

Oct 22     Hat Day

Oct  26    Flu Vaccine Clinic

Oct  28    PTA Trunk or Treat 6:00-7:30


Fall School Pictures are on October 21st

School Pictures are October 21st.  Use this form to sign up and get up-to-date information from the photographer. Order envelopes will go home on 10/20.

General information

Information for ordering pictures.

Virtual PTA Meeting with the Family Institute on October 19th from 7-8

PTA and the Family Involvement Team are coming together for our October 19th PTA meeting!  We are happy to share that we have a  guest speaker from the Family Institute who will be hosting a VIRTUAL event for all Howard County families.
About the event:
Changes occur with your child as they grow and develop in the elementary years. Children fluctuate between independence and dependence and the combination can bring a wide range of behavior issues and parental frustration. Learn to understand how to help your 5 to 12 year old:

  • Set the stage to create positive situations for empowerment and pride
  • Develop consequences that work
  • Gain strategies to handle oppositional behaviors
  • Learn strategies for better homework habits

Join us October 19th from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm using this link: 

Staff Appreciation Throughout the Year

Parents often ask what they can do to support their child's teachers as well as the other staff at Deep Run.  A small snack item is always appreciated!  Consider ordering individually packaged snacks using the Amazon Wishlist below.  All items will be sent directly from Amazon to Deep Run and placed in the staff lounge for easy access by staff.  Thank you!

PTA Halloween Trunk or Treat

The PTA Trunk-or-Treat is upon us! Come join our spooky celebration October 28th from 6-7:30p in the school parking lot. 

If you are interested in decorating a trunk or helping out, fill out this form.

Spanish volunteer form

Halloween will only be celebrated at the Trunk or Treat. There will be no Halloween events taking place during the school day.

Screener for Students with Reading Difficulties

In accordance with Maryland’s Ready to Read Act (2019), COMAR(2021), and the request from the Howard County Board of Education, all Howard County Public School System students in grades kindergarten to 5th grade will participate in a screener for identifying potential reading difficulties. 

Howard County has selected Amplify mClass with DIBELS 8th Edition as the universal screener.  Please see below for screening areas measured in each grade.  Students will complete the screener in four to twelve minutes and will be screened three times this year.

21/22 Ready to Read Act Parent Notification of Screener

Examen de detección para estudiantes con dificultades de lectura --Spanish

Volunteer/Observer Vaccine Requirement

Effective Monday, Oct. 25, all volunteers and chaperones who interact with students, and parents/guardians who are conducting classroom observations will be required to use the PinPoint platform to show proof of full vaccination at least five school days in advance.

Free Flu Vaccines on October 23rd at St. John the Baptist Church

The Howard County Health Department will be offering FREE flu vaccines to anyone over the age of 6 months at the St. John the Baptist Church on Tamar Drive in Columbia.  The flu vaccine will be given out on October 23rd from 10-2.  Please view this flyer with more information.

School-Based Wellness Centers Telemedicine Program

The School-Based Wellness Centers Telemedicine Program has changed medical providers for students whose primary care provider is not in the telemedicine network.

Worth Repeating

Adult Volunteers are Needed for The Lion King Kids Production at Deep Run

This year's 4th/5th Grade Musical will be Disney's The Lion King [Kids]
We are looking for adult volunteers: parents, staff...  
YOU can be part of the team that makes this happen for our DRES students! 
No previous theater experience required. Come to the information session in the music room at 6:30PM on Tuesday October 19.  
(just before the PTA Meeting) 

You can sign up here to volunteer.

Click here for more information.

Free Coats and Clothing


Saturday, October 16 1:00 to 3:00 pm

North Laurel Community Center 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, MD 20723 face masks must be worn on-site for the safety of all persons For questions or more information, contact Sharee Campbell, MSC Coordinator, at 410-313-0220 (voice/relay) or This information is neither sponsored nor endorsed by HCPSS or the school.

Click here for more information.


Saturday, October 30th 9:00 - 11:00

Long Reach High School, 6101 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia, MD

PTA Fall Fundraiser--Please Read

Our Fall Fundraiser kicks off October 1st!  Please help support DRES with our PTA Fall Fundraiser. This year we're partnering with Charleston Wrap to raise funds to support our family activities like the winter festival, STEM, and teacher supports. Charleston Wrap offers a wide variety of gadgets, gifts, treats, candles, and home goods. Fundraising packets were sent home this week. Please check it out and share with family and friends! Items can be ordered online and shipped directly to you, OR submitted with payment offline and picked up at school later.  Items not ordered online will be shipped to DRES and available for pickup the week of November 22nd. More details to come closer to the pick-up date. Thank you for supporting our students and staff!

Charleston Wrap Flyer

Free Flu Vaccine Clinic on October 26th at Deep Run

Flu vaccinations are coming to Deep Run ES.

Las vacunas contra la gripe están a punto de llegar a la escuela de su hijo/a.

Elkridge Food Pantry

The Elkridge Food Pantry is open to families in need on the second and fourth Fridays of each month.

Covid-19 Self Screenings

All parents/guardians are to perform a COVID-19 health check every day before your student leaves home. Students are not to come to school if they are experiencing any symptom(s) associated with COVID-19 or other communicable disease.

Student/Parent Handbook

The 2021-2022 Student and Parent Handbook is now available on the HCPSS website. This resource is helpful for navigating the school year and includes information about HCPSS practices, policies and services available to support and enrich learning. A printed version of the handbook is no longer provided.