Deep Run Daily News 9-30-2022

Thu, 09/29/2022 - 6:35pm


October 5          Schools Closed--Yom Kippur

October 6          Hispanic Resource Fair at Deep Run 6-8pm

October 13        Noodles and Company PTA Spirit Night 4-8pm

October 18        Virtual PTA Meeting 7pm

October 19         Unity Day--Wear Orange to show our commitment to kindness, acceptance, and  inclusion, 

October 20         Fall School Pictures--Individual

October 21         No School for Students--Teacher Work Day

October 24         No School for Students--Teacher Professional Learning Day

October 27         PTA Trunk or Treat

October 28         Flu Clinic

October 28         Hat Day

October 28         PTA Trunk or Treat Rain Date


El Mes De La Herencia Hispana/Hispanic Heritage Month Resource Fair

Una feria de recursos para celebrar el mes de la herencia Hispana a escuela primeria Deep Run

6 de octubre de 6-8pm

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a resource fair at Deep Run Elementary

October 6th from 6-8 pm


Flu Vaccine Clinic for Students at DRES on October 28th

Maryland Partnership for Prevention, in partnership with the Howard County Health Department and Howard County Public Schools, will be hosting a flu vaccine clinic at Deep Run Elementary on Friday, October 28th.  Pre-registration is required and will close on Sunday, October 23. This clinic is NO COST for students.  Please register your child ahead of time using the link below:

Parents' Right to Know Letters

The Federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) contains several provisions which promote a parent/school partnership through communication.One provision for parents of students attending Title I schools is the right to ask for and receive information about the professional qualifications of their child’s classroom teacher, paraprofessional, and/or long-term substitute teacher. Please read the superintendent’s Parents’ Right to Know letters below:

Parents' Right to Know Letter in English

Parents' Right to Know Letter in Spanish

If you would like to make a request, please email Denise Lancaster at directly.  The information will be provided to you within 30 business days. 

Multilingual Parent Leadership Program

Applications deadline: Sunday, October 2

Interested parents/guardians can now apply for HCPSS’ Multilingual Parent Leadership Program, which will begin Oct. 12. The six-week program, held on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., is designed to help international parents navigate the school system and develop the confidence to serve as advocates for their children. Participants should plan to attend all sessions.

FARMS Applications--Due Soon

HCPSS participates in the Free and Reduced-price Meals (FARMs) program. Qualification is based on family size and income, and enrollment is confidential.

Participation in FARMs qualifies students for a wide range of opportunities and resources beyond breakfast and lunch, including free college applications, free or reduced JumpStart tuition, discounted internet through the Comcast Internet Essentials program, and more.

Families must submit a new application every school year. During the first 30 school days, students with FARMs eligibility from the prior school year will be carried over. Any student who has not filled out an application up to the 30th school day will have their prior year status changed to full pay status until a new application is received.

Parents/guardians are highly encouraged to fill out the applications as soon as possible. It is very important that applications are filled out correctly.

  • Apply online

  • Apply by mail: Paper applications are available at your child’s school and may also be picked up in the Food and Nutrition Service Office (5451 Beaverkill Rd, Columbia, MD 21044). Applications can be returned to your child’s school or mailed to the Food and Nutrition Service Office: HCPSS Food & Nutrition Service Office, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042.

If you have questions regarding the program, please visit or call Food and Nutrition Services at 410-313-7134.  



MAP Administration Grades 1-5

During the dates of September 19th - October 20th, students in grades 1-5 will take the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. The data from the MAP assessment will help schools and teachers measure your student’s academic progress. The MAP test does not affect grades and the difficulty adjusts depending on how your child responds. It is normal for students to only answer about half the questions correctly.  To learn more about the MAP assessment, please visit: 

All students in grades 1 - 5 will take a reading and math MAP assessment. Here are the schedules for Grades 1 - 5 for both reading and math.

Grade 1: 9/21 (Math) + 10/6 (Reading)

Grade 2: 10/4 (Reading) + 10/13 (Math)

Grade 3: 9/30 (Reading) + 10/12 (Math)

Grade 4: 9/29 (Reading) + 10/11 (Math)

Grade 5: 9/28 (Reading) + 10/10 (Math)

It is very important that students are present during these sessions. Please avoid scheduling appointments or other conflicts during these times, as the testing window is limited. 

El examen de MAP viene durante el 19 de septiembre y el 20 de octubre

Durante las fechas del 19 de septiembre y el 20 de octubre, estudiantes en grados 1º - 5º tomarán el examen de MAP (Medidas de Progreso Académico). Los resultados de la prueba se utilizan al planificar la instrucción de su hijo y determinar las áreas de necesidad académica.

Todos los estudiantes de 1º - 5º sacarán el examen en las clases de lectura y matemáticas. El horario para cada grado es: 

1º: 9/21 (Matemáticas) + 10/6 (Lectura)

2º: 10/4 (Lectura) + 10/13 (Matemáticas)

3º: 9/30 (Lectura) + 10/12 (Matemáticas)

4º: 9/29 (Lectura) + 10/11 (Matemáticas)

5º: 9/28 (Lectura) + 10/10 (Matemáticas)

Es muy importante que todos los estudiantes están en escuela estos días para sus exámenes. Por favor, trata de evitar programar citas durante estas fechas y tiempos. Gracias! 

El Mes De La Herencia Hispana/Hispanic Heritage Month Resource Fair

Una feria de recursos para celebrar el mes de la herencia Hispana a escuela primeria Deep Run

6 de octubre de 6-8pm

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a resource fair at Deep Run Elementary

October 6th from 6-8 pm


PTA Spirit Night at Noodles & Company

Join family and friends at the Deep Run PTA Spirit Night at Noodles & Company on October 13th from 4-8.  The PTA will receive 25% of qualifying sales.

Read more information here 


HCPSS Community News and Programs website (Links to an external site.)