Deep Run Digest 12-9-2022

Thu, 12/08/2022 - 8:41pm

December 12      Kindergarten Title I Family Night  6:00

December 13      School Picture Make-up Day

December 14      Early Dismissal Day 12:55

December 16      Spirit Day:  Holiday Shirts and Sweaters

December 20      Advanced Instrumental Music Concert

December 23      Pajama Day

December 26      Winter Break

January 3            Back to School


Federal Impact Aid Forms due by December 12

Only a few days remain for eligible parents/guardians to complete the Impact Aid section of Family File. Parents/guardians who work on a federal property in Maryland and/or are a member of a uniformed service qualify HCPSS to receive additional federal funding. The Federal Impact Aid programs provide financial assistance to school districts that enroll federally connected children. In HCPSS, Impact Aid supplements the operating budget to enhance the teaching and learning that takes place in Howard County classrooms.

In order to qualify for funding, parents who identified themselves in Family File as working on federal property in Maryland or as active duty military should log in via HCPSS Connect to complete the Impact Aid form by confirming the information and providing a digital signature before December 12. (See directions below)

If you did not complete Family File this year and work on federal property in Maryland or are active duty military, please log in and complete the Federal Impact Aid section of Family File  Links to an external site.prior to completing the Impact Aid form.

If you submitted a form before September 30, it must be redone. 

In instances where families are federally connected both by work location and membership in the uniformed services, the digital signature only needs to be completed by one parent.

To complete your online Impact Aid form:

The family’s federally connected information along with the digital signature will qualify the school system for applicable funding.

Learn more about the Impact Aid program  Links to an external site.and view answers to frequently asked questions online.

  1. Log in to HCPSS Connect Links to an external site.using parent/guardian credentials
  2. Select More Options from the left navigation
  3. Select Federal Impact Aid from the middle

Guest Reader December

Contact your child's teacher to be a guest reader in December.  

Parents Needed to Attend the Family Engagement Team Meeting on 12/16

The Family Engagement Team includes Deep Run parents and staff across grade levels. The GOAL of the team is to:

  • Help create positive home-school connections

  • Increase family engagement

  • Maintain effective communications with families

  • Plan family events and programs

Friday,December 16 8:40am-9:10am at DRES or join virtually!  

To join the video meeting, click this link: 

Otherwise, to join by phone, dial +1 629-888-1376 and enter this PIN: 318 709 531#

To view more phone numbers, click this link: 

PTA Fundraiser Read-a-Thon

Thank you to everyone who participated in the read-a-thon. Whether you collected pledges, recorded reading minutes or did both, we hope you had fun! Please make sure students are cashing in the reward through their read-a-thon accounts. You have until December 12 to make these selections. Once you do, prizes will be delivered to the school and distributed in Wednesday folders. 

Top reading classes are as follows:

1st place- Ms. Dowell's 2nd grade class

2nd place- Ms. Kozi's 4th grade class

3rd place- Ms. Lee's 4th grade class

5th Grade Fundraiser--Gift Certificates to Mutiny

The perfect holiday gift. Gift Certificates expire 3/1/23. Get them before we sell out!  $10 gift certificates can be purchased for $5 at 

Purchased gift certificates will be placed in students Wednesday folders.

The Council of Elders Community Academy on Social Emotional Well-Being

Join HCPSS and the Council of Elders (TCOE) virtually on December 10 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. for an engaging session regarding student well-being. 

Repeated NEWS

Picture Make-up Day will be December 13

If your child missed the fall picture day or would like to retake their fall portraits, they can have their picture taken on Tuesday, December 13, 2022. If you ordered fall portraits and would like retakes, please send the picture envelope with the pictures you ordered back to school before December 13th. Students will take the picture envelope with them when they retake their pictures. If you have any questions, please contact the front office. 

Title I Kindergarten Family Night--December 12

Kindergarteners and their families are invited to join teachers to learn and practice activities to support your child’s learning at home. Each child will receive materials to take home.     

When: Monday,  December 12, 2022, 6:00-7:00 pm

Where: DRES Kindergarten Classrooms

Please let us know if you’re coming by December 5, 2022! RSVP-

¡Estás invitado a DRES para una noche  divertida de lectura! Únase a los maestros de kindergarten para aprender y practicar actividades para apoyar el aprendizaje de su hijo en casa. Cada niño recibirá materiales para llevar a casa.  

Cuándo: Lunes, 12 de diciembre de 2022, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Dónde: Aulas de kindergarten  de DRES

¡Háganos saber si viene antes del 5 de diciembre de 2022! RSPV-