Deep Run Digest 2-3-2023

Thu, 02/02/2023 - 9:36pm

February 7          Class Pictures

February 8          Cultural Arts Presentation from PTA During School Day

February 9          Dismiss at 12:55 for Parent Teacher Conferences

February 10        Dismiss at 12:55 for Parent Teacher Conferences

February  16-17  Book Fair Open During School Hours

February  20-24  Book Fair Open During School Hours

February 22         Book Fair Open 6-7:30pm

February 22         PTA  World Culture Night

MAP Testing Schedule


Class Pictures February 7

Class pictures will be taken on Tuesday, February 7th.  Payment envelopes were sent home on February 1st.  Pictures are $10.00 each.

Pay online at

Use code FM398566 and enter the name of your child's homeroom teacher


PTA World Culture Night--February 22 6:00-7:30 pm

Please join us and travel the world at Deep Run! Learn more about different cultures and our diversity at DRES.  Families can create a Culture Table showcasing your country's food, flag and artifacts or join the Parade of Cultures, performances that showcase your country's musical, dance or fashion background. All are welcome! We would love to see some families sharing their heritage (including home state or American culture).

We hope that you consider participating in this event. It will give your school community a chance to learn more about the special traditions in your family and the many ways your culture is unique.  You can sign up using the flier  or click on the World Culture Night Sign-Up Genius.

More information here.  Information in Spanish

Parent Connect: Anxiety Relief for Children

On the Spot Strategies to Help Your Child Overcome Worries 

2/16/23 9:30am-10:30am in the cafeteria

Parents and Guardians are invited to join DRES School Counselors and School Psychologist for a presentation and discussion on anxiety relief. This presentation will help us to understand how to identify your child's triggers, the behaviors that they use to cope with them, and strategies to help your child overcome their worries. Light refreshments will be served.

Parent Connect: Alivio de la ansiedad para los niños

Estrategias inmediatas para ayudar a su hijo a superar las preocupaciones

16/02/23 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. en la cafetería

Los padres y tutores están invitados a unirse a los consejeros escolares y al psicólogo escolar de DRES para una presentación y discusión sobre el alivio de la ansiedad. Se servirán refrigerios ligeros.

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Deep Run from February 16-24.  The fair is open during school hours except for February 22nd, when the fair will be open from 6-7:30 during International Night.  

English Flier

Spanish Flier

CAREAPP--Community Connection to Programs and Services

Howard County Health Department, CAREAPP helps connect people to community programs and services. Find services for food, health, housing, transportation, education, employment assistance, and more. Visit and enter your zip code. Select language in drop down box. 

Free Tax Preparation

Making Change, Inc. is offering fere tax preparation.  Please view this flier for more information.


    Upcoming Winter MAP Testing in Grades 1-5. El examen de MAP invierno 2023

    Students in grades 1-5 will participate in the Winter administration of Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) testing.  in English and Spanish.

    February Parent Teacher Conferences February 9th and 10th

    Elementary parent teacher conferences will be held on the afernoons of February 9th and 10th when schools will close 3 hours early.  Deep Run will dismiss students at 12:55.  In-person conferences will be available on February 9th from 1:10-4:10.  Most teachers are offering conferences in the evening on February 9th.  Evening conferences will be virtual.  Teachers not offering evening conferences on February 9th will offer virtual conferences after dismissal on February 10th. February conferences will focus on math. Online sign-up begins Friday, January 27th. 


    Update:  Parent-Teacher Conference Scheduling

    Registration Dates for the 2023-2024 School Year

    • February 1-Registration for Grades 2-12 opens online.
    • March 6-Kindergarten and 1st Grade registration officially begins the week of March 6
      • Please note: families of kindergarten and new 1st grade students will be able to begin the enrollment process online on February 1. However, official registration does not begin until March 6.
    • March 13-PreK registration officially begins the week of March 13. 

    Learning Together Program at Deep Run Elementary

    The Deep Run ES Regional Early Childhood Center (RECC) prekindergarten programs are making preparations for classes for the upcoming 2023-24 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, applications will be available and accepted in mid February. 

    In alignment with Maryland’s Blueprint for the Future, new applications for students turning 4 by September 1 will not be available or accepted.  The Howard County Public School System continues to offer a prekindergarten program for income eligible children who will be four years old by September 1. For additional information contact the school or visit: 

    HCPSS is committed to providing instruction based on the statewide Early Learning Standards which are in alignment with Kindergarten Readiness. The fees listed in the application will be collected monthly regardless of the learning model determined by HCPSS throughout the upcoming school year (virtual, hybrid, in person, or class quarantine).   If you have any additional questions , please contact Amanda LeBlanc or Devin Blackwell at (410) 313-5000.

    HCPSS Summer Programs

    Summer may be several months away, but now is the time to start planning!