December 23-January 2 Winter Break - Schools Closed
December 28 - 4:00-8:00 p.m., PTA Laurel Ledo's Pizza Fundraiser - bring this flyer with you
January 17 Martin Luther King Holiday - Schools and offices closed
January 19 Schools close 3 hours early (12:45)
January 31 Report cards issued
February 1 Countywide Professional Learning Day - No school for students
Congratulations to 4th grade violinist Hannah J. for her performance on Saturday, December 11th with the Howard County GT Orchestra!
From the Media Center
We have noticed an increase in wet books being returned to the media center because of leaking water bottles. Please talk to your student about making sure water bottles are contained outside of the main backpack pouch, or carried separately. Parents will be held responsible for the replacement cost of damaged books.
Impact Aid Forms
Parents/guardians who work on a federal property in Maryland and/or are a member of a uniformed service can qualify to receive additional federal funding by completing an Impact Aid form by Dec. 31. Impact Aid supplements the HCPSS operating budget to enhance the teaching and learning that takes place in Howard County classrooms.
Lunch Volunteers Still Needed for Grades K-2
We are always in need of lunch volunteers for Grades K-2. If you can donate some time, please click on this link for more information and to sign up.
From the Health Room
Would you like your 5-11 year old to get the COVID vaccine?
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. Here's a fun emoji illness chart that can help.
Meet the Authors
Meet author team Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell, who will read and discuss their book, And Tango Makes Three. View the flyer here.
Ledo's in Laurel PTA Fundraiser
The FRES PTA's next restaurant fundraiser will be Tuesday December 28, 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Ledo's Pizza in Laurel, 14609 Baltimore Ave., Laurel MD 20707, 301-498-5336. Bring this flyer with you. FRES PTA will receive 20% of sales.
New HCPSS Community News and Programs Site:
In response to community requests for resources, HCPSS’ new Community News and Programs website makes it easy for families to find educational and recreational resources, events and after-school programs beyond the school day by non-profit organizations.
Community organizations requesting their announcements be shared in school newsletters should visit community-programs.hcpss.org for more information. Questions should be directed to the Public Information Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Receive HC DrugFree's Free Newsletter: To receive HC DrugFree's free electronic newsletter packed with information for parents and opportunities for students, go to https://hcdrugfree.org/enews-signup/