21 Schools Closed – MLK Jr. Day
23 6:00 pm - Kindergarten & First Grade Reading Night
24 No half day Preschool or RECC
7:00 pm - RBES Winter Concert at Wilde Lake Middle School
25 NO half day Preschool or RECC
28 Early Dismissal – School closes at 12:50 pm
NO half day Preschool or RECC
29 7pm – PTA Meeting
6:30 pm - Parent Information Night for Incoming 6th Graders at Wilde Lake MS
5 Schools Closed – Professional Learning Day
6 Report Cards Issued
Parent Workshop – Discipline & Communication, Part 1
7 Library Night at the Central Library
14 Early Dismissal – School closes at 12:50 pm
15 Early Dismissal – School closes at 12:50 pm
18 Schools Closed – President’s Day
22 2nd Grade Field Trip to Baltimore Aquarium
26 7pm – PTA Meeting
27 Prekindergarten Field Trip to Baltimore Aquarium
Congratulations to Christina Howard, Tristan Tashi, Dresden White, Kelsey McNeil, and Linden White on their performance with the Howard County Children's chorus on December 16th!
If your student is absent from school a note must be received in the front office within 48 hours. If a note is not received the absence will remain unexcused. New this year! Absence notes can be sent to the school via email. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The yearbook is now accepting preorders. A paper flier has been sent home and a copy is available in the office. Online orders are now being accepted as well. Attached is the flier with pricing and click the link below for online ordering.
Order Here: https://rbes.picaboo.com/ Order Form: Yearbook Order Form_2018-19.pdf
Middle School is just around corner!
Wilde Lake Middle School will hold an information night for parents/guardians of incoming 6th graders for the 2019-20 school year. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 29th at 6:30 pm.
4th Grade Families the 4th Grade Family SEL/Paint Night has been postponed until the Spring. Be on the lookout for invitations!
Yearly ESOL ACCESS testing for all currently enrolled, or waived, ESOL students will take place from 1/7/19-2/1/19. If there is snow, testing may go into the next week. Look in your child's backpack for information about practice tests that you can view online.
Please do not schedule doctors' appointments during this time. Let Ms. Brower at Karen_Brower@hcpss.org if your child will miss school in the next few weeks.
The Running Brook Winter Concert has been postponed until Thursday, January 24th at 7:00 PM at Wilde Lake High School. Our musicians have put in a lot of time and effort this semester, and are excited to share their performance with family and friends.
Join us February 7th, 6:30-8:00 at Central Library! A night for families who are new to the area (this year or last year) to come explore the many resources that our local library has to offer for both students and parents. Please contact Ms. Brower with any questions email@example.com
In order to support families of children headed to kindergarten, the Office of Early Childhood Programs is pleased to announce the upcoming Road to Kindergarten informational workshops. Howard County parents with children who will be five years old by September 1, 2019 are invited to come with questions and concerns pertaining to the kindergarten process.
The workshop offers information for the upcoming kindergarten year, such as kindergarten registration, school readiness and kindergarten curriculum. The workshop will be presented at several locations throughout the county and childcare is available for children ages 2 and older. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for child care sign-in; information sessions are from 6:30-7:30 pm.
Wednesday, January 23rd - Oakland Mills High School
Thursday, January 24th - Centennial High School
Wednesday, January 30th - Hammond High School
The Family Institute, in partnership with Running Brook Elementary School, presents
Discipline and Communication for the Elementary Age
Location: Running Brook Elementary School
Cost: FREE; Space is limited; pre-registration is required. Childcare is available.
Who Should Attend: Parents, Grandparents & Guardians with children of elementary age
Please contact Mrs. Hartlove by January 25th to register for one or both sessions.
It is also not too early to start thinking about summer! Registration for HCPSS Summer Institute classes will begin February 1st at 7:00 pm.
This high quality, low cost camp filled up in days last year. Be prepared! Although the new course offerings are not listed, they will be almost identical to last year's offerings. (I included a link below). You will not need to know what activities your child wants when you initially sign up.
They are still working out the details but this year's cost should be about $600 (FARMS/$300). I have access to additional scholarships if needed. You do not need to put down the entire amount to hold your space and can get a full refund if you withdraw before the classes start.
Rising K-5 will be at Clarksville Elementary
Rising 6 - 9 will be at River Hill High School
Transportation is included.
(GT Summer Institute classes length varies with no transportation)
Check out last year's book now:
Please reach out to me by phone: 410-313-6893 or email Andrea_Frank@hcpss.org with any questions.