RBES Newsletter - June 8, 2018

Panther Press

June 8, 2018

Important Dates


11      5th Grade Promotion Ceremony - Centennial HS @ 6:00pm
          Vantage House Walking Field Trip (Selected Students)
12      Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony at 9:45 am
          5th Grade History Bee at 2:00pm
13      PreKindergarten Promotion Ceremony at 9:45am
          3rd-5th Grade Award Assemblies
          Talent Show at 2:30pm
15      Early Dismissal - School Closes at 12:50 pm
18      Early Dismissal - School Closes at 12:50 pm
19      Early Dismissal - School Closes at 12:50 pm
          Last Day of School for Students


News & Events

Yearbook Sale Extended until June 8th
If you forgot to order your RBES 2017-2018 yearbook it's not too late!
Yearbooks were distributed last week, and due to popular demand we will be opening up the online storefront/accepting in school orders again until June 8th.  
We have a limited number of extra yearbooks in stock at school (note that these cannot be purchased online and will be sold first come first serve). Once those are gone, we will be placing another order that should be delivered before the end of the school year.  If for some reason they are not ready by that date, they will be available for pick up at the school.  
Click here to order online (be sure to select the 2017-2018 book option).

Attention PreK Families:
Mark your calendars!
The Prekindergarten Promotion Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, June 13th at 9:45 am.

Attention Kindergarten Families
Mark your calendars! Our Kindergarten Celebration will be on Tuesday, June 12th at 10:00 am. Family and friends are invited to join our closing ceremony and 4th quarter awards assembly in the cafeteria, and then head outside to eat lunch with your child. There is no dress code, but many of our students like to dress up to make the occasion special. We look forward to seeing you at this special end-of-the-year celebration!

Attention Fifth Grade Families
WLMS PTSA Amazing Race Event for Incoming 6th Graders
Tuesday, June 12 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Contestants:  5th Graders from RBES, BWES, CCES who will be 6th graders at WLMS next year.
Meet kids from other schools that will go to Wilde Lake Middle School. Introduce your friends from other schools so they will know each other! Meet a WLMS "Buddy" who can answer questions from a kids' perspective!  Have fun and win prizes too! Review the flier  for more information. Attendees are required to RSVP.

Click Here to RSVP

Math Minutes with Mrs. Mangus
As we approach the end of the year, are you wondering what your child has learned this year or what you child will learn next year?  Make sure you check out the Family and Community Resources in Canvas. It has valuable information for parents. You can access Family and Community Resources by logging in to your parent Canvas account and selecting your child’s grade level from the left-hand navigation. Please review the guide if you need any assistance.

School Supply Kits are Available Now!
You can now order school supplies for your student online. The account number for RBES is 27882. The kits will be delivered right to your students' desk and can be picked up at orientation in the Fall.

Community News for Parents

Books are Popping Up Everywhere!
Running Brook Elementary School is hosting weekly “pop-up” libraries this summer throughout the community.  This is an opportunity for students to select free books of their choice to take home.  All Running Brook families are invited to attend our six pop-up libraries throughout the summer.  The events will take place from 5:00pm-6:00pm.


Free Credit & Money Management Workshop
Running Brook Elementary School
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 6pm – 8pm
Join Stephanie Davis, from Operation Hope to learn about establishing or increasing your credit score, creating a budget,
how to read a credit report and what can be done to correct errors that may negatively affect your credit rating.
For more information contact Andrea Frank at Andrea_Frank@hcpss.org. Reserve your spot by here.

The Open Doors Food Pantry Food Drive

Have you heard about the Open Door Food Pantry?  The pantry, run by the Rotary Club is open to everyone and many RBES families visit it regularly - it is a great way to stretch your grocery budget.  The club even provides transportation if needed.  
We would like to thank them by collecting non perishable food items from May 29th to June 7th

Every time you donate you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes.  
Suggested Items:  Boxes of cereal, strawberry jelly, canned pasta and peanut butter.
The Open Doors Food Pantry is open to everyone no matter their race,
religion, or sexual preference.
Mount Zion United Methodist Church
12430 Scaggsville Road (RT 216)
Highland, MD 20777
The Open Doors Food Pantry will operate
the 3rd Saturday of each month. The next day of operation will be June 16th


Filling the Nutrition Gap: 2018 Summer Food Service Program
The Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) is pleased to announce the locations of its summer food service program to meet the growing need to feed hungry children and families and fill the nutritional gap over the summer months in Howard County. Running from Monday, June 25 through Friday, August 17, the HCPSS Summer Food Service Program will be available Monday through Friday at five locations:

  • Laurel Woods Elementary School, 12:30-2
  • Talbott Springs Elementary School, 12:30 - 2pm
  • Harper's Choice Middle School, 12 - 1:30pm
  • Oakland Mills Middle School, 12 - 1:30pm
  • Howard County Library System-East Columbia Branch, 12-1:30pm

Meals will be provided to children 18 and under without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Parents or guardians do not need to apply to get free summer meals for their children. They can simply bring their child to one of the summer meal sites.


Friday, June 8, 2018 (All day)