20 Early Dismissal – School closes at 12:55 pm
Scholastic Book Fair 1:00pm - 8:00pm
21 School Closed for Students
22 Schools and Offices Closed
23 Schools and Offices Closed
27 PTA Meeting at 7pm in the Media Center
4 5th Grade Field Trip to Philadelphia
5 Hearing & Vision Screening
6 Penguin Patch at 5:30pm
14 2nd Grade Field Trip to the Science Center
18 PTA Meeting at 7:00pm
19 Progress Reports Issued
Did you know FARMs is much more than just breakfast and lunch: The Free and Reduced-Priced Meals (FARMs) program provides access to an array of services for qualified families including free and reduced-priced breakfasts and lunches, free SAT and ACT registration, free tuition to take college courses at Howard Community College while still enrolled in high school, free college applications, reduced AP exam fees, reduced costs for a number of services provided by Howard County Rec and Parks, Columbia Association and Comcast, and much more.
Visit the HCPSS website for more information and to apply.
Running Brook Elementary School will, once again, host the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Toys for Tots Event on the morning of December 24th. If you would like to attend, please contact Mrs. Hartlove and arrange to pick up a pass from our front office. This pass will verify that you have children enrolled at Running Brook and will allow you to attend the event and choose gifts, without your children being present.
Mark your calendars because the Penguin Patch Holiday Shoppe is less than a month away! On Thursday, December 6th, (5:30-8:00 pm) students will have the opportunity to prepare for the holidays by shopping for their loved ones! Staff will assist your children as they pick out that "perfect" gift, while parents have the opportunity to do some shopping in the cafeteria, visiting several local vendors and crafters!
More information about this event will come home before Thanksgiving break.
The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4 -11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Our school has the opportunity to nominate one student who has earned at least a 3.75 GPA for the current school year and is involved in community service activities.
If your student is interested in submitting an essay to be considered for nomination, please review the criteria by visiting https://carsonscholars.org/scholarships/prospective-scholars/ and submit an essay to Mrs. Finkelstein by Thursday, November 15th. A committee of Running Brook staff members will select the most qualified candidate to nominate.
*An interested student must be nominated by his/her school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship and each school may nominate only one student. If you have additional questions, please contact Mrs. Finkelstein or Mrs. Hartlove.
All students in grades 2-5 are invited to enter a poem or short story for the State of Maryland Literacy Association's Young Authors' Contest. Guidelines and cover forms have been sent home to students. All entries are due to Running Brook by December 14th. Please contact Mrs. Shaffer, Mrs. Armellino or Mrs. James if you have any questions.