Patapsco Middle School Newsletter 02-10-17

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 1:02pm

PM KNIGHT 02-10-17


02/20/17 - Schools & offices closed - Presidents’ Day    02/21/17 - Schools closed for students - Professional work day :  More Upcoming Dates

Academic Honor Roll

Patapsco Middle School is pleased to announce the honor roll students for the 2nd quarter of the 2016-17 school year.  See who made the list!

Heart and Sole Program coming to Patapsco this Spring!

Heart & Sole is a Middle School program that aims to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Read more.

Lost & Found

Students misplace an amazing amount of personal items.  Please take a moment to write your child’s name on items that he or she brings to school.  Please be aware that we donate unclaimed items to charity on a weekly basis.

From the Music Department

Field trip packets for the 7th and 8th grade Music in the Parks Festival in Hersheypark, PA, were sent home with students.  If you would like to consider being a chaperone, please check your schedule for the date of our event, Friday, May 19th.  We will gather at PMS at 5:00am, ride charter buses to the performance venues and the park, and return around 10:00pm.  Thank you!

From the Health Room

The Health Room staff have reported an increase of students texting parents from bathrooms to say they don’t feel good and ask to be picked up. If you are the recipient of one of these messages, direct your student to report to the Health Room. Please do not hop in the car and come to get them. We promise, we’ll call you if that becomes necessary. Please reinforce with your student that they should go directly to the health room so they can be cared for when they do not feel well. The last thing we want is a sick child to be alone in a bathroom.

Student Leadership and Service Opportunity

Please attend Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC) meetings at the Homewood Cafeteria 10914 MD 108 Columbia, 21042. Read more.  For more information please contact or visit

Speakers and Volunteers Needed for Career Day

Career Day is coming back to Patapsco - and soon! Read more.

Patapsco Performers will be presenting "Peter Pan Jr."

Shows are March 31st, April 1st, and April 2nd and in order to put on a successful show, we need your help. Read more.

2017 yearbooks are available online NOW!

Go to to order.  Read more.


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Please join us for our next Patapsco Music Booster Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 14th at 7pm in the Media Center.

Don't forget to "like" us on Facebook: Patapsco Music Boosters

"Music in the Park" Festival

Hershey Park "Music in the Park" festival packets have been distributed to all 7th and 8th grade band, chorus, and orchestra students.  Forms and payment are due no later than March 3rd.  An online payment option is available; please contact your child's music teacher as soon as possible if you would like to create a payment plan.  We are also in need of approximately 48 parent chaperones on this year's trip-- thanks for supporting the music department!

Support the PTA and Music Boosters When You Shop On Amazon

Please remember to use our Amazon link for your purchases...that yields both the PTA and Music Boosters big profits! Read more.


PTA Meeting March 8, 7:00pm - Media Center.  Everyone is welcome!  

(April 5, May 10, June 7)

Spring Fling March 24 8:00-10:00pm

Bring on Spring!  We’re celebrating the end of the snow and the start of the warm season with the Spring Fling at school on Friday, March 24 from 8-10pm.  There will be a DJ and dancing in the cafeteria, concessions for sale, games and activities in the gym, and BINGO in the media center.  Will we have more of those cool Under Armour prizes to give away?  You’ll have to show up to find out!

As always, we can’t do it without your help.  We’re in need of chaperones, concessions help, and cleaner uppers.  Please check out  to see if there’s a job right for you!

Tickets will be on sale for $3 (cash or check made out to Patapsco PTA) March 22-24 during all lunches.  A signed permission slip is required for ticket purchase and can be found on the PTA’s website here: .  Forms will also go home with students the week before the event.

*Parents will be called to pick up if student:  is destructive with decorations, mishandles games, shows disrespect to adult chaperones, exits the building.  Students with more than one offense will not be allowed to attend the next PTA social event.

Please contact Caroline Bodziak at with any questions.


International Committee

Interested in celebrating Patapsco’s many cultures?  Patapsco Middle School employs an International Liaison, Ms. Jamie Kim, who is interested in partnering with the PTA to explore ways to celebrate the diverse cultural heritages of our students and their families.  If this type of activity interests you, please contact the PTA Volunteer Coordinator, Erin Lanthier, at  


School Spirit Committee Upcoming Events:

* Spring Fling Fun Night - Friday, March 24 8-10 pm inc. DJ, dancing, open gym, BINGO, prizes & concessions sales

* Beach Blast - June 2017

The PTA website is up and running!  Check it out at



Mt Hebron HS Mulch Sale

Spring is just around the corner! Time to think about sprucing up your yard.  The Mt Hebron HS Mulch Sale runs from February 15-March 15, 2017. Read more.


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