PM KNIGHT 04-21-17

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 9:38am

From the Principal’s Desk…

Welcome back! Thanks for sending your student back to us rested and ready for the last 36 student days of the 2016-2017 school year (as of today - but we’re not counting). Coming up in the next few weeks are the PARCC and MAP exams. When we administer the PARCC End of Year Assessments, each student will take one unit of the test on each day from May 1-4 and 9-11. The sessions will be scheduled throughout the school day at varying times in order to reduce the impact to regular instruction. Therefore, it is imperative that you make every effort to have your child attend school, on time, for the full day on each of these nine assessment days. As always, we ask that you schedule student appointments outside of the school day, but especially on these dates.

Wednesday is National Administrative Professionals Day. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our fantastic crew. We couldn’t make it through the school day without them!

Report cards will be sent home next Tuesday, so double check backpacks for those!

Cindy Dillon



04/25/17 - Report Cards Issued   *06/14/17 - Last day of school for students  :  More Upcoming Dates

*New date-HCPSS will extend its school year by one day to make up for the March 14 inclement weather closing.


HCPSS World Language Day - April 22, 2017

Come join PMS at World Language Day! The HCPSS Office of World Languages is once again presenting its countywide World Languages Day. Read more.


For 8th grade Parents/Guardians

The 8th grade Promotion Ceremony is scheduled for the morning of Monday, June 12th. Due to the space limitations of the MHHS auditorium, each student will receive two tickets to the event. The annual 8th grade Celebration will be held at Patapsco on the same date in the the afternoon. For more information, please visit our website.



Our next Patapsco Music Booster Meeting will be Tuesday, May 9, 7pm in the Media Center, we hope to see you there.  


Also from the Music Department

The Patapsco Music Boosters and music directors would like to formally invite you to attend Patapsco's 8th Grade Recital Night, A Little Knight Music, which will take place at 7 pm in the Patapsco cafeteria on Wednesday, April 26th.  Refreshments will be served.  We are also looking for volunteers and dessert donations to make this year's event a success.  If you are interested in volunteering or bringing a dessert, please signup here: Signup Genius


Battle of the Box Tops

The Music Boosters will begin collecting Box Tops again in May.  Now is a great time to make sure you have a collection point in your household so they are ready to send in for the next Battle of the Box Tops.



PTA Meeting May 10, 7:00pm - Media Center.  Everyone is welcome!  

Support the PTA: Learn about our current Pledge Drive


Teacher Appreciation Week

Patapsco PTA Hospitality Committee is looking for people to help show the teachers our appreciation. During Teacher Appreciation Week we need your support? We are looking for donations throughout the first week of May. See the SignUpGenius below for details.        Please contact Robin Cohoon with any questions


BEACH BLAST  Friday, June 9th, 6:00-8:00pm  

Please join us for the BEACH BLAST party on the blacktop and the ball fields behind the school to kick off summer and celebrate the end of a great school year!   The BEACH BLAST is open to rising 6th graders of our feeder schools (SJLES/Waverly/Hollifield) through graduating 8th graders and their families.  Staff are invited and encouraged to help out / attend as well!!   (In the event of rain, the Beach Blast moves to the gymnasium)

The BEACH BLAST is not a drop off event: a parent / guardian must stay with the student(s).  Why not volunteer to help out while you're there?!   See the SignUpGenius below for details.                     Please contact Jason ( if you'd like to help with Beach Blast pre-planning activities.


  • Tuesday, June 9 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

  • DJ Ray playing the latest hits and favorite dance tunes

  • Tiki Tommy relay races

  • Games!  Minute-to-Win-It, Basketball “Knock Out”, Plinko, putting green, bean bag toss

  • FREE Snow Balls and Lemonade

  • PLEASE BRING a dessert for the Buffet!

  • Pizza for sale

**NEW THIS YEAR**     

  • -bring your own music if you'd like to showcase special cultural or ethnic dance routine

  • -consider donating a favorite dessert (with no refrigeration necessary) that reflects your heritage or family traditions

  • -Beach Blast poster contest coming soon - 1 prize awarded per grade.

  • -Selfie-station for making memories and grabbing some cool pics with your friends!  


Hope to see you on the 9th!!  Questions?  Ideas?  Contact Jason Bashura

CHECK US OUT ONLINE!  We're also on Facebook at Patapsco Middle School PTA.


The Patapsco Middle School PTA Needs You!

Open Patapsco Middle School  PTA Officer Positions for the 2017-18 School Year. Read more


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.

Don't forget to like us on Facebook at:  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us as


2017 yearbooks are available online NOW!

Go to to order.  Read more.


From the Health Room:

1.  There has been an increase in the number of students carrying water bottles.  Please note that for students to carry a water bottle, there must be a Physician's Order with a start date and an end date.

2.  Parents of Sixth Graders- two additional vaccines are required for your student prior to entering seventh grade.  These are MCV4 (Meningitis) vaccine and Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) vaccine.  After receiving these vaccines, please bring an updated copy of vaccine record to the Health Room.



Mt Hebron HS Viking 5K and Fun Run

The Viking 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run will be held at Mount Hebron High School on April 22 at 9AM. The 5K is a cross country course around local neighborhoods and trails. There are many prize categories at many levels of experience. The race is organized by the Viking Backers, a volunteer parent group that supports all the athletics and extracurricular clubs at MHHS.  Please see the race  site for more information:

2017 Mt. Hebron Lady Vikings Camp

Learn the fundamentals of basketball from coaches with over 40 years experience.  Directed by Coach Tony and staff, (Kevin Broadus & Ellen Johnson).  Mt. Hebron High School, July 10-14 from 8:30am-12:30pm, grades 3-8, player fee $140.00. For additional information contact


Main Office






Health Room



Report an Absence:



TWITTER: @hcpss_pms