From the Principal’s Desk…
The laundry list of things we have to communicate this week doesn’t seem very fun, but the notes are necessary, so here goes:
Finally, the clocks change this weekend. You’re going to lose that extra hour you found way back in November as Daylight Saving Time begins anew. I’m sorry I forgot to remind you a few weeks ago that you’ll need to spring forward on Sunday morning at 2:00 am. I know; I can’t believe I forgot either. Here’s something to make up for it: the Spring Equinox is on March 20. As our hemisphere begins to tilt back toward the sun, our days will get longer and our toes will be warmed by the sun! [So, in my next newsletter I’ll probably be writing to you about the dress code…]
Bring on the spring!
03/11/18 - Daylight Saving Time Begins 03/29/18 - Career Day 03/30/18 - 04/03/18 - Spring Break: More Upcoming Dates
2017-2018 Calendar Update
Due to inclement weather days used, schools will now be in session April 4(B), 5(A), 6(B) and for a half-day May 18(B). Learn more.
CHANGE MATTERS & MATH DEPARTMENT TEAM FOR STUDENT SERVICE LEARNING FUND RAISER
Our Math department has a different idea for recognizing Pi day in the Patapsco Middle School community. The Math department is sponsoring our school’s Student Service Learning Project as a fundraiser to support Grassroots Intervention Center and Change Matters, for all grade levels. Read more.
HCASC Meeting, March 14, 2018
All HCPSS middle and high school students are invited to the March general meeting of the Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC). This month’s meeting includes the Student Member of the Board Candidate Forum, a chance for students to learn more about the candidates. Read more.
From the Music Department
Attention parents of 7th and 8th grade musicians: Hersheypark Music in the Parks packets were sent home last week and notify directors now if there is a financial concern. Please review and complete forms and payment as soon as possible. The deadline is March 16th. Copies of the packet can also be downloaded from your child's Canvas course.
Attention 8th graders: The annual 8th Grade Recital Night: "A Little Knight Music" will take place on Wednesday, April 25th at 7 PM in the Patapsco Cafetorium. This event is a music talent showcase for any individual or groups of 8th graders. Please stop by Mrs. Mills' room, D-11, to pick up an application.
Did you know that April is Autism Awareness Month?
During the 3rd week in April, Patapsco Middle School will be participating in a disability awareness week. Mark your calendars for APRIL 17! We will be celebrating Autism Awareness Day by having a blue out. Want something blue to wear and support our cause at the same time? Help us show our pride and support for Autism Awareness by clicking the link below to order a Patapsco Autism Awareness shirt. Any questions? Please contact Michelle Castillo, Shante Owens, or Ryan Pfoutz. https://www.customink.com/g/wyb0-00bb-4885
Choose Civility 2018 Poster and Video Contest: #choose2Bkind
Design a poster or create a video illustrating the theme of how kindness creates community. Use your imagination, creativity, and artistic talent to show others how the little things we do everyday can make our community stronger and inspire others. Read more.
Career Day 2018
Patapsco Middle School is looking to showcase a variety of careers and to show students that there are many paths to success. Read more.
2018 yearbooks are available online NOW!
Go to jostensyearbooks.com to order.
PTA Meeting Wednesday, March 21st at 7pm in the Media Center. (5/16)
Career Day Hospitality Suite
The PTA would like to provide the career day presenters with a Hospitality Suite. Please check the link below for details on how you can help. Thanks!
Chaperones Needed for the Spring Fling March 23!
Bring on Spring! We’re celebrating the end of the snow and the start of the warm season with the PTA Spring Fling at school on Friday, March 23 from 7-9pm. There will be a DJ and dancing in the cafeteria, concessions for sale, basketball and other activities in the gym, and BINGO with prizes in the media center.
As always, we can’t do it without your help. We’re in need of ticket sellers, chaperones, concessions help, and cleaner uppers. Please check out Volunteer at the Spring Fling 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 21-23 during all lunches. A signed permission slip is required for ticket purchase and can be found on the PTA’s website here: http://patapscopta.weebly.com/forms.html . Forms will also go home with students the week before the event.
Please contact Caroline Bodziak at email@example.com with any questions.
Fun Knight Coordinator Position Open!
The current Fun Knight Coordinator is graduating out of Patapsco Middle School this year so the PTA is looking for someone new to coordinate these fun social events for the kids for the 2018-2019 school year. This is a great job for friends to share also. Caroline Bodziak, the outgoing coordinator, has all of her records on a thumb drive to give to the new team. Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about this volunteer position, or contact PTA President, Cherrie Webb, at email@example.com to throw your hat in the ring. If you are thinking about it, it's not too late to shadow Caroline for the final Fun Knight of the year on March 23.
Like us on Facebook – search Patapsco Middle School PTA.
The next Patapsco Music Boosters meeting is Tuesday, April 10th from 7-8 pm in the media center (05/08).
“Community Notices” events are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Howard County Public School System."
SAVE THE DATE!
The Mount Hebron Lacrosse Programs present the 15th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, April 16, 2018, at Turf Valley Resort. Registration fee includes breakfast, refreshments on course, catered lunch, prizes, range balls, and goodie bag. The cost is $150 individual/$550 foursome, or consider having your business sponsor a hole for $125. Tickets can be purchased online at squareup.com/market/mhspiritwear select the Events/Lax Golf Outing menu. All proceeds benefit Mt. Hebron High School Lacrosse Programs. For additional information contact Michele or John Demek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stress Management and Executive Functioning
Join us for an informative evening and interactive presentations on Stress Management and Executive Functioning (planning, organization, and connecting to emotional regulation) Tuesday, March 13th, 7-8:30pm Hollifield Station Elementary School. Read more.
HCYP Baseball & Softball
Spring Registration Going on Now!
Columbia Association Camps 2018
Registration form can be found at columbiacamps.org
A+ School Rewards
Patapsco Middle School –ID#: 00999 has the opportunity to participate in and earn CASH from A+ School Rewards, a great fundraising program run through your local Giant! Read more.
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