Knightly News 09-14-18

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 2:06pm

Dear Patapsco Families:

It was a pleasure to meet so many families last night!   Patapsco is a special place because of our people: our students, staff, families, community, and the partnerships we build together. Thank you to our wonderful PTA for greeting our families last night. I look forward to seeing you again at one of our concerts, PTA meetings, Music Boosters, or visiting our building. Our staff enjoyed meeting you and presenting last night. We know it is going to be an exciting school year full of positive energy!

We invite you to visit Patapsco during the day to see our classes in action during American Education Week, which will be November 12 - 16.

We then will have parent-teacher conferences on November 19 - 21. These are great opportunities to connect with your children’s teachers.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend,

Mike Babe


Patapsco- a place where everyone is valued and important!


09/18/18 - Student Picture Day:  09/19/18 -  Schools and offices closed   09/26/18 - PTA Meeting/Media Center  10/05/18 - PTA Fun Knight:  More Upcoming Dates

PARCC Reports

PARCC reports were distributed in homeroom this morning. Please ask your child for their report. In addition here is information regarding to the PARCC assessment.

Lockdown Drill

This morning students and staff participated in a Lockdown drill. Students received information about the lockdown drill ahead of time. All students and staff did a wonderful job with the drill. We will continue to have additional safety drills throughout the year. All of these drills are part of our Emergency Response Plan. We encourage you to talk about the importance of safety and emergency drills with your child this weekend.

Patapsco 8th Grade Signature Shirt Order Form

The 8th grade class has the honor of creating its own Signature T-shirt which will be worn exclusively by this year’s 8th grade students.  The shirt will have a logo design on the front and the large numerals ‘19’ on the back. For additional information.

From the Health Room

Flu Shots:

We will be giving flu shots on October 1st. Consent forms went home with your student today. You can either fill out the paper consent and return to the health room or there is a link on the paper consent where you can fill it out online. Whichever consent you decide to do they must be done by September 21st. No consents will be accepted after that date.  English electronic flu consent packet and Spanish electronic flu consent packets


Hearing and Vision:

Hearing and Vision is scheduled for October 18th and 31st. Hearing and Vision is for 8th grade students and anyone new to the State of Maryland. If you do not want your student to participate in the hearing and vision screening you must provide documentation from a physician that your student has been screened in the past 12 months.


Any questions please call the health room at 410-313-2574 or email


PTA Meeting Wednesday,September 26 at 7-8PM in the Media Center.

First meeting Sep 26th 7-8 pm media center.   (Nov 14th, Jan 16th, March 20th, and May 15th)

Dear Families,

 Our Membership and Donation drive runs through October 1st!  WE,as your PTA, hope to continue to provide the same level of support to the children, teachers and school as we did last year with our $10,000 fundraising goal again!

Please consider 1) joining the PTA and 2) giving a financial donation to help us make this goal come true! We do not "sell" anything for our budget and rely on our families generous donations!

Please visit our online store to join the PTA and make your donation by copying this link into your browser:  OR, look for our PTA flier that came home this week and send your donation into your child's homeroom teacher in an envelope marked "PTA Support". We will also be at Back To School Night on Thursday 9/13 with our membership table where you can turn your forms in or use your credit card/ check or cash to donate that nite!

Please find us here as well.

Contact us at:

Facebook: Patapsco Middle School PTA or @patapscopta



Save the Dates:

-Wed 9/26 from 7-8 pm first PTA meeting in media center

-Fri 10/5 from 7-9 pm Fall Fun Knight- DJ/ Gym activities/ Bingo  concessions and pizza sold. Permission slips coming and can be found soon on our website. All children must have a permission slip to attend!

-Tues 10/16 from 4-8pm Chipotle Restaurant nite- Please mention PMS PTA at check out for us to get credit at cashier!!  We would like the funds to go towards paint supplies for our school art mural project being coordinated by student leaders and the art department.


Thank You!






Patapsco Music Boosters website .  Come check us out!  You can also always reach at or on Facebook at

G/T Parent Advisory Committee (GTAC)

The G/T Parent Advisory Committee (GTAC) is a long-standing group of Howard County parents and community members who are interested in G/T programs offered by the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS). This committee works with the HCPSS G/T office, school administrators, G/T resource teachers, and other school personnel to receive updates, ask questions, and provide feedback related to G/T programs.  Interested? Email Ms. Glass- . Read more.

Patapsco Middle School Math Problem of the Month

New for the 2018-2019 School Year, the Math Department will be offering a Math Problem of the month. Read more.

6th Graders Head to NorthBay- October 10-12, 2018

"Outdoor Education is approaching! Outdoor Ed is a overnight experience for our 6th grade students that combines science education and learning in the great outdoors of North Bay!  Read more.

Howard County Association of Student Councils

Please attend Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC) meetings throughout the year on the second Wednesday evening of each month.  The next HCASC meeting is Wednesday 9/12 7-8:30 PM at the Homewood Cafeteria.  For additional information.

Welcome Visitors

In order to ensure the safety of all students and staff, all visitors must press the buzzer located on either set of main doors to gain entry to our building.  When we greet you, please provide us with your name and the reason for your visit.  We will buzz you right in and direct you to report to the main office, student services, or the health room, as indicated.  


As a gentle reminder, please remember to bring in a valid form of identification (e.g. Drivers License) if you are picking up one of our students. It's also a good idea to double check your Emergency Procedure information to ensure the list of individuals authorized to pick up your student during the school day is up to date.

School Meals

Our Food and Nutrition Services page has a great deal of information, including meal prices, how to pay for meals, where to view menus, nutritional and allergen information, and more.

Parent Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in volunteering within the Howard County School System! We value our volunteers and the contributions they make to our students and schools.  According to HCPSS Board Policy, all parent volunteers must complete a Confidentiality Training Course about protecting the privacy of our students, staff, and schools.  After you have finished the Parent Volunteers and Confidentiality Training and completed the Certification Form, please bring both forms to the school(s) where you will be volunteering. Read more.

Bus Number Change

Bus 377 will now be bus 106.



“Community Notices” events are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Howard County Public School System."


The 26th Annual Viking 5k and 1m Fun Walk SUNDAY Oct 7 @ 9:00 am.   Join the Mt. Hebron High School community on Sunday, Oct. 7 to kick off homecoming week by running (or walking) the Hebron trail, neighborhood and stadium track! For additional information


Let Me Run Coaches Needed

Let Me Run is much more than a running program for boys. Our trained coaches combine exercise with fun activities and lessons to help boys learn teamwork, build relationship skills, create friendships, grow emotionally, amplify their self-esteem, empower themselves and others, and live an active lifestyle.  Read more.


HCYP Boys MS Basketball Tryouts for Patapsco MS

Open to all boys in 6th, 7th & 8th grade in the Patapsco zoned area

Monday, September 17th 6:30-8:00

Thursday, September 27th 6:30-8:00

Cost: $400 per player

Contact:, (410) 300-5249



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