Mid-Knightly News 09-20-18

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:12am


 09/26/18 - PTA Meeting/Media Center  10/01/18- Flu Shots 10/05/18 - PTA Fun Knight:  More Upcoming Dates


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.


Bus Changes for Some Students Originally Assigned to Ride Bus 801

Due to overcrowding on bus 801, the following bus changes have been made effective Monday, September 24th:

Bus 105 – new pick up stops

7:47AM at Ashbrook Drive & Thornbrook Road

Bus 285 – new pick up stops

7:33AM at McKenzie Road & Thornbrook Road

7:34AM at McKenzie Road & Gudel Drive

7:36AM at McKenzie Road & Old Maple Court

Students and parents affected by this change will be informed directly about the new bus assignments by this Friday. 

Bus Number Change

Bus 377 will now be bus 106


From the Health Room

Flu Shots:

We will be giving flu shots on October 1st. 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 tomorrow, 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.

Reminder: Please do not call the Health Room requesting that we call your child out of class to check on them, we do not want to disrupt instruction. If your student is not feeling well, they need to come to the health room to be evaluated.


Outdoor Education: If your student takes medication outside of the school day please have a doctor fill out a medication order form and provide the medication with a pharmacy label. Medications and order forms need to be dropped off to the health room prior to October 10th. Every student must have a medical form filled out for the trip.


Any questions please call the health room at 410-313-2574 or email Megan_Blouse@hcpss.org



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: https://squareup.com/store/patapsco-middle-school-pta/  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: patapscopta@gmail.com

Facebook: Patapsco Middle School PTA or @patapscopta

Website: patapscopta.weebly.com/


 October 5th Fall Fun Knight

Students are invited to the first of three Fun Knights throughout the school year on Friday, October 5, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:00PM.  This event has something for everyone!

*DJ & Dancing in the cafeteria

*Basketball and other activities in the gym

*Bingo with prizes and a new Henna station in the media center

*Concessions for sale

Permission forms will go home with students in their folders a week before the event.  Signed permission forms are required to purchase tickets which will be on sale during all lunch periods on October 3, 4 and 5.  You can print a form at home from the PTA website “Forms” tab:  https://patapscopta.weebly.com/. Tickets are $5 and can be paid for by cash or check (made payable to Patapsco MS PTA).

Fun Knights require many parent volunteers to keep our kids safe and happy.  Please check out the SignUp Genius here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F45ABAF29A46-patapsco7.

Questions about the Fun Knight?  Contact Michaela Muffoletto at muffs@muffsonline.com.

Permission Form


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 patapscomusicboosters@gmail.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/patapscomusicboosters/


Girls on the Run: Heart & Sole Program

Started September 17th after school. We still have room for more girl!

Sign-up today:

Girls on the Run®’s middle school program, Heart & Sole®, creates a positive, structured space for girls in 6th-8th grade to develop life skills using a running-based curriculum. Teams of up to 16 girls meet twice weekly after school for 10 weeks. Each season concludes with the girls and their running buddies walking, jogging, or running a 5k. The fall season will started the week of September 16, and will conclude with the season-ending 5k scheduled for December 1 in Columbia, MD.


Registration will stay open for the first 2 weeks or until we reach 16 girls. The link to register is: https://www.raceplanner.com/…/index/GOTRFall2018Registration

Program registration fee is $175 and includes the 5k registration, water bottle, t-shirt, and all program materials. Financial assistance is available – no girl is turned away.

 If you have any questions, reach out to Patapsco Middle School's GOTR Head Coach Shamaa Ahmad at shamaa.talha@gmail.com.


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- samantha_glass@hcpss.org . 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.



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

HCYP Girls MS Basketball Tryouts for Patapsco MS

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

-Tuesday, September 25th 6:30-8:00

-Wednesday, September 26th 6:30-8:00


Cost: $350 per player but not due until accepted on the team


We are also looking for a parent interested in coaching! The team ended up 2nd in regular league standings last year and the players had a blast while they improved their basketball skills!


Contact: weaver.joi@gmail.com  267-235-8744    www.hcypbasketball.org



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: eric.schickler@gmail.com, (410) 300-5249




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