Knightly Newsletter

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 2:22pm



11/3: Schools and offices closed - Election Day (State-mandated holiday)

11/6: Schools close 3 hours early. Professional Workday

11/16 through 11/20: American Education Week


Dear Patapsco Middle School Community,

I sincerely hope you and your family are well. I want to use this newsletter as a reminder for your student and for you to check canvas to view academic progress. We have a few weeks left in quarter 1 and this is a perfect time to see how your student is doing in each class. I also encourage all students to attend the synchronous support sessions where they are able to get additional support and ask questions. These are perfect opportunities to receive additional help in each class.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank our PTA for hosting our Cyber Safety Presentation that was last Wednesday. It was great to hear from Mr. Joe Dugan from the Maryland State Police ICAC Task Force. The presentation was informative and we appreciate our PTA for hosting this event for our community.

I wish everyone a safe and relaxing weekend.

Mike Babe



Additional Synchronous Support Periods

Students have an opportunity to receive additional support twice a week for each of their 4 classes. This is a great time for students to ask questions and/or get assistance with synchronous and/or asynchronous work. Please encourage your students to take advantage of this opportunity for small group support from their teacher. The code is the same code they would use for that class period. These codes and times can be found on their teachers canvas page.             

Period 1 Support 8:30-8:50 Monday and Thursday

Period 2 Support 8:30-8:50 Tuesday and Friday

Period 3 Support 2:55-3:15 Monday and Thursday

Period 4 Support 2:55-3:15 Tuesday and Friday

Students of the Month for September

Congratulations to the following Knights who have been nominated by our staff to be the September Students of the Month. They have exhibited being Resilient, Responsible, and/or Respectful!




Nikhil A.

Layan A.

Tami A

Sravika L.B.

Akhil D.

Nanci A. G.

Finley B.

Obiajula (AJ) E.

Penelope B.

Lebari G.

Robell G.

Evelin C. L.

Christopher M.

Amy G.

Deven C.

Riley M.

Noah K.

Jonathan H.

Hannah M.

Olawunmi L.

Robin I.

Keshav P.

Jordin L.

Sean I.

Jaelyn P.

Elisabeth M.

Katelyn K.

Surya S.

Jocelyn R.

Jaylon L.

Angela S.

Riley S.

Anjali M.

Jade S.

Daniella V.V.

Callia M.

Brendan V.


Adam T.


David W.


Alexis W.

World Language Testing

The Office of World Languages will be testing our Heritage Speakers of Spanish to establish high school placement on November 13, 2020. Attached, is a flyer in Spanish with more information about the assessment. 

La Oficina de Idiomas del Mundo evaluará a nuestros hablantes de español heredados para establecer colocación en la escuela secundaria el 13 de noviembre de 2020. Se adjunta un volante en español con más información sobre la evaluación.

Food Giveaway  

ELKRIDGE FOOD GIVEAWAY - Families will receive boxes of fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy and meat at weekly Free Food Distributions in Elkridge this month. The events by the Catholic Community of Ascension and St. Augustine will be at 10 a.m. every Saturday at Ducketts Lane Elementary School. Each vehicle can receive one 36-lb. box of food.

Elkridge Food Distribution flyer.pdf 

PANTRY ON THE GO - Glen Mar Church will be hosting a Pantry on the Go Friday, Oct. 23, from 4 - 6 p.m. They'll be giving away not only boxes of fresh produce, but free face masks and children's books. See the attached flyers (in English and Spanish) for details.  

English- Glen Mar Panty on the Go .pdf 

Spanish- Glen Mar Pantry on the Go.pdf

HC DrugFree

Beginning on October 20, HC DrugFree and the State's Attorney's Office (with funding from the Health Department) are partnering to provide a series of 4 free online parenting classes open to Howard County parents/guardians.

Guiding Good Choices Flier (Oct-Nov 2020 parenting classes) (9-28)(2).pdf

Mathematics Content Support

Exciting news! New resources have been added to the HCPSS Family Math Support Center for grades K-12. Here, you will find links and videos to support your child during their current math course as well as direct access to the “getting ready” courses that combine topics from your child's previous course and preview topics in their upcoming new course. We hope this is helpful and appreciate your support.

Patapsco School Library is Open

Our library has thousands of great books! We are excited to let you know that you may now check books out and pick them up curbside at our school.

Begin by creating a login account for our school library. Directions for creating your account can be found in the Library Media module of  the Patapsco Middle School Student Resources course. Use this link to go directly to the page of instructions. Once your account is created it will be quick and easy to request books and manage your holds. Here are more details and a demonstration.

Curbside pick up and drop off will be available on Wednesday's from 9:00 - 2:00. You may borrow up to 4 books at a time for three weeks. For more information about how curbside service works go to this website

Not sure what you want to read?  Check our Catalog or send me a note. If you have questions or need help creating your library account login, use Canvas or email me at

All of this information can be found in the Library Media Module of the Patapsco Student Resources course.  

Mrs. McNabb, Media Specialist

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Community Notices:

Please visit the Community News and Programs page at for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.