Knightly Newsletter

Fri, 12/04/2020 - 4:04pm


12/7:         Virtual Learning Support Session, 6-7 PM

12/15:              PTA Fundraiser at Chipotle, 4-8 PM

12/24 - 1/1:      Schools Closed - Winter Break

1/7:                  Mt. Hebron Virtual Parent/Guardian Information Night, 6:30PM


Virtual Learning Support Sessions for Parents/Guardians

December 7, 2020 (Monday) 


We have an exciting evening planned for our parents from our Patapsco staff Family Engagement Committee! Please join us next Monday for virtual workshops if you are interested in learning about:


Google Apps


Virtual Learning Tips & Tricks

We would love to see you there!!

Dec 7 Virtual Learning Support.pdf 

información en español.pdf 


Memory Books (Yearbooks from 2019-2020) 

Did you miss out on last year's memory book or are you looking for an easy gift for your student that you can receive now? We still have some available for purchase and distribution. If you are interested in purchasing one, please click here Online School Payment



Want an easy dinner this month that you can order online, place a code, and pick-up? Our PTA is having a Chipotle Fundraiser - Tuesday, December 15th 4-8PM. Please make sure to enter the specific code when you order or show the flyer for our PTA to receive a portion of sales.

Chipotle Fundraiser.pdf   Chipotle Fundraiser Spanish.pdf 


Introducing a great new fundraiser called Givebacks! You get to save on things you can actually use - and our PTA gets up to 20% back!

Help us reach our give back goal of $1000 to raise money for PMS PTA

Here’s what you need to do:

1. Go to our eStore to shop, save, and support.

2. Our PTA automatically gets up to 20% donated back!

3. We’ll be adding new Givebacks about every week from brands you know and love, plus some new finds to discover.

This is the perfect way to jump start your holiday shopping!

It’s that Simple - CLICK - SAVE - SUPPORT

Don’t forget to share your purchases on social media! The more you share, the more funds we raise.


Heather Hogan

Membership Chair

Memberhub Admin

P.S. If YOU own a business and you're interested in doing a Givebacks to benefit our school, please let us know! We want to include your business. 


Counselor Corner

Parents/Guardians of current 8th grader students - Upcoming News

December and January are busy months for our 8th grade students! In preparation for their transition to high school Ms. Lee and Ms. Kempthorn will have a lot of information to share with students and families. Please keep an eye out for the Counselor Corner in the Patapsco Knightly Newsletter and Canvas Announcements for regular updates of important dates and information. 

Mark Your Calendars: 

Dec. 7th - 16th

  • 8th Grade teachers will make recommendations for course placements for 1st semester students.

  • 2nd semester recommendations will be pre-populated based on current placement. Teachers will have an opportunity in the spring to update recommendations for 2nd semester students.

Dec. 14th and 21st at 10:50am

  • Homeroom / SEL time Lessons: 

    • Introduction to High School (Dec. 14th) 

    • High School Registration (Dec. 21st)

Dec. 18th at 11:00am

  • MHHS Virtual Visit Video for students

  • Google Meet: PMS-HSvisit

Dec. 21st 6:30-7:30pm

  • Counselor Drop-in Hours for High School Registration Questions

    • Google Meet Code: PMS-Registration (use HCPSS credentials)

Dec. 21st to Jan. 15th 

  • Students/parents/guardians in rising 9th grades enter additional course requests, including 4 alternate classes, in HCPSS Connect (Synergy). Students and Parents/Guardians at this time can also fill out a Course Placement Review Form (CPR) if they would like to request a different course than what was recommended by the teacher.


Career Academy Virtual Information Session:

Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 7-8 p.m. — Online

Thursday, January 7, 2021, 7-8 p.m. — Online


Parents/guardians of, and students in grades 8-10 are invited to attend a virtual information session on the HCPSS Career and Technical Education Career Academies. Participants will learn how CTE Career Academies provide high school students with opportunities to earn college credit, scholarships, and industry certifications, participate in worksite and mentorship experiences, and become creative problem solvers by participating in hands-on project-based learning.


Click the link below to register for a session:


Mt. Hebron Virtual Parent/Guardian Information Night

Jan. 7th, 2021 at 6:30pm

This is a time where important information will be shared to ensure a smooth transition and successful experience for the Class of 2025. 


A Glimpse of the Topics to be Discussed:

Graduation Requirements

Scheduling for 9th Graders

Extracurricular Opportunities

Academic Area Presentations

Parent/Guardian Groups, Resources & Supports

Meet Instructional Team Leaders


Interested in JROTC? 

Applications are open now thru January 5th! JROTC is available at Atholton High School, Howard High School, and Oakland Mills High School. For more information please visit the JROTC News Page:


Inclusive Schools Week

Patapsco is a school that values inclusion and therefore inclusive education practices year-round. Inclusive education practices involve all students receiving high quality instruction, interventions, and supports that enable them to meet success. For National Inclusive Schools Week, students and staff will come together in Homeroom/SEL on Monday at 10:50 AM to learn about inclusion and the importance of inclusion. We cannot be #OnePatapsco without each and every student in our school. 


Family Support and Resource Center Newsletter

Do you have a child with an IFSP or IEP? The HCPSS Family Support and Resource Center (FSRC) offers a weekly email just for you! FSRC communications include helpful workshops, resources and community information specifically geared to supporting your journey. As a parent of a child with an IFSP/IEP, you should already be receiving the email, but if not, let us know so we can include your contact information in our database. You can also email specific questions to

Parent/Guardian Workshop Series

HCPSS and the Council of Elders have partnered to sponsor a parent workshop series for the 2020-2021 school year. The next workshop, Social Media, Human Trafficking and Peer Pressure, will be held virtually on Saturday, December 5 from 9:00-10:30 a.m.

For more information TCOE.HumanTraffickingFlier.11.20 (3)(1).pdf 

Mt. Hebron’s State of the Arts

For our 8th graders who will be rising to 9th grade at Mt Hebron next year:

Mt. Hebron State of the Arts.pdf 


HCC’s Kids on Campus 

HCC’s well-known Kids on Campus program provides enrichment education for youth ages 8 to 17. Topics range from Art from Around the World, Roblox, Nature Explorers, World Languages, and SAT Prep. HCC Kids on Campus has something for every interest! Registration is now open for Winter and Spring courses, and several scholarships are available. For additional information, please click here and plan to attend the information session on Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30pm (

Community Notices:

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