Knightly Newsletter

Fri, 01/08/2021 - 4:02pm



PTA Virtual Meeting, 7 PM


Schools Closed - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


Rising 6th Grade Parent/Guardian Orientation, 6:30 PM PDF icon 6th Parent Orientation.pdf


Council of Elders Evening - Celebration of Academic Achievement,  8 PM Virtual


End of 2nd quarter


Schools Closed - Professional Work Day


Back to School Knight (second semester) Save the Date


Report Cards Posted


Music Boosters Meeting, 7 PM Zoom


Rising 6th Grade Parent/Guardian Orientation  PDF icon 6th Parent Orientation.pdf

January 20th (NEW DATE) at 6:30pm- Rising 6th Grade Parent/Guardian Orientation: On this night we welcome our rising 6th grade parents/guardians to attend our Virtual Orientation to learn about middle school, the 6th grade schedule, and answer any questions about the transition to middle school. We will be meeting at the google meet code PMS-Orientation. Please use your student's username and password (credentials) to access the Google Meet. 

We look forward to seeing you at orientation! Go Knights!


Patapsco will host a second semester Back-to-School-KNight on Thursday, February 4 so families will have a chance to meet their child’s second semester teachers. The evening will be a similar format where parents/guardians will visit classes virtually using Google Meet (you must use your student’s HCPSS credentials). More information will be shared in the future.

FREE! Student Life Skills Classes Returning in January

Free and back by popular demand! HC DrugFree is offering another series of 15 Life Skills classes to begin on Wednesday, January 27. The evidence-based curriculum is for grades 6-9. We encourage siblings and friends to enroll together, so even if your student is younger or older, register them and participation will be confirmed. Classes taught on Zoom by adults and talented college and high school students. Students listen to trusted older students! For more information or to enroll, go to or contact

Adults, are you IN THE KNOW?

HC DrugFree is dedicated to keeping Howard County youth and adults up to date on community health, medication disposal, drug and alcohol safety, substance misuse information and prevention, educational opportunities, and more. To sign up for the free newsletter, go to

Do you need to Report an Absence from School?

Click here for more information and feel free to email attendance notes to:


Each Monday at 10:50 AM, all students go to their Homeroom/SEL. We want to remind our students and families that Homeroom/SEL sessions are on the student’s schedule and attendance is taken for this class. 

Patapsco PTA General Membership Meeting

Happy New Year Patapsco PTA Members!

Reminder that we will be having our January General Membership meeting next Wednesday, January 13th at 7pm. This meeting will be virtual, if you did not receive the zoom link please email for the information. We look forward to seeing you!!

Help Needed

Through our partnership with Howard County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD), Patapsco PTA is helping to distribute Howard County government provided "Stay COVID Safe" yard signs around the area.  They want them situated in high-traffic areas where they will be seen by lots of drivers or pedestrians -- so on a corner where a neighborhood exits onto a busy roadway or an intersection with turn lanes where drivers have to sit and wait is another good spot.  Areas where a major roadway ends, such as where Broken Land Parkway dead-ends at Guilford Road or Rt. 29 dead-ends at Rogers Avenue.

REQUEST:  If you are a business or commercial property owner (or have connections to business/commercial property owners) in high traffic areas of Howard County, can we give you some yard signs to place in these areas?  Are you interested in driving around our Patapsco community area and placing some signs on public roadways at intersections?  The county licensing and permitting director says " Regarding signs, please don’t place them anywhere if it is not safe to do so, and don’t place them in such a way they create a traffic obstruction or other safety concerns.  Of course, any signs placed on non-public property (i.e. private property) should only be done so with the knowledge and approval of the owner or those in responsible charge of the property. We don’t control the right-of-way (R-O-W) on State roads such as Route 40, but we (Howard County DILP) will not be removing any of these public-safety/public-interest signs, nor will we be requiring any type of permission or permits."

Please respond to and I will deliver some signs to you!

Counselors’ Corner

Parents of 8th Graders

We are one week away from the deadline to complete high school registration process.

Please take a moment to review your student's course recommendations. Each student will need to be registered for a total of 7 credits (8 classes) and will need to identify 4 Alternate classes. Please add alternate selections in priority order and without duplicates.

For more information on the high school registration process, please visit our Student Services Canvas Page; 9th Grade Course Planning-

Ms Lee and Ms Kempthorn will also have high school registration drop-in ours for students Monday Jan. 11th and Wednesday January 13th at 11:30am. Students can log-in using ther hcpss credentials, google meet code: PMS-HS Registration

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