Wed, 09/20/2017 - 3:04pm


North Bay Field Trip Chaperones Chosen!

Thank you to ALL the 6th grade parents and guardians who volunteered to chaperone our trip to NorthBay next month… we had close to 50 volunteers!

A lottery was held and 32 volunteers were selected and are being contacted by Mrs. Pfoutz.

IMPORTANT: If you volunteered to chaperone and have NOT received an email from Mrs. Pfoutz by 10pm on Wednesday, you have not been selected.

We thank you again for your volunteerism and look forward to taking our 6th grade students to NorthBay October 9-11.



09/21/17 - Schools and offices closed      09/22/17 - Professional Learning Day/Schools closed for students   :  More Upcoming Dates


Patapsco Pals is Back!

A group made by students for students! Patapsco Pals is a Friday lunch group that works towards making all students feel included. This year we're looking to have picnics and games included in lunches, as well as time to chat with new friends. Interested? Grab a pass and sign up outside of E3. Our first lunch is Friday, September 29th! And remember, be a buddy - not a bully!



Due to lower-than-expected numbers for our upcoming flu clinic next week, we have decided to postpone our clinic until mid-October in order to give families more time to complete and return consents. Your children will all be bringing home paper copies of the consent form today..  IF YOU HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED AN ELECTRONIC OR PAPER CONSENT, you do not need to fill out another one.  If you haven't yet filled out a consent and would like your child to be vaccinated against the flu, please fill out either the paper consent that comes home with your student today or the online consent at


Please return no later than OCTOBER 2nd.


Please disregard the due date on the paper consent. You will be notified of the new clinic date as soon as it is determined. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.  Any questions, please call the Health Room 410-313-2574


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. Read more.



World Drumming Intramural

Come join Mrs. Shum's Drums, a world drumming intramural.  Rehearsals are on Monday mornings from 7:15-8:00 am beginning on October 2nd.  Permission forms and turn in folder are outside of room D-11 (the chorus room). Space is limited so get your form turned in as soon as possible to ensure your spot!


Attention Girls of Patapsco Middle

CodeHER Club

New this year - Patapsco Middle School will be offering the CodeHER Club after school on Tuesdays beginning mid October. This club offers a fun introduction to computer science for girls in grades 6 - 8. Learn to make emojis, LED dresses, games, apps, websites, music, and more with code! No experience is necessary.


Permission slips may be obtained from the bulletin board in the C hallway of school (across from Mrs. Cozzo’s room). Please return your permission slip to Mrs. Cozzo (room C1) as soon as possible.  PLEASE NOTE: This activity is limited to the first 25 girls who sign up!  No requests to call for permission over the telephone will be granted.


Professional learning Book Clubs

We are excited to invite you to join us this year for our professional learning through book clubs.  The teachers will be participating in four different professional books which we invite you to purchase and participate as equal members.  Read more.


Updates from the Music Department:

-Calling all piano players:  If you play piano at an advanced level and would consider performing with one of the school's choirs, please see Mrs. Mills to arrange a time to play for her.  Many former Patapsco students have accompanied the choirs and some have even won the Best Accompanist award at the Hersheypark trip!



PTA Meeting Wednesday, November 15th from 7-8 pm


Oct. 6 Fall Fun Knight

Students are invited to the first of three Fun Knights throughout the school year coming up Friday, October 6 from 7:00-9:00pm.  This event has something for everyone!

* DJ & Dancing in the cafeteria

* Basketball & other physical activities in the gym

* Bingo with prizes in the media center

* Concessions for sale (small bills, please!)

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 Oct. 4, 5 and 6.  You can print a form at home from the PTA website “Forms” tab: .  Tickets are $3 and can be paid for by cash or check (made out to Patapsco MS PTA).

Fun Knights require many parent volunteers to keep our kids safe and happy.  Please check out the Check out the Sign-up Genius.

Reminder:  PTA Gold member children get free entry to and a free concession item at each Fun Knight.  Silver member children get free entry to and a free concession item at one Fun Knight.  To join the PTA click here: .

Questions about the Fun Knight?  Contact School Spirit Committee chair Caroline Bodziak at


School Spirit Committee

The current chair of the School Spirit Committee who organizes all the Fun Knights is graduating from Patapsco this year.  We are looking for someone interested in shadowing her and picking this great committee up next year.  Contact Caroline Bodziak at for more information.


PTA Membership Close to Goal

The PTA membership drive is off to an excellent start for the 2017-2018 academic year. Patapsco families have joined the PTA and made additional donations for a total $8,621 or our $10,000 goal—$1,379 to go.


Remember, the Patapsco PTA does not ask you to sell anything. Membership and donations fund the PTA budget that provides curriculum enhancements and social activities to make your child’s Patapsco experience special. Last year, the PTA funded items and events such as:

·      8th grade class promotion and celebration activities

·      Physical education equipment

·      Social activities, such as Spring Fling and the Snow Ball

·      The GT Enrichment Fair


Here’s how to help reach the PTA goal:

·       Complete the PTA membership form that was sent home and send into your child’s homeroom in an envelope marked “PTA Support”

·       OR visit online store for EASY checkout:


Email with questions or to request a membership form.


Like us on Facebook – search Patapsco Middle School PTA.



Patapsco Music Boosters Meeting October 10 at 7 pm - Media Center (11/14, 01/09, 02/13, 03/13, 04/10, 05/08)

Please mark your calendars now.   There are no meetings scheduled for December or June.


The Patapsco Music Boosters is a volunteer group of parents just like you!  We provide logistical support to our school's music directions so that concerts, adjudications, and field trips go smoothly.  Plus, we raise monies to keep our band, chorus, and orchestra in quality instruments, equipment, and sheet music!  Please don't forget to fill out the Music Boosters form that went home with your students this week to learn more about how to get involved with the Music Boosters.


We are also thrilled to roll out our new Patapsco Music Boosters website .  Come check us out!  You can also always reach at or on Facebook a





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The Mount Hebron Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, October 14th, 2017  7:30am – 10:30am

MT HEBRON HIGH SCHOOL, 9940 Old Frederick Road

Please join us on Saturday October 14th for the annual Vikings Homecoming Pancake Breakfast at Mount Hebron High School!  Tickets, ages 9 and older, are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from members of the Mount Hebron Football team, at home football games or by emailing Trish Lettieri at Proceeds benefit the Mount Hebron Football Program.


Prudential Spirit of Community Award

No matter what your volunteer project, we want to hear about it read more.


Heart & Sole

Heart & Sole is a new Girls on the Run Middle School program that complements our elementary school curriculum and is designed specifically to focus on the complex needs of middle school girls in grades 6-8. The girls will meet after-school twice a week for 10 weeks with the season ending 5k to be held on December 2nd in Howard County, MD. The Patapsco Middle School Heart & Sole team will meet on Mondays and Wednesday from 3:30-4:15 starting the week of September 17th. Registration is open! Visit to register. (required for Howard County Schools)

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HCYP is developing a Middle School Girls Basketball league!

Would your daughter enjoy playing basketball on a team with other girls from Patapsco Middle? If so, then this team is for her!   

On September 28th at 6:30-8:30 pm, we will be holding basketball tryouts in the Patapsco Middle School gym.

To sign your daughter up for tryouts, please send an email to and

Of note, this is sponsored through HCYP not the Howard County Public School system.


HCYP MS Basketball Program

Sept 27th & Oct 3rd  6:00pm - 8:00pm 6, 7 & 8th Grade Boys MS Basketball Tryouts   

All prospective players must attend all tryouts unless directed otherwise by the coach.

Teams are selected via tryouts for boys in grades 6th – 8th and provides an environment which allows for further development of players in a safe, fun, and competitive league.

Varsity:  May be comprised of 6th - 8th grade students WE NEED A Coach for the boys varsity team, please contact the league commissioner, Robert Worthington at or contact via telephone at (443) 564-0956, if you are interested

JV: Grades 6&7 only  Eric Schickler

Of note, this is sponsored through HCYP not the Howard County Public School system.





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