From the Principal’s Desk…Today marks the last regular issue of the Patapsco Knight for this school year. I want to thank each of you for your partnership in the education of our students this year. We can’t do this job without your help and support.
As a staff, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our PTA Executive Board for doing such an outstanding job of supporting our students and staff. We are very grateful for all that the PTA does to support our students and staff. Thanks in advance to all parents who are able to come out and support our annual Beach Blast event on Friday, June 10th. We are still in need of volunteers for this school tradition to take place. Please read on and volunteer if you are able. You won’t regret it!
Congratulations to the following staff on reaching milestone years of service: Ethel Altman - 15 years; Carol Mertz - 15 years; Liddy Raiford - 15 years; Carol Richardson - 15 years; Bill Kenney - 25 years; and Kim Chamberlin - 30 years. I particular, we want to congratulate Mrs. Burgess on reaching her 20 years service milestone working for the HCPSS here at Patapsco as she prepares to embark on life as a retired educator. Her imprint on our community and the students who have passed through our hallways has been a true gift.
To our eighth grade parents, we extend our best wishes for continued success as your child takes the next steps in their educational journey. On behalf of our entire staff, it has been a pleasure to teach this year’s graduating class. We look forward to hearing about their future accolades and accomplishments.
As we begin to wrap up the school year, please be aware of the following information:
On behalf of Mrs. Ryan and all of the Patapsco Middle School Staff, we send you warm wishes for a productive and relaxing summer holiday. We hope to see you around, but if not, be on the lookout for the Midsummer Knight in early August!
Hello Summer! Cindy Dillon, Principal
6/6 Music Awards Night, 6:30pm
6/7 Farewell Reception, 3:30-5:30
6/10 Beach Blast, 6-8:00pm
6/15 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony - 8:30am @MHHS Auditorium
3/16-17 3hr Early Dismissal, 11:50am
3/17 Last Day for Students and Staff
More Upcoming Dates for 2016-2017
(Really, there are dates for 2016-2017 already. So you can make that dental appointment now! #planningahead)
Mrs. Burgess is Retiring!
All are invited to a Farewell Reception on the occasion of Mrs. Ellen Burgess' retirement on Tuesday, June 7 from 3:30-5:30 at Patapsco Middle School. Please stop by our Media Center for refreshments and a chance to honor Mrs. Burgess for her 20 years of dedicated service to the Patapsco community. This event is open to all and we look forward to seeing families, friends, and community members on Tuesday. If you're unable to stop by, please consider sending your well wishes or favorite memories to Mrs. Burgess at Ellen_Burgess@hcpss.org or in care of Patapsco Middle School. There's nothing better than a few kind words to brighten the day!
Overdue Items - Library Media Center
All books checked out from our library were due back on May 31st. Read more.
8th Grade Families
We are so very excited to celebrate the 8th graders on their promotion to high school! We have a wonderful 8th grade dance planned and an off site pool party coming up. We do need more parents to help make this a success for the kids. Read more.
The 2016 Patapsco Middle School BEACH BLAST needs VOLUNTEERS!! The Beach Blast is less than 2 weeks away and we still need MANY volunteer slots covered. Read more.
KTTR Bake Sale
Patapsco's, Knights to the Rescue Service Club is having a bake sale at the Miller Branch Library on Saturday, June 11 from 12:00-2:00pm. All proceeds to benefit Grassroots Homeless Shelter.
ImPACT Concussion Baseline Testing Next Week
Impact Concussion Testing is MANDATORY for all HCPSS Student Athletes, Grades 9-12. The Impact Testing Schedule is for ALL Incoming 9th Grade Students interested in trying out for a Fall Sport. Read more.
8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Details
With mixed emotion, we look forward to celebrating the successful conclusion of the middle school experience with our eighth grade class. As we prepare for the Promotion Ceremony planned for Wednesday, June 15th at the Mt. Hebron High School Auditorium, there is some information we’d like share with you in regard to dress, attendance, and procedures. Read more
8th Grade Information Packet
The 8th grade information packet was sent home with your student. Read more
Mt. Hebron Lancer Drill Team
Come join our Lancer Drill Team! Tryouts June 6-8 from 5:30-8pm in the Mt. Hebron Cafeteria. Please bring a water bottle, tennis shoes, and jazz shoes/sneakers if you have them.
Patapsco Memory Books
2015-2016 Patapsco Memory books are available for pre-order order. As of today there are 34 yearbooks left for sale on a first-come, first served basis. Read more.
Current 6th grade students Immunization Record
The Health Room recently sent letters to all 6th grade parents regarding immunizations needed for 7th grade. Read more.
2016 Summer Programs
The HCPSS summer school catalog has been posted. Tuition assistance is available for all programs. Contact the program you are interested in for more information. Read more
Religious and Cultural Observances Calendar Impact Survey
In an effort to better understand the impact of staff and student absences for religious or cultural observances, the Howard County Public School System has created a survey to gather data on how these absences would affect the school system’s ability to deliver instruction and operate facilities effectively. Read More
Patapsco PTA's Beach Blast event, scheduled for Friday, June 10th on the grounds of Patapsco Middle School, from 6-8 pm. Read more.
Do you have shopping to do on Amazon? Please remember to use our Amazon link for your purchases...that yields both the PTA and Music Boosters big profits! Read more.
Mt. Hebron High School Viking Backers Booster Club
You’re Invited to the Mt. Hebron High School Viking Backers Booster club end of year party! Monday, June 6th from 7 – 8pm in the Mt. Hebron High School Media Center. Read more.
Mount Hebron PTSA
The Mount Hebron Parent Teacher Student Association Needs You! Read more.
Mount Hebron Vikings Football Camp June 20-23, 2016. Registration form for grades 1-8 from 8am to 12pm at Mount Hebron High School. Registration form.
CA Camps 2016
For more information or a camp guide, please call the CA Camp office at 410-715-3165 or visit columbiacamps.org
Kids On Campus
Summer enrichment classes for students ages 7-17, June 20 - August 12, 2016. Classes in art, computer animation, engineering, geography, languages, math, sciences, study skills, and more. For more information: howardcc.edu/kids
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