PM KNIGHT 05-05-17

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 2:18pm

From the Principal’s Desk…

A thousand thanks to the many parents and family members who helped with the Staff Appreciation activities this week. Each day, staff were surprised by special treats and acknowledgements that went a far way toward keeping us energized - especially since this was the first week of PARCC testing. Speaking of which, testing went very well and we are crossing our fingers for the same results next week for the Math PARCC administration.  

With 26 student school days left to this school year, things are going to be coming at us quickly.  For example, 4th quarter Interims will be issued on May 18! Please continue to check Canvas on a regular basis with your student and to consult the school calendar for upcoming events.

Best wishes for a great weekend!

Cindy Dillon


05/18/17 - Interim progress reports Issued   05/19/17 - Professional Learning Day/ Schools closed for students:  More Upcoming Dates

06/14/17 - Last day of school for students

“A Knight Full of Stars” - the 2017 Enrichment Fair  

Patapsco Middle School May 17, 2017 starting at 7 PM. This enrichment fair is a wonderful event that showcases outstanding student work. Read more.

Note From the Health Room For Parents of Sixth Graders:

Please don't wait until the last minute!

Parents of Sixth Graders- TWO additional vaccines are required for your student prior to entering seventh grade.  These are MCV4 (Meningitis) vaccine and Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) vaccine.  After receiving these vaccines, please bring an updated copy of vaccine record to the Health Room.

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For 8th grade Parents/Guardians

Class Photo May 16

The 8th grade Promotion Ceremony is scheduled for the morning of Monday, June 12th. Due to the space limitations of the MHHS auditorium, each student will receive two tickets to the event. The annual 8th grade Celebration will be held at Patapsco on the same date in the the afternoon. For more information, please visit our website.


2017 Memory Books

Order forms for check or cash payment available in the front office.  Read more.



Help Patapsco Middle School raise $2,111.00 for one day of crisis services in Howard County by donating your change to your child’s homeroom CHANGE MATTERS PENNY WAR BUCKET or by dropping it off to the front office. Read more.



Our next Patapsco Music Booster Meeting will be Tuesday, May 9, 7 PM in the Media Center, we hope to see you there.  


Reminder of Upcoming Chorus Events:

5/17/17, 3-4 PM:  Hersheypark Dress Rehearsal for Treble Chorus and Chamber Singers, Mandatory for students who are attending the Hersheypark trip.

5/19/17, 5 AM:  Hersheypark attendees report to the PMS cafeteria in Concert Attire.  T-shirts will be distributed on buses after performances.  Bring a lunch and snacks to eat on the bus.  No glass, please.  Electronics are the responsibility of the individual student on the trip.  Buses will return at 10 PM.  Please be prompt for pick-up.

6/1/17, 3-4 PM:  Spring Concert Dress Rehearsal for all Treble Chorus and Chamber Singers members in the PMS Cafeteria.  Mandatory.

6/5/17:  Spring Concert at Mt. Hebron HS, Mandatory.  Chamber Singers and Treble Chorus report to the MHHS Chorus Room for attendance at 6:30 PM: 8th graders will get recognition ribbons.  6th Grade Chorus members report to the MHHS Auditorium for attendance at 6:45 PM.


Battle of the Box Tops

The Music Boosters will begin collecting Box Tops again in May.  Now is a great time to make sure you have a collection point in your household so they are ready to send in for the next Battle of the Box Tops.


Support the PTA and Music Boosters When You Shop On Amazon

Please remember to use our Amazon link for your purchases...that yields both the PTA and Music Boosters big profits! Read more.



PTA Meeting May 10, 7:00 PM - Media Center.  Everyone is welcome!  

(June 7)

Support the PTA: Learn about our current Pledge Drive

BEACH BLAST  Friday, June 9th, 6:00-8:00 PM

Please join us for the BEACH BLAST party on the blacktop and the ball fields behind the school to kick off summer and celebrate the end of a great school year!   The BEACH BLAST is open to rising 6th graders of our feeder schools (SJLES/Waverly/Hollifield) through graduating 8th graders and their families.  Read more.



Books in Bloom

Books in Bloom, Columbia's inaugural book festival will be held on June 11th from noon to 5 PM in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods.  For additional information.


Howard County Recreation & Parks Youth Ultimate Disc League

Starting June 7 for 8 weeks

What is Ultimate?  It’s a non-contact team sport that combines elements of soccer, football, and basketball into one fast-paced game.  Lime Kiln Middle School, Ages 6-17, at Lime Kiln Middle School.   Registration:  410-313-7275


2017 Mt. Hebron Lady Vikings Camp

Learn the fundamentals of basketball from coaches with over 40 years experience.  Directed by Coach Tony and staff, (Kevin Broadus & Ellen Johnson).  Mt. Hebron High School, July 10-14 from 8:30 PM - 12:30 PM, grades 3-8, player fee $140.00. For additional information contact


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