PM Knight 03_27_15 - Patapsco Middle School


PM Knight 03_27_15 - Patapsco Middle School
PM KNIGHT 03­27­15 From the Principal’s Desk… Wishing everyone a fantastic break! Cindy Dillon and the Staff of Patapsco Middle SAVE THE DATE... 03/27/15 End of Marking Period/schools closed 3hrs. early Patapsco Faire 03/30/15­04/06/15 Spring Break 04/07/15 Classes resume 04/14/15 Music Boosters' meeting @ 7pm/Media center 04/14/15 Report cards issued 04/14­15/15 MSA Science Test ­ 8th Graders only 04/16­18/15 Patapsco Players Present: ​
“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” Showtimes: 7:30pm Thur.­Sat. and 2:00pm Sat. 04/21/15 PTA Meeting @7pm/Media 04/23/15 6th Grade Parent Orientation ­ for the parents of new Knights ● GT Information session @ 6:00pm ● General Information session @ 7:00pm 04/24/15 Spring Fling 04/27­30/15 PARCC End of Year Exams ­ all Grades 05/12/15 MAP Testing ­ 7th 5/12 Newseum Field Trip ­ 6th 05/13/15 MAP Testing ­ 6th & 8th Newseum Field Trip ­ 7th 05/19/15 Rising 6th graders visit Patapsco CALENDAR:​
[email protected] SCHOOL NEWS Patapsco Performers Proudly Presents... You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown April 16­18 @ 7:30pm April 18 @2:00pm All performances at: Patapsco Middle School Cafeteria Come see this talented cast, crew, and live orchestra! Tickets are 10.00 at the door. Notes from the Music Department: All Hersheypark chaperones are required to attend one of our chaperone meetings. Meetings will be held on Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30pm in the Media Center (followed by Patapsco Music Boosters' meeting at 7pm­­ we would love to have you there!) or Monday, April 20th at 7:00 PM in the Music Room. Please mark your calendars. Ultimate Frisbee Intramural The ultimate frisbee intramural has a few date changes! We will be starting right after spring break on Tuesday, April 7th. The following dates are when we will be meeting: April 7, April 21, April 28, May 12, May 19, May 26, June 2, June 9. There are still a few spots ­ so get your permission slip in today! From PE Department Weather is finally changing!!! Please remind students to start bringing in sweatshirts/sweatpants. We will be going outside on warmer days but definitely after spring break!!! Maryland Mathematics Engineering and Science Achievement Program (MESA) Students enrolled in the Maryland Mathematics Engineering and Science Achievement Program (MESA) from the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) are ready to compete in the Howard County Regional MESA Day competitions. The competitions will be held April 10, 2015, 9:00 am ­ 1:00 pm at the Kossiakoff Conference and Education Center at the Johns Hopkins University­ Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), Laurel, MD. These science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) competitions involve a variety of events that include students at the elementary, middle, and high school grade levels. Students will compete in cyber security and computer programming events in which engineers and scientists will evaluate their programming skills. Bridges designed and built out of balsa wood under strict guidelines will be assessed for efficiency and structural integrity. Creative and innovative abilities of students will be evaluated in events such as effective communications and the storybook theme park ride. Construction and racing of a Hovercraft will also be a part of this year's event. Middle and high schools will compete in the Prosthetic Arm Challenge, which is the MESA USA National competition, with the winner being eligible to compete for a chance to represent Maryland in the national event in Ogden, Utah in June. HCPSS schools that will compete include: Bryant Woods ES, Guilford ES (Monarch Mills after school program), St. John's Lane ES, Lake Elkhorn MS, Murray Hill MS, Oakland Mills MS, Patapsco MS, Atholton HS, Howard HS, Long Reach HS, Oakland Mills HS, Reservoir HS, and Wilde Lake HS. HCPSS MESA students that win at this local competition will compete against students from other Maryland school districts in the State Finals. Newseum Field Trip­6th grade ​
to May 12, 2015 The 6th grade team is pleased to announce we have been successful in rescheduling the date of our field trip to the Newseum! We will be heading downtown on May 12, 2015. The departure and arrival time remain the same at 6:30am arrival to school and we will be back for the afternoon buses. The payment that has already been collected will be applied for the May trip to the Newseum. We will send out a new permission slip closer to the date to confirm that your children will be joining us. We look forward to this wonderful academic opportunity for our 6th grade students. If you have questions, please email ​
[email protected]​
. Attn Parents/Guardians of 6th grade students Any student entering 7​
grade will need : ● 1 dose of Tdap and ● 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccines There are many 6​
th graders that do not have one or both of these vaccines. Please contact your healthcare provider to either make an appointment for the vaccines or to obtain an updated copy of your child’s immunization record (complete with provider’s signature) ASAP. Lost and Found Students misplace an amazing amount of personal items. Please take a moment to write your child’s name on items that he or she brings to school. ​
Please be aware that we donate all unclaimed items to charity on a weekly basis. Patapsco Memory Book Online ordering for Patapsco's 2014­2015 memory book is open. Please go to​
. The cost for the book is $21 plus tax. If you have any questions please email Ms. Young at [email protected] PTA NEWS Spring Fling April 24 7:00­10:00pm Bring on Spring! We’re celebrating the end of the snow and the start of the warm season with the Spring Fling at school on Friday, April 24 from 7­10pm. There will be a DJ and dancing in the cafeteria, concessions for sale, basketball in the gym with contests and prizes on the hour, and BINGO in the media center. Will we have more of those cool Under Armour prizes to give away? You’ll have to show up to find out! As always, we can’t do it without your help. We’re in need of chaperones, concessions help, and cleaner uppers. Please check out​
to see if there’s a job right for you! Tickets will be on sale for $3 (cash or check made out to Patapsco PTA) April 22­24 during all lunches. A signed permission slip is required for ticket purchase and can be found on the PTA’s website here:​
. Forms will also go home with students the week of the event. Please contact Caroline Bodziak at [email protected] with any questions. Patapsco Spiritwear Sale: April 6­April 22 The Spring Spirit wear sale is here. Flyers will be distributed to students or can be downloaded from the PTA web site. If you need to check a size or color, a PTA member will be in the cafeteria one day during the sale. The items will be stored in the AM Patapsco Room. Please have all order forms to the office by Wednesday April 22nd. Items will be delivered to students in approximately 3 weeks after the sale ends. Don't miss out! Feel free to contact us with any questions. email: ​
[email protected] or call Penny [email protected] ​
410­418­5205 or Terri Gainey @ 410­418­5826 Great Opportunities For Next Year! The Patapsco Middle School PTA Nominating Committee is looking for parents to serve in the following positions for next year. Our school's population is constantly growing, changing, our PTA should, too! We look forward to new faces, new voices, and new ideas! This is a GREAT way to get involved at the school, know what's going on behind the scenes, and to have a positive impact on the Patapsco MS community! There is no PTA experience necessary...if your child will be a student at Patapsco next year, you are invited to get involved! If you are interested, have any questions, or would like to get involved, please contact the Nominating Committee: Cindy Anderson at​
[email protected]​
or Jenise Dunn at​
[email protected] Executive Board Open Positions PTA President: The President of our PTA does not work alone: you have two VPs working with you, and an Executive Board to help with decision making and leadership! The President is responsible for running the monthly PTA meeting and for facilitating communication throughout the PTA, staff, and community. Melissa Barrett, our outgoing President, will be available throughout the year to assist you! Any questions about this job? Contact Melissa at​
[email protected] Corresponding Secretary: ​
The corresponding secretary serves as part of the Executive Board, and attends meetings. Also serves as recording secretary in the event of an absence, and takes meeting minutes. PTA Council of Howard County Representative (2 needed): ​
PTACHC reps attend monthly PTACHC meetings at the Board of Education. PTACHC reps report to PTACHC the decision of the Patapsco PTA on matters referred to it for approval or information. PTACHC reps serve as delegates from Patapsco Middle School and represent our positions and concerns to the greater PTA community. PTACHC reps also keep the Patapsco PTA abreast of countywide PTA issues. Open Committee Positions Membership: ​
Assist membership chairperson Christa Kampert with fall PTA membership drive; requires an organized person to keep track of number of memberships sold, and distribute membership cards. Most of this work occurs August through October. Hospitality: ​
Assist chairperson Jennifer Meckes by helping to plan breakfasts and lunches throughout the year for our staff and guests. Hospitality Committee also plans Staff Appreciation events and recognizes staff achievements. Music Boosters Liaison: ​
The Music Boosters Liaison attends both Music Boosters and PTA meetings, and keeps each group informed about what the other is doing! Great for a parent with a child in chorus, orchestra, or band. School Store: ​
Do you love to shop? If so, this opportunity is for you! Keep the school store stocked throughout the year with fun items and prizes. No need to be available during the day­ the PTA will provide you with plenty of volunteers to work the store, we just need someone willing to shop and keep the store stocked with goodies! 8th Grade Committee: ​
We are looking for a few 8th grade parents to oversee the 8th grade committee. This means you're planning the 8th grade t­shirts, 8th grade promotion ceremony, 8th grade dance, and any other fun things you might want to come up with! MUSIC BOOSTERS Notes from the Music Department: All Hersheypark chaperones are required to attend one of our chaperone meetings. Meetings will be held on Tuesday, April 14th at 6:30 PM in the Media Center (followed by Patapsco Music Boosters' meeting at 7pm­­ we would love to have you there!) or Monday, April 20th at 7:00pm in the Music Room. Please mark your calendars. Another note: Congratulations to all of the performers in the Intramurals Concert on Tuesday, March 24th. The performances were fantastic. The audience enjoyed selections performed by the Jazz Club, Brass Ensemble, Barber Shop, String Quintet, Beauty Shop and Percussion Ensemble. If you are interested in serving as the Treasurer for the Music Boosters for the next school year, please contact Tim Hill (​
[email protected]​
). We would like to have a transition period for the rest of this school year with the Treasurer assuming full responsibilities by the end of the school year. COMMUNITY NEWS “Community Notices” events are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Howard County Public School System." Golf Tournament Mt. Hebron High School Girls Lacrosse Program 12th Annual Golf Tournament Monday April 20, 2015 Turf Valley Resort Cost: $150 individual/$550 foursome. Tickets can be purchased on­line at ​ located in online store/event tickets tab. HELP US EARN EASY MONEY FOR OUR SCHOOL! GIANT​
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– Clip those Box Tops coupons and send them in to school. CONTACT US: Main Office Fax Guidance Health Room 410­313­2848 410­313­2852 410­313­2850 410­313­2574 Report Absences [email protected] Twitter Facebook Instragram @hcpss_pms PatapscoMS