Friday, May 4th is the last day to turn in your application to be in OM's Got Talent! This a great opportunity to share your talent with the community in a fun, relaxed setting. See details below. Don't be shy! Come on out and shine!
Have a great day!
Sandy Cederbaum, Village Manager 
Amy Carpenter, Administrative Assistant

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Oakland Mills School Happenings

                  May 2 , 2018        Issue: 39

Oakland Mills High School (OMHS)
Support Oakland Mills Sports! 
Attend OMHS games and cheer for our Scorps! 

Congratulations to boys lacrosse  for winning the Columbia Cup! They beat Wilde Lake 12-10.

!!!! URGENT NEED !!!! for After Prom Volunteers  
Prom is just around the corner, and one of OMHS PTSA's biggest events is After Prom. The PTSA  relies on parents of ALL students to volunteer to help with this event, even if they are not attending After Prom. Without volunteers there is no event. At least 30 volunteers are needed, so please help by volunteering!  For more information and to sign up to volunteer and/or donate, click HERE .

Spring Choir & Orchestra Concert
May 2nd, 7:00 p.m.

Spring Dance Concert
May 11th, 7:00 p.m.

Class of 2018 Graduation
May 25th, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Merriweather Post Pavilion 
10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia

Community Food Pantry at OMHS
Thursday, May 31st
3:00-5:00 pm
Individuals and families looking to get food should enter OMHS through the double doors on the front right of the building. Signs will be posted. Donations of non-perishable food items always welcome!

OMHS PTSA: Please click  here.  
OMHS Boosters: Please click  here.

Oakland Mills Middle School (OMMS)

Spring Chorus and Orchestra Concert
May 23rd, 6:30 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium

Spring Band Concert
May 24th, 6:30 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium

Young Entrepreneurs Camp
July 19th to 13th, 8:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Students can learn how to start their own businesses. Open and free to 2018-2019 OMMS students. Slots still open! Contact OMMS to apply.

OMMS Summer Media Center
The OMMS media center will be open  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in July (except for July 4th) to any Oakland Mills student of any age. More details to come!

Several OMMS students will be working on a scholarly journal this summer. They will refine their informational text and writing skills. The journal will be published for the school and can be shared with the community. For additional details please contact Regina Coleman at OMMS.   

If you are interested in serving as an OMMS PTSA Board member for the 2018-19 school year, or have any questions, please contact the Nominating Committee via email at

OMMS PTSA : Please click  here.  

Stevens Forest Elementary School (SFES)
Spring Band and Strings Concert
May 3rd, 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Night of Excellence
May 17th, 6:30 p.m.
Begin in SFES cafeteria
Enjoy a Bio Wax Museum presentation; performances by the Choir Chimers, band, and strings; student projects and artwork; and more!

5th Grade Simulated Congressional Hearings
May 31st
Volunteers needed to set up and help with the hearings. Contact SFES 5th grade teachers for more information.

PTA meetings for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on the
second Wednesday of the month in the Media Center at 6:30 p.m
For ongoing SFES fundraising opportunities, click here.
Please click here for the SFES PTA website.

Talbott Springs Elementary School (TSES)
TSES PTA Spring Dance
May 10th 

Chorus, Strings, & Band Concert
May 14th, 6:30 p.m.

Evening of Excellence
May 24th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

5th Grade Simulated Congressional Hearings
May 31st

PTA meetings for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on the third Thursday of the month at 7pm. 
Please click here f or more PTA information.

Thunder Hill Elementary School (THES)
Chorus Concert
May 2nd, 6:30 p.m.

Band and Strings Concert
May 30th, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

PTA Annual 5k and 1-mile Fun Run  
June 10th, 9:00 a.m.
Interested in sponsoring or donating? Contact the 5K Planning Committee

PTA meetings for the 2017-2018 school year will be held on the second Monday of the month in the Media Center at 6:30pm.

PTA Volunteer Position Openings:
Lots of positions are open!  Email Abbey Wedeking at  for more info.
Please click here for more PTA information.


SFES Restaurant Night at Chipotle
May 22nd, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Howard County Public School System 

*School in session May 18th (3 hour early dismissal)
*No school May 28th (Memorial Day)

Changes were made to the end of the school year to accommodate for inclement weather days:
  • Monday, June 11-Thursday, June 14: Full days of school for all students.
  • High school exams:
    June 11: 1 exam
    June 12-14: 2 exams
  • Friday, June 15-Tuesday, June 19: All schools dismiss three-hours early. No half-day Pre-K/RECC.
  • Tuesday, June 19: Last day of school for students.
No new graded work will be assigned at any level June 15-19.
Visit the HCPSS website for updates and additional information.

28th Annual Senior Show
Now through May 15th
Howard County Department of Education 
10910 Clarksville Pk., Ellicott City. 
Showcase hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  All visitors must enter through the front door and sign in at the security desk. Please bring a photo I.D.

Online Kindergarten Registration for the 2018-19 school year NOW OPEN.
Registration and info can be found  here . Pre-k registration is not available online and must be done at the individual school. For more info on pre-k registration, click here .
School Performance and Gallery Schedule 
The HCPSS Office of Fine Arts schedule of student dance, theater and music performances and visual arts exhibits is now available.
Board of Education Regular Meetings 
All meetings are held in the Boardroom of the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City.

Do you sing? Dance? Play a musical instrument? Or do you do something else like magic tricks or juggling? WE WANT YOU! Come perform in  Oakland Mills' Got Talent , part of Oakland Mills' 50th Birthday Kick-off Celebration on 
Saturday, May 19th.

Any Oakland Mills resident, student, business owner, or any individual who works in the Oakland Mills community is welcome to perform!
Applications are due May 4th. Performance will be at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19th. (Dress Rehearsal on May 16th.)

For more information, call 410-730-4610 or contact Sandy Cederbaum at  or Amy Carpenter at .

Celebrate Oakland Mills' 50th Birthday!
May 19th is OM's Kickoff Birthday Celebration Free events all day long!
Visit the Oakland Mills 50th Birthday Facebook page and the Oakland Mills website to keep current on all the fun events that have been planned for May 19th and throughout the next few months!
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Oakland Mills Education Committee
Committee meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at The Other Barn.  Everyone is welcome. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018.   

For more information contact Oakland Mills Board of Directors Chair and Education Committee Chair, Jonathan Edelson at 

Dispose of your expired or unwanted prescription medications at
HC Drug Free's free permanent drop-off location at
Community Outreach, 10741 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia

HC DrugFree Teen Advisory Council Meetings 
May 21st from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at The Barn (Teen Center) in the Oakland Mills Village Center. TAC is open to all Howard County high school students and community service hours are available. Free pizza. Teens and parents must complete the registration form found on the Teen Advisory Council page at and teens must RSVP to before each meeting.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please be sure to check out the volunteer opportunities at each individual school.

HC DrugFree
HC Drug Free is looking for parent/adult volunteers. Please email to volunteer. Include your availability and specify whether you can type, are willing to drive to pharmacies or liquor stores, and/or have any special skills or interests. 

Blessings in a Backpack
Please support Talbott Springs in this Community Outreach program. One hundred percent of the money raised goes to purchase food. To support Blessings in a Backpack, visit and select Talbott Springs. All donations are tax deductible. We thank you for your support for our students in need.  

A-OK Mentoring 
Make a difference! Help enhance the academic and social development of identified Howard County elementary school students in schools near you through a consistent, supportive relationship with a child.  Volunteers must be available weekday, daytime hours to meet one-on-one with an assigned student during the school day or with students in small groups in afterschool programs.
Please sign up at

Volunteer Training
According to HCPSS Board Policy, all volunteers must complete a Confidentiality Training Course about protecting the privacy of our students, staff, and schools. View the Volunteer Certification Course  here.