Oakland Mills School Happenings
May 4, 2022 | Issue 107
Oakland Mills High School
Congratulations to Judson Lincoln IV, who won the MPSSAA Class 2A state championships in the 300 and 500 meters and is the 2021-22 Baltimore Sun All-Metro indoor track and field Athlete of the Year! Visit the OMHS Boosters Facebook Page to read more.
Staff Appreciation Breakfast: Volunteers Needed
May 6th, 7:00 to 10:00 a.m.
More info and sign up HERE.
Spring Dance Concert
May 6th & 7th, 7:00 p.m.
OMHS
OMHS Food Pantry Distribution
May 18th, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
at OMHS (front parking lot)
Directions and procedures HERE.
Donations accepted at The Other Barn, Mondays through Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. See donations box below for details.
Last Day for Seniors: May 26th
Senior Awards & Senior Night
May 26th
More info to come
OMHS Graduation Ceremony
May 31st, 3:00 p.m.
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Congratulations to the class of '22!
OMHS PTSA Non-event Fundraiser
Make a cash donation to the PTSA! This fundraiser will continue to support our students and staff at OMHS and finance events such as teacher appreciation, field trip assistance, and Senior graduation activities! If you’d like more information about the programs that the PTSA supports, please contact OMHS PTSA President, Martin Perrine (Martinlp1@verizon.net).
 
Please donate through MemberHub or via check made out to OMHS PTSA (print out the donation form here and deliver to the high school).
HCPD Summer Youth Programs for High Schoolers
P.L.E.D.G.E Summer Leadership Camp
Youth Police Academy
Click HERE to learn more about these fantastic opportunities.
GO SCORPS!! OMHS Sports Schedules and Scores
Visit County Sports Zone to find more info about schedules and scores.
Oakland Mills Middle School
Spring String & Chorus Concert
May 9th, 6:30 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium
PTSA Restaurant Night at Chipotle
May 10th, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
6181 Old Dobbin Lane, Suite 100
Columbia
Show the flyer or tell the cashier you’re supporting the OMMS PTSA. For online orders, enter code N27JVPL in ‘promo’ field before checkout. Orders must be placed/picked up at the Old Dobbin Lane Chipotle.
Spring Band Concert
May 12th, 6:30 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium
PTSA Meeting
May 16th, 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
OMMS Media Center
Help Needed!
The PTSA is continuing to support OMMS staff through a beverage and snack station in the Teacher’s Lounge. All items bought through Amazon can be shipped directly to the school. Items purchased from other stores can be dropped off at the front office by you or your student. Individually wrapped servings are best. Click HERE to see some suggested items.
Stevens Forest Elementary School
PTA Meeting
May 10th, 7:00 p.m.
Held Virtually
5th Grade Simulated Congressional Hearings
May 20th
Livestreamed
Field Day
May 18th (half day)
SFES 50th Anniversary Celebration
September 2022
In September, Stevens Forest Elementary will be celebrating its 50th anniversary! There’s a time capsule to open and support from parents, teachers, and alumni is needed!

SFES 50th Anniversary Planning Committee link: https://forms.gle/hPieYrcetdmdWucs7
Talbott Springs Elementary School
TSES Spring Concert
May 10th, 6:30 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium
The last day of school for TSES students will be on Tuesday, June 14th. The school will be closing three days earlier than HCPSS schools due to the construction projects that are planned for this summer. TSES staff and students will start the 2022-2023 school year in the TSES Replacement School, which is being built next to the current building.
TSES PTA Meeting
May 19th, 7:00 p.m.
5th Grade Simulated Congressional Hearing
May 20th
Virtual
TSES Field Day
May 27th
Buy a Brick for the New TSES!
The entire Talbott Springs Community (family members, friends, neighbors, and alumni) is invited to purchase a commemorative brick to honor a child, recognize your family, or remember a loved one and show your support of Talbott Springs Elementary School and the PTA.

The bricks will be installed around the new school's flagpole. Any net proceeds from the sales will be to support our staff, students, and community through the PTA.

Purchase HERE.
PTA Sunshine Committee Snack Cart
Shower the TSES staff with treats! More info.
TSES Blessings in a Backpack 2021-22
Help TSES students who may be facing hunger. Learn more HERE.
Thunder Hill Elementary School
THES Spring Carnival
May 6th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
THES Spring Chorus Concert
May 10th, 6:30 p.m.
PTA Meeting
May 11th, 6:30 p.m.
THES Field Day
May 18th (half day)
THES Band and Strings Concert
May 18th, 6:30 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium
5th Grade Simulated Congressional Hearing
May 27th
Livestreamed
THES Staff Recognition
If you would like to recognize a THES staff member who goes above and beyond to show kindness, includes others, is respectful, and responsible or anything else that positively impacts students and families, please click on the link below. This form goes to THES Administration to celebrate the staff member in THES's staff weekly update.
Howard County Public School System
School Closure Dates
  • May 18th: 3-hour early dismissal
  • May 30th: Schools closed for Memorial Day
  • June 8th: 3-hour early dismissal
  • June 15th & 16th: 3-hour early dismissal
  • June 17th: Last day of school, 3-hour early dismissal
Emergency/Weather Closings
Click HERE for info.
2022-23 School Year Redistricting Info
Click HERE to visit HCPSS's redistricting page.
Kindergarten Registration
Children must be 5 years old by September 1st to enroll in kindergarten. More info about registering a Kindergarten student.
Kindness Pantry Partnership
The Howard County Public School System has partnered with The Kindness Pantry to support teachers and students by providing an inventory of school supplies to schools. Click HERE to donate.
Information for Students who Must Quarantine
Visit this page for information on instructional supports during quarantine and other info.
Daily Health Check Reminder
Parents/guardians MUST perform a COVID-19 health check every day before your student leaves home. A student or staff member should NOT come to school with any of these symptoms:
  • fever of 100.4 degrees or higher
  • sore throat
  • cough
  • difficulty breathing
  • diarrhea or vomiting
  • new onset of severe headache (especially with fever), or
  • new loss of taste or smell
Vaccine Clinics for Children Ages 5-11
HCPSS is holding vaccine clinics for children ages 5-11. Click HERE for more info. The Howard County Health Department also has a vaccine clinic at Howard Community College. Visit the County's Pediatric Vaccine Website for more info.
Board of Education Meetings
  • May 12th, 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. – Hybrid Meeting
  • May 26th, 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. – Hybrid Meeting
Hybrid meetings are virtual and in-person (more info) and will be streamed live/viewed on the HCPSS board website or on Comcast channel 95/Verizon 42 in Howard County.
Oakland Mills Board of Directors
Education Committee
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Virtual OMCA Education Committee meeting
Next meeting: May 24th at 6:00 p.m.

The Oakland Mills Community Association's Education Committee supports and advocates for all Oakland Mills schools and county-wide on a variety of issues. All interested individuals are welcome to join the conversation!

For more information contact Oakland Mills Board of Directors Chair and OMCA Education Committee Chair Jonathan Edelson at jledelson.omca@gmail.com.
Community Resources
HC DrugFree provides resources and education on prevention, treatment, recovery, and health and wellness to help Howard County residents develop knowledge and skills to understand and address behavioral health (substance use and mental health) disorders. HC DrugFree website
Oakland Mills Online (OMO) is an online social learning platform founded by Oakland Mills families to keep our community connected while we are socially isolated.
Oakland Mills United (OMU) is a community group started by recent OMHS graduates that advocates for the OM community and its schools and offers tutoring and college help. OMCA is a proud partner with OMU.
Oakland Mills Local Leadership Team's mission is to make the village of Oakland Mills an inclusive, equitable and connected community that values and supports the healthy development of all children, youth and families.
Need Help?
Oakland Mills High School Food Pantry
May 18thh, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Free, no contact. See the OMHS block for more info.
Columbia Community Care
Free Supplies & Food Distribution
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Inside The Barn (Columbia Youth & Teen Center)
5853 Robert Oliver Place (OM Village Center)
Oakland Mills United
Free tutoring and help understanding the college process HERE.
Free Student Meals
Click HERE to apply.
The Howard County MultiService Center Free Grab-and-Go Meals
If you are in need of food and cannot get to the center please call 410-313-0220 to schedule an appointment.
Mons. & Weds.: Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Third Sat.: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Donate or Volunteer
Oakland Mills High School Food Pantry ~ Donations Accepted at The Other Barn, Mondays through Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
See details, including a list of needed items HERE. Donations always welcome! Donate in-person at OMHS on the second Wednesday of the month, make a monetary donation, or order donations through the pantry's Amazon Wishlist. Visit the the OMHS Food Pantry Website for more info.
Oakland Mills United
Tutors needed! More info HERE.
Blessings in a Backpack at Talbott Springs ES
The Blessings in a Backpack program continues to help TSES students this school year. Learn more HERE.