Hats off to our OMHS graduates as they prepare to accept their diplomas this week!  The students did make the journey alone so we tip our hats and thank the families, teachers, administrators, and everyone else who help them reach this milestone. 
Many end of school year events are planned for the coming weeks.  Please check school emails and calendars as well as this newsletter for important events and programs.
Have a great day!
Sandy Cederbaum, Village Manager 
Amy Carpenter, Administrative Assistant

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Oakland Mills School Happenings

          May 29,  2019                         Issue: 63

Oakland Mills High School (OMHS)
Visit County Sports Zone for spring sports schedules, scores, and stats.

OMHS Food Pantry
May 30th, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

OMHS Graduation Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 30th, 7:00 p.m.
Merriweather Post Pavilion
Live stream, photo, and video information HERE.
Parking information HERE.

OMHS Band Ensemble Concert
June 6th, 7:00 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium

Scorpion Youth Basketball Camp
August 5th through 9th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For boys and girls ages 7 to 15. Cost $185. Register by June 1st. More info and registration.

OMHS PTSA : Please click  here.  
PTSA Seeking 2019-2020 Board Candidates and Volunteers Do you want to make an impact at OMHS next year? Please consider becoming active in the PTSA. The PTSA is seeking candidates for its 2019-2020 board. Please see the  information sheet with more details on the positions involved. The election will be held in early May so please let the PTSA know soon by emailing    ptsa.omhs@gmail.com.

OMHS Boosters : Please click  here .

Oakland Mills Middle School (OMMS)

Falcon's Got Talent
June 7th, 6:30 p.m.
8th Grade Graduation Ceremony
June 19th, 8:45 a.m.
Limited space. Two family members only, please.

OMMS PTSA: Please click  here.
The following PTSA positions still need to be filled:
Vice President of Fundraising
Vice President of Communications

Contact the OMMS PTSA nominating committee at vpcomm@ommsptsa.org for more information or to submit a 1-2 sentence statement of interest. 
Stevens Forest Elementary School (SFES)
SFES Spring Chorus Concert
June 12th, 7:00 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium

Kindergarten Ceremony
June 17th, 9:30 a.m.

SFES 5th Grade Ceremony
June 20th, 9:15 a.m.

For ongoing SFES fundraising opportunities, click here .
Please click HERE  for the SFES PTA website.
Talbott Springs Elementary School (TSES)

TSES 5th Grade Simulated Congressional Hearing
May 31st, during school

Kindergarten Promotion
June 11th, 9:00 a.m.

TSES 5th Grade Promotion
June 20th

TSES PTA: C lick HERE  f or PTA information.

Thunder Hill Elementary School (THES)

THES Talent Show
June 10th and 12th, 7:00 p.m.

Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony
June 14th, 2:00 p.m.

5th Grade Promotion Ceremony
June 19th, 10:45 a.m.

Click HERE for more PTA information.

Howard County Public School System 
School Closings: 
*June 4th, schools release 3 hours early
*June 19th & 20th, schools release 3 hours early
*June 21st, last day of school, release 3 hours early
Board of Education Meetings 
  • Thursday, June 13, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. - Regular Meeting
  • Thursday, June 27, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. - Regular Meeting
All meetings are held in the  Boardroom of the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City.

THES Restaurant Night at Subway
May 30th
8765 Centre Park Dr., Columbia
SFES Restaurant Night at Pie Five
June 11th, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
6455 Dobbin Rd, Columbia

THES Restaurant Night at Roggenot
June 12th
6476 Dobbin Center Way, Columbia
Adventures in Camp 
A great summer day camp located at 
the  Stevens Forest Neighborhood Center - Celebrated 15 Years of Camping in OM!

More info about summer sessions and registration HERE.
Teen Talk
Tuesday, July 30th from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.*
The Other Barn
*Two other dates and times available

The Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center will lead a discussion that provides the opportunity for you to hear and be heard.

More information HERE, including other dates and locations. Free and open to all teens.  Refreshments will be provided.

Hosted by the Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center of Howard County

Oakland Mills Education Committee
The Oakland Mills Community Association's Education Committee welcomes all interested individuals to join the conversation.  The committee supports and advocates for all Oakland Mills schools and county-wide on a variety of issues.
Next meeting: Tuesday, June 25th, 6:00 p.m. at The Other Barn.
For more information contact Oakland Mills Board of Directors Chair and Education Committee Chair, Jonathan Edelson at jledelson.omca@gmail.com
Dispose of your expired or unwanted prescription medications
HC DrugFree's free permanent drop-off location at
Community Outreach, 10741 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
Student Substance-Free Pledge  
Parents/guardians may access a printable Student Pledge created by Howard County teens. Good discussion tool for adults and students. Visit   http://www.hcdrugfree.org/for-parents-1/. If you have questions, email   Admin@hcdrugfree.org or call 443-325-0040.  

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   Admin@hcdrugfree.org 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  blessingsinabackpack.org 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. Website: www.aokmentor.org

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.