It's hard to believe another school year has almost passed! School activities and sports are winding down, and many students are looking forward to promotion to the next grade and graduation. School parent-teacher organizations are also in great need of volunteers to serve both as general members and in leadership positions. Please see the individual school boxes below to see how you can help. 

Have a fabulous day!
Sandy Cederbaum, Village Manager 
Amy Carpenter, Administrative Assistant

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Oakland Mills School Happenings

          April 30,  2019                         Issue: 61

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

OMHS Spring Music Concert
Two dates: May 1st and May 2nd, 7:00 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium

OMHS Booster Club's Totally Awesome 80's Spring Fling
May 3rd, 5:30 to 11:00 p.m.
at The Other Barn
Enjoy an awesome meal catered by Mission BBQ, raffles, live music, and more! Fun community event for the parents/guardians, staff members, and supporters of OMHS students! Purchase tickets HERE or email  omhsbooster@gmail.com
If you'd like to donate, themed baskets are needed. Any theme is acceptable. It can be directly related to OMHS or even a spring or summer themed basket. The Boosters will also accept other items, including crafts, jewelry, gift certificates. Email omhsbooster@gmail.com to donate.  

OMHS Dance Recital
May 10th & 11th, 7:00 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium

OMHS Food Pantry
May 23rd, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
***Donations still being accepted at The Other Barn during regular business hours!

OMHS Graduation Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 30th, 7:00 p.m.
Merriweather Post Pavilion

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)

Save the date: Spring Community Luncheon and Community Resource Fair
May 18th, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Free meal and lots of free fun family activities! Stay tuned for more information.
 
OMMS Orchestra/Chorus Concert
May 21st, 6:30 p.m.
 
OMMS Spring Chorus Concert
May 22nd, 6:30 p.m.
 
8th Grade Graduation Ceremony
June 19th, 8:45 a.m.
More details to follow.

OMMS PTSA: Please click  here.
 
Many PTSA positions need to be filled for next year.
Please considering becoming part of the OMMS PTSA Team. 
Stevens Forest Elementary School (SFES)
 
SFES 5th Grade Simulated Congressional Hearing
May 10th, during school

SFES Night of Excellence 
May 21st, 6:00 p.m.

SFES Spring Chorus Concert
May 30th, 6:30 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium

For ongoing SFES fundraising opportunities, click here .
Please click HERE  for the SFES PTA website.

2019-2020 SFES PTA Elections
All PTA positions are open for nominations and are 2-year terms. Contact Lena Kennedy at lenakkennedy@gmail.com if you are interested.
Talbott Springs Elementary School (TSES)

TSES Chorus/Strings/Band Concert
May 15th, 6:00 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium

TSES Evening of Excellence and Science Fair
May 23rd

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

TSES 5th Grade Promotion
June 20th

TSES PTA: C lick HERE  f or PTA information.

TSES PTA Elections
Attend the May 9th PTA meeting (7:00 pm.) to learn more about the various positions in the PTA. Contact  pta@tsespta.org with any questions.


Thunder Hill Elementary School (THES)

THES Chorus Concert
May 1st, 6:30 p.m.
at THES

THES Rock the Block 2-mile Fun Run & Pizza Party
May 10th, 5:30 p.m.

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

THES PTA:
Click HERE for more PTA information.

THES PTA Treasurer and President Needed!
In order for the THES PTA to continue for the next school year, a Treasurer is needed by May 9th. Also needed is a President for the next school year. If you are interested in serving in either of these positions, please contact president.thespta@gmail.com.

Howard County Public School System 
Website   

School Closings: 
*May 17th, 3-hour early dismissal
*May 23rd last day of school for HS seniors
*May 27th, no school (Memorial Day)
*June 19th & 20th, schools release 3 hours early
*June 21st, last day of school, release 3 hours early

Wellness Resource Fair
May 13th, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Bollman Bridge Elementary School
Open to all HCPSS families. Free open house, but workshops require registration. More info.

Board of Education Meetings 
  • Thursday, May 9th, 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting
  • Tuesday, May 21, 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting 

All meetings are held in the  Boardroom of the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City.
RESTAURANT NIGHTS

SFES Restaurant Day at Shake Shack
May 13th, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

THES Restaurant Night at Subway
May 30th

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, May 28th, 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
at 
HC DrugFree's free permanent drop-off location at
Community Outreach, 10741 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
 
Next Teen Advisory Meeting:
May 13th, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
The Barn (5853 Robert Oliver Place)

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.