Welcome to another beautiful day in Oakland Mills! Spring is trying to make an appearance, but winter seems to be hanging on a bit longer. Spring sports will begin soon, and OMHS and OMMS students will be presenting spring musicals in April. Check out the blocks below for more information on these events.

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

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Oakland Mills School Happenings

          March 5 , 2019                         Issue: 57

Oakland Mills High School (OMHS)
OMHS Performing Arts Mattress Fundraiser
March 23rd, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sports Educations Arts Summit
March 30th, 9:00 am to 3:30 p.m.
Free! Interactive workshops for students and parents about different career paths, languages, foods, dances, travel, and more.  All middle and high school students are welcome to attend. For more information and to register click HERE.

Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical
April 4th through 6th, 7:00 p.m.
April 7th, 2:00 p.m.

Howard County Youth Police Academy 
July 7th through July 12th
Public Safety Training Center
Application Deadline: April 12th
For students ages 15-18 who are interested in a law enforcement career. For more information, contact your school resource officer or check out the Howard County Police Department website

OMHS AfterProm 2019
April 27-28th, 12:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
Main Event, Columbia Mall

OMHS Food Pantry
March 28th, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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

Oakland Mills Middle School (OMMS)

Check out HCPSS's recent news article, Oakland Mills Middle School Helps Rebuild Homes.

Spring Musical
April 10th through 12th, 6:30 p.m.

OMMS PTSA: Please click  here.  
Stevens Forest Elementary School (SFES)
SFES Science Fair
April 25th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

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

TSES PTA: C lick HERE  f or PTA information.

Thunder Hill Elementary School (THES)

Science Fair and Math Night
March 14th

Click HERE for more PTA information.

Howard County Public School System 

School Closings: 
*April 5th, all schools close 3 hours early
*April 15th through 22nd, schools closed for spring break
*Due to inclement weather makeup days, the last day of school will be June 21st with 3-hour early dismissals on June 19th, 20th, and 21st. The Board of Education will have discussions on how to account for the fifth inclement weather day used, and any necessary subsequent days, at a future public meeting. More info and updates HERE.

For information on emergency/weather school closings, click HERE.

Kindergartner and New First Grader 2019-20 School Year Registration
March 11th through 15th
at all Howard County elementary schools
Online registration available (parents will still need to visit their child's elementary school to finalize enrollment). More info.

Home and Hospital Teachers Needed!
Critical needs in middle school and high school levels in all subjects. Position is part-time and non-contracted. More info HERE.

Board of Education Meetings 
  • Thursday, March 14th, 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. - Regular Meeting
  • Thursday, March 28th, 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.

TSES Night at Tino's Italian Bistro
March 5th, all day
8775 Centre Park Drive, Columbia

SFES Night at Cheeburger, Cheeburger
March 12th, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
8872 McGaw Rd., Columbia

THES Restaurant Night at Tino's 
March 25th
8775 Centre Park Drive, Columbia

SFES Restaurant Night at Red Robin
April 8th, 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
8640 Snowden River Pkwy, Columbia

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.   
Committee meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at The Other Barn.  Everyone is welcome. Next meeting date: March 26th.

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
Next Teen Advisory Meeting:
March 11th, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
The Barn (5853 Robert Oliver Place)

Free Parenting Classes for Parents of 9-14 Year-olds
March 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Elkridge Library
Presented by HC DrugFree and the Howard County State's Attorney 's Office. Parents are expected to attend all 4 sessions. For more information or to register, click HERE.

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.