OAKLAND MILLS HIGH SCHOOL
OMHS PTSA Educational Grant Program
Proposal Deadline: Jan. 31st
Open to school clubs and nonprofit 501(c)3 community organizations for projects up to a $500 level that benefit the quality of student education at OMHS and as well as the community. Must tie in with OMHS PTSA goals. The PTSA hopes to have at least one grant dedicated to promoting mental health for students & community members and mental health awareness in general. The PTSA has partnered with the Horizon Foundation for this grant. For more info and to request an application, email the OMHS PTSA at ptsa.omhs@gmail.com.
Oakland Mills Youth Job & Career Fair—Presenters Needed!
Jan. 27th, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Held Virtually
This year's theme is “Adaptability.” Presenters will share how they have adapted in their working world during the pandemic. To be a career presenter, register HERE by January 13th. More information HERE.
OMHS Food Pantry
Next Distribution Date:
Jan. 27th, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
at OMHS (front parking lot)
Directions and procedures HERE.

Donations
Donate at OMHS
Jan. 13th, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Donate at The Other Barn
Jan. 23rd, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Bins will be located outside the front entrance, and OMCA staff will take donations inside as well as deliver them to the food pantry.

The food pantry is especially in need of the following items:

  • raisins
  • jelly
  • peanut butter
  • soup (not chicken noodle)
  • canned veggies
  • lunch snacks (chips, crackers, cookies, fruit snacks, granola bars)
  • juice
  • cereal
  • rice
  • canned/dried fruit
  • wipes
  • diapers (size 5 & 6 are most requested)

Make a monetary donation or visit the food pantry's Amazon Wish List for ideas or to have your donation delivered directly to the school.

For more information, visit the OMHS Food Pantry website.
OAKLAND MILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL
OMMS PTSA Parent/Community Night
Jan. 19th, 6:30 p.m.
Oakland Mills Middle School Rising 6th Graders and New Student Orientation
Jan. 20th, 6:00 p.m.
Google Meet Code (through student's HCPSS account):
OMMS-NewStudentOrientation
OMMS Virtual Spelling Bee Selection Test
Jan. 13th, 1:00 p.m.
Generation Write Now! Middle School Virtual Writing & Publishing Program
Feb. 1st -19th (Mondays & Fridays)
5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Turning kids into authors and authors into legacies! Hosted by the Oakland Mills Leadership Team. More info and registration HERE.
STEVENS FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Virtual Coffee & Conversations with SFES Administrators
Jan. 13th, 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 27th, 9:30 a.m.
Tune In Tuesdays
Primary Night: Jan. 19th, 6:30 p.m.
PTA Meeting
January 20th, 6:30 p.m.
Zoom Meet (see PTA for code)
SFES Winter Band & Strings Concert
Jan. 28th, 6:30 p.m.
Held Virtually
TALBOTT SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
TSES PTA Meeting
Jan. 14th, 7:00 p.m.
Virtual Meet
MAP Testing (virtual)
Feb. 3rd, 9:00 to 11:00 - Reading
Feb. 10th, 9:00 to 11:00 - Math
Blessings in a Backpack
The Blessings in a Backpack program continues to help TSES students this school year. Learn more HERE.
THUNDER HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Congratulations to THES, which celebrates 50 years!
Congratulations to a Thunder Hill Elementary School student, who earned an honorable mention in the Volunteens Social Justice Art Contest!
Next PTA Meeting
Jan. 13th, 6:30 p.m.
Zoom Meet (contact PTA President for code)
HOWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
School Closure Dates
Jan. 18th: MLK Holiday
Jan. 26th through 28th: half-day for high schools ONLY
Jan. 29th: no school
Free Student Meals
School Days, Mon-Fri
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Free Grab-and-Go meals are served for all students and any child under age 18. All meals include breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner. Find details about pre-ordering, weekend meals and more information HERE.
2020-21 School Year Reopening and Virtual Schooling Info
Click HERE.
Inclement weather protocols HERE.
HCPSS All in One Help Website
Answers to frequently asked questions HERE.
Online Safety and Resources
Click HERE for HCPSS's online safety guidelines and resources.
Board of Education Meetings and Work Sessions
  • Jan. 21st, 4 & 7 p.m. – Virtual Regular Meeting
  • Feb. 11th, 4 & 7 p.m. – Virtual Regular Meeting

Virtual meetings will be streamed live and may 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
January 26, 2021, 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
Join us on ZOOM

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 Education Committee Chair, Jonathan Edelson at jledelson.omca@gmail.com.
OAKLAND MILLS ONLINE
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.

OMO Community Forum
Jan. 14th, 7:00 p.m.
Online Zoom Meet
Open to all ages, OM residents, and those who work in the community. Click HERE for more info and meet link.
OAKLAND MILLS UNITED
Oakland Mills United is a community group started by recent OMHS graduates. They offer FREE tutoring sessions with high school and college student tutors. They are also building an OM advocacy group with students from OMHS, OMMS, and with parents from the OM elementary schools. Visit their website for more info.
NEED HELP?
Columbia Community Care
Free Supplies & Food Distribution
Wednesdays 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Stevens Forest Neighborhood Center
6061 Stevens Forest Road, Columbia
Free Student Meals
School Days, Mon-Fri
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.
10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
See the HCPSS block for more info.
Oakland Mills High School Food Pantry
Jan. 27th, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Free, no contact. See the OMHS block for more info.
Oakland Mills United
Free tutoring and help understanding the college process HERE.
DONATE OR VOLUNTEER
Blessings in a Backpack at Talbott Springs ES
See the TSES block to learn more.

Columbia Community Care
Donation drop off:
Donation bin inside LA Mart in the Oakland Mills Village Center
More donation drop-off sites and list of needed items HERE.

Volunteer Information
Volunteers needed to restock, translate, and shop/deliver. More info and sign up HERE.

Oakland Mills High School Food Pantry
Donations drop-off dates:
At OMHS - Jan. 13th, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
At The Other Barn - Jan. 23rd, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Donations always welcome! Visit the OMHS block above to learn more.

Oakland Mills United
Tutors needed. More info HERE.