It's almost summer break, which means this will be the last school newsletter until August. See the block below about free summer meals and Weekend Warrior snack packs being offered at Oakland Mills schools. And congratulations to all Oakland Mills students on completing another successful year!
 
Have a stellar summer!
Sandy Cederbaum, Village Manager 
Amy Carpenter, Administrative Assistant

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Oakland Mills School Happenings

          June 12,  2019                         Issue: 64

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

Say it with a Brick Campaign
The OMHS Booster Club is raising money to enhance the beautiful brick patio that was built this past fall. Brick orders are being accepted through June 21st.  More info.

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

OMHS PTSA : Please click  here.  

OMHS Boosters : Please click  here .

Oakland Mills Middle School (OMMS)

8th Grade Graduation Ceremony
June 19th, 8:45 a.m.
Limited space. Two family members only, please.

OMMS PTSA: Please click  here.
Stevens Forest Elementary School (SFES)
 
Summer Math & Reading Program
Wednesdays, July 10th through 31st, 11:00 to 11:45 a.m.
Oakland Mills Middle School
For incoming K through 5th graders at SFES
45 minutes of math and reading activities, with fun games and prizes. Free books from the Maryland Book Bank will be available for kids to take home. Waiver required.

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 Promotion
June 20th

Back to School Event for Kindergarten Families
August 30th, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
TSES

Open House for Students in Grades 1 through 5
August 30th, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
TSES

TSES PTA: C lick HERE  f or PTA information.

Congratulations to the new 2019-20 PTA Officers:
President - Michelle Humphrey 
VP Fundraising - April Wilde 
VP Special Events - Alexa Chestnut 
Secretary - Emily Wood 
Treasurer - Matt English

Thunder Hill Elementary School (THES)

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

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

THES PTA:
Click HERE for more PTA information.

Howard County Public School System 
Website   
 
School Closings: 
*June 19th & 20th, schools release 3 hours early
*June 21st, last day of school, release 3 hours early
*September 3rd, first day of the 2019-20 school year
 
School Redistricting Community Input Meeting 
July 10th, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Oakland Mills High School

For families currently zoned for Oakland Mills HS, Centennial HS, Howard HS, and Mt. Hebron HS. More info on the process and additional meetings HERE.


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.
SUMMER FREE MEALS PROGRAM
Weekdays, June 25th through August 16th
SFES: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
OMMS: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Free for kids 18 and under. No registration or income qualifications required. More info, including other locations and times HERE. Spanish

WEEKEND WARRIOR SNACK PACKS
Fridays, June 25th through August 21st, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.
OMMS
Weekend Warrior Snack Packs offer youth, ages 18 and younger a FREE bag of snacks in order to provide nutrition over the weekend during the summer months. Additional pick locations and times available. More info HERE.
RESTAURANT NIGHTS

THES Restaurant Night at Roggenot
June 12th, until 6:00 p.m.
6476 Dobbin Center Way, Columbia
No flier needed
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.
 
AGENDA for June 25 The committee will discuss the newly reduced feasibility study and the school wide redistricting.
 
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
 
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.