2018 is coming to an end, and a new year is upon us! See below for info on the winter sports season at OMHS (hello, basketball and wrestling!), school music concerts, and continued school fundraisers. Also, mark your calendars for January 25th when the SFES PTA will team up with The Other Barn for Bingo night - the entire community is invited. More info to come!
We hope you have a wonderful holiday season filled with lots of joy!
Sandy Cederbaum, Village Manager
Amy Carpenter, Administrative Assistant
Oakland Mills High School (OMHS)
The winter sports season is here! Cheer for our Scorps! Click HERE for the game schedule.
OMHS Winter Dance Concert
December 15th, 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
OMHS Winter concert
Two Dates: December 18th and 19th, 7:00 p.m. both nights
OMHS Alumni Day 2018
Arrival: 8:45 a.m.
Networking: until 9:10 a.m.
Visiting & speaking in classrooms until 10:10 a.m.
Calling all OM Alumni! If you're interested in participating, RSVP
OMHS Food Pantry
December 20th, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
: Please click
Oakland Mills Middle School (OMMS)
OMMS Band/Orchestra Winter Concert
December 17th, 6:30 p.m.
OMMS Chorus Winter Concert
December 18th, 6:30 p.m.
Rising 6th Grade Parent Orientation
January 7th, 7:00 p.m.
High School Information Night (for 8th grade families)
January 8th, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
High School Scheduling Extravaganza (for 8th grade families)
January 14th, 7:00 p.m.
Ongoing School Supply Donation Drive
Each month, the PTSA will hold a supply drive to support classroom needs. All donations may be sent to school with students or dropped off in the front office.
November Drive item: Tissues
Stevens Forest Elementary School (SFES)
December 20th, 7:00 p.m.
Band and Strings Concert
January 9th, 6:30 p.m.
Art Night Extravaganza
January 11th, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
For ongoing SFES fundraising opportunities, click
for the SFES PTA website.
Talbott Springs Elementary School (TSES)
TSES PTA Craft Night
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Fun craft making event. Secret Santa items will also be sold.
TSES Winter Music Concert
January 16th, 6:30 p.m.
TSES PTA: C
or PTA information.
Thunder Hill Elementary School (THES)
THES Chorus Concert
THES Winter Concert
January 10th, 7:00 p.m.
for more PTA information.
Howard County Public School System
Winter Break: December 24th through January 1st
For information on emergency/weather school closings, click HERE.
Winter Break Free Meals for Children Under Age 18
December 27th and 28th, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Bain 50+ Center (5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia)
East Columbia Branch, Howard County Public Library (6600 Cradlerock Way)
No application requirements or cost to families
HCPSS All-County Improv Show
January 8th, 7:00 p.m.
Board of Education Regular Meetings
- Tuesday, December 18th, 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 18th, 7:00 p.m.
Presentation of the Superintendent's Proposed FY20 Operating Budget
Thursday, January 10th, 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.
All meetings are held in the
Boardroom of the Department of Education, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City.
SFES 4th Grade Fundraiser at Chipotle
December 11th, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
6181 Old Dobbin Lane, Columbia
TSES Night at Cheeburger Cheeburger
5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
8872 McGaw Rd., Columbia
AfterProm Fundraiser Night at Panera Bread
January 14th, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
6435 Dobbin Rd., Columbia
No flier needed.
SFES Night at Grotto Pizza
January 14th, 4:00 p.m.
7075 Minstrel Way, 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: January 22nd.
For more information contact Oakland Mills Board of Directors Chair and Education Committee Chair, Jonathan Edelson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dispose of your expired or unwanted prescription medications
HC Drug Free's free permanent drop-off location at
Community Outreach, 10741 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia
Next Teen Advisory Meeting:
January 14th, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
The Barn (5853 Robert Oliver Place)
Student Substance-Free Pledge
Please be sure to check out the volunteer opportunities at each individual school.
HC Drug Free is looking for parent/adult volunteers. Please email
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.
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
and select Talbott Springs. All donations are tax deductible. We thank you for your support for our students in need.
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.
Upcoming Information Session:
Tuesday, December 11th at 1:00 p.m.
6175 Sunny Spring, Columbia
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