OAKLAND MILLS HIGH SCHOOL
Fall Play: Alice in Wonderland
November 7th, 8th, & 9th, 7:00 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium
Tickets: $8 online and at the door
More info HERE.
OMHS Annual Craft Fair
November 2nd, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
OMHS
Free admission. For more information or if you would like to be a vendor, visit the craft fair website.
String-a-palooza
November 12th, 7:00 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium
Strings concert for OMHS, OMMS, SFES, TSES, and THES schools.
2019 Concert for Kids to Benefit the WBAL Radio Kids Campaign
December 7th, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
OMHS Auditorium
Performances by Howard County school students and guest artists. Holiday Boutique open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to half an hour after evening performance ends. For more info and tickets, click HERE.
OMHS Food Pantry
October 31st, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Enter through the right-hand set of double doors at the front of the building.
The food pantry is open to all of the community. Please bring a form of identification.

Donations for the food pantry needed! Drop off items at The Other Barn during regular business hours, and we will make sure they get to the high school. For more information, click HERE.
Maggie J. Brown Spirit of Columbia Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 15, 2020
The Columbia Association offers up to six $2500 education awards to graduating high school seniors who provide exceptional community service to the Columbia area. For more information and to apply, click HERE.
Come out and cheer for our Scorps!
Find schedules and scores at County Sports Zone.
OAKLAND MILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Call for Donations!
Supply Donations
Want to donate supplies? OMMS is asking for monthly donations as well as art donations. Click HERE to see the wish list.

Monetary Donations
Many of the families in the OMMS community face challenges in meeting the most basic needs such as food, shelter, clothing and utilities. Subsequently, there is little money left over for school supplies or enrichment activities. OMMS works hard to mitigate these needs as best as possible. Financial support from the community would help address these real-life obstacles and allow us to focus on doing our best to provide the highest quality education to our students.

Please consider making Oakland Mills Middle School part of your charitable giving by making a donation to the school. Your generosity will assist the school in meeting the needs of students and providing valuable educational enrichment experiences. You may donate via check made out to Oakland Mills Middle School or via our online donation portal at https://bit.ly/2nGuf5a.

Donations to Oakland Mills Middle School qualify as a charitable contribution as defined by the Internal Revenue Code. Upon receipt of your donation, OMMS will provide you with a donation receipt with the tax ID required for your records. (Adapted from a letter from OMMS school principal Allen Cosentino)
STEVENS FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
SFES Halloween Parade
October 31st
Redistricting Information Meeting
November 5th, 6:00 p.m.
SFES Cafeteria
This is an informational meeting only. More details to come.
Instruments Needed!
More SFES students want to join the band or orchestra than there are instruments available. Do you have an old instrument you want to donate? Please contact Ms. Bacon at kristen_bacon@hcpss.org
TALBOTT SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
TSES Parade of Words
October 31st, 1:45 p.m.
Designer Purse Bingo
November 10th, 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.
The Other Barn
Admission: $20 for 20 games, $5 for each additional game
Each person, including children, must purchase a ticket to attend. All proceeds benefit the TSES PTA. Purchase your ticket HERE
Blessings in a Backpack: DONATIONS NEEDED!
Talbott Springs is in need of monetary donations to support an increase of over 100 students who receive Blessings in a Backpack for the 2019-20 school year. Monetary donations can be made at blessingsinabackpack.org. For more info, including instructions on how to make an online donation, click HERE.
THUNDER HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Stay tuned for future events!
HOWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM
School Closure Dates
  • November 1st: closed 3 hours early
  • November 25th & 26th: closed 3-hours early (parent/teacher conf)
  • November 27th through 29th: schools closed for Thanksgiving holiday
  • December 23rd through January 1st: Schools closed for winter holiday and will reopen January 2, 2020.
School System Calendar
Click HERE .
Board of Education Meetings 
  • Nov. 7th, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – Regular meeting
  • Nov. 21st, 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.
RESTAURANT NIGHTS
SFES Night at Chick-fil-a
November 4th, 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
6375 Dobbin Rd, Columbia
THES Night at Chick-fil-a
November 12th
4905 Executive Park Dr., Columbia
OMHS PTSA Night at Pizzaman
November 19th, 11:00 am. to 10:30 p.m.
5810 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia
OAKLAND MILLS EDUCATION COMMITTEE
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Next meeting: stay tuned for the next education committee meeting date

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 .
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Be sure to check out the volunteer opportunities at each individual school in the school boxes above!

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 .