Chipmunk Chatter

Week of November 15 - November 19th


Administrators' Message ~ November 12th

Dear Sandymount Families,

American Education Week is next week! American Education Week is a time to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every student receives a quality education.

As you know, CCPS schools will not be hosting traditional large group parent visitation to classrooms. However, you should have received information from your child’s teacher on how their grade level team will share classwork, projects and/or activities that students are involved in during American Education Week. If you have not received communication about American Education Week, please email your child’s teacher.

We will continue to celebrate and honor our veterans/active military men and women for all of November and December. If you have a family member who you would like us to pay tribute to, please complete the form below and return to school.

Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on November 17th and November 22nd. If you previously conferenced with your child’s homeroom teacher, please refrain from scheduling a second conference, unless you have significant concerns. First preference will be given to families who have not met with their child’s teacher.

Have a great weekend!

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Sandymount Elementary Veterans Day Tribute

Sandymount's “Wall of Honor” to recognize and celebrate the brave men and women who have served or are on active duty still has space to honor more Veterans.

Calendar Information

  • November 15th ~ American Education Week
  • November 17th ~ Parent Teacher Conferences In-Person (link below)
  • November 17th ~ Report Cards Distributed
  • Nov. 18th ~ Spirit Day - Crazy Socks and Hair
  • November 22nd ~ Parent Teacher Conferences In-Person (link below)
  • November 24th ~ 2 hour & 45 minute early dismissal (SES dismisses @ 1:15)
  • November 25th ~ Schools/Offices Closed
  • November 26th ~ Schools/Offices Closed

Parent/Teacher Conference Sign Up Links

Our fall conferences are coming soon! We will hold fall conferences on two evenings to accommodate all families that were unable to meet with their child’s teacher(s) in October. If you have any specific questions or concerns and you attended the October conference, please check in with your child’s teacher for availability.

Below are the links for conference sign ups for Wednesday, November 17th and Monday, November 22nd. Please click on the link and choose one of the conference nights to meet with your child’s teacher.

November 17th -

November 22nd -

Cold Weather and Recess

Colder weather is here! Students will go outside for recess as long as the temperature is 32 degrees and above. The instructional assistants would like to remind students to bring proper clothes for recess. (coats, hats and gloves are very important) If a student wears a coat to school you should also wear a coat outside for recess.

Employment Opportunities

Did you know that our school has employment opportunities currently available? Please consider contacting Stacy Kowaleviocz at for more details on available position(s). Interested applicants are asked to also visit the Employment Opportunities section of the CCPS website, as they must complete a CCPS employment application to be fully considered for positions. The CCPS Department of Human Resources manages this process and is the only office authorized to make official employment offers once the school completes interviews and all required documentation is finalized. Please share this information with family and friends who may be interested in employment. Thank you for your continued support of our school community.

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Masked Chipmunks

We want to keep all of our Chipmunks healthy and happy. Please remember to wear masks over mouths and noses at all times. Thanks Chipmunks !
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Spirit Days

  • Every Friday: Sandymount Spirit Day (wear ANY Sandymount shirt or class color)
  • Nov. 18 (Thurs) - Crazy Socks and Hair
  • Dec. 16 (Thurs) - Pajama Day/Polar Express Day
  • Dec. 23 (Thurs - ½ day) - Holiday Sweater/Outfit
  • Jan. 13 (Thurs) - Jersey Day/Team Sports Day
  • Feb. 8 (Tues) - 100th Day of School- Dress like you’re 100
  • Feb. 14 (Mon) - Wear Pink/Red (for Valentine’s Day)
  • Mar. 17 (Thurs) - Wear Green (for St. Patrick’s Day)
  • Mar. 29 (Tues) - Superhero Day
  • April 21 (Thurs) - Favorite Holiday Outfit
  • May 12 (Thurs) - Twin Day

Lost & Found

Is your child missing articles of clothing? If so, they may be in our lost and found area. Please have your child check the lost and found that is located near Mr. Chuck's office.

Shakira Murphy - Principal

Stacy Kowaleviocz - Assistant Principal

2222 Old Westminster Pike

Finksburg, MD 21048


410-751-3925 (fax)

Attendance only email:

Website Address:

Sandymount PTA Website:

9:00 - School doors open for students

9:25 - Parent drop-off doors close

9:30 - Instruction begins

4:00 - Dismissal

Office Hours 8:00-4:30