Mayo Elementary

April 2022 News

Welcome, Spring!

Evidence of spring is all around us as buds appear on trees, grass turns green, and flowers begin to bloom. Along with the change in weather, April 7/8 marks the end of the third quarter. The AACPS calendar has a long spring break scheduled for April 9-18. Spring break is always a good time to wash backpacks, clean lunch boxes, label any sweatshirts and jackets so they can be returned if lost, and refresh school supplies. We will return to learning on April 19th, refreshed and ready to begin the fourth and final marking period for the school year.

The Mayo PTO continues to do an amazing job supporting our school! Check the PTO website for the "Teacher and Staff of the Week". The recognition of our talented staff at Mayo is priceless and much appreciated. The PTO also hosted a successful teacher auction and Duck Wars!

With masks optional, Mayo Elementary continues to follow AACPS protocols. Visit for current AACPS COVID-19 protocols, as changes occur frequently. All COVID positive student cases should be reported to the nurse at Please be sure to notify your child's teacher and keep your student home if they are not feeling well. If you ever have a question, please call the school and ask to speak to the Health Room or email Mrs. Hutzell, our school nurse, at

I wish your family a safe, enjoyable, and restful spring break.

Mrs. Lenora Fox

Principal, Mayo Elementary

Principal For the Day

Cici and Delaney were the winners of the "Principal for the Morning/Afternoon" at the Mayo staff auction! They assisted Mrs. Fox with arrival, lunch and dismissal duties, attended meetings, conducted instructional rounds and gave notes with positive feedback to teachers. They did an amazing job!
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Sweet Treats with Mrs. Fox

Juliette was the winner of "Sweet Treats with Mrs. Fox" at the PTO Auction, and she invited Alex, Aubrey and Brielle to join in the fun!


  • Apr-01-08: Spring Book Fair
  • Apr-04: Spring Picture Day
  • Apr-05: Kindergarten Registration begins
  • Apr-07/08: 2-hour early dismissal- End of 3rd Marking Period
  • April 11-15, 18 All Schools Closed for Easter/Spring Break
  • April 27 Report Cards

Coming up in May:

May 3: All Schools & Offices Closed

May 26/27 No Kindergarten Classes - Parent Teacher Conferences

May 30 All Schools & Offices Closed - Memorial Day

Testing Dates:

April 19: MCAP ELA Grade 4 & 5

April 20: MCAP ELA Grade 4 & 5

April 21: MCAP ELA Grade 4 & 5

April 25: MCAP ELA Grade 4 & 5

April 26: MCAP Math Grade 4 & 5

April 27: MCAP Math Grade 4 & 5

April 28: MCAP Math Grade 3

April 29: MCAP Math Grade 3

May 3: MCAP ELA Grade 3

May 4: MCAP ELA Grade 3

May 5: MCAP ELA Grade 3

May 6: MCAP ELA Grade 3

Student Spirit Days

  • April 1: Autism Awareness Day - Wear Red or Blue
  • April 22: Earth Day - Wear Green
  • May 17: College Gear Day
  • May 27: Dress for Success - Wear your future Career

Spring Pictures

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Yearbook: Order yours by April 24

  • Yearbooks are only on sale for another month, so please order now. Click on the link or go to and type in our school code: 10045522
  • Yearbooks will not be available for purchase after April 24th.
  • At this point, we do not need any more pictures. Thank you to all who sent them in earlier in the year!
  • If any parent or group of parents is interested in taking over the Yearbook next school year, please let us know (email Ms. Jones at It would be a perfect job for a committee of people to work on!

AACPS Summer Programs

Check this link to access information about the many summer programs offered by AACPS.

24 Club is ready to compete!

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Here are some programs offered by the Edgewater branch of the public library:

Ongoing: Peeps Diorama Contest

Show off your sweet art skills in this fun contest! The only rule: your diorama has to include at least one marshmallow Peep. Drop off your diorama at the Edgewater Library from April 4-16. They will be on display for a few weeks and everyone can vote for their favorite!

Tuesday, April 5 at 7pm: Virtual Tour of a Computer Museum (VIRTUAL)

Join us on Zoom for a visit to the System Source Computer Museum. See computers, phones, and video games from the last century! All ages are welcome. Register to receive Zoom link.

Wednesday, April 13 at 2pm: Hooray for the Bay! (VIRTUAL)

Join friends from EcoAdventures as we explore plant and wildlife from the Chesapeake Bay area; you may find some of them in your own backyard! See and interact with examples of our local creatures such as snapping turtles, terrapins, box turtles, snakes, bugs, flying squirrels, and more! Register to receive Zoom link.

Thursday, April 14 at 2pm: Stuffed Animal Portrait Painting

Bring your favorite stuffy friend with you to the Edgewater Library and create a masterpiece portrait of them! You bring the stuffed animal, and we will provide all the supplies. Registration required.

Saturday, April 30 at 11am: Meet a Terrapin at the library!

Join an educator from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center to learn about the differences between turtles, tortoises, and terrapins. We'll play a sorting game, learn some neat terrapin facts, and then meet one of the live ambassador terrapins from SERC. Best for ages 8 and up. Registration Required.

AACPS Family Link

The monthly Family Link newsletter provides schools with tips on parent outreach, family involvement, and best practices for effective volunteer programs.
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PTO Meeting

The April PTO meeting is 4/19 at 7pm via Zoom. Visit our website for the Zoom link!

Save the Date: Small Tall Ball!

Date: Apr 29, 2022 from 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Dust off your dancing shoes! The PTO is already gearing up for our Spring Dance. Fifth Graders will be choosing our dance theme soon, and all hopes are for an in-person dance this year! Stay tuned for more information!