Mayo Elementary

December News

December Greetings!

December is a joyous month in an elementary school. The colder temperatures bring the excitement and anticipation of the holiday season for both students and staff alike! While we have had to rethink the way we do things in 2021, our Mayo students are present, happy and making gains both academically and socially. As I visit classrooms and travel throughout the building, I see students that are respectful, responsible, and ready to learn each and every day, truly exemplifying our Mayo Mallard behavior expectations.

I am so grateful to the Mayo community for working to keep our community safe, and our staff and students healthy and present in school. Please be sure when you send your students to school they are wearing a mask and have at least one spare, clean mask in their backpack. Students must wear their masks correctly, covering their nose. Please be sure to wash and/or change masks nightly so students start each day with a fresh mask.

We continue to follow AACPS protocols, but we need your help to keep all staff and students healthy. Click here for information on what families can do to keep us all healthy, and please be sure to keep your student home if they have any symptoms mentioned here on the AACPS Daily Screening Student Checklist. If you ever have a question, please call the school and ask to speak to the Health Room or email our school nurse, Mrs. Hutzell, at

As we turn the page on 2021, a true gift I have been given is each of your students. I am thankful to be a part of the Mayo Elementary community and look forward to all we will accomplish in 2022!

Season's Greetings,

Mrs. Fox, Principal

Be An Advocate for People with Disabilities

December 3rd is International Persons with Disabilities Day. Here at Mayo Elementary we will observe this day with various activities in the classroom and facts throughout the day. If students would like to represent all disabilities and the idea of inclusion they should wear tie dye or rainbow colors. They may also choose a specific disability that they want to raise awareness for by wearing the coordinating ribbon color.

Here are some facts about people with disabilities that might be helpful to share with students.

Here are some ways that you can support people with disabilities in your community:

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December Student Spirit Days

8 : Project Unity Wear Orange

20: Holiday Sweater Day

21: Festive Holiday Wear

22: Snowman/Snowflake Day

23: Pajama Day

Every Friday is Mayo Spirit Wear day! Show your Mallard pride in your Mayo gear!

24 Club

Reminder for students in grades 3, 4 and 5 interest in joining Mayo Elementary's 24 Club, applications are due December 3rd. If your student is accepted into the program, you will be notified and a permission slip to officially join the club will be sent home. Please note that late applications WILL NOT be accepted.

Year Book

Yearbooks will go on sale soon! Be on the lookout (check the yearbook website). We are also accepting pictures to be considered for the yearbook. Please upload your pictures to this website:


The Lost & Found bin is overflowing with jackets and other small items. Please have your students check in the office to see if they left that "missing" hoodie at school.


December 2 : Picture make up / retake day

December 7: PTO Restaurant Night; Senor's Chiles

December 8 : 2 Hour Early Dismissal/Project Unity

December 13-17: PTO Holiday Shop (During Media Time)

December 21: Winter Begins; PTO Virtual Meeting @7pm via Zoom

December 23: 2 Hour Early Dismissal

December 24: Winter/Christmas Break Begins (Schools & Offices closed through January 2)

December events at the Edgewater Public Library

The Edgewater branch of the Public Library has some exciting events to share with elementary aged students!

In person at the Edgewater Library:

  • Thursday, December 9 at 6pm: Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Bring a stuffed animal friend for a special story time, and then leave them overnight to have their own library adventure. Come pick them up the next day and see what they did!

Virtual (Registration required for Zoom link):

  • Saturday, December 11 at 10:30am: Bookworms Book Club. Children grades 3-5 are invited for games and discussion around an awesome book. This month, we're reading Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.

  • Tuesday, December 21 at 5:30pm: Virtual Winter Scavenger Hunt. Solve riddles and find the right object in your home before the other teams!

Earn money for the School while you shop

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News From Mayo PTO

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Restaurant Night at Senor's Chile!

Help support the PTO by planning a Taco Tuesday with Senor's Chile on December 7th! Visit Senor's Chile Mexican Restaurant located on 105 Mayo Road in Edgewater on December 7th from 12:00PM to 10:00PM.

The Penguin Patch Holiday Shop is Back!

Kids learn the joy of giving by shopping at this pop-up shop that has gifts perfect for grandparents, siblings, and parents. Students will have one opportunity to shop during their media time. The PTO has been approved to allow 2 parents to run the holiday shop, but volunteers must be able to cover all media classes from 8:30am-2:30pm. There will be breaks during the day between classes. Please visit this signup genius if you can help!

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Spirit Wear Makes a great gift!

Do you know someone who needs some Mayo spirit wear? What a great holiday gift idea! Your Mallard Spirit will shine! MES has two local Spirit Wear Shops who return a portion of your sales to our PTO:

SnoPro Tees is located on Ponder Dr., so you can choose to pick up your items at our supplier once you receive the "ready for pick up" email. Snow Pro Tees offers a variety of Mayo Mallard clothing at a reasonable price!
Click to shop at SnoProTees!

Your Preppy Present is also offering a line of Mayo Mallard Spirit Wear. Masks are currently available but more items are coming!
Click to shop at Your Preppy Present!

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