Weekly News From The Hill

January 26th, 2018

Important Dates

  • The Council of Elders - Social Media, Opioids, and Human Trafficking Awareness - 01/27 at 9:00am (Oakland Mills Middle School--9450 Kilimanjaro Rd.)
  • Road to Kindergarten Session - 01/29 at 6:30pm (Hammond High School)
  • Music Concert (Oakland Mills High School) - 01/31
  • Jump Rope For Heart Kickoff - 02/05
  • 4th Grade Field Trip - 02/07
  • 4th/5th Grade In-House Field Trip - 02/08
  • Chipotle Restaurant Night - 02/13
  • PTA Meeting - 02/15 at 6:30pm
  • Class Group Pictures and Spring Individual Portraits - 03/02 (ADJUSTED DATE)

From The Health Room

If your child is absent from school due to an infectious illness such as flu, strep throat, pink eye, or gastrointestinal illness please notify the health room.

--Ms. Blouse

STEM / Science Fair

STEM Night was a huge success! There were 62 projects showcased and 226 students and family members in attendance. K/1st/2nd grade projects ranged from Homemade Lava Lamps to Dry Ice Bubbles. 3rd/4th/5th grade projects ranged from Pulleys to Sugar Science. Click on the links below to see photos from our event.

--Ms. Griffin and Ms. Strawhorn

Strings Concert

Thank you to the members of the beginning and advanced orchestras for a great concert. I am proud of the excellent playing and hard work of all the strings students. Thanks to Mr. Hay for playing the sleigh bells, Mrs. Curry for helping our students get on and off the stage and into position, and Mrs. Dozat for playing the piano. Special thanks to Mrs. Strong and Mr. Vanisko for helping our students back stage to be R-E-A-D-Y for the performance. Looking forward to preparing for our Spring Concerts!

--Mrs. DeBella

Kindness Matters at The Movies

Our entire school participated in a kindness activity by watching the movie "Trolls" and "Wonder". Our K/1st/2nd graders gathered together in the gym to see "Trolls" and our 3rd/4th/5th graders went to Regal Theaters to watch the movie "Wonder". The kindness message in both movies was well received by our students.

--Mr. Vanisko

Kindness Matters Final Week

As JHES ends our Kindness Matters Month, we would like to close with a spirit week. Please encourage your child to participate. Shown below are the themes for each day.

--Ms. Moe

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Schoolhouse Theater Play

It's time to plan for our spring Schoolhouse Theater production of Beauty and the Beast. All grades are invited to participate. This is an after school event and the cost is $170. The flier shown below was sent home in today's Friday Folders.

--Ms. Brunswick

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Lost and Found

Please be sure to check the lost and found. There are many items hanging along the showcase and in the bins.

Morning Drop Off

Please remember that morning drop-off is at 8:45am and students are not permitted in the building until that time. Also, there is no supervision outside until that time.

Road to Kindergarten

There is one more Road to Kindergarten session to be held on Monday, January 29th, 2018. Please see flier below for more information.
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There are still available spots in the KidzArt program. The winter session starts Monday, February 5th, 2018. If you'd like to enroll your child see the flier below.
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Winter 2018 After-School Programs

See details below if you're interested in enrolling your child in the Howard County Recreation and Parks program.
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PTA News

Next month's PTA meeting will be on Thursday, February 15th at 6:30pm.

PTA Website

PTA Facebook

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JHES Website

Community News

Click on the link below to find all information related to non-profit organization activities.

Community News

Association of Community Services of Howard County