Lisbon Elementary

January 12, 2018

Lisbon Elementary School

Mrs. Debra Anoff, Principal
Mrs. Amy Green, Assistant Principal

15901 Frederick Road
Woodbine, MD 21797

(410) 313-5506
(410) 313-5508 - Fax

Important Dates to Remember

  • 15 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, schools & offices closed
  • 19 - PTA Winter Bash, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
  • 22 - Club/Group Pictures
  • 26 - End of Marking Period, schools close 3 hours early (12:10 p.m.)


  • 2 - 4th Grade Visits Toby's Youth Theatre, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
  • 5 - Report Cards Issued
  • 8 - PTA Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
  • 9 - PTA's Father/Daughter Dance, 6:00 p.m.
  • 15 - School Spirit Day - Pajama Day
  • 15 - PTA's Father/Daughter Dance (inclement weather date), 6:00 p.m.
  • 16 - Countywide Professional Learning Day, schools closed for students
  • 16 - PTA Snow Tubing Trip, 12:00-6:00 p.m.
  • 19 - Presidents' Day, schools & offices closed

From School Administration

Spelling Bee

Wednesday was an exciting day for 24 of our fourth and fifth graders. These students participated in the Annual Lisbon Elementary School Spelling Bee.

For the second year in a row, Edward Johnson from fifth grade is the winner of the school bee and will advance to the Howard County Library Spelling Bee on Friday, March 16th. Also, congratulations to Laura McCoy also from fifth grade who was our second place winner. She will serve as our school’s alternate at the Howard County Library Spelling Bee.

All of our contestants (listed below), should be applauded especially for their good sportsmanship. They encouraged and congratulated each other throughout the Bee. We are proud of all of you.

Gabriel Alas

Adeline Byrne

Jackson Costello

Natalie Davis

Jordyn Dodson

Garrett Gleaves

Marie Gordon

Blake Hill

Edward Johnson

Bailey Kim

Martynas Krunkaitis

Laura McCoyd

Braden Nucci

Gabby Ohlinger

Cole O’Neill

Lana Parks

Sydnee Pence

John Reardon

Thomas Roach

Ronan Santamarina

Sahithi Shabada

Isaiah Stewart

Olivia Uphoff

Campbell West

Mobile AG Lab

We are excited to announce that we are once again hosting the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation Mobile Science Lab during the week of February 26, 2018! The large trailer will be parked in our car drop off loop that week.

Students will visit the lab to complete hands-on investigations and activities related to the important role agriculture plays in their daily lives. These lessons are matched to NGSS, Environmental Literacy, and Common Core Standards supporting core subject area classroom objectives. Each investigation takes 30-50 minutes per class to complete. Five to six classes will visit the lab during the course of the school day.

The mobile science lab is an educational outreach program of the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation, Inc. (MAEF). MAEF is a non-governmental non-profit organization that promotes the understanding and appreciation of the importance of agriculture in our daily lives. MAEF was established in 1989 following a Governor’s Task Force recommendation on agriculture in education.

MAEF offers three themed mobile science labs, Agricultural Products Lab, Food, Fiber and You Lab and an Aquatics Lab that visit schools across the state. Funding for these labs is made possible in part from the proceeds from the Agricultural license place (Ag Tag) available to all Marylanders. For more information on MAEF or its programs, please visit their website at or call 410-939-9030.

Our PTA will be soliciting for parent volunteers to assist the students while in the lab. Be sure to have your eyes out for that sign up so that you can be a part of the wonderful experience!

Volunteers Needed for Winter Bash

The PTA is still in need of 25 volunteers in order to make the Winter Bash a success. Volunteers are mostly needed at the snack bar, hot cocoa bar and the craft stations. The shifts are in half hour increments, so you can sign up and still have plenty of time to enjoy the festivities with your child(ren). Without your support, we are unable to host a quality event. Please sign up at the link below:

Road to Kindergarten - January 24-29, 2018

Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2018?

Is there a family in the neighborhood who has a child who will be 5 years old by September 1, 2018?

Please join us for an information session about Kindergarten in the Howard County Public School System.

At this workshop you will learn:

  • Expectations for school readiness (and receive a Ready for Kindergarten toolkit).
  • Details about the kindergarten program.
  • Information about HCPSS kindergarten registration.
  • Ways that families and children can be supported during the transition to kindergarten.

Choose a session that is convenient for you. No registration required.

Child care is available at each session for children ages 2 and older;

the session is designed for adults only. Doors open at 6 p.m. to allow time for parking, child care drop off, and check-in.

If Howard County public schools are closed for inclement weather, the session is canceled.


All sessions will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 24

Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia

Thursday, January 25

Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City

Monday, January 29

Hammond High School, 8800 Guilford Road, Columbia 21046

For more information, please visit our “Getting Ready for Kindergarten” page

Glenwood Middle School Orientation

Glenwood Middle School will be holding an orientation for the parents of our incoming 6th Graders on Thursday, January 18th at 6:30 p.m. Additional information for parents of students in the GT (Gifted and Talented) Program will begin prior to the general orientation at 5:30 p.m. Staff will be present to give an overview of GMS programs and answer questions.

Winter Weather Preparedness

School Emergency Closing Information Sources

In times of emergencies/school closings, information will be shared with the community through the following:

Please note: The HCPSS does not use or for any notifications.

Emergency And Weather-related School Closing Details

If it is necessary for the superintendent to close or delay the start of schools due to inclement weather or other emergencies, parents may obtain information from the sources listed above.

If Howard County public schools open one or two hours late, there is no half-day prekindergarten/RECC. If schools are closed, or closed early due to weather conditions, all after-school and evening activities, both school and non-school, scheduled in school facilities are canceled.

On weekends and holidays, if the Howard County Snow Emergency Plan is in effect by 7 a.m., activities already in progress may be completed but any activity scheduled to begin after that time is canceled.

During times of emergency or adverse weather conditions, we request that you do not call your child’s school or the central office as it is important to keep phone lines free for emergency calls.

Early Dismissals For Inclement Weather

If inclement weather conditions develop during the school day, the Director of Transportation follows the procedures used to determine late openings or school closures. Generally, a decision to close schools early is made no later than 10:30 a.m. In deciding whether or not to close schools early, the Superintendent will consult with the Director of Transportation, the Deputy Superintendent, the Director of Operations, the Community Services Specialist, the Coordinator of Athletics, the Director of Public Relations, and other staff members as appropriate.

School Sponsored and Community Sponsored After-School and Evening Activities

  • If schools are dismissed early for inclement weather, all after-school and evening activities in schools—both school sponsored and community sponsored—are cancelled.

High School Athletics

  • If schools are dismissed early due to inclement weather, all high school athletic practices and games are cancelled.

Snow Tubing

Date: Friday February 16, 2018
Time: 12:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
Location: Whitetail Ski Resort in Mercersburg, PA
Transportation provided by A.B.C. Transportation
Cost: $35 per tuber (non-tubers may ride for $10)

• Tubers younger than 5 may tube on peewee hill (tickets $8.00 purchased separately at snow tubing lodge upon arrival.)
• All tubers younger than 18 must be accompanied on the trip by an adult - please provide name & contact info below
• Snack assignments by last name – A-D Paper Goods, E-L Drinks, M-Z Snacks (no peanut products!)

General Timeline:
11:45 – Meet at Lisbon parking lot to sign release forms and load buses
12:00 – Depart Lisbon for Whitetail Ski Resort
1:30 – Arrive at Whitetail Ski Resort Snow Tubing Lodge - please bring snack items in to lodge (lockers are available to store valuables, other things can be left on buses)
2:00 – Unlimited snow tubing for two hours
4:00 – Snacks and drinks in the snow tubing lodge
4:30 – Depart Whitetail on buses
6:00 – Arrive back at Lisbon Elementary School

This is easy and very fun!!! Anyone can do it, and there is no reason to be frightened or
concerned. Please sign up for a snack item (no peanut products) or drink to bring along for the after tubing feast. Please complete the permission slip below and send back to school with your child in an envelope marked “SNOW TUBING”.


Make checks payable to: Lisbon P.T.A. DEADLINE WEDNESDAY February 7th

----------Cut here and send bottom portion with payment to school with your child-----------

Student Name(s):__________________________________________________________________________

# Tubers ($35 each):_________________ # Non Tubers riding bus ($10 each):________________

Adult Chaperone Name(s):_________________________________________________________________

Phone # and email address:_______________________________________________________________

Snack, drinks or paper good item bringing:________________________________________________

School Lunch Menus

Breakfast and lunch menus can be found at

Upcoming School Spirit Days

Periodically, we will celebrate school spirit days. The purpose of school spirit days is to get kids enthused, supportive, and excited about their school community. In order to maximize full participation, we want to help you plan ahead for school spirit days.
Below, you will find information about school spirit days through January.

Community News and Programs

In alignment with Howard County Board of Education Policy 10010, Distribution and Display of Materials and Announcements, the following announcements have been approved by the Public Information Office for distribution. Please visit Distributing Community Information through the School System or contact the Public Information Office at 410-313-6682 if you have any questions.

The link below will take you to community notices are neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Howard County Public School System.