Mayo Elementary

March 2022 News

We are Hopping into Spring!

As spring approaches, we are excited for warmer weather! It has been nice to see many smiling faces as I welcome in buses and car riders, and visit classrooms throughout the day. Our school celebrated the 100th Day of School and participated in "Random Acts of Kindness" week. Mayo Mallards have great school spirit and show kindness to one another.

With the health of our staff and students in mind, the Mayo PTO has purchased air purifiers for classrooms to optimize indoor air quality. PTO continues to fundraise to add units to additional classrooms and provide supplies to maintain each unit. On behalf of the staff, I extend a heartfelt thanks for all of the support our PTO provides.

Mayo Elementary continues to follow AACPS protocols. For up to date information on AACPS COVID-19 protocols visit, as changes occur frequently. All COVID positive student cases should be reported to the office and nurse. Families may send one email to and

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 our school nurse, Mrs. Hutzell, at

I wish all families a happy and healthy spring!

Mrs. Lenora Fox

Principal, Mayo Elementary

Yearbooks: an update from Ms. Jones

Please don't forget to order your yearbook and send in any pictures you want to share to the website:

Mayo is looking for a volunteer who is able to fill the Yearbook Editor Position for 2022-2023 school year! Please email if you are interested.


  • Mar-07: 2-hour late arrival-Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Mar-08: 2-hour early dismissal-Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • Mar-13: Clocks spring forward
  • Mar-14/15: Gr. 5 MISA (Maryland Integrated Science Assessment)
  • Mar-16: Lifetouch Candid/Club Photos
  • Mar-30: 2-hour early dismissal-Professional Development/Project Unity Day - Wear Orange

Coming in April…

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

Student Spirit Days

  • March 21: World Down Syndrome Day - Wear Yellow & Blue
  • March 25: Maryland Day - Wear your Maryland Gear
  • March 30: Unity Day - Wear Orange
  • April 1: Autism Awareness Day - Wear Red or Blue
  • April 22: Earth Day - Wear Green


The Edgewater Public Library is getting excited for Spring, and they wanted to share some of the programs coming up in March that may be of interest to Mayo Elementary families. For events that require registration, registration is available two weeks before the program starts. Links to events for more details and registration are attached.

Thursday, March 3 at 7pm: Seed Starting with a Horticulturist (VIRTUAL)

Learn from an expert some of the “ins and outs” of germinating seeds successfully. You’ll find out how to start your favorite veggies, along with which flower seeds will grow into plants that can repel hungry insects and attract pollinators. Register to receive Zoom link.

Thursday, March 17 at 5:30pm: Family STEM Night

Learn all about the science of springtime at this special family STEM night! We'll be making clouds in a jar, examining sprouting seeds, and building a marshmallow catapult! Registration required.

Friday, March 25- Sunday, March 27: Maryland Day at Historic London Town and Gardens

Celebrate Maryland Day with fun events and free admission all weekend to Historic London Town and Gardens. On Friday and Saturday, every hour from 12-4, library staff will host a family story time in the children's garden.

We hope to see lots of friendly faces at these fun events!

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PTO Meeting

The March PTO meeting is 3/15 at 7pm via Zoom. Visit our website for the Zoom link!